Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)

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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 Find the letters K-O-N-G scattered around the level to get an extra life
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Airport
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Some mini-games
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Save point

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 gamewarrior (5063) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Nov 01, 1999 A 100
Game Players Dec, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Master 2008 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Ultimate Gamer Magazine Jan, 1996 9 out of 10 90
IGN May 29, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1995 8.6 out of 10 86
Gaming since 198x Aug 28, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Cubed3 Nov 08, 2006 8 out of 10 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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Kartanym (10764) added Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
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