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Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) game cover art
Platform: SNES
Genre: Action (Platformer)
Developer: Rare
AKA: Super Donkey Kong (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
11/??/1994
EU
11/24/1994
JP
11/26/1994
AU
??/??/1994

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Reader Reviews

Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed May 24, 2004

goldenvortex says: "I've never been the number one fan of the SNES and in comparison with its Sega counterpart I find it quite inferior when it comes to the actual quality of the games themselves. Don't get me wrong though, the SNES sure did have a few shiners but it lacked enough of them to be honest. That's just my opinion and I hope I don't get a pile of e-mails from Nintendo butt bangers but it is the sad sad truth. "
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Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed May 07, 2005

goldenvortex says: "Donkey Kong was a horny gorilla that shot to fame in the mid-eighties in his rusty arcade classic. It introduced us to the big ape, who had kidnapped Mario’s girlfriend, Pauline. Back in 1981, it was the hottest game in town. It was the title that refined arcade gaming and was so popular that Nintendo created two sequels, which did not get the fame they sought, mainly because they were both rather average titles. After this, Nintendo shut the lid on the primate and for eleven years and the gr..."
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Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed August 19, 2004

overdrive says: "It was a story so eloquent that you’d think Shakespeare had penned it. Donkey Kong, a large ape, woke up to find his enormous horde of bananas was missing. Enlisting the help of Diddy Kong, a smaller (and less useful, as a few enemies just don’t succumb readily to his weaker attack) ape, the powerful primate sets off on a trail of revenge and redemption....a trail that would not reach its end until he’d bested each and every one of the vile Kremlings and regained his sweet, sweet fruit. Eat your..."
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Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed April 22, 2006

phediuk says: "In 1994, Nintendo was in a bit of a pickle. The SNES was starting to be outmatched. 3DO, Jaguar, and now this newfangled "Sega 32X", with the Saturn and PlayStation due next year! And the N64 was still a ways off! How could Nintendo possibly compete with these flurry of formidable 32-bit consoles? (Actually, four of those five "competitors" barely managed to let a fart out before their hasty death, but hey, hindsight is 20/20.) Well, Nintendo struck a deal with Silicon Graphics (the premier CGI ..."
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Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed July 27, 2002

ratking says: "Donkey Kong Country started a legacy of it's own. The original Donkey Kong game made over a decade ago, was about Donkey Kong kidnapping a beautiful woman. Now instead of Donkey Kong being the kidnapper, he is on the other side of it. So off he goes on a mission using typical side scroller skills (very similiar to Mario) creating a classic of his own. "
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Donkey Kong Country review

Reviewed November 01, 2003

retro says: "Isn't it amazing how a picture can take you back to the good old days when you didn't have a worry in the world, or drag you back to a depressing time that you wish you could forget? No matter what the current times or surroundings were, capturing them in a photograph can preserve the memories forever. When images of Donkey Kong Country come to mind, I see not only the first SNES game I ever owned, but also a revolutionary platformer that is impossible to forget. "
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