Classic DKC3 action on a handheld! It's great!

User Rating: 9.3 | Donkey Kong Country 3 GBA
The game is great. It's just as good as it was nine years ago. The gameplay is about the same. My only gripes are with the music and the new world. The music is basically hit or miss (they composed an entirely new soundtrack). When it's good, it's great. But, when it's bad, it's absolutely terrible. Some of the new songs (ex: the waterfall levels, the underwater levels) are just as good if not better than the original's counterparts. But, there are some songs that just sound terrible and don't go well with what's going on (ex1: the snow levels. It's such a tacky song. ex2: the treetop levels. When you have a buzzsaw running up your behind, cheerful, upbeat music is definitely not the way to go. It just doesn't seem to work.). In regards to the new world, I don't understand why they swapped bosses with Razor Ridge. That boss was fine in RR. They could have left that green monstrosity for the new world (what the heck was that anyway?). It made no sense. I will say that the Pacifica's levels are really cool.

So, in the end, if you can get past the little things, this game is definitely worth your time and money. If you played and cherish the original, then this game is still for you, supposing you can get past the hit/miss music.

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