Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (abbreviated to DKC2) is a 1995 adventure platform game developed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (otherwise known as the "SNES") produced by Rareware (UK) and published by Nintendo (Japan) - with Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong starring as the main characters of the game. Donkey Kong Country 2 was released on December 14, 1995 as a sequel to the original Donkey Kong Country (1994) which was later followed by Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996). DKC2 was later also released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004 and is currently available for download on the Wii's Virtual Console, having become one of the most popular games of its age.
The game begins soon after Donkey Kong has been kidnapped by the prime antagonist Kaptain K. Rool, leaving Diddy and his girlfriend Dixie to rescue him. Together, the two travel to various and distinct parts of Crocodile Isle where the game is set on which there are varying worlds totalling in eight unique environments. Markedly improved from the prequel, DKC2 was praised for having excellent graphics, plot and characterisation and as a result DKC2 has received much critical and commercial praise, having sold millions of copies worldwide on the SNES, making it the second best selling game of 1995 and the sixth best-selling game on the platform overall.
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“In the great cities, winter glitters with art and feasting. But poetry, the country cousin, sees only the dearth of the fields.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)