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Bramble Scramble (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

November 2013 is Giant Plant Month on Oases of Beauty, an exploration of areas inside of giant trees, shrubs, and vines. This entry looks at Bramble Scramble from Donkey Kong Country 2, a Platformer for the SNES.

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Screech’s Sprint (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

May 2013 is Palette Swap Month for Oases of Beauty, which takes a look at alternately colored worlds from elsewhere in a game. Today’s featured world is Screech’s Sprint from Donkey Kong Country, a Platformer for the SNES.

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Web Woods (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

July 2012 is Forest Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at Web Woods from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, a map-based Platformer for the SNES.

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Top 10 Developer Jabs at Competing Franchises

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in From the Archives, Lists | 0 comments

In this list, BGH looks at 10 of his favorite 4th wall breaks at the expense of another development team.

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