Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

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Best Donkey Kong game

Donkey Kong
28
41%
Donkey Kong Country
20
29%
Donkey Kong Country 2
4
6%
Donkey Kong Country 3
4
6%
Donkey Kong (GB)
10
15%
Donkey Kong 64
2
3%
 
Total votes: 68

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Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:53 am

I know it's not all of them, but the polls get too crowded and we have a coin-op capers and donkey kong country feature next month.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by merman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:20 am

I have a soft spot for Jungle Beat, but Donkey Kong Country was a very important release - not least for the gorgeous pre-rendered sprites, but also proving that someone other than Nintendo could pack a platform game full of secret areas and tricky techiques to master.
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Post by harlequ1n » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:24 am

Definitely the original DK Country. It gave an adrenaline shot to the ageing SNES and created one of the most compelling and fun platformers ever. And I've played almost every single DK game, my 2nd favourite is Donkey Kong 3 on the NES :)
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by clarance » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:29 am

Gameboy Donkey Kong for me - surprisingly good.
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Post by MattyC64c » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:53 am

Just has to be Donkey Kong Country, those gorgeous visuals, sublime!

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Post by ongalagonga » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:17 am

DK Country. Great graphics and supurb music. Damn now I've got the bongo beat from the first level stuck in my head.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by Denny Haynes » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:31 pm

Myself i'd plump for the arcade Donkey Kong. After all these years it's still in the headlines mainly because of Billy Michell and Steve Wiebe going head to head and the dedication and effort they've both put in since 1981. Just goes to show how these classic games have that little something extra that todays games miss.

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Post by SirClive » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:40 pm

The only one I like is the original.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by Tellah » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:56 pm

Gameboy DK for me. It starts off like the original, but then you realise it's much, much more. Mario learned to backflip here for starters.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:50 pm

Donkey Kong , but Donkey Konga is Aces!
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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by RMLF » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:02 pm

Donkey Kong JR Game and Watch

Erm out of that list the original one.

Not keen on the other games listed
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Post by Miketendo » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:30 pm

Who doesn't love the original DK?! I also loved Donkey Kong Country and have fond memories of dragging my dad to play the Toys R Us demo before it's release. I was slightly obsessed. Despite this, my vote goes to Donkey Kong Country 2. Everything from the fantastic music to all the unlockables, and the new animal friends: all a massive improvement from the first game.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by thevulture » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:05 am

Last one i played was DKC on Snes-Audio and visual feast, but gameplay gave me stomach ache, so it`s gotta be the Game and watch version i played 25 years ago that gets my vote.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by fredghostmaster » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:24 am

Love Donkey Kong but never been a fan of the Donkey Kong Country games. I never saw what all the fuss was about.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best Donkey Kong game

Post by Morkin » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:08 am

The only Donkey Kong that I've played is the orange Game & Watch one. :?

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