Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong country Returns... In HD
Yes, everyone, this is the first Donkey Kong game in HD, and it looks great so far. this game has a lot of unique worlds, like a jungle level, an ice level, a water level... WAIT A MINUTE, A WATER LEVEL! NOOOO!!!. just kidding, it's nothing like the water levels from most games, (the sonic series), Donkey Kong can't drown and he can swim. The gameplay, It's almost the same as Donkey Kong country returns, it's your basic side scrolling platforming, you know Nintendo platforming. this game's story, is very small, basically, a group of vikings scare away the people of Donkey Kong island, and donkey Kong, with the help of Diddy Kong of course, need to travel through 5 islands, all different from each other. this game looks like it will be one of Nintendo better games, the gameplay looks great. the story, (while not much of a story) is original, and everything else looks perfect.
Great addition to the DKC series
Donkey Kong Country was one of my first SNES games and one of my first video games in general. It's one of those games that tell me why video games are awesome. Its two sequels did the same justice as well. When I heard about DKCR in 2010, I went NUTS. It was my top priority for video games that year. And after beating it, I realized how well it brought back memories of playing the original DKC on SNES. In 2013, I was somewhat letdown that Retro Studios' first Wii U game wasn't a new Metroid, or even a new Star Fox (hey, let a gamer dream.) But in reality, I was more than happy that fans were getting an HD DKC game. Now, many gaming sites criticize this game for being too hard. Honestly, after beating this game, I thought this was just about the same as Donkey Kong Country Returns, in terms of difficulty, and that's not a bad thing. Now for the full review: Gameplay - 9/10 - Although DKC: Tropical Freeze's gameplay is roughly the same as DKC Returns', there are some nice additions and modifications. One, the slightly tedious blowing mechanic from DKCR is replaced with a plucking mechanic, making the flow of the levels less interrupted. Two, for the first time in the Donkey Kong Country series, you have three different buddies to choose from to work alongside with DK, rather than just one. And three, you have the option for traditional controls like the Pro Controller, rather than the Wii shake controls. And four, water levels (which were in the SNES games) return. Overall, I'd say DKCTF's gameplay is an improvement over DKCR's. Graphics - 10/10 - I could go on and on about the graphics, but needless to say, the HD visuals really bring the levels to life in this DKC game. The Kongs' fur looks so dang good as well. You have to see it on the TV to believe it. Sound - 10/10 - David Wise (composer of the original SNES games) returned for DKCTF (wasn't involved with DKCR) and let me tell you, he's literally brought some of the best music since DKC2 (heck, you'll even notice some awesome remixes from that game.) Oh yeah, and this game is also in 5.1 surround, and it's pretty sweet. Lasting Appeal - 8/10 - In my books, DKCTF is gonna be a classic just like DKC2. It has an unlockable Hard Mode, Time Attack, and loads of extras to earn in the Extras gallery. Unfortunately, this isn't the game the Wii U needs at this moment because it doesn't show off the Wii U GamePad's potential. Still, if you're hardcore and love the Donkey Kong Country series, get this game. One of my favorite games of 2014 right now.
HIGHLY Recommended! Super platforming fun!
This is the best 2d platformer I've played in quite some time. The game is comprised of 6 islands each with its own theme - palm beach, woodsy forrest, african safari/plain, etc. Each island is comprised of about 5 stages and ends with a cool boss battle.
Each stage creatively incorporates some sort of environmental (wind, fire, water, etc) and some sort of vehicle (cart, barrel rocket, etc) element into its gameplay. It's hard to describe just how well these elements come together to create some truly rewarding gameplay... For example there's a flappy-bird-esque portion in one of the stages where you pilot a barrel that turns into a rocket-ship-thing. The vehicle moves forward automatically, but you have to keep on hitting A to give it gas and maintain verticality. And so you have to control how high or low the vehicle goes to avoid various obstacles like nets full of fish and giant sea monsters!
The graphics are bright and beautiful, and the soundtrack is suprisingly awesome. My favorite being the underwater theme and the strangely epic scorch n torch level them on the third island.
Anyways, highly, highly recommended.
DK blasts into an all new adventure
Donkey Kong is thrown off his island and needs to get back. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is an all new adventure in the Donkey Kong Country Franchise. In this game there will be tons of new enemies, bosses, and features. Donkey Kong must stop evil vikings from taking over Donkey Kong Island. But he won't be on his own as he will be joined by Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and another yet to be revealed companion. This will be DK's first game in HD, and from what has been shown off, it looks absolutely gorgeous as the game designers put in tons of detail from the background, all the way to his fuzzy looking hair. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze will be an amazing plat former and a day one purchase for me and hopefully you too.
What a Wonderful Legacy You've Got There
Why so negative?
Oh, the game is beautiful.
The music is great and catchy and all that.
But the controls feel so mushy I can barely stand to play it.
It literally feels like they've pinned a Donkey Kong game over what was mistaken for a "modern" physics engine.
I spent the weeks up to release playing the old games attempting to relive the magic before charging headfirst into this title.
But this is just unplayable:
Bouncing off enemies is wrong.
Momentum is wrong.
Jumping can sometimes feel right if the stars align. But, as you never jump the same distance twice, jumping is also wrong.
Level design is atrocious. Obstacles will get thrown at you at random and you will either figure it out immediately or you won't. Then that gimmick is gone, never to be seen again (sometimes thankfully).
This game literally makes me want to sell my WiiU and only even think of Nintendo when the next Pokémon gets released on their handhelds.
God knows they've driven all sense of charm out of every other once-beloved series they have to their name...
Makes you smile.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze may not be what we expected or wanted from Retro Studios this time, yet Tropical Freeze is a fantastic contemporary rendering of Donkey Kong and his comrades. Graphics and visuals are stunning, rivaling Super Mario 3D World and presents itself as a 2D platform that looks like a larger 3D environment. Game play is smooth and Donkey Kong performs well along with his cohorts and their respective abilities that complement the level design and challenges very well. One thing indicative of Nintendo is their ability to create infectiously catchy soundtracks, and Tropical Freeze is no exception. Don't be fooled, as this is a challenging platformer, and you will find yourself falling off cliffs many times over, yet it's the challenge that keeps you coming back for more. Level design is well done, beautifully designed, and loaded with secrets to find. Having played the original Donkey Kong Country series as well as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Tropical Freeze is an excellent sequel that I believe raised the bar of the series comeback. As someone that has grown up with Nintendo since the days of the NES, you won't be disappointed with the quality of Tropical Freeze.
awsome! Cant wait.
Im 40 years old and im getting this. Brings back great memories DC Country. What a great game that was.
Retrio stodio's presents DK Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is a Wii U exclusive action platformer from Nintendo & Retrio Stoudio's. The graphics at first glance look a bit simple but they are lot's of little detales like being able to see Donkey Kongs fur and the little animations and details and on all of the Animals looks great. I really like the Nature feel of the game. Also awesome news the music is done by the same guy that did the SNES Donkey Kong games to I can't wait to see what he can do now with full octrated music! The level designs that were at E3 looked amazingly fun & the levels seem to be much bigger than in past Donkey Kong games! The camra is looking amazing as well aways letting you see what your doing and following you to make the game even more exciting to watch. Perficed controls and smooth 60 fps the game plays very well and they added a lot of interesting new things. Every one is happy to play as Dixiey Kong for the first time sence Donkey Kong Country 2 on the SNES, But I am exsiced for the bad guys the vikking look much cooller than the lame Tiki guys from the first game & I can't wait to deafet them at get my jungle back when this awesome game comes out. See ya on Miiverse. :):):)
Platforming at It's Greatest
When thinking about a game to buy for the Wii U (if you have one, because god it's not selling and I don't know WHY!!!), this is a game to buy. It is one of the greatest 2D platformers in the Wii U. It has great music, beautiful graphics(you can see Donkey Kong's fur!), and isn't afraid to give you a challenge. Multiplayer isn't a problem, well if you have a good partner. One problem (which is in most Wii U games) is how it doesn't use the game pad.....at all. It is pretty much just a control. They could have used the game pad like how Rayman Legends did. But overall, it was a great game.
Master piece, but challenging
This game is nothing short of a master piece. I bought for me and my kids to play (3, 4, and 6yrs old) and have enjoyed every minute of it. As a veteran to donkey king country games I have been waiting for this for years now.i have been playing video games since I was 2 years old. I'm now 26 but do have to say it is a bit challenging. My kids can't get past the first 1-etc chapters. Let alone boss fights. Which is a little odd for me since I figured this game would appeal to the younger generation. But all in all it's a great game with the whole kong gang and old scenarios like riding the rhino, mining kart, etc. def a must have for old school gamers but be warned for new generation gamers I feel they will struggle right off the start