Apple Arcade: A Review of Banana Kong 2
When I heard Banana Kong 2 was coming to Apple Arcade, I was excited to say the least. Maybe it's because I am a huge '90s kid at heart, a fan of platforming games, and miss the days of Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. I have been known to download a new platformer the day it comes out, and because Banana Kong was a well-liked prequel, I had big expectations.
However, I found myself endlessly comparing Banana Kong 2 to Banana Kong, as well as its retro predecessors, specifically Donkey Kong, because Banana Kong 2 is an unmistakable modern-day attempt at a beloved classic.
The more I played, however, the more I felt like Banana Kong 2 itself is just off in a way Banana Kong isn't. The controls aren't quite right, the game is just a little bit too derivative (though the same can be said for Banana Kong), and not quite up to par with the games that inspired it.
However, for mobile gamers who love platformers and loved the original Banana Kong, there have been some definite changes and enhancements that just might make you love Banana Kong 2 even more, if you can get over the finicky controls.
FDG Mobile Games GbR
- iPhone iOS 13.0 or later
- iPad iPadOS 13.0 or later
- iPod Tough iOS 13.0 or later
- Mac macOS 11.0 or later (M1 chip or later)