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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: 70 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  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 1, 2018
    92
    Funky mode aside, Tropical Freeze remains largely unchanged. Which means there aren't many reasons for Wii U owners to buy it. But it also means that Switch now has one of the best platformers ever made in its library.
  3. May 1, 2018
    90
    Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze's addition of Funky Mode makes it more accessible without reducing the formidable platforming difficulty to a walk in the park. There's still a lot of challenge, even with the extra help Donkey’s Funky uncle affords. But the Switch version manages to take just enough of an edge off a punishing game to let the fun platforming outshine its difficulty.
  4. May 9, 2018
    90
    Those that may have been turned off by the difficulty before can now feel free to jump in with Funky Mode, and the improvement to loading screens really does make a difference. It’s yet another strong checkmark on the list of growing titles Switch owner need to have.
  5. May 14, 2018
    85
    I’m thrilled to see that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has transitioned almost flawlessly over to the Switch.
  6. May 1, 2018
    83
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is full of charm, attention to detail and variety. The level design is still the best that the genre has had in recent years. Compared to the absolutely ingenious and enormously beautiful Super Mario Odyssey or a Rayman Legends, the monkey band clearly loses out.
  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: 89 out of 101
  2. Negative: 5 out of 101
  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. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    The best 2d platformer of the last I guess now two console generations. 1-2 worlds(or "islands") short of proper length but can't take points away.
  3. Jul 28, 2018
    10
    I would be lying to say this is the not the greatest 2d platformer of all time, best level design ever, great soundtrack, the new funky KongI would be lying to say this is the not the greatest 2d platformer of all time, best level design ever, great soundtrack, the new funky Kong mode made it easier but its still hard, gorgeous graphics, Its a wonderful creative masterpiece with great level design and great controls submitting it as the greatest 2d platformer for years to come. Expand
  4. May 5, 2018
    10
    This game is a masterpiece and the best 2D platformer ever made. On Switch with improved graphics and shorter loading times.
  5. Feb 18, 2019
    9
    Muy buen juego de plataformas, gráficamente sorprendente con un gran diseño de niveles y una muy buena dificultad, es un juego que deja unMuy buen juego de plataformas, gráficamente sorprendente con un gran diseño de niveles y una muy buena dificultad, es un juego que deja un gran sabor de boca Expand
  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. Feb 20, 2019
    0
    I'm at a loss of words for how terrible this game is. Perhaps it's the irritating and repetitive sounds, the terrible soundtrack, clumsyI'm at a loss of words for how terrible this game is. Perhaps it's the irritating and repetitive sounds, the terrible soundtrack, clumsy controls, floaty physics, or the insulting price tag. Dust off your Super Nintendo and original Donkey Kong Country cartridges of you want a *good* game. If you want to get rid of hard earned money and play an imitation of what was once a good series then this is for you. Expand

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