The Classic Platformer Donkey Kong Country Is Being Added To Nintendo Switch Online

The Classic Platformer Donkey Kong Country Is Being Added To Nintendo Switch Online
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If you have a Nintendo Switch, one of the best deals around is Nintendo Switch Online. It gives members a lot of perks, such as online play, a save data cloud, and access to classic NES and SNES games.

The latter has been a huge selling point as of late as more classic games keep getting added to the platform. It’s happening again and this time, it’s the classic platformer Donkey Kong Country. If you grew up playing games during the 90s, this was a staple to have in the collection.

Rare did an amazing job at taking classic platforming elements of yesterday and injecting their own modern take on the genre. Their efforts certainly paid off and paved the way for the Donkey Kong franchise as a whole.

Donkey Kong Country will be available on Nintendo Switch Online starting July 15. If you have yet to experience its addicting gameplay or perhaps want to take a stroll down memory lane on the Switch, you only have to wait a couple of more days.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an incredible contribution to the series, but sometimes you want to go back and see where it all started. Donkey Kong Country lets you do just that and for many, it’s still one of the best platformers ever.

There are over 40 levels to get past and numerous bosses to take out. Each level, you’ll get to play as Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy Kong. You’ll move through stages collecting bananas, earning life balloons, and finding secret passages along the way.

Once you progress far enough in a certain area, you’ll be pitted against bosses. The more you advance, the more difficult the bosses become. They’re not too challenging though, even if you don’t have a lot of experience with platforming games. They typically involve timing and dodging.

The original Donkey Kong Country also has co-op play if you’re looking to move throughout the levels with a friend for some much-needed assistance.

Sure, this game’s visuals and gameplay may be a bit dated to some. If you can look past its faults, though, it will is a fun platformer. That’s what this genre is mostly about, after all.

And playing it on the Switch may provide some novelty to make it well worth your while. You can go back to a classic game or experience it for the first time starting July 15.