Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

STORY

OK

Donkey Kong Country isn’t every really about the story. It’s more or less the same of the previous titles, but this time with penguins.

CHARACTERS

GOOD

The characters in Donkey Kong are remarkably expressive and well crafted. They feel really vibrant in spite of being silent.

ENTERTAINMENT

GOOD

Donkey Kong is really fun to play and challenging. It will keep you coming back to play more.

VISUALS

GREAT

Donkey Kong Country’s visuals are outstanding. From banana cakes and snow flurries to cave and crashed planes in the jungle. It’s a really beautiful game!

SOUNDTRACK

GREAT

The music of Donkey Kong Country is fantastic. It isn’t up to the old DK Rap or some of the old SNES songs. It borrows from the old games and you can hear hints of the classic songs in there, but with enough uniqueness to make them feel original.

ORIGINALITY

OK

Donkey Kong Country isn’t really original. It’s a remake of the old WiiU version. The new switch version does add a new ‘Funky Mode’. Which is a welcome addition for the later difficulty spikes of the game.

ACCESSIBILITY

GOOD

Donkey Kong Country is a fine example of easy to play and difficult to master. This game is pretty tough. But the new Funky Mode makes it much more accessible than the original WiiU version. Don’t expect a cakewalk though, even on Funky Mode, this game isn’t an easy one.

3/5

Donkey Kong is a really fun game to start with then develops to a really tough one. An endearing and more accessible remake of the WiiU gem.

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