In 1994 the first Donkey Kong Country came out on the Super NES. The game focuses on Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy Kong, who must recover their stolen bananas from King K. Rool and the Kremlings. Each level is uniquely themed and consists of varying tasks such as swimming, riding in mine carts, launching out of barrel cannons, or swinging from vine to vine. Players control one of two characters: Donkey Kong or his nephew Diddy. The player can switch between characters when they are both available. The game offers single-player and multiplayer game modes. Multiplayer allows two players to play alternatively in one of two different modes: the competitive “Contest” mode or the cooperative “Team” mode.
Donkey Kong Country sold six million units in its first holiday season. This is one of my favorite titles for
the SNES and is still a fan favorite amongst the older and younger generations.

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: RARE
Systems: Super NES
Players: Single-player, Multiplayer
Release Date: 11/24/1994
ESRB Rating: E



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Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the video game community. He is currently writing for Old School Gamer Magazine, Retro Gaming Times and The Walter Day Collection. He has Co-Promoted the Video Game Summit in Illinois for the past 13 Years. Todd's first book, Walter Day's Gaming Superstars, Volume 1, was released in February of 2020. Volume 2 of the Gaming Superstars was published on December 24th, 2021. Todd is also on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.