|Donkey Kong Country|
|Platform(s)||Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance|
|Released||EU: June 6, 2003|
NA: June 9, 2003
AU: June 12, 2003
JP: December 12, 2003
Donkey Kong Country ( スーパードンキーコング, Sūpā Donkī Kongu in Japan) is a popular game for the Super Nintendo that was released in 1994. The game is credited with bringing back the Donkey Kong character, as well as starting a new franchise entirely based around new characters and gameplay. While Rareware had made some popular games in the past such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country is credited with making them an industry well-known.
On a dark and stormy night in Donkey Kong Island, Diddy, Donkey Kong's nephew have taken the weighty responsibility of guarding Donkey Kong's precious Banana Hoard for one night, as a part of his "hero training". Next In the Donkey Kong Country Series is Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest. Donkey Kong entrusts Diddy with protecting the hoard until midnight, where he is relived, while Donkey Kong, himself, goes to sleep as he is tired.
Everything seems to go smoothly in the hoard until Diddy hears some noises. Diddy hears some voices outside and gets scared, asking who's there. King K. Rool, who had commanded his Kremling minions and steal the [] and to seal Diddy inside a barrel and then hide him in the bushes. Two ropes drop from above and suddenly two Kritters appear. Diddy cartwheels them both easily, but then a Krusha comes in as backup. As Diddy is not strong enough to defeat Krusha by himself, he is overpowered and defeated by Krusha (Klump in the manual's prologue).
Cranky rushes inside the treehouse to tell Donkey Kong to wake up so he may tell him what happened. He then tells Donkey Kong to check his Banana Cave (Hoard). Donkey Kong is infuriated, exclaiming that the Kremlings will pay for stealing his bananas and kidnapping Diddy. Donkey Kong goes on to say that he will hunt every corner of the island for his bananas back. During this time, King K. Rool presumably loaded his cargo onto the Gangplank Galleon.
The Kongs' quest would take them all over Donkey Kong Island. They travel through the jungles of Kongo Jungle, the ruins of the Monkey Mines, forests of Vine Valley, the snowy tundra of Gorilla Glacier and finally, the caves of Chimp Caverns. After, Donkey Kong and Diddy will face King K. Rool on the Gangplank Galleon.
Once K. Rool is defeated, Cranky asks Donkey to check his Banana Hoard as he is in for a big surprise. Once DK goes into his hoard, all of his bananas are seen returned.