Donkey Kong Country Image

Rare’s Donkey Kong Country was a huge feat in itself when it was released on the Super Nintendo in 1994. Now imagine recreating the iconic jungle-based platformer within an entirely different game engine from around the same era.

Enter Doom, and insert the reminder here of just how crazy modders of the classic first-person shooter can actually be at times. Below is a total-conversion mod by user DooMero, that stands as the classic Donkey Kong Country experience rebuilt in GZDoom. It’s not just a themed Donkey Kong Doom modification, this is the original Donkey Kong game, with music, sprites and all.

Whilst it’s not half as smooth as the original experience (in more ways than one), it just goes to show what can be done when you’ve got a bit of spare time on your hands (roughly 20 years to be precise). Take a look below:

If you’re already developing an unhealthy obsession with the idea of this, then you can download a demo provided you have a copy of GZDoom, the mod, and a WAD file from one of the official Doom engine games. Prepare to be both impressed and slightly horrified by this unique spectacle.