Donkey Kong Land
Reviewed by Anthony Kotorac
So you enjoyed Donkey Kong Country at a friend's house on a SNES
but you don't have a SNES but you have a Game Boy? Well this game
is for you. The story is quite different from DKC 1 because Cranky
lets K-Rool steel the banana horde! And Donkey Kong has to steel it back!
Graphics score 7.5 out of 10
Hooray! A Game Boy game with ACM graphics ! Well they did it on the
SNES with DKC 1 so now they did it on Game Boy with Donkey Kong Land!
The graphics are just like its cousin (DKC 1). The trees, the buildings,
the caves, even the characters are all 3-D. If you have a Super Game Boy
adapter you'll experience the graphics tons better then on the Game Boy
screen, plus you'll see it in color so you'll play it better.
Music and Sound 6 out of 10
You'll find that some of the sounds are like normal game-boy games. For
example the 'boing' sound when you jump on an enemy or make a door way.
But the music is so sharp and excellent for a puny game boy screen. They
took some music out of DKC 1 plus they add some songs so you won't be
hearing the same stuff from DKC 1 all of the time.
Game Challenge 7 out of 10
There is one problem with the game. There are not enough levels. There
are only 4 worlds with 8 stages in each. But still there are some stages
which take forever to pass. If the makers of the game simplified the
graphics there would be more levels ( They simplified the background
in the 2 sequels). Even the bosses are too easy to pass ( Except for K-Rool).
Certain stages, like the snow stages, the graphics are too complicated
so they hide the characters. You'll probable miss the baddies hidden in the
Replayability 4 out of 10
Once you've passed everything you'll obviously think it's tooooo boring.
Overall 7 out of 10
In conclusion I like to say that this game is perfect for practicing your
skills and for beginners too. But if your too good for Donkey Kong then
don't get this game.