#35: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
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Let me start by stating how awesome that title is. I mean, it works perfectly in both contexts. He's on a quest to save Kongs, and he's on a conquest. Amazing. Anyways, the second game in Rare's 2D platforming series is more than just an awesome name, as it boasts incredible graphics (Still fantastic to this day. The 16 bit era sure is great), amazing music (Dat Bramble Blast), tough yet always fair difficulty, fun "co-op" partnering, and tight responsive controls. DKC2 still remains one of the platformer genre's shining stars. Amazing game for sure.