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

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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’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

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