Holy fuck this game
>Hey it's pretty familiar
>play control is pretty good getting the hang of it
>haha got you Ape what now fagget
>you mean there are 9 MORE ENTIRE WORLDS FILLED WITH STAGES
>new enemies and mechanics out the ass
>DK boss showdowns
Blows my mind that such an old Game Boy game can be better than most modern games.
This game is IMPOSSIBLE to recommend to people. Because they dismiss your recommendations cause they think they're getting regular old Donkey Kong.
This is one of my favorite games of all time. Even the little things with Mario having a number of death animations is such a nice touch to it.
I also absolutely LOATHE the prerendered CG art and obnoxious mario voice clips.
>Capture DKJr, following cutscene DK IS PISSED
Always gave me goosebumps
Easily one of the best titles for the GB, if not the best.
Seriously, I remember thinking I was buying a GB version of arcade DK. I was hyped as fuck after beating the original levels and seeing that it was an entirely new game and Mario began flipping around like a mad man. Fucking fantastic-- I wish more games did this.
is this the music you're looking for?
also wasn't DK 94 either the first or else one of the first games on the gameboy with dynamic enemy pathing?
>Mario having a number of death animations is such a nice touch to it.
It made it funny to me that Mario wasn't merely "defeated", rather that he was flat out DEAD. The humiliating music and tiny halo over Mario's unmoving charred corpse with stink lines just sells it.
Fucking amazing game for the amount of content it had and quality to it even. Loads of puzzles, but playing well with the spring backflips and handstand jumps let you solve things in so many different ways.
I only got to play it recently on the 3DS and I regret having not gotten it years back for the gameboy.
It's pretty amazing for a gameboy game, ridiculous how it even outstrips Super Mario Land and Land II in my opinion.
do remember that Super Mario Land was 5 years older than DK 94 and since all gameboy games were coded in machine code there was a massive difference in optimization between the earlier and the later games
the 96-98 gameboy games were sometimes 6 or 7 times larger than the launch titles
First game I got with my game boy pocket. Never beat it, but I did play the shit out of it as a kid. I did find one weird thing: if you pull out the cart slightly at the right time, it will warp you to later levels
>loads of content
>easy to pick up hard to master
only thing that it sort of lacked was proper punishment for failure, waaaaaaay to many one up's
oh and the total score wasn't saved
shame the "mario maker" seems like it's going to be rather limited
imagine if there was an option in that game to fully mimic the physics and mechanics of every single major 2D mario or donkey kong game
>the background for the levels isn't random and instead a more detailed version of what it obscured on the main map
>you can actually see the tower in the distance in various worlds and levels
pretty neat touches
I don't think DK94 is really underrated, its just kinda old
technically this is a thread that could have just as easily been made in /vr/ after all
but yeh mario platformers are nearly always high quality so some get forgotten while they'd have been crown pieces of other series
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like fully orchestrated, but then I think some things are better left simple. Maybe if we beg we can see an arrangement in Smash Bros.
e-Reader had great levels
>mfw the Cape with SMB3 physics
Never looked into it but I know it's been mentioned on /v/ a few times
Waaay better than any mario game.
I used to have friends go insane to get a chance to play my super mario 3. Everyone would totally over look this gem in favor of a faggot ass standard mario.
I really do hate regular mario games. I can never understand why they were so popular.
The US ROM, I think. Just make sure the ROM and the savegame have the same filename when you run VBA.
If you get an error message about the save being corrupted, ignore it and press A. You can get to the special e-reader world from the title screen.
The thing that always got me about this game was realizing that all the acrobatic moves that I thought had originated in Super Mario 64 actually originated years earlier in this little Gameboy game. The flips, the double jumps, the tightrope walking, it's all there.
Also, best final boss theme ever.
I had a lot of fun with the challenge mode on this one.
>that Peach scream when you get midway through
>that noise the Hand Traps make
Idea is good.
It was about amount of threads. In order to reduce traffic on /v/, /vg/ and /vr/ were created.
Dunno about execution. Some of generals turn into circlejerking and "my own life story", which shouldn't take place.
I had this fuckin gem when i was a child, i remember it fondly.
>Got it as a gift
>Never actually played it cos i tought it was like that donkey kong arcade game
>One day i was bored so i decide to play it anyway
>mfw passing the first stage
You say this now, but don't you remember the fucking LoL and SC2 generals? They still exist, along now with katawa shit
they are still going, they must be in thread 3000+, and dota 2.
Imagine what would happen durning the International to /v/ withouth /vg/
Purge them if they get off topic to much
/co/ purged the Homestuck generals as well
a lot of other games which had once a week generals have turned into festering wounds upon this board with namefagging as its pus
Sorry but it's true. You can bitch about circlejerking or autism but /v/ is the place with an excessive amount of shitposting. Even /b/ looks more polite. /vg/, /vr/ and /vp/ have by far less shitposting.
And at least they talk about videogames there. Here...
MAH FUCKING NIGGER! I loved this game as a kid. Would beat it multiple times. Would just play the final boss over and over so I could listen to dem sweet tunes. One of my few 10/10 games. Glad to see it being discussed on /v/
You sounds far too binary. It has its own pros and cons.
I think Total War general is good, to ask for mods, share battles/campaign experiences.
I somewhat hate speedrunning. Yes, you can get instantly answers of srg related issues, either games or runners. But most of discussion gives me a headaches.
I seriously doubt anyone even discusses the game itself, or gameplay mods, every time I check one out, it's waifu and enb, nothing else.
Every time you call them out the entire thread derails, it's extremly funny.
Not wanting to play DK in full 1080p
Probably the only classic game I paid for again on the 3DS eshop
Snes&GBASP broke so can't play the original cartridge w/o buying a new system. Pirating a gem just seems wrong though
Why the hell call it a gameboy?
Is it a boy exclusive thing?
I fucking hate the gameboy.
I'm a girl and I love video games, but I can't put myself to the position to play any gameboy game, as I believe it's sexist.
so, Yes. fuck that game OP.
I'm never going to play it.
Looks like you can't play the
My experience with the original GameBoy library was incredibly limited at first so I missed out on this when it was new. I ended up getting Mario vs. Donkey Kong for my GBA and loving it, then later discovering DK94 and loving it too. They're fantastic and it kills me that Mario vs. DK has turned into nothing but Minis games. I have the DSi Ware game that I got for free from Club Nintendo, and it was alright, but do we really need something like 5 of them?
Because you couldn't handle the
>Have only ever played DK94 on color-capable systems
>Get it on 3DS
>It's in black and white
10/10 game, OP
Definitely one of the few gems that will always bring a nice feel about how great it was.
She complained about the game boy so I made nintendo console name jokes.
LITERALLY puns based on videogames.
Come on man I tried I made sure it worked ahead of time, its free real estate, a free house for you Jim.
I know this is a ruse cruise but actually Itoi came up with the name Gameboy as it was suppose to the super hero side kick of the super nintendo. Super Nintendo and his sidekick, Gameboy.
>Looks like you can't play the Wii either, then.
But she can, that wasn't funny, cleaver or biologically correct
and then you just get worse, stop trying to be funny. Even people that haven't met you hate you, I think it's time to drink that bleach you've been putting of doing.