Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color)

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Donkey Kong Country
Developer Rare Ltd.
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release date Europe November 17, 2000
USA November 20, 2000[1]
Australia 2000
Japan January 21, 2001
Language(s) Donkey Kong Country:
English (United States)
French (France)
Spanish (Spain)
Donkey Kong 2001:
Genre Platformer
ESRB: - Everyone
PEGI: - Three years and older
CERO: - All ages
ACB: - General
Mode(s) 1–2 players
Game Boy Color:
Game Pak
Game Boy Color:

Donkey Kong Country is a Game Boy Color game that is a remake of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System title, Donkey Kong Country. Like the original version, the game was developed by Rare Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It was first released in North America, Europe, and Australia in 2000 and then in Japan in 2001 as Donkey Kong 2001, having its Japanese year of release in the title. As with most remakes, Donkey Kong Country includes content not featured in the original, including a few minigames and additional modes. Donkey Kong Country is not compatible with original Game Boy units, but it features compatibility with the Game Boy Printer in a similar vein to Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.

While it is a remake of the first Donkey Kong Country series installment, Donkey Kong Country's gameplay style is based on the Donkey Kong Land trilogy for the Game Boy, especially from being released on a similar platform. Several sound effects and background music within Donkey Kong Country are directly reused from the first Donkey Kong Land, especially with the latter game being a handheld side-adventure to the original Donkey Kong Country.

In 2003, a second remake was released for the Game Boy Advance.


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