Year: 1995
Platform: SNES
Co-op: 2 players

Yes, the Wii's Donkey Kong Country Returns is an excellent (tough) throwback, but DKC2 remains the high point of the series, introducing a slew of new animals, a huge, varied world and of course Dixie Kong, Diddy's partner on his quest to rescue Donkey Kong. Dixie's gliding ponytail made things a bit easier than her oafish, tie-wearing uncle ever could – although the severely sharpened difficulty didn't make the game easy by any means.