Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It was released on 20 November 1995 in North America, 21 November 1995 in Japan and on 14 December 1995 in Europe. It is the second installment of the Donkey Kong Country series and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country. It was re-released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004. The game was made available for download on the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2007, and for the Wii U’s Virtual Console in 2015. It was followed by a sequel, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! in 1996.
The story revolves around Diddy Kong and his girlfriend, Dixie Kong, who try to rescue Donkey Kong after he is abducted by King K. Rool. The game is set on “Crocodile Isle”, in which there are eight worlds of varying environments, totalling to 52 levels. The game utilises the same Silicon Graphics technology from the original, which features the use of pre-rendered 3D imagery. Diddy’s Kong Quest received critical acclaim, being widely regarded as one of the greatest 2D platformers made. Praise was directed at its graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack. It was the second best selling game of 1995, the sixth best-selling game on the SNES and the highest selling SNES title to not be packaged with the system.