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Donkey Kong Country Returns review

During the mid to late 90’s the Rare’s Donkey Kong Country series were my favourite games. Intense platforming action combined with graphics and music so awesome that you couldn’t believe they were coming out of a 16Bit Super Nintendo. I could also go as far to say that the original DKC was (and probably still is) my favourite 2D platform game of all time, Super Mario purists may scoff but there’s something I really like about the British take on the platform genre. In my opinion Rare were very innovate in bringing prerendered graphics to the SNES and they also...

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Donkey Kong Country Returns review

We’ve seen Donkey and Diddy Kong appear on various games for the Wii and DS over the past couple of years but Donkey Kong Country Returns goes back to the days of the SNES classic and brings the platformer right up to date. The game begins with some strange masks with hypnotic powers emerging from a volcano and hypnotising all the animals so they can steal DK’s stockpile of bananas. For some reason Mr Kong is immune so goes on the rampage with his little buddy to get them all back. The game’s a side-scrolling platformer with some 3D depth...

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Donkey Kong Country Returns release date

Now this I did not expect. Retro Studio’s the developer of the Metroid Prime trilogy pull a surprise punch with the return of my favourite Nintendo Platformer (sorry Mario); Donkey Kong Country. After Microsoft’s acquisition of Rare Software I thought there would be no chance of a true sequel to the superb Super Nintendo game series. Yes we had Donkey Kong Jungle Beat which was an interesting rhythm based platformer that came boxed with plastic bongos, but it wasn’t a true DKC game. Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii is an awesome looking platforming side-scroller that promises to bring back...

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Donkey Kong Country for the Wii

Your Wii can do more than play Wii Fit and Mario Kart you know. Whilst they are great games worthy of their incredible sales, spare a thought for our lost retro games. The Wii has access to hundreds of digital download games both old and new via the Wii Shop Channel. Donkey Kong Country is probably the favourite platformer of all time and is a bargain at 800 Wii Points. Head over to Wiigamereview.com to read the review of Donkey Kong Country for Wii, think of it as a warm up for the soon to be released Wiimake of Donkey...

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Donkey Kong Country review

The upcoming release of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for Wii got me in the mood for some retro Donkey Kong action, has it really already 15 years since former Nintendo love kids Rare released Donkey Kong Country on the SNES? Yes amazingly it is! Well for just 800 Wii Points you can re-experience this classic platformer once again by buying it from the Wii Shop Channel. Let’s have a closer look at quite possibly my favourite platform game of all time in my review of Donkey Kong Country for Wii on virtual console. It’s surprising to think that before Donkey...

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DK Jungle Climber review

There’s one thing you can almost guarantee when Nintendo bring out a game that’s based on a character that’s in some way related to Mario. That is, it’s usually going to be very good and have lots of new ideas. Once again, they’ve come up trumps with a game featuring Donkey King. It’s DK Jungle Climber and it really is something rather new and perfect for the DS. Basically, the levels span over both screens and you control Donkey Kong most of the time with just 3 buttons. The A button to jump, and L and R for his left...