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11. Bananas - Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Monkeys love bananas. That’s a pretty common fact both in the real world and in the digital reality of Donkey Kong. Whether you were gulping them down in bunches or balloons, bananas always benefitted the Kong family on their journey through the jungle. If you were wise enough to catch on, bananas also signaled a secret area, the ending of a level, or a few helpful hidden items. It also didn’t hurt that collecting 100 would give you an extra life.

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