Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

released on May 04, 2018

Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch. This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down. The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 4.

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Great stuff. The new games have fun levels, I just kinda wish they felt more like the SNES ones? Two player simultaneous coop is a great time though.

This is a tough and annoying platformer, that happens to be highly enjoyable. The levels are expertly designed, allowing you to zip through them or sometimes play at a methodical pace. A nice touch is all of the levels can be completed without the aid of another Kong.
Donkey Kong’s move set is minimal and the challenge mostly comes from the platforming itself. As tough as the game is, it is fair. The classic vehicle levels adds variety, but the highlights are the “relic” levels. These are unlockable, extended levels with numerous obstacles that will test your skills, patience, and reflexes to the limit. They must be finished in one go or you restart from the beginning, but are immensely satisfying once completed.
This game was slightly too long and will often drive you crazy. But, it is rewarding, has a lot of charm, a nice soundtrack, and challenging platforming that shouldn’t be missed.

Outstanding level design, themes, platforming, and style I have come to expect from Donkey Kong Country. I enjoyed Returns more since it had more levels and was a lot more challenging. I spent days on the cliff, factory, and volcano levels where no level on this game me that much trouble besides the final boss which was more tedious than it was challenging. Still loved the hell out of this and am now going to get all the KONG letters.

altough it is good, it lacks the charm of the SNES era games.