One powerful thing about the Donkey Kong Country soundtracks to me is they always bring me back to the mid 90’s. In particular, summer holidays from school, staying up late, playing the DKC games late into the night on a small 19” TV/ VCR combo in the back room at my parents.
Now, in terms of franchise love. I prefer the Mario’s, the Sonic’s, the Zelda’s, and many others above Donkey Kong in terms of overall and constant impact on my video game loving life… but that’s the thing, other series have continued to either get replayed over and over, or have new additions to their respective franchises to keep things fresh.
The Donkey Kong franchise had it’s early arcade prime (DK and DKjr are 2 of my earliest gaming memories) - a hiatus - then the Donkey Kong Country trilogy rebirth - not long after we got Donkey Kong 64 and many years of just cameo’s or experimental games.
So Donkey Kong Country 1 to 3 act as a sort of 90’s time capsule for me, and I still very much love playing through them to this day. Rest assured I loved “Retro Studios” making the DKC Returns game on Wii/ 3DS, and I will be on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on day 1.
I have a combo of the last ever Amazing Spider-Man (Issue #700), a series running since the 1960’s that came to an end in 2012, and from the ashes came “Superior-Spiderman” which I have the first 5 issues of.
Untold Tales of Punisher Max 1 - 5 (complete set)
Indestructible Hulk 1 - 4
Uncanny Avengers 1 - 5
Captain America 1 - 5
Walking Dead Issue #100 + FCBD 2013 issue
Avengers & Transformers #1 & #2
and various stray issues of numerous series.
Check them out, treat yourself, or christmas gift the comic geek in your life :)
Shipping Worldwide (from England).
New Super Luigi U/ NSMBU - Frosted Glacier Map + Snow Overworld Music
That marks Day 4 of my Winter/ Christmassy Video Game Stages + Music.
I went the extra mile with this post, and tested out my video capture stuffs and recorded an unscripted/ unplanned (trip over my own words) thank you at the end for my Tumblr followers. Had a bunch of PC issues in the past month+ so it was nice that this went relatively ok for the short amount of install/ setup time I did before trying a recording.
I may try and record another game or 2 before the month ends, although rest assured their will be a daily post for “kermit1986-xmasVGA” regardless of if I record some more myself or not.
Forfeited a good nights sleep last night for this Christmas classic ;)
First time I’ve watched the HD remaster, cleaned up well.
Given that I’m looking for a 3rd housemate to move into the 3 bedroom house I share at the moment, so in the interim any one of these items would be awesome to play around with in the spare bedroom space I have here.
Feeling pretty festive in the office today.
Tis the season! ^_^