#WeeklyGameMusic: Fungi Forest (Donkey Kong 64)

#WeeklyGameMusic: New week, new music.

Do you hear that?  Yup, I’m late again.  Anyway, this week’s music is a nice and pleasant composition from Donkey Kong 64, written by the infamous Grant Kirkhope.  While Grant is more known for his jaunty, bouncy compositions, Fungi Forest is a tame music more focused on silence.  A soothing music fitting to a large and epic forest.

Donkey Kong 64.  Well, that’s another game that needs almost no introduction.  Basically, King K. Rool kidnaps Donkey Kong’s 4 friends and their golden bananas, so it’s up to the lazy Kong himself to save the day.  Ah, those were the good times.  Anyways, Donkey Kong 64 is a 3D platformer that’s known to be one of the worst offenders of its genre, collecta-thon.  From the hard-to-find golden bananas to the color-coded bananas that only a specific Kong can collect, it’s only natural that many people criticized the sheer amount of plot coupons they needed to collect to progress through the game.  Still, most critics agree that it is a solid platformer that has tight controls, fascinating worlds to travel through, and a good fun to be had.

Donkey Kong 64 was originally made for, you guessed it, Nintendo 64.  It is available on the WiiWare as a downloadable retro game.

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