Summary: The first thing I have to say is that the Donkey Kong Country franchise is my favorite and donkey kong country 1 is my favorite game. This port on the GBA is just okay. They turned great music of the original and made them remixed that are not as good. Also the graphics aren't as nice looking than as on the snes. Also the sound is awfull compared to the snes version.
Summary: [This review was not stolen from http://members.madasafish.com/~kefka/ as the above site is mine.] This is, in my humble opinion, one of the most over-rated games in history. It sold 8 million at the time, as there was a huge amount of hype, and every mag gave it a score above 90%. Why? Because it looks good. Damn good.
Pros: Pretty, better than water torture, great soundtrack
Cons: No gameplay, tedious bonus levels, no replay appeal