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
  1. There's a certain intensity of action and sense of urgency that only a 2D platformer can deliver. This game is a great way to rediscover that feeling for yourself. [June 2003, p.118]
  2. 90
    Though some of the graphics have been given a downgrade and the soundtrack itself is a bit lacking, the overall quality of the game hasn't changed a bit.
  3. The music in Coral Capers remains every bit as magical as it was the first time around, the new mini games are actually fun, you can now save anywhere, and Cranky's still the coolest ape on the planet. [June 2003, p.56]
  4. Not only is DKC a triumph graphically, but the audio is simply superb, even through the tiny speakers of the GBA (and GBA SP).
  5. Like an Eggo Waffle, this game is just too good to leggo.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Mar 22, 2015
    9
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  2. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    Mechanics/Gameplay: The Handling is pretty easy to understand and is going smooth, it is not as smooth and fast-paced as Super Mario though.Mechanics/Gameplay: The Handling is pretty easy to understand and is going smooth, it is not as smooth and fast-paced as Super Mario though. However, everyone who played several Jump 'n' Run games should get the hang of it pretty quick. The Donkey Kong series has it's own striking style of gameplay which can be experienced in every one of it's game.

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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 »