Donkey Kong has always been one of Nintendo’s most important and beloved characters, alongside Mario and Link. For over 40 years, he has been the star of numerous video games, but it wasn’t until 1994 when he took charge of his own platform adventure with Donkey Kong Country, developed by Rare for the Super Nintendo.
This game is considered one of the best titles ever published on the legendary 16-bit console. Donkey Kong’s appearance was completely renewed for this game, and the decision was made to add a companion, leading to the creation of Diddy Kong, who has since become one of the most important characters in the Donkey Kong universe.
Interestingly, the original idea was for Donkey Kong Jr. to be his companion, but this was eventually changed, leading to the creation of Diddy Kong. The character went through several name options before finally being named Diddy Kong.
Throughout the years, Diddy Kong has appeared in numerous games, from starring in Diddy Kong Racing to making appearances in other popular sagas such as Mario Party, Mario Golf, and Super Smash Bros.
Overall, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have left a lasting impact on the gaming world and continue to be beloved by fans worldwide.