This game is the second installment in the Donkey Kong Country Returns series, with the first being Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii.
The game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has a great presentation! The game story has the Kongs being kicked off their island from the Snowmads, and Donkey Kong, along with Diddy, Dixie, and Cranky Kong must reclaim the island. The color and lighting in this game are amazing! Every island has its own presentation and style. The brightness is great in areas making it seem like a tropical island with the green, lush plants and trees.
The game’s gameplay is where it shines! This game took what made the Donkey Kong Country series amazing, and made it even better. Now with the ability to control several Kongs, levels can be solved differently. By using Cranky’s pogo hop, or Dixie’s helicopter hair, players can play levels using different strategies depending on how they prefer to play. The game is a 2D side-scrolling game which uses the back of the screen which sometimes gives it a 3D effect. Next, I must say this game is extremely hard. I am a hardcore platformer who enjoyed this game, but even I struggled with many levels in this game. The game does an amazing job with the environment such as sliding on ice, and how well the swimming function works.
Overall, this game has so far defiantly become one of the best games in the entire Donkey Kong Country series. This game is an amazing game that can appeal to any gamer. This game is what the Wii U needed to boost its popularity, and hopefully Nintendo will continue to make great games like this in the future. I give this game a 9.5/10.