Recently, I learned a well-kept secret about Mine Cart Carnage, the eighth level of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. My childhood memories of playing this particular level are all negative, nothing but frustration and endless, wasted hours. When I found out what the secret was, I wanted to kick myself. It would have…
Track: King K. Rool’s Theme Song | Artist: David Wise | Album: Donkey Kong Country Original Soundtrack
Before Donkey Kong Country was the game we all know, it was Donkey Kong and the Golden Bananas. Long time Rare designer Gregg Mayles has been tweeting out all sorts of art and concepts from the early stages of the SNES hit, which Rare developed in the early ‘90s.
It turns out this Rare platformer is hiding some dark secrets.
In November of 2012, Nintendo pulled the Donkey Kong Country trilogy from the Wii's Virtual Console. They gave no explanation, as is the Nintendo Way. And today, nearly two and a half years later, Nintendo announced that all three games are coming back, this time for the Wii U.
The Donkey Kong Country series contains some of the most beloved platforming titles to ever grace a Nintendo console.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out today, and to celebrate this, Masahiro Sakurai revealed the next member of Super Smash Bros. Wii U's roster: Diddy Kong.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the newest game in the long running series and the first on the Wii U. It has all the platforming you could want as well as returning characters Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. Check out the video to see the game in action.
This past weekend, I sat down and powered through the newest Donkey Kong title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. And as I explored all the game has to offer, I found myself nearly giddy at Cranky Kong’s special ability: to bounce along on his cane like Scrooge McDuck in the NES classic DuckTales.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out in Japan yesterday and with it came an influx of awesome art over at the Donkey Kong Miiverse page. Look below for some of the best.
What appears to be a charming little visual Easter egg in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is actually so much more. Yes, DK whips out a 3DS and plays it when you leave him idle (he's done this in the past.) But he's actually playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7 and even, well, Donkey Kong Country…
The folks at Retro Studios might not yet be making the Metroid game everyone wants them to make, but their next release sure looks great.
The next Donkey Kong Country game has been pushed back to February of 2014, Nintendo just announced. It was previously slated for this December.
Donkey Kong Island is overrun by Vikings in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will be a retail release and a Wii U eShop download when it arrives later this year.
To celebrate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo spent a lovely spring afternoon scaring the crap out of children.
Water levels can be pain in the ass, especially when unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics meet blurry, monotonous graphics. But that's not always the case. Truth is, there are water levels (or places where water plays a key role) that look really refreshing, relaxing, and that might even possess a special, eerie…
There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines—where actual mining was eschewed in favor of racing around on minecarts—were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests.
With Temple Run 2 whipping endless runner fans into a inevitably doomed frenzy, FDG Entertainment gets ready to release Banana Kong, game that's just a Nintendo license away from being a Donkey Kong Country spin-off.
The giant video game musical collective Overclocked Remix has turned their attention to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and released a massive, 77-song remix album. It's their 36th remix album, and it features over 69 artists, including musical performances by DKC3 composer David Wise. (Who,…