Saturday, February 4, 2012

13. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

When Sega was gaining the lead in sales figures in 1994, it took only a single game to reverse the tide, and that game was Donkey Kong Country. DKC had, for the time, life-like graphics for a 2d machine like the Super Nintendo. People were stunned to see the game in motion, and many probably believed that Rareware had sold their souls to conjure up such a feat. Besides the graphics, the gameplay is just rock-solid. It plays sort of like a Mario title where you jump on enemies and have to reach the goal. You play as Donkey Kong along with his little nephew Diddy and your job is to get back your banana horde that was stolen by the reptile-like kremlings. The levels are classic real world settings, and the soundtrack goes beyond catchy to just beautiful (Aquatic Ambiance is almost zen-like). DKC is a definite winner.

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