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Genre: Platformer - Publisher: Nintendo - For: Nintendo 64 (N64)

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“More K.Lumsy Than K.Rool”

published 04/03/2008

Nice graphics, huge environments, decent boss batt...

Camera and platform elements a bit sloppy, a colle...

*A review of Donkey Kong 64 for the N64 which primarily focuses on the single-player experience.* King K. Rool is on the verge of destroying the Kong Isle with his Blast-o-Matic, when it fails. Thankfully, his underlings have a plan in which they capture the Kongs and their Golden Bananas, so...

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Excellent

“Adventure of the kongs”

published 22/07/2001

Amazing Graphics, Great Gameplay, Excellent Multip...

None

Rareware have produced an incredible amount of really good games in the past and Donkey Kong 64 is definitely the best of the lot. This game is very close to what is known as the PERFECT game; amazing graphics; remarkable gameplay; cool kongs; great sound; and the best multiplayer mode ever...

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Excellent

“Rare Do It Again”

published 28/07/2000

Totally absorbing gameplay

Returning to previous levels with new characters c...

Rare Software have to be one of the best software producers in my opinion, they always seem to come up trumps with their video games, for the N64 in particular. Following on the heels of the incredibly popular Banjo Kazooie is Donkey Kong, yet another gaming masterpiece that should appeal to all...

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“Monkeying Around In 64Bit”

published 09/02/2001

MASSIVE Gametime

A Little Too Massive

If you go monkeys for monkeys, then this is definitely the game for you. Donkey Kong’s back with new family members, who each have their own unique abilities. The Donkey Kong game on the Snes was revolutionary in the fact that Rare had used to 3D modelling to create amazing characters who...

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Excellent

“Almost too good”

published 07/06/2001

The graphics, the sound, th playability....Everyth...

Nothing

Rare spared no expense recreating Kong for the third dimension. A huge quest, intuitive controls, deep mechanics, mini-games, relentless exploration, five different characters to play with and knockout graphics. Players begin as Donkey, acquiring basic moves in a training level. From there, it's...

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Satisfactory

Looks good, good music, BIG game

poor gameplay, lack of originality

After Rare's innovative, original, funny and VERY playable series of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES it is a great disappointment to have such an unoriginal, repetitive and sometimes boring game representing the great ape on the N64. Taking the concept of the 2D platformer and moving it into 3D...

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“Donkey KING!”

published 21/07/2000

Great Graphics, Harder Puzzles

Too long and drawn out, no originality

When I first bought DK, I was just expecting another Banjo Kazooie, which I really enjoyed. At first I was pleasantly surprised, as the game did seem to be a bit more enjoyable, with better graphics and harder puzzles. However, after playing constantly for about 4 or 5 days, it all started to...

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Excellent

“How do Rare keep it up?”

published 17/07/2000

Brilliant

none

How do they keep up this ability to keep producing top class games? DK 64 is similar to Banjo Kazooie in many ways, although i feel the graphics and gameplay are a little better in Donkey Kong 64. The idea's again are just out of this world and when you talk about gameplay nothing beats it. A...

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Excellent

Excellent game

Some parts you really need to practice at

I had DK64 as a present for Christmas last year and didn't stop playing it for weeks. It is one of the most addictive games I have ever played. In basic terms it is a 3D platform game but in reality it is much more than that. Each world is so huge it takes ages just exploring them let alone...

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Excellent

“Donkey Kong 64”

published 16/09/2001

You can save at any point inthe game which means y...

Some times makes you dizzy

Now this is what I call a game, it has good graphics a simple yet effective story and not too complex. The game starts with K. Rool (a lizard) invading Kong Island, stealing all the golden bananas and imprisoning your friends. You (Donkey Kong) have to free your friends and retrieve the golden...

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“It rocks”

published 17/09/2000

It takes your mind off things.

It can be frustrating when you can't do something.

Donkey Kong 64 is a really fun game to play and even though it only has 8 levels it can take a bit of time to complete. On each level you must collect things like golden bananas, blue prints and more. There are five different characters you can use but you start with D.K. only. You get potions...

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Excellent

“Donkey Kong”

published 18/07/2000

Graphics, Gameplay, Addictive

Camera, DK Arcade, Expansion Pac if you have one

The first thing you get when turning on the cart was actually quite a surprise to me. You get three minutes of...a rap song, introducing DK and his friends to you. This isn't actually bad, and sets the scene for the rest of the game fairly well. Yet another Rare game, this is one of their best...

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Excellent

“DK64 - better than the SNES?”

published 19/07/2000

Great graphics, quite addictive

Weak multiplayer, requires expansion pak

This game has to be one of the best games for the N64 made by the well known game developers 'Rare'. I don't think that this game has had as much as an impact as the first Donkey Kong on the SNES in terms of graphics but i think it still moved the N64 games to new levels in that it was the first...

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Excellent

“Quite a challenge”

published 30/01/2001

Great fun to play. Challenging

Flying through rings with Diddy is too hard!

I received this game as a Christmas present from my wife, and we both think that it's awesome! Since Xmas many evenings have been spent guiding this strange collection of monkeys past various baddies, and solving puzzles. After 1 month we've both comitted around 25 hours to it, and there's still...

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Excellent

“exellent platformer”

published 07/03/2001

great graphics and fun to play

can only be bought new with an expansion pack

This was the game of the year in my view when it was realesed. But i still dont think that it was better than Rare's fellow platformer , Banjo Kazooie. I felt that although DK64 had lots of original ideas it seemed to also steal a lot from Banjo Kazooie. However DK64 had the all important...

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