Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Reviewed by Yoshi Guy
OK. This one just 1 word comes to mind: Better. That's all better.
What I mean by that is everything the original had is now new and
better. This time the challenge is higher, the fun is truer, the graphics
are nicer, the storyline is hotter and cranky is well.."crankier". Let
me allow to explain the new and the better a little bit more. This one
is in no way a copy of the first. In fact it's basically a new game. The
animal friends that helped you before now have different moves, special
powers, strengths and weaknesses and yes this time squawks can really
fly. But the newest level in enhancement has been the addition of
Kremcoins and bonus tokens. It isn't free anymore to get some advice
or save or even fly roundtrip airfare just like in real life. But how do
you get them? Allow me to explain. Kremcoins are pretty much
scattered everywhere across the levels, but getting them is in no
way going to be easy. The challenge is much harder, and the new
enemies and creatures you meet our a lot tougher on this strange
new Island. Strange new Island?!? I thought there was only Donkey
Kong Island? Well don't throw a hissy fit, allow me to explain: King K.
Rool was thrown off his ship and died and that's the end right? No way.
That fish floating sap managed to escape back to his Island Crocodile
Isle. Now that your on his island he's known as the dastardly pirate
Captain K. Rool and is back to his old tricks again by appenaping Donkey
Kong! So now it's up to Diddy (the new star) and Dixie (sister and new
sidekick) to rescue that big ape from the clutches of that nasty villain!
You'll start in crocodile cove on the stern of a pirate ship, and make
your way through this awful home island of the scourge of the seven
seas over more levels than the original, and more challenges than ever
before! Your now on a treasure hunt to save donkey and hopefully get a
name and reputable plaque for doing so.
Graphics 10 out of 10
The graphics are now top brand with newer levels and landscape that
requires the use of better graphics. The new scenery will literally put
you in a trance in this all new island. You'll face swarms of enemies
and creatures in a place you are not welcome and come face to face
with some really nasty home dwellers! The worlds give more vitality
and picture than ever before possible that you'll just have to see to believe!
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
The music is a lot more exhilarating and fun than you've seen. Some places
are really scary and some are really eerie and creepy. There's much more
of a treasure hunting aspect in the music than before since essentially
you are on a pirate's island! The sounds are great and more distinguishable,
like when you find a coin or a hidden DK coin you will here a sound, and it
will become the number on your screen!
Game Challenge 9.9 out of 10
The challenge is truly greater than the original with a lot more enemies
and a lot more levels which makes a lot more secrets! The one who would
master controlling Dixie has an upper hand since her helicopter spin will
actually save your life more often than you think! The enemies now have
attack patterns and strategies to get you killed and their are a lot more
swarming the levels.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
You will truly have fun with this game a lot more! Especially on the lost
world levels! Just wait until you get to play those!
Replayability 10 out of 10
Let me get you straight on something. This game has a lot more secrets,
tricks and bonuses than the named original. They vary from DK coins
scattered through out the many levels of which you must collect to
truly prove your worth to cranky Kong. The bonus rounds give you tokens
and points towards finishing the 103% Which is required to get the true
ending. To do this you must uncover the Indiana Jones/Stargate type Lost
World legend that was buried under the island ages ago by the ancestors,
and destroy the islands source of power! Kremkoins can be given to a
bodyguard every now and than to gain access to one of the secret levels.
I won't tell you what happens when you do this, but I guarantee you'll love it!
Game Value 103 out of 100
Very great game. I like Donkey Kong Land 2 though just as much.
Overall 10 out of 10