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Donkey Kong Country

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
78
3.4
Game Boy Color
85
3.4
Wii
...
3.5

Advertising Blurbs

wii.nintendo.com – Wii Virtual Console (Spanish Text):
    Casa Editorial: Nintendo
    Sistema: SNES
    Fecha Original de Estreno : 1994
    Genero: Action
    Wii Points: 800 Fecha de Estreno: 2.19.2007
    Información de Controles: Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller

    Donkey Kong Country es una increíble aventura, y el primer juego en estrenar a Diddy Kong, el compinche de Donkey Kong. Desafiados por la descabellada tribu de reptiles llamados Kremlings, los Kongs se enfrentarán a sus astutos adversarios armados con volátiles movimientos, enormes músculos y sus increíbles números de acrobacia . Este dúo también contará con la ayuda de su gran grupo de amigos y familia, desde Funky Kong, Cranky Kong , y Candy Kong, hasta a Rambi el rinoceronte, Expresso la avestruz, Enguarde el pez espada, el loro Squawks, y la rana Winky. Este juego tiene hasta 30 niveles, además de docenas de cuevas y cuartos secretos--para dar un total de más de cien áreas. ¡Ayúdale a los Kongs para que logren recuperar sus tesoro de bananas!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Apr 09, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Wii Virtual Console:

    Donkey Kong leaves the arcade behind and heads for adventure!

    Extra Game Features:
    • Originally released in 1994
    • Download this Virtual Console title for only 800 Wii Points
    • Use the Classic Controller or GCN Controller to play this game
    Donkey Kong Country is an incredible island adventure and the first game to feature Donkey Kong’s sidekick, Diddy Kong. Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, the Kongs face their cunning adversaries armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle, and awesome aerial acrobatics. The duo also gets help from a host of friends and family, from Funky Kong, Cranky Kong and Candy Kong, to Rambi the rhino, Expresso the ostrich, Enguarde the swordfish, Squawks the parrot and Winky the frog. This game has over 30 levels plus dozens of hidden caves and secret rooms—more than 100 areas in all. Help the Kongs recover their stolen banana hoard!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 27, 2007.

Back of Box – Game Boy Color (Australia/New Zealand):

    Go ape on Game Boy Color!



    The best-selling Super NES® game of all time is back! Remember blasting through levels in barrels and taking wild mine cart rides? All the jammin’ jungle high jinks are back, along with DK’s animal friends Rambi the Rhino, Squawks the Parrot, Enguarde the Swordfish and more!

    • Kong-sized extras! In addition to all the original levels, you get the chest-pounding fun of new bonus levels and 2-player games (using a Game Link’ cable, sold separately).
    • The Kong Krew is back! This is the game where DK’s Kong-panion Diddy Kong originally made his debut! Plus, DK is joined by Funky, Cranky and Candy Kong.
    • Multiplayer games! Play the frantic fishing game, and test your skill at sniping


    Game play on the Game Boy’ Color video game system.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Dec 26, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Color:

    K. Rool has stolen Donkey Kong's banana hoard. Now it's up to Donkey Kong and Diddy to track down the evil Kremling leader!



    It's A Jungle In There!

    This page features the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country. If you're looking for the Game Boy Advance version, click here.

    When Rare created Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo in 1994, its beautifully rendered graphics and massive worlds instantly redefined what it meant to experience a great game. Gamers were amazed at the sheer size of Donkey Kong's new adventure, and they were introduced for the very first time to a brand new character by the name of Diddy Kong.

    Now, thanks to the power of Game Boy Color and Rare's expertise, the original creators of Donkey Kong Country have crammed the entire Super NES version into a Game Boy cartridge without scaling down any of the classic levels or changing the gameplay. Every enemy, every friend, and every secret from the original game is back -- and you'll even find a Lost Level and extra bonuses created exclusively for the Game Boy Color version.

    In case you weren't lucky enough to experience the fun of Donkey Kong Country the first time around, here's the full simian scoop to bring you up to speed. After a long career of kidnapping princesses and thoughtlessly throwing barrels, Donkey Kong finally decided that it was time to settle down in Donkey Kong Country and survive off of the massive banana hoard he had collected over the years.

    His retirement began peacefully enough. His days were spent palling around with Diddy Kong and his nights were filled with romantic strolls through Barrel Cannon Canyon with his beautiful girlfriend Candy Kong. DK and Diddy made a lot of unusual friends on the island, including an ostrich named Expresso and a rhino named Rambi. The pair even found time to visit old Cranky Kong, an elderly video game star whose glory days were long gone ...

    Donkey Kong's early retirement was cut short when he came home to his treehouse one day and found that his entire banana hoard had been stolen! The culprit was an evil villain named K. Rool, who led a powerful Kremling army made up of the most vile inhabitants of DK Isle.

    At that moment, Donkey Kong knew that his days of relaxation were over. With Diddy's help, DK struck out to scour the six worlds of DK Isle, each of which was filled with five dangerous sub-levels and ultimately guarded by a horrendous boss.

    Donkey Kong's feud with K. Rool eventually spread over two more Super Nintendo games, three Game Boy games and even a Nintendo 64 adventure. Now you can relive DK and Diddy's original Super Nintendo adventure on Game Boy Color, almost exactly as it first appeared in 1994.

    It was an amazing accomplishment for Rare to fit the entire Donkey Kong Country game into a tiny Game Boy Color cartridge, but believe or not they even managed to squeeze in some extra bonuses that weren't in the original version. These bonus features make use of the unique capabilities of the Game Boy Color hardware and add a whole new level of fun to Donkey Kong Country.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53678) on Apr 26, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    This page features the Super NES version of Donkey Kong Country. If you're looking for the Game Boy Advance version, click here.

    Donkey Kong Country is an incredible island adventure. This game was the first to feature Diddy Kong, who plays Donkey Kong's sidekick. Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, they endeavor to get back their stolen banana hoard! Armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatics, the duo is ready to face their cunning adversaries.

    Donkey Kong's quirky family offers assistance throughout the game. Besides Diddy Kong, you'll meet Funky Kong, Cranky Kong and Candy Kong. You'll also get help from some of DK's animal friends: Rambi the rhino, Expresso the ostrich, Enguarde the swordfish, Squawks the parrot, and Winky the frog. All of the animal friends have their own unique abilities. For example, Rambi the rhino is the only animal in the game that can break into hidden caves by just ramming into walls.

    This game has over 30 levels, plus dozens of hidden caves and secret rooms -- more than 100 areas in all. Breakthrough Advanced Computer Modeling (ACM) provides fully-rendered graphics that were once thought impossible on a 16-bit system.

    For Donkey Kong Country game tips, check out our Strategy and FAQ sections.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53678) on Apr 25, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    Go bananas!



    It's Barrel-Blasting Fun on Game Boy Advance!

    Welcome to a place where ostriches wear running shoes, apes wear neckties and rhinoceros gracefully leap across gaping canyons with a style and flair that would make the great Evel Knievel envious. Welcome to Donkey Kong Country!

    Features

    • The Super NES classic has been perfectly recreated on Game Boy Advance. Now you can experience the thumb-twitching, action-packed gameplay of Donkey Kong Country no matter where you are!
    • All-new GBA features include multiplayer minigames, a convenient save-anywhere feature, detailed stat screens that chart your progress and collectable character art.
    • Alternate between the strong (but slow) Donkey Kong and the more agile Diddy Kong as you battle wave after wave of banana-hungry Kremlings.
    • Team up with quirky animal pals like Rambi the Rhino and Enguarde the Dolphin to tackle the most maddening platform challenges K. Rool can serve up!


    Donkey Kong Country is now better than ever thanks to some great special features exclusive to the GBA version of the game. Funky's Fishing is a new mini-game which challenges you to hook as many fish as you can within a time limit, and Candy's Dance Studio will test your rhythm with fun dance games. Either the main adventure or these new mini-games can be played with one or two players!

    Other additions include collectable character art (earned by finding hidden cameras throughout the game), a detailed stat tracker and the oh-so-welcome ability to save your progress anywhere -- even mid-level! A new DK Attack mode ranks your performance on completed levels based on a number of factors. To get the best score, you'll have to exhibit near-perfect skill on each level.

    Bottom Line

    Donkey Kong Country is back, and it's better than ever. Whether you're looking for a nostalgic stroll through the jungle or you're new to the DKC phenomenon, Donkey Kong Country for Game Boy Advance does NOT disappoint.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Dec 27, 2004.

Back of Box (Germany):
    Dschungelzauber und Tropenwahn in dem 3-D Gorilla-Thriller!

    Donkey Kong ist wieder da und er ist nicht allein. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Diddy Kong startet er das verrückteste Dschungelabenteuer, das je stattgefunden hat. Dabei geht es um eine ganze Menge Bananen, die ihnen die miesen Kremlingshorden gemopst haben. Mit atemberaubenden Purzelbaumattacken, akrobatischen Sprüngen und bananenharten Muskeln macht sich das dynamische Duo auf die Suche nach den verschollenen Urwaldfrüchten. Unterstützt von ihrer affenstarken Familie und einigen anderen tierisch-starken Kumpels, dringen die beiden in Bereiche vor, die nie ein Affe zuvor betreten hat…

  • Einzigartige 3-D Computer-Animationen und heißer Urwaldsound!

  • Mit 32 M-Bit das bisher umfangreichste Nintendo-Abenteuer!

  • In den Hauptrollen: Donkey Kong und sein Kumpel Diddy Kong!

  • Batteriegestüzte Speicherfunktion!

  • Über 100 Level, tonnenweise Geheimnisse und versteckte Bonuslevel!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 08, 2004.

Back of Box (US):
    Madness and Mayhem in this 3-D Gorilla Thriller!

    Donkey Kong is back with a new sidekick, Diddy Kong, in a crazy island adventure! Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, they endeavor to get back their stolen banana horde! Armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatic, our duo is ready to face their cunning adversaries. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family and his wild animal mounts, they squabble and scamper their way through unending monkey mayhem!

  • The most amazing 3-D graphics and incredible sound ever!

  • The biggest Nintendo adventure yet at an incredible 32 megs!

  • Starring Donkey Kong and introducing his sidekick, Diddy Kong!

  • Battery-backed memory saves your progress!

  • Over 100 levels, including tons of secrets and hidden bonus levels!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 08, 2004.

Back Cover (GBA):
    Go bananas on Game Boy Advance!

    The timeless Super NES classic that introduced the Kong clan to the world is now in the palm of your hand, complete with all-new bonuses! Take wild rides along treacherious mine cart tracks, gallop through thick jungles on animal friends, or take the express barrel cannon route accross gaping chasms -- just don't leave any bananas behind! King K. Rool and his evil Kremlings would be all too happy to keep them!

    • Swing into action! Donkey and Diddy Kong's epic banana hunt is a legendary platform challenge for Kong veterans and thrill-seeking newcomers alike!
    • Back ot the jungle. Classic game play, a funky soundtrack and award-winning graphics have been faithfully recreated for on-the-fly fun!
    • All-new antics! Bonus features include the time-based DK Attack Mode and multiplayer games starring Candy and Funky Kong.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10779) on Jun 12, 2003.