Memories: Playtonic’s Steve Mayles tweets art of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest to celebrate anniversary

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Well, I am officially old. Today is the 25th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. One of the best platformers ever made, this sequel improved on every aspect of the first game and is still fondly remembered today. Someone feeling particularly nostalgic for the title and its birthday is Playtonic’s Steve Mayles. An ex-Rare artist, he is the father of Dixie Kong, King K. Rool, and more. To celebrate the occasion, he tweeted out some special artwork.

What a wonderful way to recognize Donkey Kong Country 2’s anniversary

Check out the birthday message below:

Beautiful. Just as impressive as Steve’s piece celebrating Donkey Kong Country‘s anniversary last year.

Looking at the art, it references the Bramble Blast level from DKC2. Memories of spiky death and tough jumps immediately come to mind. I am dreading going through this stage again as I replay the game on Switch. At least the area has fantastic music:

Enthusiasts, what do you think of Steve’s tribute to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest? Are there any new fans playing the title for the first time on Switch? Who has a 102% save file on their Super Nintendo? Let us know in the comment field below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.