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



Todd Friedman Todd Friedman (396 Posts)

Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the retro gaming community and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit in Chicago, IL for the past 16 years. He also has published 2 books and written for various different gaming magazines including Old School Gamer.