Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest a 2D platformer released in 1995 for the SNES, developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. The game consists of many levels divided into different worlds ending with boss battles. As the player clears more and more worlds they'll climb higher and higher on the island called Crocodile Isle until they reach the final boss, Kaptain K. Rool. All the worlds look very different and they all have their own themes. The game also contains multiple bonus stages and secret levels giving the game more diversity than it's sequel.
DKC2 has sold almost 4.4 million copies (making it the 6th best-selling game for SNES) and was released on the Wii Virtual Console on May 21, 2007 for 800 points. It has also been ported to the Game Boy Advance with notable changes in the gameplay, added levels, and an extra boss.
It's worth noting that the grammatically incorrect title is a play on words. The title can be read either as Diddy's Kong Quest or Diddy's Conquest.
The story begins as Diddy Kong discovers a ransom note left by long-time villain King K. Rool (now going by Kaptain K. Rool) demanding that the banana horde stolen by the Kong gang in the previous game be returned, in exchange for Donkey Kong. Diddy and his girlfriend Dixie Kong must run, roll and jump their way through the many stages set on Crocodile Isle and the various bosses sent at them from K. Rool. The duo must occasionally call upon their gang of Animal Buddies introduced in the previous game to make their way across more difficult areas.
DDK2 has a total of 7 worlds containing 41 levels. There is also a secret bonus world titled "Lost World" where there are 5 levels and a Boss fight.
The musical score for Donkey Kong Country 2 is, like the first game, highly praised. The soundtrack was composed by David Wise and released in 1995.