As we have reported earlier, the Donkey Kong Country Trilogy from the SNES games were recently released on the U.S. Wii U Virtual Console after their disappearance from the Wii virtual console back in 2012. These games are often regarded as some of the best games that the SNES had to offer.
After the third game in the franchise was released in 1996 on the SNES, the series was not heard from in a while. Many reasons are expected for this silence, many of them having to do with the departure of the developers of the trilogy Rare being sold to Microsoft back in 2002. Finally, in 2010 a New Donkey Kong Country game was released for the Wii, and later the 3DS, under developer Retro Studios. That game, Donkey Kong Country Returns, was met with great critical acclaim. Donkey Kong Country Returns was followed up with the 2014 Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
All five games in the Donkey Kong Country games are excellent platforming experiences, but we want to know which one is your favorite? Which one do you find yourself going back to again and again. Answer in the Poll and Join the Hype in the comments below.