While digging through 15 years of reviews, I was pretty surprised that I had never reviewed Donkey Kong Country. I’ve completed it multiple different times on the SNES, Wii, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. The first time that I ever played this game was borrowing it from a cousin. I remember completing it every weekend while I had it from start to finish over and over again. Now playing it for the first time in a few years it was a 2 hour game. I’m not sure if that’s what it always was. It just felt a lot easier this time.
For the past maybe 6 years I’ve played Donkey Kong Country with my cousin on the SNES and Wii. Well SNES until we managed to kill her SNES. So it was onto the Wii! The SNES never started again. It always amazed me that she only wanted to play the second game and she was super bored with the first one. Maybe its her nostalgia that she only remembered the first, therefore its what she wanted to play.
Back to the original game, I still own the soundtrack somewhere and the 15 minute VHS video from Nintendo Power. That thing couldn’t have been cheap to make, let alone mail us all a copy.