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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: 67 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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
    Donkey Kong and his pals still bring the coolest 2D platforming adventure around, even as a port. Tropical Freeze is fun and challenging; Funky Kong makes it better by adding accessibility for younger, less experienced or outright busier people. Even discounting Funky, this is another perfect example of portability making an already-great game even easier to enjoy.
  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. 80
    Tropical Freeze is a triumph for Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch, which is gradually finding its place on the console landscape. Yes, there are quite a few classic ports on the Nintendo Switch.
  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: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 2 out of 62
  1. May 20, 2018
    10
    One of the best platform game you can play today, it was an instant classic on Wii U. Now you can play it on Switch, its an absolutely mustOne of the best platform game you can play today, it was an instant classic on Wii U. Now you can play it on Switch, its an absolutely must for anyone that loves challenging platformers, 100 ouf of 10, thank you Nintendo for bringing the DK series again after also great DK Returns. Expand
  2. 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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  3. Jun 7, 2018
    10
    My favorite platformer on the switch. Seriously. No joke. The levels are creative and inventive, a great level of challenge, beautiful tracksMy favorite platformer on the switch. Seriously. No joke. The levels are creative and inventive, a great level of challenge, beautiful tracks and a little overpriced for a port, but still worth it. And while it does have flaws, it's a must have. Expand
  4. May 5, 2018
    10
    Simplesmente maginifico o jogo esta com graficos exelentes e com musica bacana
  5. May 4, 2018
    10
    Really good game really fun.If your just looking for a really fun game then this is it and its better then the wii u version.
  6. May 7, 2018
    9
    At the time of this review, I have not completed the game as a whole yet.

    What I can say so far is that the level design is gorgeous, the
    At the time of this review, I have not completed the game as a whole yet.

    What I can say so far is that the level design is gorgeous, the controls feel responsive and satisfying (there was only a few times when I felt the game was unresponsive to my input, most commonly when riding the cart) and the soundtrack is awesome!

    It's a challenging game, which I enjoy! I die all the time, but I never feel discouraged by it. It just keeps on opening up as a game! I really love this game so far!
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  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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