Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

released on Feb 13, 2014

All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting, side-scrolling mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back along with a bushel of new game-play elements and features. And now, there are four playable characters! Dixie Kong is back to join the adventure as a playable character alongside Diddy Kong, and for the first time in Donkey Kong Country, bearded old hero Cranky Kong joins the adventure with his bouncy cane. Any of the three can buddy up with Donkey Kong, and each character offers a different gameplay experience. 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.

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Essentially a perfect modern platformer. Each stage is filled with bombastic visuals and unique concepts. Future games in the genre should all take note from Retro Studios.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is just… wow. I’ve never played a 2D platformer with so many great levels. It’s a constant onslaught of creative set pieces, challenging design, subtle visual storytelling, and booping music that combine to create what is easily my favorite DKC game so far.
Hell, my only real criticism is the loading times, which is more of a hardware limitation of the Wii U than anything else. Otherwise, the game is practically perfect.

Donkey Kong country tropical freeze more like Donkey Kong country tropical peak

Truly love these new Donkey Kong Country releases and sorely missing my GOAT!