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  • Summary: Embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong, Rabbid Peach, and a moody new Rabbid hero, Rabbid Cranky, will team up on a journey across four brand-new environments. Discover a world full of reinvented tacticalEmbark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong, Rabbid Peach, and a moody new Rabbid hero, Rabbid Cranky, will team up on a journey across four brand-new environments. Discover a world full of reinvented tactical gameplay, new enemies, and secrets to uncover. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure DLC is available for download exclusively on Nintendo Switch. [Nintendo] Expand

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Mario + Rabbids - Perfect Midboss Run With Donkey Kong
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    98
    There’s hours of gameplay across both Kingdom Battle and now Donkey Kong Adventure, if you haven’t already bought into this new franchise. And with the added capacity to take the game on-the-go as a portable gaming experience, the value for money and Nintendo Switch buy-in here, and with Nintendo’s other key exclusives, is starting to look harder and harder to resist. At least from where we’re sitting.
  2. Jul 5, 2018
    90
    The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC brings a fresh angle to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, giving fans of the original something different to get their teeth into. It’s less daunting than the main game, with some truly powerful characters often making short work of the slightly-lessened enemy onslaught, but blasting through the campaign in this way offers a nice way to enjoy the comical ride. The lack of character options is perhaps the only downer here, taking away some of the deeper strategy involved in the full game, but we still loved every moment of our time with DK and friends.
  3. Jul 17, 2018
    90
    Donkey Kong Adventure clocks in at around 3-4 hours just to complete the story, though you can add on another few hours if you’re trying to do everything the DLC has to offer. It’s every bit as good as the main campaign, yet it manages to work in some new additions and surprises to keep things fresh. Even if you have no interest in the other components of the Mario + Rabbids season pass, Donkey Kong Adventure is easily worth the price, and it’s the next best thing to a proper sequel.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    85
    Donkey Kong Adventure is a very good add-on to the original Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle which provides plenty of fun. The XCOM-lite formula works well and you'll need a good 10h of play to get thru this DLC. A very decent offer indeed.
  5. Aug 21, 2018
    80
    Donkey Kong Adventure is a very welcome expansion to the Mario + Rabbids universe and even if it is not the most ambitious expansion of all time, what it adds to the main game in terms of three marvelous characters and the variety of enemies and goals that come along with them is more than enough to make any fans of the original game fully satisfied with this additional element.
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Kingdom Donkey Kong Adventure is a guide for how to make DCLs these days. 10 hours of fun and novelties that extends the original concept (an idea with a solid construction).
  7. 70
    Donkey Kong Adventure feels like a lick of fresh paint on the same experiences that were provided during Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Whilst the inclusion of Donkey Kong changes the way that you strategise; Donkey Kong Adventure is rather predictable and I did get fatigued with it by the second world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 27, 2018
    10
    This is a super cool expansion to the game!
    I especially like the new abilities, that offer even more combo possibilities than before.
    This is a super cool expansion to the game!
    I especially like the new abilities, that offer even more combo possibilities than before.
    Donkey Kong is a monster: can grab anything and launch it anywhere. Best combo so far: grab an enemy, launch him on a cover block that explodes, then have it bounce out of the battleground = massive damage. ez ;)
    I think I'm somewhat midway on the story (played 5hrs) and I'm having solid fun.
    Insta-buy if you hear me!
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  2. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase. You don't get much (if any) better DLC than this.

    This additional story featuring Donkey Kong
    I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase. You don't get much (if any) better DLC than this.

    This additional story featuring Donkey Kong is heaps of fun, and it can actually feel like a full sequel (for example, the hub world and collectibles are unique). Gameplay is similar to the main game, but there are differences, mostly due to Donkey Kong's unique abilities. I'm glad they brought Rabbid Peach along too; she's as funny here as she is in the main game.

    The price is very reasonable, and I honestly cannot think of much to criticise this on (I guess if you didn't like the main game, you probably won't like this either, but if you did like the main game, you'll probably love it). THIS is how you do DLC. A must-buy for Mario + Rabbids fans.
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  3. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    Great execution. You can feel that the team who worked on this is passionate about the Mario franchise. Hope they get to work on more gamesGreat execution. You can feel that the team who worked on this is passionate about the Mario franchise. Hope they get to work on more games like this, maybe a Donkey Kong game! Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2018
    9
    Great DLC that almost feels like a sequel. The dynamics of donkey kong completely change the feel of this game from the original. There isGreat DLC that almost feels like a sequel. The dynamics of donkey kong completely change the feel of this game from the original. There is loads of after game content also. The only downside is the over world puzzles aren't in game rewarding enough to bother to solve them all. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    8
    •The story in this is actually better than in the base game I’d say. It’s about the same quality but I found it a bit more fun because of how•The story in this is actually better than in the base game I’d say. It’s about the same quality but I found it a bit more fun because of how disconnected it was. It had the opportunity to just be its own thing. The cutscenes here are actually more entertaining for the most part as well, with some actually funny dialogue every once in a while. I enjoyed the characters in this as well, and even though they’re silent, their personalities are cute.
    •The gameplay is the same, kinda. But it’s definitely worthy of mention for what’s changed. Almost none of the enemies are actually new, I think like three of them are unique aside from the bosses. And those aren’t that fun or anything. But the main changes are with Donkey Kong and Rabbid Cranky. Donkey Kong is a fantastic addition in every aspect while Cranky does have some new moves but doesn’t feel quite as unique. His weapons are fun though, just as much as Donkey Kong’s are. Although the boomerang is my favorite of the new weapons (and maybe of the whole game).
    •The boss battles are all really good.
    •The new level modes are good. They don’t outstay their welcome, with only like 3 of each for the entire thing.
    •The new world, the island, is great. Better than any of the other worlds. It’s kinda sorta got 4 mini worlds inside it because of how they’re themed but this is more or less how it worked in the main game. The main reason I liked it, aside from the backgrounds just kinda being more enjoyable to look at (only a little more though), is because you can get everything the first way through. It makes a real difference knowing you don’t have to go back through everything. And the fact that the entire thing is themed around Donkey Kong is just really fun. The bananas instead of coins, the barrels instead of cannons, and the runes instead of the ability points.
    •On top of that, the puzzles here are genuinely good. Aside from just one that sucked. The unique ones are really fun though, and the new weapon acquisition minigame/puzzle thing where you direct the carts is muuuch better than the one in the base game.
    •The music is pretty fun. From what I could tell it seemed like a lot of island-themed variants of the tunes from the base game but there were probably some all new ones here.
    •The skill tree isn’t really any different, but the fact that the runes make it more simple is appreciated.

    Overall:
    Definitely enjoyed it more than the base game. It improves it in just about every way. The new characters are fun to use, the level design feels a bit better, the environments are interesting, and the puzzles are drastically improved. Made it fun the entire way through.
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  6. Nov 2, 2020
    8
    Donkey Kong Adventure is more Mario + Rabbids, and that means it's great. Easier than the original, but no less fun–and just like in theDonkey Kong Adventure is more Mario + Rabbids, and that means it's great. Easier than the original, but no less fun–and just like in the original, the humor is laugh-out-loud material. You can't select your team this time: you play the entire DLC with the same three characters, two of which are new.

    Pros:
    - More of the same great (and underappreciated) game.
    - Fantastic new characters and environments.
    - A generous amount of new content.

    Cons:
    - Easier than the main game, with wildly overpowered characters (although that could be a pro!)
    - The sliding blocks puzzles start to feel stale by the end.
    - The graphics are great, but there are a few issues with low resolution and pop-in.
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  7. Jun 28, 2018
    6
    This DLC feels more like a puzzle game then a strategy game, with only three characters it feels the devolpers designed every level like aThis DLC feels more like a puzzle game then a strategy game, with only three characters it feels the devolpers designed every level like a fixed puzzle solution rather then choose your own line up and win with your own strategy. The overworld is charming but is cluttered with same old puzzles from the original game "move blocks and push switches for the eight millionth time" it got old really fast in the original game and they are back full force here. Other then that it's a well done dlc with even better visuals then the original with some awsome and hilarious cutscenes with great new ideas, however it's over faster then you know it and doesn't even come close to a challenge if you beat expert levels in the original game. Hate to say it but I think I it would have been better to save the time and resources and start working on proper sequel right away instead of this. Expand

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