Welcome to another edition of Nostalgia Game Review, where I highlight past games and see if they're worth your time! This edition takes a look at Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest, a game for the Super Nintendo that was developed by Rare.
Initially released on November 20, 1995, DKC 2 takes Diddy and Dixie Kong on an adventure to rescue their pal Donkey Kong from the clutches of King K. Rool. Along the way, they collect DK coins and complete challenges. You go from a lava pit to a haunted forest to achieve your objective. You even traverse through the "lost world", a requirement to complete the game. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest eventually got a Game Boy Advance port like its DKC brethren.
Like its predecessor, DKC 2 makes good use of Silicon Graphics (SGI) technology, which pre-renders 3D imagery. The game feels great and the music flows well with the level. The levels also have some environmental attributes to them, ranging from wind to fog.
There's also plenty of replay value, which is what makes the game great compared to its predecessor. There are plenty of collectibles to find and the lost levels will challenge you. There's even a second ending, which you earn after you've beaten all the lost levels.
I've never gotten the chance to play DKC 2 as a kid. Now, I can see why it's the sixth-best selling SNES game on the system. If you're a fan of the first Donkey Kong Country game, you'll fall in love with Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest.
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