Donkey Kong Country is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Rare, featuring the character Donkey Kong. It was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. Following an intense marketing campaign, the original SNES version sold over 9 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling SNES game. It was the first Donkey Kong game not produced or directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the character's original creator; instead, it was produced by Tim Stamper, although Miyamoto was still involved with the project. The game later found its way on the Game Boy Color in 2000, the Game Boy Advance in 2003 and on Virtual Console in 2006.