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Donkey Kong Country

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
78
3.4
SNES
90
4.2
Game Boy Color
85
3.4

User Reviews

A Classic Platformer Is Still Found In Those Pretty Graphics. SNES Guy Chapman (1745)
A counterpoint to the popular view of DKC... SNES MagFram (43)
My favorite game of all time. SNES Jeff Robinson (59)
Terrific! A Masterpiece! SNES darthsith19 (64)
Possibly the best platform game for the SNES SNES lechuck13 (309)
What was Nintendo thinking... Game Boy Color Chris Lesinky (312)
Though DKC is still a great game this port doesn't offer enough new things to make it a good buy if you played the original SNES classic. Game Boy Advance Rensch (203)
Decent port of the SNES classic Game Boy Advance anss (9)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy Advance 25 3.4
Game Boy Color 34 3.4
SNES 142 4.2
Wii 15 3.5
Combined MobyScore 216 3.9


The Press Says

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100
Game Boy ColorTotal! (Germany)
Auf dem Super Nintendo hatte Donkey Kong Country mit Super Mario World und Yoshi's Island zwei gewaltige Konkurrenten, gegen die das Leveldesign des Erstgenannten einfach nicht ankam. Da es auf dem Game Boy jedoch kein Spiel gibt, das in Sachen Umfang, Spielbarkeit, Wiederspielwert und Grafik gleichermaßen mithalten kann, können wir euch nur einen Rat geben: Holt es euch, ihr würdet es sonst schwer bereuen!
100
SNESSuper Power (Sweden)
Det finns egentligen ingenting mer att säga om Donkey Kong Country. Grafiken är det överlägset snyggaste jag någonsin sett, musikerna har lyckats knåpa ihop riktiga djungel-hits och resten av spelet håller samma kvalitet som Mario World. Med lite inslag från Sonic. Med andra ord är Donkey Kong Country det bästa spelet någonsin. Mario och Sonic kan känna sig besegrade av en tjock apa med Kurt Olsson-frisyr.
100
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Du point de vue technique, le pari était de taille car les capacités de la GBC sont très en deçà de la 16 bits de Nintendo. L’animation reste fluide, malgré le nombre de sprites à l’écran. Les graphismes sont colorés et l’environnement change à chaque stage (jungle, caverne, niveau aquatique…), ce qui rompt la monotonie. On retrouve avec plaisir les musiques rythmées de l’aîné de la série. La jouabilité est excellente. Des bonus ont été ajoutés à la cartouche : deux mini-jeux, dont un jouable en link, et un atelier d’impression. Vous avez fini Rayman?
100
SNESSUPER-NES.COM
What makes it such a timeless classic is the fact that it still holds up well even 11 years later and that's always a sign of just how great a game it really is. If you own a Super Nintendo then you must have this game. It's over-flowing with gameplay and still looks pretty good even by today's standards. Some will try to tell you that this game was all about visuals and not much about gameplay, but I've never bought that story and I'm sticking to my review of this game. A classic all the way.
100
SNESEntertainment Weekly
Instead, the Big N builds on recognition of the Donkey Kong name to launch an ultra-advanced, 32-megabit monster featuring textured, three-dimensional characters, CD-quality music, and backgrounds that look like movie matte paintings. Donkey Kong Country is to most 16-bit games what most 16-bit games are to their Atari forebears. Once you've played it, everything else before it seems like a peewee.
100
SNESHigh Score
100 nivåer av spelglädje väntar alla som har turen att äga en Super Nintendo. Glöm allt annat, SNES:en håller ett år till. Bättre än så här blir det helt enkelt inte inom överskådlig framtid. Jag vill bara spela igen och igen och igen och igen...
100
SNESThe Video Game Critic
A blockbuster hit, Donkey Kong Country literally changed the face of video games in 1994. Although its gameplay borrows heavily from Super Mario Bros, its groundbreaking graphics and animation blew everything else out of the water.
100
SNESGameFan Magazine
Absolute 16-bit perfection. It just does not get any better. SGI graphics that make you gasp for air, scrolls out the ying-yang, play mechanics galore, hidden stuff up the wazoo and music to die for!! Donkey Kong Country chuckles at the Jag and 3DO, as it flies by, untouched. The SNES must be a 32-bit in disguise.
100
SNESGamePro (US)
With such a strong replay value, Donkey Kong Country is sure to be a colossal hit this holiday. If you want to hit an ape ball in the side pocket, you'll recognize DKC for what it is: the gorilla of your dreams.
98
SNESNintendojo
DKC was quite simply an amazing game and I certainly feel that it changed the way many video games are made today. The SNES hardware is pushed to all new limits with DKC, leaving what is believed to be very little room for improvement in any aspect. In conclusion, if you are looking for a good platformer to play and you haven’t tried this game yet, then look no further because this is the game you want to play.
96
Game Boy ColorPower Unlimited
Rare bewijst met Donkey Kong Country wederom dat ze de beste games maken. Ik kan hier helemaal niets op aanmerken. Gewoon pure klasse.
95
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Wer ein „Super Mario World“ erwartet, wird allerdings leicht enttäuscht sein: DKC ist eher ein traditionelles Jump&Run und weist bei weitem nicht die Spieltiefe und Variation des Referenzspiels auf. Die Grafik ist jedoch über jeden Zweifel erhaben: Die gerenderten Grafiken bieten eine Qualität, wie man sie noch auf keiner 6-Bit-Heimkonsole gesehen hat. Obwohl das Spiel zweidimensional ist, wirken alle Objekte quasi-dreidimensional. Beeindruckende Licht- und Schatteneffekte verstärken den Effekt noch.
95
SNESLens of Truth
Donkey Kong Country was the biggest SNES game at the time of its release, weighing in at 32 megs. Take one look at it and it’s easy to see why. The pre-rendered graphics, and rocking soundtrack are only the beginning – a game needs more than that to be successful. Good thing DKC contains some of the best elements in a platformer ever released on the great SNES. This year marks the game’s 16th anniversary, and if you’ve never played it, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. Being the # 1 selling game in the systems history means its fairly cheap, and easy to find. DKC is also available on the Wii VC, and is well worth the cash. Pick it up today and see why people went bananas for it over a decade and a half ago.
95
SNESJeuxvideo.com
Donkey Kong, finalement, a permis à deux références du jeu de plates-formes de voir le jour : Mario, décliné depuis en de nombreux épisodes 2D et 3D, ainsi que Donkey Kong Country, certainement la plus belle perle de la Super Nintendo en compagnie des deux épisodes qui le suivront. Un gameplay sans défaut allié à une esthétique de rêve, telle est la recette osée et pourtant parfaitement réalisée par Rareware qui acquiert à cette occasion ses premières lettres de noblesse. Tout autre commentaire se révélerait inutile concernant ce jeu. Seule la manette entre les mains permet d’en apprécier la quintessence.
95
SNESNintendo Land
I generally don't even like action games, but this one had me hooked. Everything was just done so superbly that it would be a sin to give it any less.
94
Game Boy ColorNintendo Land
DKC is a must have for GBC owners! But for people who own or owned the original DKC, you will not find much new stuff to make you want to buy this. Unless you want enjoy one of your fav games on the road.
93
SNES1UP!
Mais ce qui rend surtout Donkey Kong Country irrésistible est la qualité de sa jouabilité. Il reprend encore un autre concept cher à Nintendo: le joueur expert doit prendre plaisir à traverser les niveaux à toute vitesse. C'est ce qui se passe, même si l'expertise requise est plus grande que dans un Mario. On enchaîne les roulades, augmentant sa vitesse à chaque ennemi renversé, traversant les vides en rebonds furieux ou transvasé par des canonnades, glissant sur les lianes, sur le courant marin ou sur les pentes enneigées. Au mieux de sa forme, Donkey Kong Country est du patinage artistique en peaux de bananes, servi avec brio par un gorille cravaté et son coquin d'acolyte.
93
SNESCubed3
The game is absolutely massive, with diverse and interesting levels and other things, it never gets too tedious or boring. However it is unbelievably difficulty in places meaning you can get frustrated quite easily. This is a minor is issue in what is otherwise a total classic game.
93
SNESVicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, nos encontramos ante un juego que pese a haber sido superado por Diddy's Kong Quest o Dixie's Kong Double Trouble, marcó un antes y un después en la trayectoria de Rare, que alcanzó con esta trilogía y el Killer Instinct, el carácter de compañía mítica, algo que agrandaría en su etapa en Nintendo 64. Donkey Kong Country es un juego imprescindible, historia viva del género de las plataformas.
93
SNESGame Players
So, from the fancy graphics to the new features and everything else, Donkey Kong Country really delivers. It's sure to be up there with MK II as the biggest SNES games this Christmas and could really do good things for ol' DK's career. After years of sitting on his butt, the big ape could use a steady cash flow.
93
SNESElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Hello? Is this really the Super NES I'm playing? It's hard to believe the graphics and sounds like this are coming from a 16-bit system. But that's not all - combine those features with an extremely long and playable game and you have one helluva winner. Who needs 32 or even 64-Bit when Nintendo can keep pulling marvels out of the 16-Bit hat? Donkey Kong Country is simply mind-blowing.
93
Game Boy ColorGaming Target
Anyone who played the original SNES trilogy years ago should still enjoy this title. If you own DKC for SNES and are playing it or just played it then it might not be worth the 30 or so dollars. Also I would like to note that an impatient gamer may be turned off by some really frustrating parts. But for all those people who enjoyed any of the DK games so far (Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3 and Donkey Kong Land 1,2,3) or even similar a platformer like Mario Bros should find this is a good purchase.
90
SNESNintendo Difference
Donkey Kong Country s’impose comme l’une des références du jeu de plates-formes avec une réalisation impeccable et un challenge relevé et redonne un coup de jeune au genre trop souvent exploité. Pour faire court, DKC prolonge la légende du blason Nintendo et offre une magnifique alternative au plombier mangeur de champignons !
90
WiiNintendo Life
Over a decade has passed since this game's original release and although some of the shine has dulled it still manages to impress. Although it's not in the same league as the sublime Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country still ranks as one of the better SNES platformers and is a worthy download on the Virtual Console.
90
SNESNintendo Power Magazine
Donkey Kong returns to the forefront of video games after more than ten years. The game features fully rendered computer animation and traditional platform action, but the variety of play and fun characters encountered throughout the game make it more of an adventure. [Nov. 1994, Issue 66, p.110]
90
SNESAll Game Guide
Fortunately, Donkey Kong Country isn't a title you'll easily tire of, providing just the right amount of challenge throughout its eye-popping levels. There's an impressive amount of variety in the stage design, as you'll blast across cannon-like barrels spinning through the air, ride inside a mine cart, swim across treacherous waters, and more. It's no Super Mario World, but Donkey Kong Country is still a must-have cartridge packed with fun, if familiar, action. The big ape makes a triumphant debut in the spotlight after years of playing second banana to a paunchy plumber.
90
Game Boy AdvanceDeeko
Donkey Kong Country is simply a classic and one that translates well on the GBA. Though some of the graphics have been given a downgrade and the soundtrack itself is a bit lacking, the overall quality of the game hasn't changed a bit. The gameplay is intact and is a blast to play through. Anyone looking for some good old platforming games need look no further... Donkey Kong Country has got you covered.
90
SNESVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
If you already own a Super NES, you should be out of the door and hunting down a copy of Donkey Kong Country right now. If you don't own a SNES, maybe now is the time to buy one; this game is just too good.
90
Game Boy AdvanceGame Informer Magazine
Years later, this faithful reproduction demonstrates that this DKC’s gorgeous pre-rendered graphics have not dimmed with age. Thankfully, neither has the demanding platforming gameplay. However, if you’re prone to frustration, you’ll be happy that one of the new enhancements to this port is the ability to save mid-level. Also, there is a challenge mode that lets you try to post the fastest time through a level, a feature inspired by the Crash Bandicoot series.
88
SNESPGNx Media
Overall, this is one of the finest SNES games of all-time. Not the best. Not by a long shot. But it definitely stands near the top of the second tier of the SNES greats.
88
Game Boy AdvancePGNx Media
Overall, this is one of the finest SNES games of all-time. Not the best. Not by a long shot. But it definitely stands near the top of the second tier of the SNES greats.
88
Game Boy AdvanceGameZone
Donkey Kong Country is just as engrossing as ever. I remember what a great time I had reliving the magic with the Game Boy Color version, and wondered if another version of the game would hinder DKC's classic status. I should have known better than to question the game's quality. Was Mario any less fun on the GBA, despite having already played through the game a hundred times? Not at all.
87
SNESGame Freaks 365
What then is the conclusion? What conclusion could there be but that anybody who is a fan of the SNES needs to have this game? If you don't have an SNES, there are ports of this game on the GBC and the GBA, and I'd bet it will be on the Wii for download one of these days as well. Whatever the method, if you are a fan of platformers, you owe it to yourself to try this game.
87
Game Boy AdvanceN-Zone
Ein Old-School-Game, wie es im Buche steht. Mir hat es früher schon gut gefallen und ich finde es auch heute noch total cool. Zu zweit macht es natürlich doppelt Spaß, sich gegenseitig mit fiesen Power-ups eins auszuwischen. Absolut super wäre es, wenn man das hinterlistige Gerangel auch zu viert starten könnte, aber man kann eben nicht alles haben.
85
SNESneXGam
Donkey Kong Country besticht durch seine liebevoll gerenderten Helden und Grafiken, den bombastischen Sound und die Fülle an neuen Ideen. In jedem Level mehrere Bonusrunden? Aber klar doch! Haufenweise Secrets und versteckte Buchstaben? Aber sicher! Dazu kommen dann noch Gespräche und Einlagen mit den Verwandten und Freunden unseres Inselaffens. Die Faszination an "DKC" lag vor allem an den vielen versteckten Bonusleveln, die man alle finden musste um die 101% Marke zu knacken, was bei einigen Leveln zu richtig Frust führte und man am liebsten das Gamepad an die Wand werfen wollte. Aber die Verpackung hat nicht gelogen und die Motivation war stets ungemein hoch. Wer das Spiel Mitte der 90er nicht hatte, war der absolute Außenseiter.
85
Game Boy AdvanceJeuxvideo.com
Comme les titres les plus marquants de la Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country mérite incontestablement sa place sur GBA. L'excellent soft de Rare se révèle bel et bien indémodable et incontournable pour les nostalgiques et pour tous ceux qui seraient passés à côté de la version d'origine.
85
SNESIGN
Donkey Kong Country is a solid addition to anyone's collection and it has been revisited a handful of times over the years. Its visual style and gameplay design were first adapted to the Game Boy as Donkey Kong Land in 1995, and then the original game itself was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2000. In 2003, it went portable again, ported to the Game Boy Advance before finally hitting the Virtual Console in 2007. Keep in mind, though, that some of your nostalgic feelings may take a hit, as its revolutionary-in-1994 visuals aren't as spectacular any more, now in 2007. But DKC's gameplay is still a lot of fun, and it's still easy to see why this was the game that saved the Super NES.
85
WiiIGN
Donkey Kong Country has been revisited a handful of times over the years. Its visual style and gameplay design were first adapted to the Game Boy as Donkey Kong Land in 1995 – then the original game itself was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2000. In 2003, it went portable again, ported to the Game Boy Advance. But this Virtual Console release marks the first time the game has been re-presented again on a console system, in its original form, with no sacrifices made in the translation. A sacrifice may be offered of some of your nostalgic feelings for this title, as its revolutionary-in-1994 visuals aren't as spectacular any more, now in 2007. But DKC's gameplay is still a lot of fun, and it's still easy to see why this was the game that saved the Super.
83
SNESASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Unterm Strich ist Donkey Kong Country also ein feines Spiel, das lediglich an einigen Stellen leichte Durchhänger hat. Und was ebenfalls nicht unerwähnt bleiben sollte: Die Grafik, so toll sie auch aussieht, ist nicht jedermanns Geschmack. Ich steh' total drauf, während einige Kumpels alles viel zu glatt und kalt aussieht. Geschmackssache also, wie so oft!
83
Game Boy ColorGaming Age
For those of you that missed out on the DKC phenomenon six years ago, now is your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Rare has done a fantastic job transferring the game to the GBC. They even added some bonus modes of play to make the package more appealing. You can now play Funky's Fishing and Crosshair Cranky with a friend via the link-up cable or against the computer. If you already own the original DKC there's not much new here, but at least now you'll be able to play on the go. The game still plays as good as it always has. It's great to see a company truly push the GBC to the limit and I can't wait to see what's next from Rare on Game Boy Advance!
80
WiiMag'64
„Donkey Kong Country“ ist einer der zahlreichen Nintendo-Klassiker, die nahezu jedem Spieler sofort in den Sinn kommen dürfte, sobald das Stichwort „SNES” fällt. Dies ist nicht völlig unberechtigt, doch setzt man einmal seine rosarote Nostalgie-Brille ab, dann bleibt heutzutage lediglich ein gutes, aber zugleich unglaublich frustreiches Side-Scrolling-Jump'n'Run übrig. Während sich mein Kollege Hendrik besonders an den Fässer-Abschnitten die Zähne ausbiss, waren es bei mir die seit jeher berühmt-berüchtigten Loren-Level, die mich permanent an den Rand des Wahnsinns getrieben haben. Dieser Umstand sollte niemanden dazu veranlassen, dieses ansonsten sehr unterhaltsame Meisterwerk zu kaufen, aber man sollte vor dem ersten Anspielen definitiv wissen, worauf man sich einlässt.
80
SNESGaming since 198x
Donkey Kong Country reste une valeur sûre. Simple et efficace dans son gameplay, même si son scénario ne vaut pas trois bananes, le titre est une merveille de fun et sa replay value ne faiblit pas avec les années. A vivre, seul ou à deux, mais bien évidemment de préférence à deux.
80
Game Boy AdvanceJeuxActu
Certes, ils n'ont pas cherché à innover. Tout, ou presque était déjà là il y a 9 ans. Mais franchement, cela ne servirait à rien de bouder notre plaisir. Si on recherchait absolument l'innovation, on ne jouerait plus à grand chose. La difficulté progressive du jeu vous tiendra en haleine sans jamais vous rebuter, surtout avec la possibilité de sauvegarder en cours de partie. Les musiques variées et de bonne facture vous mettront dans l'ambiance (Yeah, Funky Fishing…). Si ce jeu est sur l’étagère de votre magasin préféré, n’hésitez pas, achetez le.
80
Game Boy ColorSuper Play
Donkey Kong Country är knappast något hafsverk, vilket nio av tio Game Boy Color-spel tyvärr känns som, utan innehåller allt som man kan kräva av ett plattformsspel. Och näst efter Marios klassiska äventyr i 2D tillhör Rares miljonsäljare fortfarande den absoluta toppen.
80
WiiEurogamer.de
Trotzdem ließen sich Spieler wie Fachpresse von den vorgerenderten Primaten, der stilsicheren, charmanten Aufmachung und dem flotten Spielablauf einlullen wie nie zuvor: Unzählige Awards und Bestnoten waren die Folge. Noch heute entdeckt man gelegentlich einen Games-Journalisten, der seine Hype-Wertung von damals gerne ungeschehen machen würde. Freunde kultivierter Jump’n’Runs machen mit DKC aber immer noch einen sehr guten, wenn auch nicht überragenden Fang, der nur wenig gealtert ist.
80
Game Boy AdvanceThunderbolt Games
Overall, DKC is capable of standing the test of time, at least 10 years after its original showing. The games action and excitement is still retained on the pocket-sized version of the game, even if it is a bit difficult to see, though I'm sure if you can afford a fancy-shmancy GBA SP you're problems are solved. I refuse to change though and by the system, just as Nintendo refuses to make good original games anymore.
80
SNESGamervision
I had fun playing this game and will continue to do so in the future, as well as eventually trying out its sequels. However, the game lacked that extra something, that rare spark that makes me want to play something over and over again, no matter how many times I’ve beaten it. For me, Donkey Kong Country is very enjoyable as a new experience, but it’s certainly no Super Mario World. However, that shouldn’t stop you from picking it up on the Virtual Console, because it is certainly worth the price. Few games can attain perfection, but this very ambitious SNES title is definitely a valiant effort.
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Game Boy ColorComputer Bild Spiele
Ein affenstarkes Abenteuer. Jede Spielstufe steckt voller kniffliger Aufgaben, die nur mit viel Geschick gemeistert werden können. Und Abwechslung wird groß geschreiben. Eine ähnlich farbenfrohe und detaillierte Grafik war noch nie auf dem Gameboy zu sehen. Auch die wilde Swing-Musik passt prima zum Spiel. Testurteil: "gut".
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Game Boy AdvanceGamezine
En résumé, les possesseurs de la version Gbc peuvent la jeter, cette nouvelle propose suffisamment de nouveautés pour remplacer l’ancienne, si bien sûr vous adorez Donkey Kong, que vous préférez les bô graphismes de la Gba, que vous voulez absolument goûter aux joies des nouveaux mini-jeux (excellents), et que vous voulez sauvegarder à la fin de chaque niveau.
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Game Boy AdvanceNintendoWorldReport
Overall, Donkey Kong Country is a pleasant surprise. While I was expecting the worst from the initial screens and media (even up to the release), I was surprised and pleased when I actually played the game. I'm still unsure about the day-glo palette used for most of the levels (make the levels darker for DKC2, Rare!), but the classic DKC gameplay and additional modes more than make up for this problem. It's great to meet up with K.Rool, Winky, Diddy, and of course, Cranky again -- and sadly, it makes me want a Donkey Kong Country 4 even more, which I know is highly unlikely. First-time platform gamers will enjoy this, but veterans expecting a perfect port may feel a little cheated at first.
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Game Boy AdvanceEurogamer.net (UK)
In fact, the sheer number of different threads to keep open in your head - KONG letters, secret rooms, camera icons, animal icons, etc - means that you'll often play each level plenty of times, and there's something about their design that makes even the ones that seem infuriatingly tricky the first time through comfortable and easy to explore under the more relaxed conditions of a treasure hunt.
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Game Boy AdvanceIGN
The game design of Donkey Kong Country on the Game Boy Advance doesn't stray at all from the game Rare established on the Super NES almost a decade ago back in 1994. Players take control of either Donkey Kong or his chimp buddy Diddy Kong, as they set off on a quest after King K.Rool stole the ape's banana hoard. To get all those bananas back, players will have to hop and bop kremling thugs and other threats through more than 30 levels of jungle areas.
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Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot
Donkey Kong Country doesn't play any better than other adventure games available for the GBA, but it certainly looks great and offers plenty of variety.

A small yet popular portion of the Game Boy Advance library consists of remakes of Super NES games. Breath of Fire, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, and Yoshi's Island are just a few of the many games that have been bought back to life on Nintendo's diminutive handheld system. The latest to join the roster is Donkey Kong Country, which was originally released in 1994 as a joint project between Rare and Nintendo. By and large, it's a faithful port of a fondly remembered platformer.

Back then, the game leapt off store shelves to the tune of more than 8 million copies sold, because it combined familiar characters and traditional platform-jumping gameplay with a graphical technique that was relatively uncommon at the time.
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SNESThe DOS Spirit
Alt i alt er nok dette et spill for de som virkelig liker Donkey Kong eller spill som er litt vanskeligere enn dagens standard – for hadde det ikke vært for at jeg hadde brukt et abnormt timeantall på dette spillet, så ville jeg nok kanskje si at det var litt vanskelig. Jeg kunne mange av snarveiene, og visste hvor jeg skulle hoppe for å få en del bonuser, hvilket gjorde det en del lettere for meg. Spillet er ellers utilgivelig på en del aspekter. Trykker du for tidlig/sent eller rett og slett feil er resultatet som regel at du må starte brettet på nytt, enten det gjelder å hoppe over en kant, time en utskyting eller rett og slett bare å hoppe på en kremlin.
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Game Boy AdvanceMeristation
En 1994, Rare nos traía uno de los mejores plataformas de la era 16 bits: Donkey Kong Country. Casi después de diez años, la familia Kong vuelve a nuestras GBA con un clásico bajo el brazo.
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Game Boy AdvanceDigital Entertainment News (den)
In the end, Donkey Kong Country's sound and graphics fare as "decent" overall, and with the splendor of the original essentially gone, what players are left with is a simple platformer. Fans of the original may enjoy this game for whatever nostalgia hasn't been sucked out in the transition to the GBA, and the game is still a decent platformer, but there are numerous alternatives on the platform that are much more deserving of your hard-earned money.
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Game Boy AdvanceRetro Gamer
Forget the duff sound and severely cutdown visuals, just revel in all the primate fun that’s to be had. Moments like the mine cart chase are still as exhilarating as ever and additions like the two minigames and new DK Attack are greatly appreciated. Many prefer the admittedly superior sequel, but DKC’s cheap price tag, makes it a great introduction to the classic series.
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SNESNintendo Master
Au final, Donkey Kong Country est bon jeu d'aventure/plateforme sympa, mais sans plus ...
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Game Boy AdvanceGamekult
Contrairement à ce qu'on était en droit d'espérer, Donkey Kong Country GBA n'est pas la copie conforme de la version Super Nintendo du jeu qui avait su charmer des milliers de joueurs il y a presque 10 ans de cela. Si le titre reste toujours très agréable à jouer avec un gameplay aux petits oignons et une maniabilité à toute épreuve, tout le monde ne pourra passer outre sa réalisation graphique un ton en dessous de la mouture 16 bits. De plus, les soi-disant nouveautés de cette version auront bien du mal à faire diversion plus d'une dizaine de minutes. Au final, seuls les joueurs n'ayant pas déjà pratiqué le jeu original pourront se laisser tenter par ce titre, au demeurant plus que correct, mais la concurrence est telle sur GBA que les initiés se contenteront certainement de passer leur chemin.
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Game Boy AdvanceGamePro (US)
Released in 1994, Donkey Kong Country is a historically significant game, and this GBA port is a window back to that glorious age, when Nintendo was undisputed king, Rare was its prince, and all you needed to build hype was to mention Silicon Graphics on the box.
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Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy
In the SNES days, few developers could afford to give the attention to their platformers that Rare could, but these days it's par for the course. DKC doesn't have the true enduring spirit of creativity that its brothers-in-arms, the Mario games, do. But it's got that certain something that draws people back to it, a personality which is lacking even from the Crash Bandicoot forays onto the GBA, despite their own solidity. DKC is a simple, fun game. But if this is your first time to play it, you may not understand what wowed everyone and sold so many millions of cartridges back in the day. Like an aging starlet, DKC is now relegated to a supporting role -- it's no longer a box office draw.
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Game Boy AdvanceSuper Play
Jag begick två grova tjänstefel den här gången. Jag tillät mig recensera ett spel utan att ha spelat det mer än några timmar, och jag misslyckades med att se igenom en extremt snygg yta. Redan några veckor senare började jag få ångest, och när Donkey Kong Country nu släpps till Game Boy Advance känns det riktigt pinsamt. För även om det fortfarande är ett välgjort, stundtals riktigt underhållande plattformsäventyr, har det ingenting att sätta emot bandesignen och kontrollen i Marios spel eller attityden och tempot i Sonics. I grund och botten är Donkey Kong Country faktiskt ingenting annat än en sämre kopia av Super Mario Bros.
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Game Boy ColorGamekult
Ceux qui ont apprécié le jeu original sur SNES seront heureux de retrouver sur Game Boy, fidèlement adapté, et servi par des graphismes très réussis. On aurait cependant aimer trouver de nouveaux niveaux à parcourir, aussi variés et bien architecturés que les originaux. Quitte à les troquer contre les bonus Game Boy que sont les sympathiques mini jeux jouables en link et le plus anecdotique atelier d'impression, réservé aux détenteurs de l'imprimante Game Boy.
60
Game Boy AdvanceSuper Play
Även om det fortfarande är ett välgjort, stundtals riktigt underhållande plattformsäventyr, har det ingenting att sätta emot bandesignen och kontrollen i Marios spel eller attityden och tempot i Sonics. I grund och botten är Donkey Kong Country ingenting annat än en sämre kopia på Super Mario Bros.
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Game Boy ColorRandom Access
Ultimately, the only reason you would have bought this game back when it was released in 2000, or even tried it out, was because you either were curious about the Donkey Kong license, a drop-dead Donkey Kong fanatic, or just a plain oaf. There are much better ways to experience Donkey Kong Country than this. It's available on the SNES, it was re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console service, and it was even remade as a Game Boy Advance game three years later. The Game Boy Color hardware could not handle the power of DKC, and it is quite clear that this game should be pushed to the back shelf in the console's library. Visit greener pastures and jungles, please.
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SNESHonestGamers
As a whole, this game is quite average. You're unlikely to find much of anything remarkable about it at all.