Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Advance

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. A game of this overall technical sheen that can really make you smile and take notice, doesn't come along every day... in fact it comes along every nine years. If you've not sampled it before, now is the time.
  2. 70
    Though not quite a substitute for the SNES version, DKC is still higher quality than 90 percent of the GBA's action lineup right now.
  3. Despite a distinct lack of impressive new features, Donkey Kong Country is nonetheless an enjoyable platform game offering around 10-15 hours of play (expect to devote even more time to get a 101% completion rate) and generally pleasing visuals and sound even if they aren't up to the level of the Super NES version.
  4. While Donkey Kong Country doesn’t have the ageless appeal of say, "Super Mario World," it still holds its own. The game would have scored higher had Nintendo added more new features to the game.
  5. 65
    On GBA, the second verse is the same as the first -- just a little bit smaller and it seems a bit worse.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    Besides the graphics, which still look good, the game has not held up well. [July 2003, p.118]

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    8
    A true classic game got a remake and is still awesome like its original game on the SNES, which was easily one of the best games back then.A true classic game got a remake and is still awesome like its original game on the SNES, which was easily one of the best games back then. With new features like mini-games, better saving mechanism, an extra level and some redesigning makes the gaming experience even better than ever before. And about the game itself? There is not much to say except the outstanding level design which makes every level unique and enjoyable. Apart from that, the great music and funny characters makes the game even more entertaining. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2015
    9
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  3. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    I have this on the SNES; it's just awesome. Story's simple, levels are challenging but fun. Music has its retro charm, and it definitely holdsI have this on the SNES; it's just awesome. Story's simple, levels are challenging but fun. Music has its retro charm, and it definitely holds some sentimental value. Great classic. Full Review »