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Donkey Kong Land III 3DS Virtual Console Trailer (Europe)

Here’s the European trailer for Rare’s Donkey Kong Land III, available this week on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe!

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble Wii U Virtual Console Trailer (Europe)

Here’s the European trailer for Rare’s Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble, available this week on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe!

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Rare Revisits: Mad Monster Mansion

Talk about a hiatus! Eleven months? In any case, welcome back to Rare Revisits, which will — fingers crossed — return to being more than an annual feature. With Halloween mere days away, it’s only appropriate to take a look at one of the Twycross-based developer’s most iconic spook houses: Banjo-Kazooie’s Mad Monster Mansion.

Quite possibly Gruntilda’s home away from home, Mad Monster Mansion plays host to all manner of creatures that go bump in the night. Goblin ghosts, skeletons, bats — talking toilets?

Beyond the mansion on which the world is based, the level features a twisty hedge maze, a haunted cellar, a whipcrack-infested well, an unstable shack, and a church modeled after the Church of Twycross.

Although Mad Monster Mansion is geographically the smallest level in Banjo-Kazooie, it is arguably the most compact. I mean, I’m not calling any of the other levels out for being hollow, but this map takes full advantage of its space.
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Donkey Kong Land II 3DS Virtual Console Trailer (Europe)

Here’s the European trailer for Rare’s Donkey Kong Land II, available this week on the 3DS Virtual Console in Europe!

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest Wii U Virtual Console Trailer (Europe)

Here’s the European trailer for Rare’s Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, available this week on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe!