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Donkey Kong Country
Box artwork for Donkey Kong Country.
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Genre(s)Platformer, Sidescroller
System(s)SNES, Nintendo Power (SNES), Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Wii VC, Wii U VC
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer
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Followed byDonkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
SeriesDonkey Kong Country
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This is the first game in the Donkey Kong Country series. For other games in the series see the Donkey Kong Country category.

Donkey Kong Country is a video game developed by Rare and Nintendo, featuring the popular arcade character, Donkey Kong. It was released for the SNES and Super Famicom in 1994, 11 years after the last Donkey Kong game, Donkey Kong 3. It was ported to the Wii Virtual Console on the Nintendo Wii on December 8, 2006 in Europe and Australia, December 12, 2006 in Japan, and February 19, 2007 in North America. It was produced by Tim Stamper. This was the first Donkey Kong game that was not produced or directed by Shigeru Miyamoto.

This game can be credited as the original Donkey Kong game, as it was the first that allowed players to control Donkey Kong. In addition, it helped to define the characters of the Kong family and create the back story that we know of now.


For more details on this topic, see Donkey Kong Country/Story.

King K. Rool and the Kremlings have stolen Donkey Kong's hoard of bananas; now he must recover the stash. His banana hoard was located just in a cave underneath his house; somehow nobody noticed the giant bananas being transported. Donkey Kong has the special help of his nephew and best buddy, Diddy Kong, who idolizes DK. Cranky Kong and the other Kongs (Funky Kong and Candy Kong) lend a hand along the way.


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