In 1994, the original Donkey Kong Country single-handedly saved the Super Nintendo from losing to the Genesis. The gorgeous platformer had everyone talking, with its solid gameplay, classic characters, and, most importantly, absolutely revolutionary visuals.
After two sequels in as many years, the Donkey Kong Country series came to an abrupt halt. Donkey Kong himself (troubled hero that he is) has since starred and co-starred in many games, but a new, proper Donkey Kong Country follow-up was never released.
Well, the series is back, exclusively on the Wii, and we have Metroid Prime impresarios Retro Studios to thank for it. And, trust me, you will want to thank them after playing this game. In fact, you may even want to have their babies.
I am not even going to launch into a pre-jump tease. Donkey Kong Country Returns is good. Very good. I would even say it is one of the best 2D platformers I have ever played.
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