Like most things from 1997, the CGI-animated Donkey Kong Country TV series is a fascinating and horrifying glimpse at the past. Currently airing on Amazon Freevee and on YouTube–both ad supported–you can relive the horrors of ’90s CGI, if you’re brave enough. No one knows how it returned, but experts have hypothesized that a combination of someone wishing for new Donkey Kong content and a curled finger on a wish-granting monkey’s paw is likely to blame.
If you’re interested–or masochistic–you can tune into Amazon Freevee through this link and subject yourself to all 40 episodes. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you though. Alternatively, playlists for Season 1 and Season 2 can be found on YouTube.
Officially debuting in France first and then a year later in the US, Donkey Kong Country stars the musclehead ape as the protector of Kongo Bongo Island and the magical Crystal Coconut, which is regularly under threat from King K. Rool and his minions. Donkey is joined by members of the Kong family, and each episode tortured its viewers with songs that the main cast performed.