DONKEY KONG COUNTRY

A ‘Rare’ Interview with Donkey Kong Country Composer Eveline Novakovic

In 2007, video game composer Eveline Novakovic (née Fischer) faced a difficult decision. Working at Rare had been the perfect job — it was a state-of-the-art games studio nestled away in the English countryside, and a place where she could be creative alongside a team of other talented individuals. But…

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King K. Rool Was Almost Named Queen Crap

It’s been 25 years since beloved (though, reviled in some corners) Rare/Nintendo platformer Donkey Kong Country first graced us with its sublime, hairy beauty. I’m not talking about it’s revolutionary-for-the-time rendered graphics. The game — and its two sequels — are spectacularly well directed and art-directed, with detailed world design,…

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is Like Donkey Kong and Yoshi Split a Timeshare

I love the Donkey Kong Country games. They’re colorful, well-designed platformers with amazing soundtracks and lots of secrets to discover. So when I saw that the new Yooka-Laylee game was essentially a DKC game, I was curious. I never played the first one, because despite being in the target audience I just don’t have a lot of nostalgia…

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Three Hours of Chill SNES Music for Your Sunday Afternoon

There’s just something about Super Nintendo music. While the Sega Genesis has a distinctly menacing twang, the SNES’s soundscapes feel soothing, almost ethereal. And I’m not the only one to have noticed, as user SNES drunk on YouTube has created a playlist of three hours of relaxing music from games…

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Klump: A Review

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Top Five Best Introductions in Gaming

We take a look at the most spectacular introductions in gaming.

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