Donkey Kong Country Review

In 1994, Nintendo bought 49% of the British developer Rareware.  Rare was known for NES games Battletoads and Wizards and Warriors.  This acquisition made Rare a second party developer exclusively for Nintendo.  For Rare’s first game under the new deal, Nintendo recommended they make a new series involving Donkey Kong.  Donkey Kong Country was released to widespread acclaim and established Rare as one of the premier game developers of the 1990s.