Are the Donkey Kong Land games good?

Are the Donkey Kong Land games good?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    they're good for what they are

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    By Game Boy standards, they're above average. But that doesn't mean they're ideal to play in the current year.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not really.
    >for what they are
    >by game boy standards
    Copes.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sorry but you need to 18 to be on Ganker

      Like many GB/GBA ports, they were amazing to have on a handheld at the time, but today, if you want to play DKC2 in bed, there are a million better options.

      That said, GB games have their own special appeal.

      This is the sentiment I have. I played DKL 1+2 when I was a kid and they were fun, but you can literally play DKC 1-3 on a modded DS or 3DS cutting into the mobile appeal of the DKL games.

      inb4 emulation sucks fat elephant dicks, point still stands

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >mobile appeal
        This alone doesn't carry a game, and many Game Boy games continue to be good years after being portable was no longer a draw.
        Arguably it never applied to the DKL games at all, since they were almost unplayable in even the best of lighting conditions.

        I guess if a modded 3DS is your only real experience with Game Boy games, you might not understand that. But also you can just play the real games instead of pretending that liking the objective downgrades somehow makes you special.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >I guess if a modded 3DS is your only real experience with Game Boy games, you might not understand that.

          I'm sorry but you need to 18 to be on Ganker

          [...]
          This is the sentiment I have. I played DKL 1+2 when I was a kid and they were fun, but you can literally play DKC 1-3 on a modded DS or 3DS cutting into the mobile appeal of the DKL games.

          inb4 emulation sucks fat elephant dicks, point still stands

          >I played DKL 1+2 when I was a kid and they were fun

          Did you even read my post? If not I have to repeat: You need to be 18 to be on Ganker

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >>I played DKL 1+2 when I was a kid
            3DS
            You modded your childhood 3DS and downloaded some bad games you saw on a hidden gems list.
            Not my fault you're 15, retard.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Like many GB/GBA ports, they were amazing to have on a handheld at the time, but today, if you want to play DKC2 in bed, there are a million better options.

    That said, GB games have their own special appeal.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    DKL is quite good, though suffers from very busy graphics on a regular Gameboy and was designed for Super Game Boy play. DKL2 is a pseudo port of DKC2 with all the levels being reimagined versions of DKC2 levels. The layouts are new, but if you've played DKC2 it still feels like you're retreading old ground and makes the game feel like a poor man's version. DKL3 has original levels again, but suffers tremendously from a lack of level gimmicks that results in most levels sharing the same theme feeling incredibly samey. I remember being really disappointed in this one.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >DKL is quite good, though suffers from very busy graphics on a regular Gameboy and was designed for Super Game Boy play
      It also suffers from fucked-up physics and glitchy oddities like instantly dying if DK/Diddy gets hits and falls off-screen.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Some of the music is really good.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Think of them as their own series. Don't expect a 1:1 recreation of the console trilogy. They have their own worlds that are unique to each game. I think they work really great for a handheld platformer and I appreciate the 8 bit handling of the DKC aesthetics. I think they play best on the super gameboy.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I played DKL1 for the first time last year on an AGS101. It was good enough to keep my attention but not good enough to ever want to get 100%

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Never liked them. But now I found their charm.

    DKL2 has good physics going for them (but the small screen always gonna be a problem)

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    People here forget DKL1 and DKL3 are their own games, using 8bit version of the SNES assets and brand new ones too, especially in DKL1. DKL2 was the closest to it's console counterpart with the exception of mixing Krem Quay and Crocodile Cauldron as a single area.
    People also complain DKL graphics are too busy, but you forget in a GBC you can have the background in one palette and the player and enemy sprites in another color palette.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >People also complain DKL graphics are too busy, but you forget in a GBC

      DKL is quite good, though suffers from very busy graphics on a regular Gameboy and was designed for Super Game Boy play. DKL2 is a pseudo port of DKC2 with all the levels being reimagined versions of DKC2 levels. The layouts are new, but if you've played DKC2 it still feels like you're retreading old ground and makes the game feel like a poor man's version. DKL3 has original levels again, but suffers tremendously from a lack of level gimmicks that results in most levels sharing the same theme feeling incredibly samey. I remember being really disappointed in this one.

      >though suffers from very busy graphics on a regular Gameboy

      ??? Did you miss that last part or something?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I did, woops. Too used to people bringing up the busy graphics arguement forgetting about Super GB and GBC. The arguement is still valid enough but I doubt anyone would be playing DKL on real on the old graybrick when the revision exist.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Great gameboy games. No reason to really play them over the SNES versions.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They are additional Donkey Kong games you can play. If that's something you crave, they're great.
    I really liked the first land when I was a kid.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    if you play dkl3 make sure you play the japan exclusive gbc version

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    DKL1 is amazing, better than DKC, but not as good as DKC2. I never played the others but heard they were mostly downgrades of their SNES counterparts.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >DKL1 is amazing, better than DKC
      Dangerously based

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    oh man, I used to play the shit outta the first one, when were going skiing and there was nothing to do on the bus for the next couple hours till we reached the slopes.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They are ok but play a lot better on the Super Gameboy or GBC.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The first one is the best. The new worlds were good enough to be in DKC.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that the pirate levels in DKL 1 came out before DKC 2

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can only speak for the first one, but I found it to be both really good and really hard. I don’t think I ever 100%ed it.

    If you like the original DKC, DKL is a great continuation of that style

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >If you like the original DKC, DKL is a great continuation of that style
      If you really think about it, it's the only true sequel to DKC. The other games, both in the country and land games, for no reason at all got rid of Donkey Kong.

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