Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

released on May 23, 2013

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

released on May 23, 2013

Over 70 levels of banana-hoarding fun featuring Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Run, jump, climb and defeat enemies through diverse environments until you retrieve Donkey Kong's stolen banana hoard. Rebuilt and optimized for portable play on the Nintendo 3DS system.


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Donkey Kong Country: Returns 3D is a solid 2D platformer that masterfully revived and modernized a beloved franchise. Like its SNES predecessors, levels are vibrant and creative, and they offer solid platforming challenge. Unfortunately, some tame early worlds and several difficulty spikes result in less fluid progression than ideal. There are some locations (minecart levels mainly) where jumps feel a little too tight, for example, especially when it’s for a collectible. The puzzle pieces also felt less intuitive to find than they are in Tropical Freeze, as I found myself missing pieces for a vast majority of the levels (not helped by the sometimes horrible bonus rooms–looking at you, three cannons over a pit room). In general, it doesn’t feel as refined as its older brother, but that’s neither a fair expectation nor a major criticism. DKC Returns both revived an incredible game series and brought Retro to yet unseen heights, and for that, DK fans owe it major thanks.

For the longest time I couldn’t go back to my 3DS library due to having broken shoulder buttons. But now, thanks to my cousin letting me mod his new 3DS, I’ve been able to have a blast. Dude, not even for piracy you can still have a ton of fun giving your handheld AIDS

Donkey kong country returns was the #1 game I was looking forward to replaying, cuz the first time I beat it I wasn’t crazy about it for some reason. First thing I noticed was holy guacamole this game is chock full of personality 🐒 Kongo Bongo Island is real and breathing right in front of me bruv. I’ve always preferred donkey kong over plain as corn-flakes mario, the comparison is night and day

my friend thinks the dkc snes trilogy are overrated and I can see where he’s coming from, those games can get hyped up too much from nostalgia bias and overshadow what retro has done with their first title. This game is not only as good as the originals, dare I say it might be even better

Tho, I understand why ppl would prefer the classics, this game asks for a lot and can be really tough, feels like being stoned in the balls (thankfully its very forgiving)

Overall, its great 🍌

This game was really fun. I really enjoyed how the levels felt interconnected and like parts of an actual island. The game provided a decent level of challenge while still being easy enough. The bosses actually felt interesting as opposed to the typical 2d Mario boss. I really enjoyed the music and the presentation of the levels, like the silhouette level. The secrets felt rewarding to find and well hidden but not to obscure. Overall I really enjoyed this game.

Now, my review of Donkey Kong Country Frozen Ape was quite harsh, this review is the absolute opposite. This game slaps harder than Donkey Kong. The music is fantastic and the gameplay is crisp. It's quite difficult like Tropical Freeze, but the controls feel a lot cleaner. I ended up almost 100%ing the game, it was that enjoyable for me. I'd highly recommend this game to anyone interested in the Donkey Kong Country series.

An excellent version of an already excellent game. If anything I think it’s better because of the replacement of WiiMote waggle with regular button presses. An absolute challenging beast of a platformer and I loved it.

I'm a big fan of the original dkc and while this game feels a lot different, it still scratches a similar itch. Each world introduces a new gimmick that doesn't get old and is very interesting. Great game to pick up, play a few levels, put down and do it again a few hours later