Hello all and welcome back to another installment of 31 Day. Todays song is from a game I have yet to beat.
Creepy Castle: Donkey Kong 64
I didn’t finish DK 64. Not because of This level as it’s actually one of my favorites, however I never managed to get passed the boss for creepy castle, King Kut out. The thing about this boss is the fact that you can loss all your Kongs should you miss your shots, and after a while it became harder to hit. I spent many a weekend trying to best this boss all those years ago and it eluded me every time. In that regard I feel a bit like Ahab trying to harpoon Moby dick, but I digress, that was years ago and I haven't tried for quite some time.
I think I’ll revisit this one day, but I’ve just never mustered up the time and energy to do so. That said the level design is great. It’s everything you’d want in a level called Creepy Castle. Narrow passes, stormy weather, mostly fitting enemies, decent verticality, all the good stuff basically. I really miss design like this, you just don't see many 3d platformers these days. While Tropical Freeze is an amazing game I think it's about time for Donkey Kong to make a return with a 3d platformer. As it stands now yooka laylee will be the game that fills this void, but it wouldn't hurt to see more 3d platformers like this make a resurgence. As a matter of fact if they gave it the Super Mario 64 ds treatment I'm sure it would do extraordinarily well.
Until then though, enjoy this track. It's very well composed and a great fit for October should you be looking for thematic music.