Game: Donkey Kong 64
Start Date: September 13th, 2010
Runtime: 14 hours
Nearing the end of the N64’s life-span, Rareware was often asked when Donkey Kong Country was going to make its glorious reappearance. Although the series never made a true comeback until the Nintendo Wii, this was Rare’s answer for the Nintendo 64. King K. Rool is back and once to make another run at DK’s Banana Hoard, also capturing some of his friends as well. This does not please the big ape, as he ventures forth to rescue his friends and reclaim his stash!
This was the sixth “replay” project I did on my channel, as I had done some videos for the game at a prior date, but due to the bad (camcorder) quality of the project, I decided to redo the project with a modern spin. The videos for the old project are still available for viewing on my channel, but there is no longer a playlist associated with that version.
Donkey Kong 64 was the first “true” Let’s Play I did on my channel, but the 2010 version of me wasn’t completely satisfied with the results of that project, so I decided to go for a reboot of the game and do it more justice. I feel like my attempts were more than just satisfactory, as my replay of the game turned out to be one of my biggest and best projects yet, alongside The Simpsons: Hit and Run.