Retrograde #4: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

- Published Wed, Jul 4, 2012 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen and Lysanne Fisher

Welcome to episode four of Retrograde! For our fourth episode, we take a look back at the classic platformer Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.

Join me – Jack Marshall – and my co-hosts Anthony Hobday, Lysanne Fisher, and James MacFadyen as we jump into a barrel of fun with Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.

Chosen by James MacFadyen this week we cover the tree-tops highs and the swamp lows of Diddy’s Kong Quest. We discuss the excellent work performed by the OverClocked Remix Team who remixed the entire soundtrack to the game. Anthony also shares the acoustic arrangement cover performed by Fred Baty of the “Aquatic Ambience” music from the original game. Lastly, we each give our final Retrograde stamp to the game in the form of European cities purely because James didn’t choose a grading system in time.

This weeks episode is sponsored by is your one-stop website for everything Donkey Kong related. With a thriving forum community, regular bonkers features, and even two Donkey Kong based podcasts DK Vine really is the only place you’ll ever need to visit to get your dose of Donkey Kong.

So bang your chest, grab your juggling balls, and swing on the nearest vine and join the Retrograde team as we play Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest! 


Retrograde is a fortnightly retro gaming show launched on the CSICON network in May 2012. Each episode focuses on one game from yesteryear chosen by one of our Retrograde team, who put the game under scrutiny as well as talk about the history and legacy of the game and its overall impact on the gaming world. Join your hosts as they suit up and brave the world of sprites and chip tunes.

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