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  • Summary: Help Donkey Kong and his friends get back their home from Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting and mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back, along with a bushel of new game-playHelp Donkey Kong and his friends get back their home from Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting and mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back, along with a bushel of new game-play elements and features. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. May 29, 2018
    100
    All due respect to Kirby Star Allies, but with Tropical Freeze now on Switch, it has easily taken the crown of best 2D platformer on the console. It was a thrill to be able to play the game once more with a spot of extra polish and the addition of Funky Mode and Funky Kong. Funky’s inclusion is a solid way of making a hard game more approachable to a wider audience of players. The fact that he’s also a blast to experiment with for veteran players, too, speaks volumes about the competence of Retro Studios as a developer.
  2. May 9, 2018
    91
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a top-notch example of what a 2D platformer should be so if you missed out on it last generation, now's a fantastic time to finally enjoy it in all its potassium-rich glory.
  3. May 1, 2018
    90
    There's no doubt about it, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is one of the most refined and enjoyable platformers money can buy. The levels are all beautiful - not only because of their delightful new 1080p resolution, but also their structure; the characters move with fluidity and brilliant responsiveness, and the inclusion of Funky Kong brings balance for those who have less experience with brutally tough platformers.
  4. May 7, 2018
    90
    Its now or never, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch is probably one the best 2D platform experiences available for the console. While as a port it doesn't receive many extras, the overall experience is fun, challenging and now portable. If you didn't play it on the Wii U, we tell you its a must-have.
  5. May 10, 2018
    85
    While the new features are a nice bonus, the core game is still here and still fantastic. Tropical Freeze was overlooked when it launched for many reasons. Now with Switch being as huge as it is, it is great to see this masterpiece get a second chance. I strongly recommend not passing this up a second time. Switch continues to make the Wii U feel obsolete daily, but it is great to see some of its best games getting a second chance.
  6. Jul 15, 2018
    80
    If you missed out on the Wii U version, fetch your wallet. But if you’ve played the original, re-investing is simply optional and you won’t miss out on anything new.
  7. May 1, 2018
    50
    Considering all the amazing Wii U games still yet to come to the Nintendo Switch, I could have happily seen Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze moved much further back in the queue. It’s simply an average 2D platformer that doesn’t deliver the level of fun or excitement you’d expect from a Nintendo-exclusive title – particularly one featuring some of the company’s most iconic mascots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
  1. May 4, 2018
    10
    A truly magical, wonder, amazing 2D platformer. Rewarding, challenging, amazing. And for the love of christ TURN off the Funky Kong mode andA truly magical, wonder, amazing 2D platformer. Rewarding, challenging, amazing. And for the love of christ TURN off the Funky Kong mode and play it the way it's meant to be played. Dont underestimate your 7 year old. They are better than you think and will get great playing the real deal, not a mode with training wheels.

    Folks, for the obvious troll ZERO REVIEWS (where they say nothing about the game, where it's obvious they have not played it), hit the REPORT BUTTON, then, select "Intending solely to annoy and/or offend other users". When a few of you do this, this will knock the review off the page.

    Also, once again, I want to point out "Trusted" Reviews. This is a person in one of his reviews who admitted he played a game for less than 30 minutes, then gave it a score. He gives Tropical Freeze the equivalent of an F in grade school (which is what a 50 is). This person commonly posts shocking reviews just to stand out from others for click bait. My feeling is that the game was too hard for him and he got frustrated. Sad.
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  2. May 6, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An excellent platformer. Completely worth your money. I missed nintendo on the previous console, I'm playing now. And who else will remember what high-budget platformers are or have been for the last 2 3 years Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2018
    10
    I grew up playing the first Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, so I might be a bit biased because of all the nostalgia attacks. I also lovedI grew up playing the first Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, so I might be a bit biased because of all the nostalgia attacks. I also loved Donkey Kong Country Returns for the original Wii, but I love Tropical Freeze maybe a bit more than that one. If you're a completionist and want to find every secret like I do than this game will challenge you. I've only played up until world 3 and both bossfights I had were really challenging (but not frustrating at all) If I have to nitpick I would say that I would've loved a sprint button since the originals on SNES had them if I'm not mistaken. Sometimes I try to make a jump but because DK feels so heavy to control if you don't roll before a jump or walk a little bit before your jump, you'll fall straight to your death.
    All in all a beautiful game that captures the classic games to a T
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  4. May 4, 2018
    10
    An amazing platformer, may be 60$ which is 10$ more than the original WII U version but in my opinion, worth the price. A combination of aAn amazing platformer, may be 60$ which is 10$ more than the original WII U version but in my opinion, worth the price. A combination of a large section of characters (Funky Kong, Donkey Kong, Cranky Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong) and creative levels makes this one of the greatest 2D platformers ever made and definitely worth the purchase. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    9
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is now better with more features added to it. Still classic gameplay ripped straight from its originalDonkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is now better with more features added to it. Still classic gameplay ripped straight from its original Wii U version without any harm built into it. Still a good game to play even if it's been four years for its original Wii U release. Expand
  6. May 4, 2018
    9
    The review by "Trusted Reviews" is a joke. DKC:TF is a terrific platformer and is a welcome addition to the Switch library. If you haven'tThe review by "Trusted Reviews" is a joke. DKC:TF is a terrific platformer and is a welcome addition to the Switch library. If you haven't played on Wii U, definitely pick it up. The levels and music are terrific and the difficulty is fair. I have never experienced what I call a "cheap death". Easily a 8-9 scoring game. Expand
  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    Nobody cared about this game until Max reviewed it on Youtube. And how on EARTH could you call it the best platformer of all time? All of theNobody cared about this game until Max reviewed it on Youtube. And how on EARTH could you call it the best platformer of all time? All of the enemies have lost their character and charm; they all look like balloons! It was never SIXTY dollars before so why should it be now? This does nothing to honor the people that bought it once before, or received it for free. I guess people that overpaid on Nintendo's Switch are trying to justify wasting the money by saying they have games... too bad almost all of them have been seen before or look better on anything else. A lackluster game 4 years ago -- remains lackluster today. Expand

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