Content of the article: "On This Day in Nintendo History: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest; Banjo-Tooie; Super Mario 64 DS; Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt; PictoChat and more"
On this day (November 20) in Nintendo history…
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest was released in 1995 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. In this platformer game, developed by Rare, Donkey Kong has been kidnapped by the evil Kaptain K. Rool, who demands DK's banana hoard as a ransom. But there's no way the Kongs are going to give it up that easily! In this pirate-themed sequel to the hit Donkey Kong Country, guide Diddy and Dixie Kong through eight wild worlds of comical action across the Kremling-infested Crocodile Isle.
Banjo-Tooie was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64 in North America. In this platforming/action-adventure game, developed by Rare, left for worm food under a huge boulder at the conclusion of Banjo-Kazooie, Gruntilda the witch is back – and boy, is she mad. Forming a coven of co-conspirators with hideous sisters Mingella and Blobbelda, Grunty has hatched a madcap plan to regain her former beauty by using the Big O'Blaster (B.O.B.) to suck the life force from B-K's island.
Super Mario 64 DS was released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this platformer game remake of the Nintendo 64's Super Mario 64, developed by Nintendo EAD, adds a variety of new features that are sure to please both newcomers and veterans. Three new playable characters (Luigi, Yoshi and Wario) can be unlocked during Mario's quest, each with their own unique abilities. The game also features new stages, updates the completion challenge from 120 to 150 Power Stars, and tons of touchscreen minigames to try your hand at!
Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt was released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this first-person action adventure demo of Metroid Prime Hunters, developed by Nintendo Software Technology, play three single player modes, and a Multi-Card Play multiplayer mode. Few aspects of this demo, other than the overall control scheme, are used in the final game. Once each mode is completed successfully, a special move is unlocked from the title screen by pushing a glowing dot.
PictoChat was released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this communications utility, developed by Nintendo, create and join local wireless chat rooms, and send either picture or text messages to one another.
The Nintendo DS Digital TV Tuner was released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS in Japan. A 1seg TV Tuner that picks up TV signals and plays them on the Nintendo DS. Prototypes were running via the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot, but the final version plugs into the DS card slot complete with TV aerials that unfold when in use. The top screen is for watching the broadcast in 16:9 or 4:3 ratio. The touch screen is used to change the channels. It works with all DS and 3DS models.
A second wave of Animal Crossing amiibo Figures was released in 2015 in Europe and included Lottie.
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