4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars Average score of 2 user reviews spread across 4 releases and 0 DLC
The Donkey Kong franchise hadn't seen an honest-to-god platformer in three years. The titular character hadn't even been the star of his own game in almost twice that span of time. With the Midas touch that Rare seemed to possess with the genre, combined with being the codifiers of the collectable-centric game thanks to Banjo-Kazooie, it wasn't ever really questioned if Donkey Kong 64 was going to be good- the question was just how good it would be. Donkey Kong 64 is, to its credit, a tech...
Rareware, this is you at the top of your form. When this came out and my cousins picked it up, I remember going over to their house and playing it for so long that the N64 actually froze. Multiple playable characters and a slew of collectible items that kept you backtracking through previous areas made this game so gosh-darned enjoyable that it was almost criminal. The difficulty level got pretty intense at times, but that's Donkey Kong for you; the guy's never made an easy game and he's not gon...
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