DONKEY KONG COUNTRY
Super Nintendo Pal 1994
The classic title from Rare for Nintendo. At the time the graphics in the game
were state of the art despite being based on the aging 16-Bit Super NES.
Rare used a technique of using images rendered on Silicon Graphics machines
and using them as sprites in the game. Coupled with great game play the game
became a massive hit.
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set about searching the island for their missing
collection of bananas. King K. Rool, an evil crocodile with an army of minions
had stolen the family's collection, an offense that merited the punishment of
having his head jumped on by a 200-pound gorilla.
This game is up there with the great 2D platformers ever. You can throw barrels,
ride mine carts, find helper animals and there are plenty of secrets to find. The
game can be played as a single player, 2 player co-op or 2 player contest.
After this game was 2 more Donkey Kong Country titles appeared on the SNES
and this game has recently been released for Gameboy Advance.