Apesh*t: 10 Terrible Gorilla Games

A brief journey through the ignominious history of simian games

Donkey Kong 64
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'Donkey Kong 64' Nintendo10/10

10. Donkey Kong 64

The Donkey Kong Country series were fine platformers, sure. Neat secrets were scattered over their well-themed 2D levels, and the music was also great, even when it was ripping off 'In The Air Tonight' by Phil Collins. Donkey Kong 64 went 3D, which in those days guaranteed the camera would be swingy and the levels would be miles from the tight designs of Donkey Kong Country. Instead, they were full of backtracking and collectible junk – bananas, coins, medals, balloons, blueprints – that you had to switch between specific Kongs to grab. If you've ever been bored by hunting for feathers or whatever in an Assassin's Creed game imagine that with more bananas and less stabbing. That's Donkey Kong 64