Released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country was a force to reckoned with. Nintendo needed a major title to push its console to its limits, and DKC pulled it off spectacularly. Graphics that resembled 3D rendering, fluid animations, and a maximized color display blew audiences away. The challenging – for the time, anyway – platforming was nothing to scoff at, either. But the part everyone remembers most is the soundtrack. Remember, this song was on a video game cartridge, not a CD! Aquatic Ambiance is just one of several themes that are not only iconic to the franchise, but to retro gaming as well. It’s even getting remixed for the upcoming Donkey Kong Wii U game. You know a song is good when people are still listening to it 20 years later.
You can find the rest of the Donkey Kong Country OST here.
Good gaming, good music.