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Donkey Kong Country (Wii)

83
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.6


Critic Reviews

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90
Nintendo 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.
85
IGN
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.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
But, to Rare's eternal credit, it has managed to create one of the few 2D 16-bit games that doesn't look terrifyingly dated in the late noughties, and, still feels delightful to play now if you haven't had your fill of platformers already.
80
Mag'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
Eurogamer.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.