Before his return, reminisce over his past

In just a few hours, Donkey Kong Country returns. Excited yet?

I am. Like, a lot.

I’ve had bananas and barrels on the brain for days. In fact, for the last week over at my day job, I’ve been revisiting some of the ape’s biggest games:

His timeless debut, his son’s rescue mission, his Super NES resurrection and his polygonal disappointment.

Click through the links to watch my video reviews of Donkey Kong’s classics, the games that made the gorilla one of the industry’s most celebrated and influential characters. It’s quite a résumé, folks.

On the dawn of his return, what’s your favorite banana of the bunch?