Donkey Kong Land
The North American Player's Choice boxart for Donkey Kong Land.
Developer Rare
Publisher Nintendo
Release date July 27, 1995 (JP)
June 26, 1995 (NA)
August 24, 1995 (EU)
Genre Platformer
Rating ESRB: Kids to Adults
Platform(s) Game Boy
Followed by Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Land, (called Super Donkey Kong GB in Japan), is a platformer game for the Donkey Kong series. This following game has been released in 1995.

When played on the Super Game Boy, it displays a jungle-like border around the game. It later has two sequels called Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III.


While not displayed in game, the instruction booklet describes the story as where Cranky complains that Donkey and Diddy completed their previous adventure because of the good graphics and makes a bet with Donkey and Diddy to retrieve the Banana Hoard from King K. Rool on an 8-bit system.



Only two of the Kong Family members make a physical appearance in the game, while Cranky himself has caused the adventure to go on and is only mentioned in the instruction booklet and not in-game.

Name Description
Donkey Kong Donkey returns in his own 8-bit system game where he has to retrieve his bananas from King K. Rool again.
Diddy Kong Donkey' ssidekick and nephew returns as well. He aids Donkey in his adventure once more.
Cranky Kong Cranky has not made a physical appearance in-game, but has caused the events of the game to happen and K. Rool to steal the bananas from Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard.

Animal BuddiesEdit

Unlike Donkey Kong Country which had five Animal Buddies, Donkey Kong Land's system limitations made it so that only two Animal Buddies can be in the game; Rambi the Rhinoceros and Expresso the Ostrich.

Name Description
Rambi the Rhinoceros Rambi returns again from Donkey Kong Country into this video game. He can crush most threats coming in his way including Slippas, Gnawties, etc.
Expresso the Ostrich Expresso returns in Donkey Kong Land as one of the Animal Buddies assisting Donkey and Diddy in their journey to retrieve their bananas. He can temporarily flap in mid-air and is able to cross large gaps.

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