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Which Donkey Kong Country was your favorite?
February 12, 2013
11:40 am
Kanto1992
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The Donkey Kong Country Trilogy were some of my favorite platformers of all-time.  My personal favorite was DKC 2.  The addition of the Lost World was a huge improvement, as well as the pirate theme.

Currently looking for the following SNES games:

Chrono Trigger

EarthBound

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV)

Secret of Mana

Illusion of Gaia

Super Castlevania IV

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors

TMNT IV

Contra III

February 12, 2013
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I always go with the original.
I do think that the second installment was the better game, but nostalgia is what makes the first 1 for me. The mine cart level is my favorite stage of all Donkey Kong Country games. really all 3 games are fantastic.

February 12, 2013
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I don’t like to paint a picture of one being better than the other. They all have differences that while not obtrusive to the overall play are noticeable. Though it’s popular opinion that #2 is the best out of the trilogy I genuinely like them all equally.

 

February 12, 2013
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Technically, 2 is the best, but I have to say the original was my favourite.  It was such a great experience back in 1994; the graphics blew us all away but it had a solid game to back it up.

 

Two improved on things in every way, but by then I had played DKC to death and it didn’t seem as fresh.  I also didn’t like that Donkey Kong wasn’t playable.

Now playing: SNES - Phalanx, R-Type III, Genesis - Bio Hazard Battle, PS3 - Dragon's Crown

February 12, 2013
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Kanto1992
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I’m weird.  I played through the trilogy in reverse order, so DKC didn’t have a nostalgic effect on me.

Currently looking for the following SNES games:

Chrono Trigger

EarthBound

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV)

Secret of Mana

Illusion of Gaia

Super Castlevania IV

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors

TMNT IV

Contra III

February 12, 2013
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Strange, I couldn’t imagine not playing them in order. Then again, I can be pretty OCD about that kind of stuff.

February 12, 2013
5:40 pm
Kanto1992
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Well, I got them all for my birthday different years.  Lame excuse, but that’s how it happened.

Currently looking for the following SNES games:

Chrono Trigger

EarthBound

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV)

Secret of Mana

Illusion of Gaia

Super Castlevania IV

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors

TMNT IV

Contra III

February 12, 2013
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That’s awesome! I believe I rented them back in the glory days of Block Buster! Lol

February 12, 2013
6:05 pm
Kanto1992
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I miss Blockbuster.  There is still one open by my friends apartment.  The one in my hometown is a liquor store now.

Currently looking for the following SNES games:

Chrono Trigger

EarthBound

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV)

Secret of Mana

Illusion of Gaia

Super Castlevania IV

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors

TMNT IV

Contra III

February 12, 2013
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I actually still have a blockbuster that is open here in Missouri and it really does get frequent a lot.

February 12, 2013
7:39 pm
Kanto1992
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I’m glad to hear they still get support.

Currently looking for the following SNES games:

Chrono Trigger

EarthBound

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV)

Secret of Mana

Illusion of Gaia

Super Castlevania IV

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

 Zombies Ate My Neighbors

TMNT IV

Contra III

February 13, 2013
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Honestly most of them have died out, I believe they were bought by Direct or Dish. Not entirely sure. But that did revive them for a while. Now they sell things other than games and movies, they also don’t just rent. They should stock retro games and sell them also for extra revenue. Netflix and Red box had seriously put a dent into sales.

February 26, 2013
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1>2>3

 

one just had the “wow how is this possible?” factor. By 2-3, PSX was already taking over. 

August 9, 2013
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DKC II crushes it when it comes to memories of long-hour campaigns tag-teaming with my brother.

But I LOVED 3 when we rented it for the first time, especially all the side-quests and vehicle upgrades. I also loved how you knew exactly how much of the game you’d beat by the percentage. The most I was ever able to get on 1 was like 70% completion.

 

August 9, 2013
3:18 am
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Gotta go with DKC2. While DKC was great 2 took that template and really fleshed it out to a truly legendary status. I really do think of it as the difference between going from Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Bros. 3 in terms of additions and improvements. And the music. My god the music. Stickerbrush Symphony is a work of musical art.

 

I didn’t like 3 as much. It is still a quality game but there it just wasn’t as interesting a world to me.

 

Also DKC is still the best looking of the 3. The slightly sparser game worlds allowed for the slightly better definition in the world compared to the more cluttered 2 and 3.

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August 12, 2013
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The first installment was def. my favorite of the trilogy — my wife and I recently replayed this one, and it holds up well. Some of the mine cart and spinning barrel levels were pretty challenging. They don’t make ’em like they used to, that’s for sure.

August 12, 2013
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I like the 1st one as well Seth. It’s fun to still play through even though I can generally breeze through most of it (having played it so much!) The first level on Gorilla Glacier (Snow Barrel Blast?) with the changing snowy weather still looks awesome. Tree Top Town, Vulture Culture, Mine Cart Carnage, Temple Tempest and Poison Pond are other levels I fondly recall. The soundtrack in the water levels feels very d.r..e..a..m…y – I like that, a nice touch.

November 8, 2013
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Diddy’s Kong quest > Dixie Kong’s double trouble > Donkey Kong country

Never quite liked the first one for some reason (I really should get a new sticker for it though)donkey.jpgImage Enlarger

November 17, 2013
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The first one for me! Had such a great impact on gaming for me back in 1994. I remember ver fondly the talks we had with complete strangers about DK’s graphics, sound and gameplay. People connected through this game back then. When on holliday’s is was the topic of conversation when gaming was concerned. Donkey Kong Country was, and still is, a fantastic game. 

July 18, 2014
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This is tough because all three games are amazing. Yes, I think even Donkey Kong Country 3 is amazing. Come at me, DKC3 haters. However, I have to go with the second one. They improved the gameplay, and I think Diddy and Dixie is the best team gameplay wise. Oh, and Donkey Kong+Pirates=Awesome! 

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