This Donkey Kong Country video-game felt like a hybrid of Mario and Sonic in that it can be fast like Sonic at times but also sophisticated like Mario. I turned nine in 1994 and Donkey Kong was a fun game to play.
I knew about Donkey Kong from the 1980s games where Mario tries to save Peach from the giant ape. So, there were commercials for Donkey Kong Country in 1994. It was exciting. We started playing it. The game sort of reminded me of Super Mario World which came out on the Super Nintendo.
Mario World had Yoshi and a few different things for Mario but Donkey Kong Country had a rhino, train carts, etc. In some ways, Donkey Kong had a wider variety of things you could do plus it was 2 players on top of that.