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Donkey Kong Country by Spidersaiyan Donkey Kong Country by Spidersaiyan
Is it just me, or does anyone else really miss the older Donkey Kong games? Ya know, before it involved the use of Bongos, or circling around floating pegs?

I was hoping and praying that this e3, we would have seen a new DK game with all the glory of the Country/Land franchise...Oh, well...Better luck next year I guess.

Anyways, here's a little homage to one of my all time favourite franchises! Hope ya like it!


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IgnisDrakos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, this was the first videogame I EVER played! Im a big time gamer now, but I still think there's nothing like the good ol' N64 games XD
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Filmographer
Yeah, DK definitely holds a special place in my heart...it was my first video game (for my handheld). Well, it was technically a semi-port of DKC called "Donkey Kong Land", which was mostly the same, although it had some slightly different content.
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ChristianSamurai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Oh man I love this style! Makes me think of 90s animation. DKC was probably my favorite SNES game besides Megaman X. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Filmographer
Thanks, that's very flattering! Yeah, I love 90's cartoons, as well as those games you mentioned! :D

Haha, my pleasure! :D
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TigrexDude Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! You liked DK Country? Man, that was my chilldhood! Also, did you hear about DK Country Returns? It revives the old series!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Filmographer
Yeah, I adore DKCR! In fact, up until I purchased Skyward Sword, I think that was my favourite game on the Wii...Maybe with the exception of Smash Bros. Brawl!
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TigrexDude Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really hope they make a sequel to this remake. That would just be great! Also, you play Brawl? I'm trying to go pro in that gaem, actually.
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012   Filmographer
Yeah, I agree! Retro Studios has really been impressing me, as of late! I'd really like a sequel on my handheld, personally! My first introduction to the series, was actually Donkey Kong Land for Gameboy, which was a semi-port of Donkey Kong Country, with a bit of different content (actually, that game was my very first portable video game!). A sequel on 3DS would really bring back some major nostalgia for me!

Yeah, I'm a huge Smash Bros. fan...although admittedly, I haven't really played it since fall, due to busy schedules, and Skyward Sword taking up all my gaming time!
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TigrexDude Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Let's hope for that sequel!

Ah. Skyward Sword is taking up your time? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! I love that game!
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Ultra-Star Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hoping for a DKCR sequel? Well, I have some good news to tell you! :D
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Filmographer
Perhaps we don't have to wait very long for one after all! [link]
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TigrexDude Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, well, well! This is quite the development!
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MarvelousMinko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
sweet!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Lovely style!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I’ve recently bought the 64 DK game and it’s the first time I’ve played it and haven’t passed it yet but I’m loving it so far and I love the characters. I wish they would make like a sequel to it.

I have DK country returns for Wii. Its fun but I didn’t found it as great as people say it was. I actually lost interest in it and probably won’t finish it XD
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Filmographer
Wow, really?! In my opinion, it's the other way around! I think that DKCR is my favourite game on Wii, after Smash Bros! I didn't really get into Donkey Kong 64, because I actually didn't like any of the new characters...They kinda ruined some of the continuity of the franchise, in my opionion. Here's why:

-Chunky Kong is the strongest character in the game...which would be fine, if he wasn't a Kong! Donkey Kong is supposed to be the strongest of the Kongs, which has always been what the franchise mentioned in the dialogue both before that game, and since. That is part of why Donkey Kong is the ruler/protector of their island!

-Trixie Kong has the ability to shrink and grow to extremely different sizes, as some sort of natural ability. The rest of the characters fit within the realm of what is physically possible, and not possible in that universe, yet she somehow defies that! I mean, yes...there's a certain suspension of disbelief that you must have playing that game, because the physics are exaggerated (such as Dixie being able to get some air-time by swinging her hair). But the difference is that it still fits within the realm of what they tell us is, and isn't possible in that franchise, whereas Trixie just displayed powers that aren't really justified.

-Lanky...I just don't like him! Technically he's the new character that makes the most sense. Nothing wrong with how he plays, or anything like that. I just personally I don't like his design or personality!

The gameplay wasn't bad by any means...Nor was the game! It just didn't have the same Donkey Kong feeling as the games that I grew up with, and clocked in countless hours playing. But hey...That's just my opinion, and if you prefer DK64 better, I support you!
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Artist
the Kong crew look awesome : D
great style too ^u^
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you think so! :D
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BigBranx2 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Donkey Kong Country trilogy is the best game ever for the Super Nintendo.
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Filmographer
Agreed! :D
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Chucha616 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Artist
wha ha ha ha that bad boys
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Filmographer
Haha, thanks! :D
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Chucha616 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Artist
its a great pic for a great game series ;)
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you think so! :D
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love dkc. rare did a awesome job on them
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   Filmographer
Haha, yeah...Those games are classic! Retro Studios seems to be doing a great job with the revival, though! I can't wait to get my hands on Donkey Kong Country Returns!
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im pretty sure retro studios will do a great job on it
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   Filmographer
Yeah, it looks mouth-wateringly awesome already!
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep
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TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent picture of one of my favourite VG franchises. And I'm pretty sure you have already heard about the new DK game. Looks really great.
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Filmographer
Haha, thanks! Oh yeah, I definitely heard about that! I mean e3 in general was awesome this year for Nintendo fans, but Donkey Kong Country Returns had me giddy as a school-girl...In the manliest way possible of course!
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xMr-Narwhal Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Miss them so much i play Donkey Kong on the snes during school breaks and stream through the whole snes franchise during my free time in the summer. *^ . ^* wonderful pic, no joke! Ive never seen this style before. Really unique. Lol i like diddy's look. Great job!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad ya like the pic! Yeah, that was the highlight of the series for me. I wish they'd go back to the classics soon...I'm desperately craving a new DK game, that's that's more like the snes era stuff! But who know? I mean, Nintendo did just announce a new big reveal at their next expo! Since they're starting to remake all their classics, we may see something in the near future!
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xMr-Narwhal Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap!!! Really!? @v@ then im frikkin hoping the snes kind of donkey kongs make a comeback!!!! *^ . ^* thatd be the best!!
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Filmographer
lol...best not to get your hopes too high! I mean, it could turn out to be the new Zelda, or the Secret Mario game they announced that's not Mario Gallaxy 2.

Either way, here's to hoping!
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Mr6 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Nice =D
I miss these old times
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Filmographer
Yeah...Hopefully one day they'll return!
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tomshuckle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
wow, this looks awesome. What program did you use?
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Filmographer
Thanks! Glad ya like it!!!

The main program I used is a program called "Paint Tool Sai"...I love that program! It feels so natural when you draw with it! And the crazy thing is it's like 11mb or something like that, yet runs so well!

I did final touch ups like the border around the characters and whatnot on Photoshop.
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tomshuckle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
oh, thanks
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Vor-Wrath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah, Aaah Yeah! Donkey Kong! I love Diddie's pose, but I think Dixie looks a little creepy! XD
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Filmographer
Glad you like the Diddy pose...figuring out what to do with Diddy took a while!!! As for Dixie, she was a bit of an after thought, and therefore not as much time went into her as the other two. Oh, well...What's done is done!
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cheezadiddle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
In my opinion, DK will never live up to its former glory as long as Nintendo is in charge of it. Rare was fantastic at making the older games seem atmospheric and slightly scary. And if David C. Wise isn't writing the music for the next game, then I don't want to play it.
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Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   Filmographer
Your description of what Rare did really hits the hammer on the nail! I agree that Rare truly did wonders with the franchise...Too bad they broke their ties with Nintendo.
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