As modern day gamers, we sometimes forget where the ideas for some of the games we play today come from. I tend to sometimes jump back in time and play
all the games that I can remember playing when I was younger. The drive to play those games usually comes from something reminding me of the game and thinking, “Man I would love to go back and play that now.” I had one of these moments a couple days ago and the game I absolutely had to play was Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. I am sure many people have played and remember this game fondly, but I have learned that my memory of games is completely different from the actual experience. Now in saying that let me describe my memory of Donkey Kong Country.

I remember starting up the game and enjoying the soundtrack, just seeing an older monkey turning an old-timey record player, while monkey noises were being made in the background. I immediately fell in love with the opening song as soon as the baseline hit. I used to think,” Omg this is going to be awesome.” When I took control of Donkey Kong (one of the games protagonists) I admired the fluid game play and how he responded to my every command. Jumping, rolling, tossing barrels, collecting bananas, I was in heaven and this game was the best thing ever. – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Console Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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