The original Donkey Kong Country video game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994. It was accompanied by one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time.
The timelessness of the original Donkey Kong Country music is proved by the fact that most compositions from the original 1994 game have reappeared in the 2010 Donkey Kong Country Returns soundtrack for the Wii.
The Greatest Bits now shines a new light on the DKC compositions. They have been restyled into SNES remixes and Wii remixes that are retro and modern at the same time.
A lot of the lead melodies of the game have been ‘vintagized’; they have been performed with 8-bit style soundchips. On the other hand the songs have been remixed in styles of current dance beats and hip-hop grooves.
Retromodern versions blending the sounds of 1994 and 2014.
The musical styles vary from the funky beat treatment on the title theme to the dancefloor version of Fear Factory. From the chiptune ballad Aquatic Ambiance to the pounding drum ‘n bass beats on Mine Cart Madness. And from the eastern groove mix of the Cave Dweller Concert to the dark atmospheres of Northern Hemispheres.
All in the honour of a gorilla called Donkey.
“After a few seconds of the intro, it suddenly bursts into life as a full stereophonic onslaught of modern sounds, while retaining that retro feel. A score of 97%.” (www.theretrogamesnews.com)