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First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (E3 2013)

First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (E3 2013)

by Greg DabkeyJune 14, 2013


Here it is, Retro Studios secret game that everyone wanted them to make.  And… It’s DKC: Tropical Freeze.

Don’t let that taint your view of the game, because the game is still amazingly fun to play.  I got to sample through the opening level, a mine cart level and the first boss.  The game is really fun to play and fans of DKC Returns will be happy and content with the game.  If you are not familiar with DKC Returns, it is a difficult platforming game.  You star as DK, and if you have a player 2 available they can pick between Diddy and Dixie Kong.  Steve had used Diddy and seemed to enjoy his controls and his peanut gun.  You can expect the same gameplay elements – hidden KONG letters and puzzle pieces, and obviously collecting DK coins and bananas.  You can smash the ground, blast through barrels and find hidden bananas.  The camera rotates as the plain can shift in a 3D sort of way.  This game features Wii Remote support in addition to off-TV play.  Everything looked completely beautiful, as you can clearly see DK’s fur.  Each level seems to be buried with secrets so there will be plenty of hidden items to find.  Overall, a completely fun game and I look forward to playing the sequel.

About The Author
Greg Dabkey
Greg’s gaming hobby started by rescuing the Princess Peach in the original Super Mario Brothers on NES. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Fire Emblem. His favorite genres are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. He has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011.

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