Very bold, bold claims to reference Donkey Kong Country for your endless runner
I see what you mean, though.
Honestly, this could be the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance of the Donkey Kong Country series! In this game, the greed of Donkey Kong and his bananas has hit a breaking point, and he has to run away from his banana horde (can't imagine how big it is with banana royalties!), and in the end, save the jungle from total destruction.
Very poignant tale of greed, corruption, saving animals, and how bananas can both bring peace, as well as war, to even the kindest of folk.
Okay, so I went a little far there, probably. But from the tutorial video, this game definitely looks nice. Donkey Kong Country is one of my favorite game series, so I was understandably very skeptical of this one at first. But I think I can get behind Donkey Kong Country being an inspiration for it now. The rideable animals, the bananas (obviously), the treetops!, and even the lava area that's very reminiscent of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Oh, and a couple of the objects in the way (mostly the breakable boar blocks) remind me of Donkey Kong Country Returns as well.
It is a little unfortunate that it's an endless runner, but it has some great potential, especially from what we've seen of the shop. I can see it getting quite addicting. Maybe not Jetpack Joyride addicting, but addicting in its own respectable right.
Good luck on the release of the game. I'm sure I'll pick it up as soon as it swings
by the App Store.