Donkey Kong Country is an interesting platform game developed and released by the publisher Rare in 1994. This is the first version of the series. Its huge success gave the opportunity for successive games to be released on other Nintendo consoles. So far, 12 versions of the game have been released on Gameboy, SNES, Wii, and Nintendo Switch.
In this game, the story is bout the unique journey that begins on a rainy night, in which Diddy had to protect the banana that Donkey Kong had hoarded. However, the Kremlings appeared and stole the bananas and imprisoned Diddy in a box. Because he overslept, Donkey Kong only found out about the incident the next morning. He decided to go back to find his bananas.
The challenges and control mechanism
The fun challenges of Donkey Kong Country focus on two main characters, Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong. They join a journey to regain the number of bananas that were stolen by Kremlings and his boss, King K. Rool. In Donkey Kong Country, there are 40 stages for players to conquer. During the game, players will control Diddy Kong or Donkey Kong. Also, you can swap between them to use on the go. In particular, each character will have a unique advantage for players to use at different stages. Donkey Kong has the physical ability and can easily defeat the enemies along the way, while Diddy Kong has the ability to move faster and jump into the air higher than DK. Two characters can run, jump and DK can roll on enemies to defeat them.
Besides, each stage of the game will bring many different enemies and terrains for you to overcome. Along the way, there will be enemies to defeat. Gamers can roll on enemies or jump on them. They will drop some special items for players to collect. Also, players will join the challenge with a certain number of lives. When you touch enemies or fall into traps, you will die and lose a life. To get a new life, you need to collect 100 bananas or collect different letters along the way to make a phrase, K-O-N-G. In addition, on the map, there are many wooden crates (which can be picked up to be thrown at enemies) and paths to the secret room. The hidden rooms that appear continuously at each stage will be unlocked by moving into old cannons or destroying walls. In the special room, players can collect many attractive rewards such as adding a new life or collecting a special item to complete the current level and enter the new one. Besides facing many obstacles, players get the help of many other friends. Each of them will have a unique skill to help you overcome the current difficulties. For example, Winky has high jumping skills and defeats enemies in positions you cannot reach.