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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
82
3.1
SNES
87
4.1
Wii
88
3.6
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Description

Donkey Kong has been "kongnapped" by the nasty K. Rool and the Kremlings, and it is up to Diddy Kong and his girl-friend Dixie Kong to save him.

All the familiar enemies and helpful friends return, along with some new characters, including the wise Wrinkly Kong who will teach you some important lessons in gameplay. Again the emphasis is on banana collecting, where as every one hundred bananas makes one extra life. Apart from beating K. Rool and rescuing Donkey Kong, there are extra missions that can be completed. Collect enough K. Rool Kremkoins to open up the routes to the Lost World, while every level has a hidden Hero Coin to collect.

Screenshots

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Take this Kremkoin...
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Bonus game
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Nice in-house level
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Underwater level

Alternate Titles

  • "大金刚城市2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Super Donkey Kong 2" -- Japanese GBA title
  • "Donkey Kong Country 2" -- US GBA title
  • "DKC 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Dajingang Chengshi 2" -- Chinese title
  • "スーパードンキーコング2 ディクシー&ディディー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The best game in the DKC series SNES gamewarrior (5066)

The Press Says

HonestGamers SNES Dec 08, 2012 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic SNES Nov 01, 1999 A 100
Nintendojo SNES Jun 19, 2003 9.9 out of 10 99
Mega Fun SNES Oct, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Aug 22, 2009 18 out of 20 90
Ultimate Gamer Magazine SNES Jan, 1996 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone Game Boy Advance Jul 19, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Dec, 1995 8.6 out of 10 86
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 18, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

Cancelled DOS port

According to David Wise, an DOS port was planned, but was cancelled because Nintendo wouldn't let them get away with that.

References

  • In Cranky's Museum (SNES and Wii version), a poster of the character Thunder from Killer Instinct can be seen on the wall.
  • After participating in Cranky Kong's "Video Game Heroes" contest, the players' results are tallied on a screen that shows the three top-scoring characters standing on pedestals. If you look below this, you will see Sonic the Hedgehog's red sneakers and Earthworm Jim's trademark plasma gun discarded alongside a trash can and a sign reading "NO HOPERS". Apparently they didn't make the cut.

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #65 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • Game Players
    • Vol. 8, No. 13 (Holiday Edition) - Best SNES Game of the Year 1995
    • Vol. 8, No. 13 (Holiday Edition) - Best 16-Bit Graphics of the Year 1995
  • Mega Fun
    • 1996 - SNES Game of the Year
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