|Reviewer: Kirby||Date: Dec 4, 2002|
|When I was scrolling through the games looking for something to do, I was surprised to find that DKC3 (Donkey Kong Country 3) had not had a single review! So I decided to give it one, because of the fact that this game ROCKS!!! If you had played the first two games in the DKC series, you definently want to check this one out. Absolutely stunning!
As with the other DKC games, the graphics were created by lots of 3d computer-generated models and rendered graphics. The 3d effect in this game looks so smooth and sharp, it is a wonder more Super Nintendo games weren't made this way. Along with an extremely varied color palette and wonderfully creative levels, you have to see it to belive it!
The sound is as good as it gets. All of the funny grunts and roars and booms from the old DKC games are here, along with many new effects. The music is, in a way, probably better than the graphics. The music always gives the area you are in the right "feel" for it.
In fact, the music was so good, Nintendo had it on music CDs you could buy, along with games like "Killer Instinct". Once again, you have to see it to belive it. Or rather, hear.
The gameplay still maintains a certain level of concentration and hours of playing. The controls are pretty much the same as the other DKC games, also with the addition of a throwing game in which you look over the shoulder of your character and try to hit targets with balls. A boss battle was even made that way! Anyone who plays long enough will be good at the game, which gives all gamers a chance to win.
If you take Donkey Kong Country and times all of its positive aspects by 3, this is the result. This game was the last DKC game on the Super Nintendo, but it is by far the best. With all of the animal friends from the other games (including some new ones!), tons of secrets to find and items to collect, it will keep you busy for a long time; and its replay value is tremendous!
My only, and I mean ONLY, regret about this game is the fact that Rambi the Rhino is no longer in it.