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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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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: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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. Jul 2, 2018
    9
    A great addition to the game. The story is very funny and the new characters are very cool. However, I would really like Donkey Kong andA great addition to the game. The story is very funny and the new characters are very cool. However, I would really like Donkey Kong and Rabbid Kranky to be added to the Versus Mode. If you enjoyed the main game, you will definately enjoy this DLC. 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. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    Most of the DLC pack is easier than the main game. This is a bit weird, since people who buy the DLC have already finished the main game. TheMost of the DLC pack is easier than the main game. This is a bit weird, since people who buy the DLC have already finished the main game. The DLC should be harder, if anything, not easier...

    I already had to slog through the easy levels once. Now I have to do the easy levels in the DLC, before anything remotely difficult comes my way. Not only that, but I have to do World 1 of the main game again, because I don't have a save file from when I finished the game.

    There are only three playable characters (there was 8 in the main game) and one of them is a repeat. So, there's two new characters. Why no Rabbid Diddy? Rabbid Dixie? And, Donkey Kong is way too powerful. He is, by far, the strongest character out of the 10 playable characters in the game... They went way overboard with his skills. He can pick up allies and throw them, pick up enemies and throw them, shoot around corners, and pretty much traverse the entire level in one turn (by swinging on dandelions).

    I'd read that the DLC was a bit too easy, so I decided before I started playing that I wasn't going to buy any gun upgrades. I figured that would make the game more challenging... But, I got through most of the way through DK Adventure with a perfect score on every level without dying once. So, I got rid of all the runes to see if that made it a better challenge. But, that was too hard.

    I couldn't be bothered tweaking the rune system until I find the Goldilock's zone, so I just put the runes back on. Thankfully, the last couple of levels and the final boss battles were difficult to score perfect on with the worst guns in the game... and the post-game challenge levels are difficult to even complete without buying a better gun.

    Aside from Rabbid Kong, the bosses are totally underwhelming and (unlike the bosses in the main game) they apparently have nothing to do with the DK franchise. There are no Kremling Rabbids for some reason. Again, they could have done a Rabbid Diddy & Rabbid Dixie boss. That would have been great... Instead we get a shark, another shark, and then we fight one of the bosses from the main game (Rabbid Kong). I like Rabbid Kong, but the final boss battle is too easy.

    There are some new enemies, but they're all rehashed versions of enemies from the main game.

    Finally, the game isn't funny. It's occasionally cute, but we just get repeats from the main game. Rabbid Peach taking selfies. Rabbid Kong being stupid. And, Rabbid Cranky is a non-event. He hardly does anything silly. Rabbid Peach is toned down. And Donkey Kong is just... Donkey Kong... Silent. Ape. Red tie.

    A lot of the charm and humour from the main game is lost in the DLC. It could be my imagination but it feels like the random Rabbids doing silly stuff in the overworld is less fun too, somehow.

    It shouldn't be a surprise that a Donkey Kong Rabbids game isn't as good as a Mario Rabbids game, because the Mushroom Kingdom is much better material to work with than the Donkey Kong universe...

    Donkey Kong Country was the game that introduced the extended Kong family. The gameplay was brilliant. But the side characters: Funky Kong, Cranky Kong & Candy Kong are all badly conceived cringe-worthy stereotypes. And, don't even get me started on Kiddy Kong... that stupid giant baby...

    Diddy and Dixie are okay, but the rest of them are pretty awful. The creators tried to make characters that kids can relate to, and the result is very hit and miss. (If you don't believe me, Google: Donkey Kong Rap.)

    They struggled to come up with compelling enemies, too, in the Country series. Every game is the same. It's always apes versus animals and anthropomorphic animals on an island. The enemies rarely exhibit any personality.

    So, yeah, it's no wonder this is disappointing after a much bigger Mario themed adventure (that includes Rabbid Donkey Kong) with a long intro movie and half a dozen great bosses...

    The Donkey Kong Country & Donkey Kong Land series hasn't done anything new since it began in 1994. They really need to reboot the entire franchise.

    Sorry. This was an absurdly long review for a DLC.
    I'm getting towards the character limit now.

    I actually really enjoyed the end of this DK Adventure, despite all my ramblings... It's certainly not a bad addition. But, it's not as good as it could have been.
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  6. Dec 2, 2018
    8
    A great mini adventure featuring DK and crew, contains the humor in a self contained story with all that is familiar in the original game.A great mini adventure featuring DK and crew, contains the humor in a self contained story with all that is familiar in the original game. whilst it was fun I did find the battles heavily leaned more towards objective based completion vs enemy defeats unlike the original story (with the exception of a few escorts here and there) which I wasn't a big fan off and it's a shame DK + crew can't be used in the original campaign. it's a decent extension if you're looking for more mario and rabbid action. Expand
  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