Donkey Kong Country is the game that saved the Super Nintendo. When Sony's first PlayStation arrived, people started getting drawn to its modern media format and promise of 3D visuals. Many thought the 16-bit SNES just wouldn't be able to keep up anymore. But a little company called Rare shocked us all by developing such an amazing and eye-catching new graphical style that no one could imagine the Super was actually capable of such graphical feats. But it was, and CGI graphics burst onto the scene to redefine and redirect the entire industry. Donkey Kong was entirely reinvented in the process too, transforming from a girlfriend-napping arcade villain to a necktie-wearing headlining hero. He's been restored as one of Nintendo's most notable mascots ever since.