Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)

More monkey business

For anyone familiar with the original DK Country game this is more of the same. This is a good thing as the original was almost perfection in every way and this game manages to build on the franchise even more!

For a 16-bit console the graphics are amazing. The smooth animation and wonderful artwork create a 3D feel which works really well. The game oozes character and freshness still just like the earlier outing.

Playing as Diddy and Dixie Kong you must battle your way through the varied lands ahead of you. You can switch between the two primates at any time, Diddy is a little faster but Dixie is the better character to play due to her slow-falling technique which comes in usual often. Together you can do a team-up attack too which adds a added bit of depth to the game.

There are about 50 levels and countless mini-games along the way. You will certainly get your value for money here. This isn't the easiest platformer on the SNES so you'll have to keep your wits about you.

Conclusion

Donkey Kong Country 2 may prove frustrating for some younger or less dedicated players. For those who enjoy a challenge this is probably one of the best games available on the Virtual Console.

PAL users will be pleased to hear as this is a game developed by Rare this game is optimised for 50Hz. That means no real differences between this and it's NTSC counterpart.