Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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Recommended
May 3, 2018

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

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IGN

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9 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

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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IGN

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9 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2014

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

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9.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2018
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May 1, 2018

If you crave a challenge, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will bring out the best of your platforming abilities. Those expecting a cakewalk will feel like they slammed headfirst into a brick wall of difficulty.

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7 / 10
Feb 16, 2014

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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9.3 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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9.3 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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9.3 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze stands among the best platformers of the last decade. Playing as Funky Kong is great for alleviating frustration or allowing skilled players to breeze through the game at high speed

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9.3 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2014

A smooth, finely tuned blend of wonder and punishment

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9 / 10
May 1, 2018

Tropical Freeze is another wonderful Donkey Kong Country game, and it's better than ever on Switch.

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6 / 10
Feb 16, 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's unimaginative level design saps the fun out of this retro-inspired platformer.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2014

Tropical Freeze adds intelligently to the formula, with new characters that imbue subtle nuance to the gameplay, a better-tuned challenge level and an increased emphasis on replay value. These features make Tropical Freeze consistently worth coming back to, and mark it as a high point for the series.

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Yes
Feb 21, 2014

It looks good, sounds better and plays well...if you have a high tolerance for a high level of difficulty and/or are willing to cheat the system.

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Feb 16, 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze isn't the most ambitious game, but it throws its characters into unique and clever challenges with each new level. Nintendo would be pushing it if they went for another Donkey Kong game in this style, but for now, Tropical Freeze can sit alongside Super Mario 3D World as one of the finest platformers of this generation.

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Unscored
May 1, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a platformer that needs to be experienced by as many people as possible.

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Feb 16, 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze barrels some monkeys, blasts them into some trouble, but ultimately provides an archipelago of satisfying hardcore gameplay for Wii U.

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10 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2014

I didn't think it was possible, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has topped Returns. It's an incredibly crafted platformer with an HD sheen and an insane attention to detail, and any fan of the genre owes it to themselves to experience it. With the addition of control options to the already proven formula, Retro Studios' rendition of Donkey Kong is pretty much flawless.

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Unscored
May 4, 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is much better suited to Switch and outperforms the original for a stable frame rate.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2018

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