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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Rating Summary

Based on 138 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

87%

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Game Information

Available on:Wii UFeb 21, 2014
Nintendo SwitchMay 4, 2018

Developer: Retro Studios

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Platformer

Help Donkey Kong and his friends save their home and banana hoard from marauding Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country™: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. 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.
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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is a fun and challenging platformer that isn't afraid to make you work hard.

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Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze's addition of Funky Mode makes it more accessible without reducing the formidable platforming difficulty to a walk in the park. There's still a lot of challenge, even with the extra help Donkey's Funky uncle affords. But the Switch version manages to take just enough of an edge off a punishing game to let the fun platforming outshine its difficulty.

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Retro Studios displays mastery of the 2D platformer in this exquisite sequel.

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A highly competent 2D platformer, but one utterly devoid of any new ideas or any reason to buy a Wii U in order to play it.

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