Ranking the Donkey Kong games



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    Next month is the 40th anniversary of Donkey Kong releasing first in Japan on July 9, 1981. It basically put Nintendo on the map, turning them into one of the biggest video game companies in the world.

    What are your favorite Donkey Kong games?



    1. DK Country: Tropical Freeze
    2. DK Country Returns
    3. DK 64
    4. DK Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
    5. DK Country
    6. DK Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
    7. Donkey Kong (1981)

    Donkey Kong Country was my first Donkey Kong game on the SNES. And a few years later I got this jungle green Nintendo 64 that included Donkey Kong 64. I've enjoyed my time with DK over the years and I hope to see more of these great games in the future.

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    1. Arcade original
    2. Donkey Kong 64 (the world/music/graphics are nice, if not the gameplay loop)

    The rest = meh. I dislike most sidescrolling games, Donkey Konga/Jungle Beat seems too simplistic, Donkey Kong Jr. diverges too much from the original.



    1. Donkey Kong Country 2
    2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    3. Donkey Kong (1994)
    4. Donkey Kong Country
    5. Donkey Kong Country 3
    6. Donkey Kong Country Returns
    7. Donkey Kong 64
    8. Donkey Kong Jr.
    9. Donkey Kong
    10. Donkey Kong 3


    1. Donkey Kong Country Returns
    2. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
    3. Donkey Kong Country 2
    4. Donkey Kong Country
    5. Donkey Kong 64
    6. Arcade Donkey Kong

    I think Retro Studios just knocked it out of the park with their games. I recently tried Donkey Kong 64 which had a fond place in my heart when I was younger. It doesn't hold up. Seeing 80% of the collectibles being see through all the time is so annoying



  • The Donkey Kong experts weigh in:

    Youtube Video – [34:51..]



  • Donkey Konga is clearly the best

    Donkey Kong arcade
    Then DKC 1
    DKC 3
    Then DKC 2.

    DKC 2 is overrated.