Donkey Kong Land


Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Land Coverart.png
North American box art
Developer(s) Rare
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Andrew Collard
Composer(s) David Wise
Graeme Norgate
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release date(s)
  • NA June 26, 1995
  • JP July 27, 1995
  • EU August 24, 1995
Genre(s) Platforming
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s)

Donkey Kong Land is a video game developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. This game was first released in June, 1995. It is a completely original follow-up to the original Donkey Kong Country. The game was later followed by Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III which are both for the Game Boy along with Donkey Kong Land itself. However, Donkey Kong Land III had a Game Boy Color remake. Most of the game's music and sound effects were reused in the Game Boy Color remake of Donkey Kong Country and its sequels.

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Plot

Cranky Kong, jealous of all the success Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have had from Donkey Kong Country, states that their first adventure was such a big hit because of all the fanciful graphics and sound. He challenges that they'd never cut it on an 8-bit system, and then proceeds to get King K. Rool to steal the Banana Hoard once again. King K. Rool agrees with Cranky and steals the bananas from the Banana Hoard again.

Gameplay

There are several gameplay mechanics that were changed to better suit the Game Boy. Only one Kong was displayed at one time because of the smaller screen, while the second one teleports out when the other gets hit by an enemy or by pressing the SELECT button. There are four worlds in Donkey Kong Land, all newer than DK Country's, but including some of the same level archetypes as seen in Donkey Kong Country. They all took place on and off the coast of Donkey Kong Island.

Reception

Donkey Kong Land received a 71% at GameRankings.

Awards

Donkey Kong Land was awarded Best Game Boy Game of 1995 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[1]

References

  1. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly's Buyer's Guide. 1996. 

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