Donkey Kong Country’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated with Stunning Illustration By Former Rare Artist

Donkey Kong Country’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated with Stunning Illustration By Former Rare Artist

In response to the series' 25th anniversary, former Rare artist Steve Mayles showed his appreciation for the beloved Donkey Kong Country.

While it might be hard to believe, this week marked a milestone for the beloved Donkey Kong Country with the series hitting its 25th anniversary. Whether you have fond memories of its challenging platforming or even more challenging mine cart levels, everyone has had a little something to celebrate from the iconic platforming series this week, including a former Rare artist.

Over on Twitter, Steve Mayles, a developer and designer now at Yooka-Laylee‘s Playtonic, shared a piece of artwork in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country. Mayles previously worked at Rare and had a hand in crafting several of the studio’s most iconic characters, such as Banjo-Kazooie and the Donkey Kong Country series’ infamous villain King K. Rool, so it’s fitting to see him celebrate the series’ huge milestone with a striking art tribute.

The art of course features the one and only Donkey Kong accompanied by Diddy Kong and their companion Rambi the Rhino, and is certainly representative of the platforming fun that all of us would remember from the iconic platforming games.

Of course, I’ll need some time to separate the fact that the series is almost as old as me, but for now let’s just ignore that fact and appreciate Mayles’ incredible tribute to the beloved series.

Donkey Kong Country's 25th Anniversary Celebrated with Stunning Illustration By Former Rare Artist