Well, I am officially old. Today is the 25th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. One of the best platformers ever made, this sequel improved on every aspect of the first game and is still fondly remembered today. Someone feeling particularly nostalgic for the title and its birthday is Playtonic’s Steve Mayles. An ex-Rare artist, he is the father of Dixie Kong, King K. Rool, and more. To celebrate the occasion, he tweeted out some special artwork.
What a wonderful way to recognize Donkey Kong Country 2’s anniversary
Check out the birthday message below:
25 years of Donkey Kong Country 2. Thanks for playing! pic.twitter.com/k4AxvjT04E
— Steve Mayles (@WinkySteve) December 3, 2020
Beautiful. Just as impressive as Steve’s piece celebrating Donkey Kong Country‘s anniversary last year.
Looking at the art, it references the Bramble Blast level from DKC2. Memories of spiky death and tough jumps immediately come to mind. I am dreading going through this stage again as I replay the game on Switch. At least the area has fantastic music:
Enthusiasts, what do you think of Steve’s tribute to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest? Are there any new fans playing the title for the first time on Switch? Who has a 102% save file on their Super Nintendo? Let us know in the comment field below.