I don't typically buy into remakes of classic Super NES games on the Game Boy Advance. I figure that if I want to play the old game, I'll fire up the old console and play all I want without spending another $30. However, the best way for a company to entice me into buying a game again for a new console is to add new levels to the old challenge. I passed on the first few Super Mario Advance titles, but the Game Boy Advance version of Yoshi's Island snagged my attention (and my money) with its six new levels. Now the company is about to do it again with the remake of Donkey Kong Country 3.
A ninth world, Pacifica, has been added to the original eight worlds. It includes six all-new levels—set from the deepest drain pipes to the tallest treetops—and adds two to three hours of brand-new game play.
There are days when I feel I should just sign over a portion of my paycheck to Nintendo and cut out the middleman. All the company has to do is add a few new levels to an old favorite and I'll hand over my money all over again. I'm the kind of person who devours platformer games until I know I've seen every last secret that the game has to show me. Knowing that there are unexplored areas of a stellar game like Donkey Kong Country 3 is just unacceptable.