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|Ultima VII: The Black Gate||FCI;Pony Canyon (Origin)||1994||ai||This is drastically simplified version of the [game=#32923]Black Gate[/game], leaving in only some action-adventure kind of game from the original adventure-RPG with nary a dialogue left. This was done due to the limitations of the platform which simply couldn't handle the amount of data in the original.
The game engine itself was rewritten entirely in assembly for the platform, and considering the things left out, it can't be considered the same as Ultima 7 engine. This rewritten engine was re-used in the SNES [game=#38033]Savage Empire[/game].***Tags:
The 7th canonical game in the Ultima series and the first game in Ultima's Age of Armageddon. The player and party can use crossbows and bows. Ingredients can be mixed to bake bread and other things. Cheese is available as food. A variety of items can be crafted into other items. There are pumpkin fields in the game, from which pumpkins can be harvested. Flight of the Bumblebee is played at one point, Rule Britannia is overplayed. Unicorns are mentioned in in-game books and by characters[spoiler=and;and]one can be found by the player also.[/spoiler]. But due to the censorship of this game, the role unicorns it reduced. The game and story are so heavily censored that its practically unintelligible.
|Donkey Kong Country||Nintendo (Rare)||1994||b||While some thought it would never be possible, DONKEY KONG COUNTRY is here for the Super Nintendo in all of its glory. Play as Donkey Kong and his good buddy Diddy Kong as they attempt to reclaim DK's stolen banana hoard from the wicked King K. Rool and his vicious Kremlings.***Donkey Kong Country is an incredible island adventure, and the first game to feature Donkey Kong's sidekick, Diddy Kong . Challenged by the crazed tribe of reptilian Kremlings, the Kongs face their cunning adversaries armed with lightning-quick moves, chest-pounding muscle and awesome aerial acrobatics. The duo also gets help from a host of friends and family, from Funky Kong , Cranky Kong and Candy Kong to Rambi the rhino, Expresso the ostrich, Enguarde the swordfish, Squawks the parrot and Winky the frog. This game has more than 30 levels, plus dozens of hidden caves and secret rooms - more than 100 areas in all. Help the Kongs recover their stolen banana hoard!***Donkey Kong Country hit the SNES with a big impact when it was released back in 1994. That's also when people started recognizing the company 'RAREWARE'. Donkey Kong JR.(from the original Donkey Kong Junior for NES) is on a quest to find his banana hoard stolen by the kremlings. The Original Donkey Kong, which is now Cranky Kong, makes an appearance in this game, and gives you tips and hints(for a fee, of course).
You must be wondering,'Why is this game is big? Why did it have a big impact on the SNES?' Simply put, it was revolutionary. It was the first game of its type. It boasts highly advanced graphics for the SNES. RARE, along with POWER ANTIALAS tools, created 3d models, which were then converted into sprites with shading. There are many weather effects, such as rain and snow, and the backgrounds are gorgeous. But the game's graphics really shine in the character's smooth animation. Since they were, to begin with, 3d models, their animation is very smooth and correct.
Donkey Kong Country also has unforgettable music. I'm sure the tunes will be stuck in your head all day long. Unlike other games where it seems as if they just plopped random notes down at places, RARE took the time the fine-tune the music, making it very exciting and memorable.
Aside from graphics and music, this game also boasts very great gameplay. the controls are easy to master, and they respond instantly at the press of a button. This is very important in later levels, when the challenges become tougher.
RARE did a great thing by adding what most games lacked, a map screen! Yes, with the map screen, you can easily travel between levels, replay the ones you like, or just go back and earn 1-ups.
Another neat feature is the ability to complete the whole game. By this, I mean RARE has given you tasks in each level you must complete. These tasks are in the form of mini-games. See if you can achieve all 101%(Believe me, it can be quite a challenge)!
If you're the type who enjoys playing with other people, then you can select from two different multiplayer modes: Team and Competition. In team mode, one player takes control of Diddy while the other takes control of Donkey Kong. In competition mode, there are two different sets of Kongs, the original and the Kongs wearing the yellow ties(the tie makes a whole difference!).
All in all, I would say Donkey Kong Country is a masterpeice. You can easily see how much time and effort RARE put into this game, and they didn't skimp on the detials. Some say this game rivals PSX games, and they're right. This game is still fun and challenging, years after it was released!
|Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||Nintendo (Rare)||1995||b||In the sequel to the immensely popular Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong gets the spotlight, along with his girlfriend, Dixie Kong - a great little monkey with a dangerous ponytail. The action starts on the wreck of King K. Rool's Gangplank Galleon that has apparently broken up on a reef offshore from the Kremlings' Island. Diddy and his friends will have to work together to rescue Donkey Kong , exploring all the hidden areas of the Kremlings' island: a spooky haunted forest, treacherous swamps, a giant beehive oozing with sticky honey and lava-filled caves, just to name a few.|
[Nintendo]***A sequal to Donkey Kong Country. Is a lot like the first. It his better graphics, longer levels, and new charaters to add new twists.
|Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!||Nintendo (Rare)||1996||b||Monkey mayhem lives on! KIDDY KONG is a portly primate toddler with incredible power and agility! He teams up with Dixie Kong to stop the ever present army of Kremlings. The game play and ACM graphics just keep getting better in this visually stunning installment in one of the most popular video game series of all time. Combining their unique abilities as they each other into action Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong set off to rescue Diddy Kong and DONKEY KONG. Collect tons of treasures grab billions of bananas and find more stuff than you've ever seen (or not seen) as you set off on the greatest DKC adventure yet! The final showdown with KAOS takes place in a cliff-top laboratory at the End of the World. It could get seriously ugly. Monkey mayhem lives on in this exotic island adventure!***|
***Revisit Donkey Kong Island and join the Kong family for their latest adventure. The Kremlings have a mysterious new leader named KAOS and are up to their usual mischief, even capturing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Now it's up to Dixie Kong and the newest Kong, a giant infant named Kiddy, to rescue the two missing apes. They'll travel across previously unseen parts of the island in their search, and even take to the skies in a rocket at one point. Lucky for them, Dixie and Kiddy's powers complement each other (including Kiddy's talent for rolling like a barrel), so they form a powerful team capable of major Kremling damage. They're not completely on their own, either, since returning favorites like Funky Kong and Enguarde the swordfish provide help along the way. And in a series known for its abundance of secrets and high replay value, this entry doesn't disappoint, with enough hours of game play to satisfy Donkey Kong himself. Anyone else have a sudden urge for some bananas?***A sequal to Donkey Kong Country. Is a lot like the first. It his better graphics, longer levels, and new charaters to add new twists.