The difficulty of the game really ramps up as you reach the later stages of the game, so getting through Kremcrock Industries (the game’s factory area) and the Chimp Caverns takes almost as long as getting through the four areas that preceded them. However, Nintendo has always done a good job increasing the challenge in such a way so that it never really seems unfair, so although the stages get longer and trickier, getting through them is still feasible for me.
The final battle against King K. Rool actually goes really well, and it only takes two attempts to take him out. Of course, during the ending scene, Cranky tells us that there are plenty more secrets out there that we failed to get this time around, but this was ultimately meant to be a pretty casual run, so I wasn’t worried about getting the full 101% of the game’s completion rate. Also, I don’t recall there being much that you get for doing so, unlike Donkey Kong Country 2 and 3 as well.
At any rate, I had a lot of fun with this playthrough, and I hope you all had a great time watching! 🙂
Stay tuned – more fun is on the way!