Donkey Kong Country

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Donkey Kong Country is a 2-D side scrolling platform video game developed by Rare, featuring the character Donkey Kong. It was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994. Following an intense marketing campaign, the original SNES version sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling non-bundled SNES game of all time. It was the first Donkey Kong game not to be produced or directed by Shigeru Miyamoto. Instead, it was produced by Tim Stamper.

The game was ported to Nintendo's Virtual Console service on 7 December 2006 in Australia, 8 December 2006 in Europe and 19 February 2007 in North America.

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Gameplay

The object of Donkey Kong Country is to make it through 40 different side-scrolling levels and recover the Kongs' banana hoard, which has been stolen by the Kremlings.[2][3] Each level is uniquely themed and consists of varying tasks such as swimming, riding in mine carts, launching out of barrel cannons, or swinging from vine to vine.[3] Players lose a life if they get hit by any enemy or fall off the screen. To defeat an enemy, players can either execute a roll, jump or groundslam (a move reserved only for Donkey Kong). However, some enemies cannot be taken down like this, so the player must throw a barrel or use the assistance of an animal. Enemies vary in difficulty, usually becoming tougher to take down as the game progresses. When the player has lost all their lives, the game is over. However, the player can gain additional lives by collecting items scattered throughout the levels, including bananas; golden letters that spell out K–O–N–G; extra life balloons; and golden animal tokens that lead to bonus levels.[4] There are also many secret passages that can lead to bonus games where the player can earn additional lives or other items.[5]

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