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Game Boy Advance 14 3.2
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SNES 75 4.1
Wii 9 3.6
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Combined User Score 98 4.0

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SNESHonestGamers (Dec 08, 2012)
Donkey Kong Country 2 brings the goods so effectively that I can't punish it for the occasional "this isn't fun at all" moment that happens in places like Toxic Tower. Everything was improved on from the first game, sometimes by a substantial amount. Most of the boss fights in the first game were forgettable; the ones you’ll find here are challenging and memorable. Even better, there's not the same repetition to them. You might fight the ghost of the first world's boss in the fifth one, but the second confrontation is so much more complex and challenging that the two of them can't even be compared. There's a real purpose to collecting out-of-the-way items, as well. The levels are also more varied and the action is more challenging. To top it all off, the game is, if anything, more beautiful than the first -- which leaves me with a laundry list of reasons to recommend this game to anyone who even remotely likes this sort of thing.
SNESThe Video Game Critic (Nov 01, 1999)
The graphics look slightly more detailed, if that's even possible, and the explosions are noticeably better. When Diddy completes a stage, he does a rapper impression that made me laugh out loud. If you enjoyed the original Donkey Kong Country, you'll flip over this excellent follow-up.
SNESGamePro (US) (Dec, 1995)
Easily the best SNES game this year, Diddy's Kong-Quest is one we suggest you give a try. This game will make a monkey out of the most-experienced players.
SNESNintendojo (Jun 19, 2003)
If you enjoyed DKC1 and are craving some more of that Rareware goodness, than DKC2 is just what you're looking for. DKC2 is packed with tons more new enemies, features, and collectibles to satisfy you with, and it is very easy to pick up without having played the original. Once again, DKC2 is another visual and audio masterpiece from Rare filled with challenging and entertaining gameplay.
SNESVideo Games (Oct, 1995)
Meine Kritik an Diddy‘s Kong Quest ist kurz und knapp: In manchen Situationen gehen beide Spielfiguren drauf, was ein wenig frustriert. Außerdem gibt‘s unsichtbare Extras (nicht ganz fair, läßt sich aber rauskriegen). Damit hat‘s sich aber auch schon. Die Grafik ist der Hit (hat mehr Tiefe, als im ersten Teil), der Sound absolut genial, die Spielbarkeit läßt nichts zu wünschen übrig und die Motivation senkt jedes Zockers Notendurchschnitt. So gesehen gibt es keinen Grund, warum sich auch Donkey Kong Country-Besitzer den nahezu perfekten Nachfolger nicht zulegen sollten. Aber auch, wer den ersten Teil nicht hat, muß das fantastische Affen-Sequel einfach haben.
SNESTotal! (Germany) (Dec, 1995)
Die Gesamtnote entspricht, trotz deutlicher Verbesserungen im Gameplay, der von Donkey Kong Country, da viele Elemente zu ähnlich sind. Und mit Miyamotos Mario-Meisterwerken kann Diddy nicht mithalten. Wer von DKC begeistert war, kommt aber sicherlich an der Fortsetzung nicht vorbei. Auf jeden Fall ist Diddy's Kong Quest der ultimative Beweis für die überragende Qualität des SNES – und dafür, daß die Ära des guten altern 16-Bitters noch lange nicht zu Ende ist.
Game Boy AdvanceNintendojo (Aug 03, 2004)
While DKC2 for GBA doesn't quite meet it's SNES counterpart in terms of visuals and audio, at the end of the day it doesn't matter. Why? Because ten years on, DKC2 is still one of the most enjoyable and memorable gaming experiences you'll ever have, presenting pure platforming goodness from top to bottom, surpassing the original DKC (and pretty much every 2D platformer that has succeeded it) in almost every way imaginable. If you've got the original, you'll no doubt know what it's all about, and if you're new to DKC2, needless to say, it's a must-own. Bring on DKC3!
SNESGame Players (Dec, 1995)
Diddy's back - and he's got a girlfriend! This game is even better than the original DKC! This title is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Yow!!!
94 (Jun 20, 2005)
En definitiva si te gustan los plataformas, se trata de un imprescindible del sistema, otro de los juegos que hicieron crecer la leyenda de Rare, aunque aún quedaría por llegar la mejor entrega de todas DKC 3, el tercer cartucho de la serie de 32 megas, al igual que sus predecesores, aunque es otra historia y deberá ser contada en otro momento.
Wii UFNintendo (Nov 21, 2014)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest merece fazer parte de qualquer colecção. É claramente um dos melhores jogos de plataformas para a 16-bit da Nintendo. Com gráficos e áudio de luxo, jogabilidade sólida e um ritmo extremamente interessante vale a pena experimentar. Esta reedição para a Wii U é uma excelente alternativa para quem não tem possibilidade de o jogar na Super Nintendo.
Game Boy Advance64 Power / big.N / N Games (Jun, 2004)
Bei der Umsetzung vom SNES wurde die Oberwelt optisch ein bisschen verändert, spielerisch blieb aber alles beim Alten. Gut so, denn DKC 2 ist und bleibt eines der besten Jump‘n‘Runs auf diesem Planeten und wischt in Sachen Technik, Spielbarkeit, Ideenvielfalt und Leveldesign mit einem Großteil der Hüpfspiel-Palette den Boden auf. Auf dem GBA-Screen wirkt die Grafik zwar nicht mehr ganz so umwerfend, wie noch anno ‘95 auf einem Fernsehbildschirm (worunter in erster Linie die Lichteffekte leiden), gehört System bezogen aber trotzdem zur Oberklasse. Neu sind eine Reihe von Minispielen für bis zu vier Spieler, die aber dann doch etwas flach sind.
New Nintendo 3DSNintendo Life (Apr 07, 2016)
Like Donkey Kong Country, this is a great-looking game that provides a lot of enjoyable platforming action. The fantastic music adds to the enjoyment and finding all the secrets should keep you busy. Even once you've mastered the game there's a lot of fun to be had trying to get through quicker or just revisiting your favourite levels and soaking up the atmosphere. Diddy's Kong Quest is a classic you won't want to miss out on.
Wii UNintendo Insider (Oct 31, 2014)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest has truly stood against the test of time, much like its predecessor. It is still ridiculously fun, looks great most of the time, sounds great and, unlike its predecessor, has got a lot more reason for you to explore the levels. It truly is one of the greatest 2D platformers of the 90s and still holds up to this day. If you have never tried it, you defeinitely should.
SNESNintendo Master (2008)
Je conclue ce test en disant simplement ceci : Je crois honnêtement que Donkey Kong Country 2 est un de ces jeux auxquels on a envie de jouer et de rejouer plusieurs fois. Et même si ce n’est pas votre genre de jeu, je vous le conseil fortement. Je crois également qu’avec ce titre, Rareware a bien mérité sa place permis les grands noms de la console Super Nintendo.
SNESMega Fun (Oct, 1995)
Rare läßt seine große 16-Bit Gemeinde nicht im Stich. Erneut liefern die Engländer ein spielerisch und technisch geniales Jump‘n Run-Spiel ab. Zwar konnte ich persönlich gegenüber dem Vorgänger keine grafischen Steigerungen feststellen (was auch schwierig gewesen wäre), doch soll das auf keinen Fall eine Kritik sein, im Gegenteil: Das unglaublich detaillierte Hintergrundlayout und die flüssig animierten Render-Figuren verleihen der Hopserei erneut eine einmalige Atmosphäre.
WiiNintendo Life (May 16, 2007)
There are about 50 levels and countless mini-games along the way. You will certainly get your value for money here. This isn't the easiest platformer on the SNES so you'll have to keep your wits about you. Donkey Kong Country 2 may prove frustrating for some younger or less dedicated players. For those who enjoy a challenge this is probably one of the best games available on the Virtual Console.
90 (Aug 22, 2009)
Reléguant presque son précurseur au titre de jeu sans grand intérêt, Donkey Kong Country II : Diddy's Kong Quest illumine complètement la Super Nintendo de son aura. Beau, long, complexe, fun et possédant une bande-son mémorable, ce titre se classe définitivement parmi les meilleurs jeux de plates-formes.
90 (Aug 22, 2009)
Reléguant presque son précurseur au titre de jeu sans grand intérêt, Donkey Kong Country II : Diddy's Kong Quest illumine complètement la Super Nintendo de son aura. Beau, long, complexe, fun et possédant une bande-son mémorable, ce titre se classe définitivement parmi les meilleurs jeux de plates-formes.
SNESAll Game Guide (1998)
In overall fun, DKC 2 is winner. Not only is it an all around great platformer, but the quality that Rare put into it makes it a real classic. The only thing that keeps this game from recieving a perfect score is that it shares so much with DKC. For players looking for something completely different from the original, you're not going to find it here.
SNESUltimate Gamer Magazine (Jan, 1996)
I thought this game was longer, harder and more enjoyable than the fantastic original. If you haven't gotten totally jaded on platformers, I don't even have to tell you to watch out for this game. This is unless you haven't finished Yoshi's Island.
SNESIGN (May 29, 2007)
If you love action-platformer games then Donkey Kong Country 2 is a no-brainer. There is a strong chance that you've already played the remake/ port on GBA so you may already know how it plays. Consequently, it's easy to recommend spending cash on this to anyone who enjoys the genre. Who doesn't love blasting out of barrels and collecting bananas?
WiiIGN (May 29, 2007)
If you love action-platformer games then Donkey Kong Country 2 is a no-brainer. There is a strong chance that you've already played it on the SNES or GBA so you'd know how similarly it plays to the original. Consequently, it's easy to recommend spending the 800 Wii points to anyone who has enjoyed the original classic by Rareware. Who doesn't love blasting from barrels and collecting bananas? Surely no normal person.
Game Boy AdvanceNintendo Spin (Sep 12, 2005)
So while I know that there are always plenty of GBA games being released and that most of them are new concepts, I still think that you should give this 10 year old port a try, especially if you haven't played the original. It's fun, fast, challenging and it offers lots of replayability as well as the possibility to play with a friend. Definitely worth the purchase as it will make a nice addition to your portable collection.
Game Boy AdvanceN-Zone (Jul 19, 2004)
Okay, die Grafik ist vielleicht nicht gerade die beste, aber das wird Jump&Run-Kenner und -Könner angesichts des Gameplays bestimmt wenig jucken. Wer bislang noch keine Bekanntschaft mit Familie Kong gemacht hat, sollte das unbedingt nachholen. Ich persönlich zocke das Spiel allerdings lieber alleine, da es einfach irgendwann nervt, wenn man einige Passagen ständig wiederholen muss, nur weil der Teamkollege mal wieder nicht aufgepasst hat.
DKC2 demonstrates what sequels should be all about. The game not only carried over the same look and feel of the original, but it also adding a new character and more challenging levels. The graphics are on par with the first release, while game depth and originality have skyrocketed. Keeping the same pirate theme throughout the levels while making each diverse and unique deserves commendation. DKC2 will undoubtedly to be the hottest 16-Bit title holiday season.
Game Boy (Jun 25, 2004)
Incroyable de voir comment un jeu qui a presque dix ans d'âge parvient à se hisser sur la plus haute marche des jeux de plates-formes actuels sur GBA. Quand on voit avec quelle maîtrise Rare est parvenu à imaginer un titre aussi inventif et fabuleux à jouer, on comprend mieux pourquoi DKC 2 s'avère toujours aussi efficace aujourd'hui. Avec la tonne de mini-jeux inédits rajoutés pour cet opus GBA, les néophytes comme les nostalgiques se doivent de foncer se procurer ce hit.
Game Boy AdvanceGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2005)
Despite the company’s acquisition by rival Microsoft, Nintendo still allowed Rare to handle the GBA conversion of its 16-bit classic Donkey Kong Country 2. As you might suspect, Rare seems to have managed this task with care and attention to detail, in a title that recalls the gaming magic that the developer made with Nintendo in the past.
Game Boy AdvanceNintendoWorldReport (Sep 14, 2004)
While DKC2 doesn't look or sound as good as the SNES version -- and let's face it, it'll always be compared to the original version -- it certainly comes close. The addition of multiple mini-games and more hidden secrets throughout the levels certainly makes up for it not being an exact port. Those who haven't seen the SNES game won't notice the difference, and again, those who have will get more playtime than they did with the SNES version, thanks to the new extras.
Game Boy AdvanceNintendoWorldReport (Dec 05, 2004)
Donkey Kong Country 2 on the GBA is an above-average port of an excellent game. Rare had to make sacrifices, but the classic gameplay is as addictive as ever. Owners of the original can probably pass on this port, but it is a must-have for anyone who missed out during the Super Nintendo's heyday.
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot (Dec 07, 2004)
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a diverse platform game with excellent graphics and sound and an impressive list of bonus features. The game's most defining feature, though, is its sharp degree of difficulty, which may prove frustrating for some younger or less dedicated players. But if you don't mind an honest-to-goodness challenge, you'll want to pick this one up.
80 (UK) (May 18, 2007)
So it's rather a weird one to rate. As a game in its own right it's every bit as polished and funky as its predecessor, and undeniably fun to bounce through, while as a sequel it defers its lack of ambition using the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" defence. This is hard to argue against in this case, but unless you absolutely adore the Donkey Kong Country series and simply have to own every entry, there are certainly more interesting ways to spend your 800 points.
SNESGaming since 198x (Aug 28, 2008)
Beau, fun et efficace, ce Donkey Kong Country 2 reste une valeur sûre, mais à déconseiller aux petits joueurs en raison de sa difficulté encore réhaussée. Arrachage de cheveux en perspective.
Game Boy AdvanceFOK!games (Jul 22, 2004)
Als je na het spelen van DKC2 op de GBA terug kijkt, dan krijg je een beetje een dubbel gevoel. Aan de ene kant behoort het tot de beste 2D platformgames aller tijden met onzettend veel variatie in de levels en ontzettend veel bonus levels en geheimen. Aan de andere kant is het natuurlijk de zoveelste remake van een SNES klassieker... Iedereen die het origineel op de SNES nog niet gespeeld heeft, en platformers leuk vindt om te spelen MOET deze game eens gaan proberen, je zal meteen verliefd worden op de gameplay en de levels. Heb je het origineel al gespeeld dan moet je jezelf even afvragen of het wel de moeite waard is. Ik persoonlijk vond het erg leuk om alle levels weer eens te spelen, maar je zit met een enorm déjà vu gevoel. Overigens wil ik wél dat Nintendo deel 3 ook nog uitbrengt op de GBA, want nu moet ik de serie toch weer compleet hebben.
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy (Nov 16, 2004)
Even without all the extra trimmings, this is one of the finest SNES ports available for the GBA, well-worth owning if you are a fan of classic platform gaming.
Game Boy AdvanceIGN (Nov 15, 2004)
The Nintendo portable market continues to be a comfortable outlet for classic NES and Super NES game designs, and that's really not going to change any time soon. The Donkey Kong Country series is better known for its graphics than its gameplay, but even still the game's level designs offer up more than the "routine." Even a decade after its original release, the sequel offers up good, solid fun on the Game Boy Advance.
Game Boy AdvanceG4 TV: X-Play (Jan 04, 2005)
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a solid platformer that will elicit nostalgia in some and déjà vu in others. If you haven't had any exposure to the Donkey Kong Country series, this is a fine place to start. The GBA may be the last popular destination for 2D platformers both new and old, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Game Boy (Jan 12, 2005)
If you have not played DKC2 on SNES, then GBA owners owe it to themselves to pick up a copy of this game. The platform experience is wonderfully balanced and the game's pace is spot on. The bonus games and DK Koins will keep perfectionists busy for quite some time while amateurs will appreciate the not-so-hard but not terribly easy difficulty level. But due to the screen limitations of the GBA SP, the graphics are not as clear as they once were. But instead of offering a straight port, Rare further displays an extra surge of effort by adding new multiplayer mini games. The DKC series displays some of the best gaming that the platform genre has to offer, and this GBA remake has been ported well. It'll be interesting to note what's in store for DKC3.
SNESCubed3 (Nov 08, 2006)
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a perfect example of gaming at its best, the game is still highly enjoyable even today and if you have never played it before, you know what to do.
WiiGameSpot (May 29, 2007)
A contemporary American poet once said, "two is not a winner and three nobody remembers." Clearly, he wasn't talking about Donkey Kong Country 2, a platformer for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that simultaneously fills the mighty shoes of its predecessor while also exceeding it in every way. The sequel has more levels, the computer-modeled graphics are more detailed, and there's plenty more for you to see and do. Now, Nintendo is giving Wii owners another chance to enjoy this winner of a platformer by making it available for the Wii's Virtual Console.
SNESRetro Game Reviews (May 08, 2015)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is a fantastic game that's let down by its punishing difficulty and lack of accessible save points. If you're the type of person who doesn't mind trial and error gameplay give this one a go as there's a lot to love; others should stick to the original which is a much more balanced game.
Game Boy (UK) (Jun 24, 2004)
So then. Slightly more things to do, some new background visuals on the world map, and, for no apparent reason, rerecorded music that doesn't sound quite as catchy as it did before, on top of a remake of a platform game that had some good ideas but ultimately didn't take the genre anywhere new and probably signalled the last days of Donkey Kong's reign over the hyperbole of 16-bit games journalists. Not a bad package, really, just not a great one. It's never going to trouble the likes of Super Mario World or Yoshi's Island in the sheer artistry and quality of gameplay stakes, at least not in this reviewer's book, and it's not worth buying if you still have a copy of the SNES version kicking about, but for anybody who still gets excited about 2D platformers, this is a very solid and entertaining example.
Game Boy AdvanceCheat Code Central (2004)
Playing DKC 2 is the equivalent of going to a restaurant and only ordering the appetizer. Sure, it's something to eat but you're missing out on the filet Minot by chewing on cheese-covered tacos. In other words, it's a good game for younger kids who would rather have a hot dog than the Chicken Kiev.
SNESThe DOS Spirit (Dec 20, 2012)
Derimot kan jeg gå god for at dersom du likte Donkey Kong Country, så vil du nok også like Diddi’s Kong Quest. Det er mange likheter her, og for å oppsummere litt i tråd med Cranky Kong: «Say hello to your old grandpappy Cranky. I'm back by popular demand to offer my wealth of gameplay wisdom for this unnecessary sequel.»