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31 Days: Day 12 – Creepy Castles


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. 

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango


This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece

Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).