Daydreamcast Ep. 23: Donkey Kong Country (1994)

After Brogan’s resurrection, Pavlos was put on ice for whenever the world may need him again. This episode consists of Brogan and guest star David Punch picking up the pieces of the podcast. That’s right: it’s the second bananas on their own podcast! David has been reliving early internet meme culture with a nuzlocke run of Pokémon Platinum. Remember Lost? Wow. Brogan has been playing Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Resurrection and the two examine what men are in the shadows of their own failures. Then, there’s a Zelda block in which David talks about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Brogan discusses The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Largely, it’s Brogan trying to justify a mediocre difficulty mode that you have to pay money for. It’s okay when Nintendo does it. Finally, there’s the game of the week: Donkey Kong Country! Back when reboots chose radical over gritty, Donkey Kong Country revolutionized everything and nothing at the same time. There are beautifully dated graphics, inventive but imprecise platforming, and a bunch of monkeys that we love but never really think about. It’s all a barrel of fun until you accidentally press the button a second too late and Donkey Kong is sent flying into his doom. Don’t fear, dear listeners: the editing and comedic stylings of Bro won’t last long. Pavlos is sure to hear this hack job and thaw out of ice just to bring this podcast back to a rightful standard of quality.

Time Stamps:
0:00 Chaos.
Whatcha Playing
3:00 Pokémon Platinum (2009) Nuzlocke Run
7:30 Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Resurrection (2021)
12:30 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)
18:00 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
Featured Game
23:45 Donkey Kong Country

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