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31 Days 2020 Edition Day 14: Kreepy


The thing I find the most interesting about this IP is that this happens to be the only open world game they made. After this they go back to 2D style games (well received mind you).

Gloomy Galleon: Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong 64 may be loved by many, but I find it’s often overlooked. When someone says Donkey Kong the first game that probably comes to mind is Donkey Kong Country 1-3. I think part of this may have to do with a lack of… well any sort of exposure for this game. I think they had a wii VC re-release but beyond that nothing much was done with this game or many of the characters introduced in it.

It’s a shame because the game actually has a lot of cool levels and of course characters, though most of them don’t make it beyond a cameo or two. The most we’ve seen of Chunky in recent years is in Smash games. Currently Chunky is a spirit which is very fitting considering his absence from Donkey Kong games.

As for the Galleon itself? I just really like the atmosphere of the level. All the cavers and lagoons with the sunken ship motif carry an eerie/kreepy vibe that is still fun and playful. This level is also significantly less frustrating for what is a water level in a nintendo game. I’ll take this over either Zelda 64 water temple any day of the week. I even prefer this to Dire Dire Docks/ Jolly Rodger bay. It’s just more fun to mess around Gloomy Galleon than either level from Mario 64. Once you collect the stars from those levels you don’t want to come back. I can’t tell you how many times I lost my 100 coin run on Dire Dire Docks to that dumb escape route in the submarine area. None of that with Gloomy Galleon, just having a good time smacking some enemies and exploring the surrounding area in a much larger more atmospheric space.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.

A Few things about me

- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:

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