Donkey Kong Country
Reviewed by VGW Man
At the beginning of the video game era, there was a game called Donkey
Kong. Actually, Donkey was Cranky Kong, who is in the game I am reviewing
at this time. Anyway, the game sold well, until Mario, the carpenter (Why
a carpenter? I don't know), now a plumber, came in. Donkey Kong was long
forgotten. That is, until Rare, with Nintendo, helped recreate Donkey Kong.
Now, with it's sequels, it is one of the best games out here.
Graphics 10 out of 10
Now this is a game that was so stunning! I mean, where have you seen
graphics like these? No, not including a Nintendo 64? NOWHERE! Using
ACM technology, everyone is rendered in 3-D. Also, Cranky looks like a
grandpa. He should after starring in the original Donkey Kong. The animals
and bad guys look so rendered (& so deadly), I almost felt the pain. Good Job!
Music and Sound 9.5 out of 10
Almost a perfect score, this game has perfect tunes and sound effects.
When you get hit, Diddy and Donkey act like they get hit & sound like they
need a band-aid. My only problem is that they don't "speak"--I mean, they
only make grunts. Hearing Cranky's insults would really help the score.
Game Challenge 9.5 out of 10
This game has a decent challenge. Part of what increases the challenge
is the wide variety of hidden areas in the area. What decreases the
challenge is the easy controls (see below). Still, a solid game.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
This game has easy controls to learn. Each Kong has the same moves,
but the animals have some different controls (not special). Enguarde
is the easiest to control because he doesn't need the B button to move
around. Some of the easy controls decrease the challenge (see above),
but still easy for a five year old to learn.
I didn't see any frustration, except when you get far into the game and
get killed. Fortunately, you can save at Candy Kong, so that isn't much
of a deal.
Replayability 10 out of 10
There are a lot of hidden areas that it should take all year to find and
get. That is, if you are NOT using a strategy guide.
Game Value 9.5 out of 10
Only if you don't have enough money will this game not be of any value.
Overall 10 out of 10