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Donkey Kong Country
Developer(s) Rare
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) SNES, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U, New 3DS), Super NES Classic Edition, Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online
Release date(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System:
Game Boy Color:
Game Boy Advance:
Virtual Console (Wii):
Virtual Console (Wii U):
Virtual Console (New 3DS):
Super NES Classic Edition:
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online:
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Donkey Kong Country (also called DKC) is the first installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and the first game in the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy, overall. This video game was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This game is a platformer developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. The playable characters in this game are Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

The game was remade for the Game Boy Color in 2000 and was also remade again for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. Donkey Kong Country was ported over to the Wii's Virtual Console in 2006 and 2007. On November 25, 2012, for reasons unknown, Donkey Kong Country and both its sequels were delisted from the Wii's Virtual Console worldwide except in South Korea, but on October 30, 2014, the games were relisted only in Europe and Australia. Around the same time, the games were released on the Wii U's Virtual Console in Europe and Australia, in Japan on November 26, 2014, and in the United States and Canada on February 26, 2015. For handhelds, Donkey Kong Country was ported exclusively over to the New Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console in March 2016. It is one of the 21 games included on the Super NES Classic Edition and was made available on Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online for the Nintendo Switch on July 15, 2020.


There are six worlds and a final boss battle on Gangplank Galleon sometimes referred to as a world. The worlds are;

  • Kongo Jungle
  • Monkey Mines
  • Vine Valley
  • Gorilla Glacier
  • Kremkroc Industries Inc.
  • Chimp Caverns
  • Gangplank Galleon (sometimes considered as a world)


There are seven bosses in Donkey Kong Country. These bosses include;

  • Very Gnawty
  • Master Necky
  • Queen B.
  • Really Gnawty
  • Dumb Drum
  • Master Necky Snr.
  • King K. Rool

Changes between the ports

Donkey Kong Country had received two remakes; one for the Game Boy Color and one for the Game Boy Advance. The Game Boy Advance version has a larger amount of changes, while the Game Boy Color version doesn't have as much changes.

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