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Donkey Kong Country -- Nintendo

This side-scrolling platform game for the Super Nintendo features next-generation raytraced graphics, as well as numerous secret bonus worlds, two player alternating gameplay, and a save-game feature. Join Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong and all the gang as you adventure to recover the big guy's banana horde from the evil Lizard King.

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Games like this one will help keep SNES owners loyal for atleast a while. With the other big-guns already releasing their Japanese super systems Nintendo still hasn't mentioned a release day for their Ultra 64. DKC helps you to forget that. The raytraced graphics are incredible, and the play equally as good. This is one you have to see to believe. The hidden levels are great, and the whole game really flows well. A definite winner.

Wow! Unbelievable! These are the first words that came to mind when I plugged DKC into my trusty old SNES. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what this game could do with five year old hardware. Graphically this was the most impressive game released for the SNES in 94. The musical score is perfect; I especially liked the mellow underwater tune. DKC packs enough secrets to keep you busy for days trying to find them all. Nintendo really released some quility softs in 94; DKC ranks just behind Super Metroid for Nintendo's best releases of 94.

Well, Nintendo has definitely shown that the SNES can compete with the current generation of U.S. console systems. My only complaint is that while I enjoy the Mario play engine, I wish they would have used a new play engine in this game. Frankly I found myself almost too familiar with the play control from the moment I picked up the controller. Also, once I solved the game (%78), I didn't feel the desire to go back and bother trying to find the bonuses I missed, or even play the game through again. Graphics are beautiful, play control is very responsive and sound... well, it is some of the best, if not THE best console generated music and sound that I have heard to date. Everyone should play this game though, whether you like Nintendo or not.

Whoa! The Big "N" just never quits! This is one of the most incredible games I've seen in a long time. Super-fluid raytraced graphics, booming sound and unstoppable gameplay make Donkey Kong Country destined to be a classic. Literally scores of secret power-ups and bonus worlds add to the challenge. If you thought 16-bit was dead and gone, guess again!

>>>>> 92.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man E.Phoenix R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.0
Sound 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.0
Gameplay/Control 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Longevity/Playability 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.5
Overall 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.0
Total 22.5 23.0 23.0 24.0