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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze - Nintendo Wii U

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii U
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews) 14 answered questions 83 / 100

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  • Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong join the adventure as playable characters alongside Diddy Kong.
  • Explore new dynamic levels that twist, turn, and transform in new ways. Enjoy spectacular views from the dynamic rotating camera.
  • On their journey to reclaim Donkey Kong Island, Donkey Kong and his friends travel across five islands with a variety of stages that include underwater areas and frozen environments.
  • Enhance Donkey Kong's exploration and unlock secrets with a variety of new moves, including a "plucking" system to pull items right out of the ground.
  • Team up with friends in a cooperative multiplayer mode that lets two players share in the fun together.

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  • ASIN: B00DC7O77A
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 21, 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong’s ultimate platforming adventure barrel-blasts onto Wii U! Team up with buddies to master their moves, from Diddy Kong and his jetpack to the fresh additions of Dixie Kong with her spinning ponytail and Cranky Kong with his pogo-cane jump. Journey across 6 distinct islands filled with dynamic levels and non-stop action.

Reclaim the now-frozen DK Island from the invading Snowmads. Master Donkey Kong’s ground pound and each of his buddy’s unique abilities to navigate diverse island environments like Mangrove swamps, Savannah storms, ocean depths, and the frozen lands of DK Island. The barrel-blasting, mine-carting action of Donkey Kong Country is back, along with a bushel of new features like upgraded underwater swimming, a new “plucking” system, dynamic viewing angles from a rotating camera, and collectables galore. Team up with friends in local 2-player multiplayer* to share in the adventure and reclaim DK Island from a host of wintery baddies and bosses.

Key Features
  • Journey through all-new levels that twist, turn and transform in consistently fresh ways. Plus, enjoy spectacular views thanks to the dynamic, rotating camera.
  • Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong join in the adventure as a playable character alongside Diddy Kong. Any of them can buddy up with Donkey Kong to shake up the action.
  • Fight off the arctic invading Snowmads as you run, jump, roll, “pluck” and swim across six distinctly themed islands, each packed with lively levels of non-stop action and surprises.
  • Team up with friends in local, cooperative multiplayer that lets two players share in the adventure*.
  • Discover hidden areas and gather numerous collectibles to unlock additional content, use life-saving items, or catch a ride on diverse vehicles.
  • Enjoy new music from the original composer of the Donkey Kong Country series.

*Additional accessory required, sold separately.

Choose to play as your favorite Donkey Kong characters, including Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, & Cranky Kong
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Dixie Kong and her spinning ponytail will help Donkey Kong navigate his way throughout all new levels
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Conquer the arctic Snowmads found throughout this frozen island adventure
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Cooperative multiplayer action is another way to share in the adventure and reclaim the DK island
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87 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "MAN THESE BANANAS ARE GOOD!" February 21, 2014
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Bonus points for any who caught the Brian Regan reference in the title...

In the past five or so years, two previously dormant video game icons have made major comebacks, starring in some of the best 2-D platformers in decades. Of course, I'm referring to Donkey Kong and Rayman. Both characters offer games that are about as awesome as 2-D platformers get these days, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is yet another modern DK masterpiece to add to the list (Rayman Legends was also stellar). This game is simply stupendous, in so many ways. Not only is it filled with nostalgia for the DK of my childhood, but it also adds a ton of new ideas that are not only cool for DK, but for 2-D platformers in general. This game is a real treat. Once again, Retro Studios has nailed it, and this game actually soothes some of the sting I felt at learning they were not developing a new Metroid game (Not gonna lie, it still hurts a little). If you don't like somewhat longer, detailed reviews, then give this one a pass. You've been warned.

The story in DKCTF is very unique for the series. Once again, Retro has created an all-new villainous force for DK and co. to face called the "Snowmads," a ragtag army of arctic animals with a major Norse/viking theme.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
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Console not selling well? Phooey. With games like this, Ya gotta wonder why. This is why people support Nintendo. I saw one random negative review on the web that made me laugh. Make no mistake, Donkey Kong is a fantastic video game and one of the most amazing platformers you'll ever play. Don't let the characters of this game fool you, this game gets extremely challenging later on and will challenge the most veteran gamers out there. It's easily got one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, probably as good if not better than 3D world. Has full ProU controller support and you can play with a friend locally. This one will keep you busy till Mario Kart comes out. Don't delay, there is a reason this game is getting perfect reviews from customers. ***** My seal of approval! Get it!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Stands with the Rest of the Series March 4, 2014
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I loved the original Donkey Kong Country titles. The first game in the series was actually the first game I ever owned, while the second game in the series is one of my favorite games of all time. I loved the visuals, the soundtracks, and the satisfaction of getting through a challenging level. Returns was good as well, but not as memorable for me on a personal level.

Somehow, I wasn't expecting the world of Tropical Freeze. I was a bit disappointed when Retro Studios revealed it as their Wii U title and kind of bitter that this meant no Metroid Prime for at least another three or four years. I considered not pre-ordering the title, but had to cave when I learned David Wise was composing the soundtrack. I then figured that the game would be well-designed and lovely to listen to, but unexciting otherwise.

I'm happy to say that I was wrong; the game is a masterpiece. The soundtrack is even better than I expected and rivals Diddy Kong's Quest as the best in the series. The visuals are gorgeous and the level design is exceptional. The game is highly challenging and offers variety in both the platforming gameplay, and the epic boss fights. The controls will take some getting used to if you're used to New Mario or Rayman, but eventually become second-nature.

Retro has astounded me again. They've created the best game I've played since The Last of Us, and I can't wait to see what their next project is.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great entry in an already fantastic series. March 10, 2014
By Joshua
Format:Video Game
I have been a fan of the DKC series since it started 20 years ago, and Tropical Freeze and yet another fun (and beautiful) entry in this series.

While DKC Returns for the Wii was good, this game is a couple steps better. The difficulty could get to some, but honestly it's part of what makes the game. You will probably lose a lot of lives, but it usually keeps you well stocked, and if you've ever played much platformers before (especially older ones), you should expect this kind of difficulty from time to time.

If you are one of the more skilled players (or are very patient), this game is rewarding. I will not go into spoilers, but don't give up! There are more difficult games than this out there!

The gameplay is about perfect. You also have many choices for a controller. My favorite by far is the Pro Controller using the D-pad, but the Gamepad plays the same. The variety of characters really adds to the game as well, giving you different ways to try to make it through levels, and giving you plenty of items to collect, and secrets to find. You could even choose to skip the extras and still have a good game to play. As a side note, the music is also fantastic in this. David Wise has done another great job with this game, and you even get to hear some remixes of songs from previous games (namely a few from my personal favorite, DKC2).

To finish this thing up, if you have a Wii U, are a DK fan, or like good platforming games, don't bother waiting any longer. I got this for $50 a few weeks ago, and have played almost every day since, and am just now getting close to completion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game for kids
My two boys have a great time playing this game and get to play well together. They are 5 and 7!
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