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SNES - Donkey Kong Country

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Reviewer: Daniel Date: May 1, 2005
This game, is without a doubt, THE game that you put with the SNES. You think Super Nintendo, you think Donkey Kong Country. Maybe Super Mario 3. But this game, is truly brilliant. I can never get enough of this game.

Graphics: 10
For its time, this games graphics are incredible, they put most of the Nintendo 64 graphics to shame. Incredible for 1994.

Sound: 9
The sound in this game is brilliant, it truly gets you in the mood of deep jungle, underground, or in the snow. I swear I played this one morning in the snow levels, and I looked out the window because I thought it was snowing.

Gameplay: 10
This game is unbelievable, mostly because it is very playable and you won't be able to put it down. I played this game for around 11-13 hours the first time I played it.

Overall: 10
This is the most enjoyable game I have ever played. Buy it (if you can find it). As Comic Book Guy would say: "Best. Game. EVAR!"

This game, I can't say enough about it. It may be a little hard for first time players, but you'll get the hang of it eventually. But it is my favourite game ever.

 

Reviewer: Sonical Date: Sep 14, 2001
When Donkey Kong Country was first unveiled, many thought is was a game running on the next generation software after the SNES. So imagine the impact it had when we all discovered that these sublime graphics were being milked from the aging SNES!

Even though many years have passed since then, DC Country still shines visually, sonically and still poses a great challenge to any platform game fan.

The graphics look astounding. The chracters are beautiful rendered in 3D, as are all the levels. I remember being amazed when I reached the snow levels, where you can actually see a snow storm building up in the background and before you know it your in the thick of it....magical.
I truly was compelled to play this just to see what the next level looked like!

But playing it now, I can fully appreciate how much effort Rare put into all other aspects of this game. The sound for example is excellent. From the congo drums in the jungle to the beautifully soothing score used in the underwater levels.

And the game is a joy to play. Challenging, peppered with mini-games, and numerous bosses to defeat kept me asking for more. Kranky Kong always made me laugh with his comments, but today they seem ironic as he boasts about "back in my day we had none of thess 256 colours! We had to make do with black and white!"

This really did push the SNES to it's limits, and is definetly worth a look.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. A classic without question.