Resonance: Mining Melancholy

I had to check several times to make sure no one had already written about this one, as Mining Melancholy might possibly be one of the most brilliant songs in a game that already has plenty of amazing tracks.  As expected, Mining Melancholy is found in every mine level of Donkey Kong Country 2.  As…

YouTube Highlights: May 2016

With another month nearly done, it’s time for our look back on our YouTube happenings in May! First off, we want to give a big shoutout to our subscribers, those who have been with us for awhile, and those who just signed on. THANK YOU! We appreciate the support, as well as your likes and…

YouTube Highlights: April 2016

Greetings, fellow gamers and content creators! We’re happy to introduce here a new monthly feature on the site called “YouTube Highlights,” which is, well…all about highlights from our YouTube channel! For many months now, myself, The Duck of Indeed, and Hatm0nster have been hard at work making all sorts of gaming videos. As such, it’s…

Resonance: Forest Interlude

I’m of the opinion that Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest is home to one of the best soundtracks of the SNES era. It just has so much variety to it. In one section we’ve got the tense exciting tones of a high-seas adventure, while in another we get the claustrophobic tension of trying…

The Lost World of DKC2

I’ve always loved secret levels in games.  Even if I’ve played through them countless times, knowing they aren’t a part of the main game just makes them feel special, and I like that.  When I cover secrets in games, however, I typically write about secrets that aren’t as well known, such as the 1000th Yellow…

Unforgettable: Haunted Hall

I recently had the delight of replaying one of my favorite video games, Donkey Kong Country 2, and I found it rather amusing that after all these years and after all these improvements in the world of gaming, none of the fun of DKC2 has been lost.  I don’t care if games nowadays are so…

The Fateful Day: What Happened to My SNES

I was long proud to be one of those few lucky individuals who still had a working Super Nintendo.  The old gal served me for a good two decades before I started to notice something was a bit off.  The SNES was always a pretty reliable console.  It rarely froze.  On the large part, it…

Gaming Secrets and Hoaxes: Can You Tell the Difference?

This month’s community challenge is a most fitting one for the month that is home to April Fools, revolving around the many secrets found in video games, from the ridiculous to the outright fake. I have encountered a good number of these secrets and have managed to unlock many of them, to feelings of great…

Overlooked: The Secret Krem Koin of DKC2

You may have read a post I wrote about how I can be a naughty cheater sometimes. You may not have. Here’s a recap: I sometimes cheat at video games. Well, I once took my cheating to a whole new level in “Donkey Kong Country 2” many years ago, back when I was really cruddy…

Why Games Should Do Away With Extra Lives

I grew up playing video games that used extra lives.  The old “Mario” games had them and the old “Donkey Kong Country” series, too, and it was just a feature that you had to deal with.  As you played through such a game, level by level, it was always on your mind how many lives…