#26 - Donkey Kong Country
After the horrible Donkey Kong Jr. Math game released in 1983, poor DK was shunned for more than a decade but Rare sought out to bring him back and boy did they succeed! Outfitted with a cool new sidekick and a host of animal friends and top of the line graphics Donkey Kong Country was intriguing even before playing it.
And then once you got to experience the game, you quickly realized this game wasn't all looks, it was a superbly crafted platformer with some real challenge and a ton of bonuses to search for that increased replayability. Truly a SNES gem.
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