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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: 67 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74
  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. May 6, 2018
    10
    This is maybe my best platformer game ever. I was a bit frustrated by Mario Odyssey because of the lack of challenge but here I know why IThis is maybe my best platformer game ever. I was a bit frustrated by Mario Odyssey because of the lack of challenge but here I know why I paid for !

    Tropical freeze has lots of secrets to find and an amazing level design. Boss fights are intense and each level has its own mood. Already in my top 5 list on Nintendo Switch.
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  3. Jun 22, 2018
    10
    The second best donkey kong game after DKC2 for the SNES. if you never played it on the WiiU, its about time to play it on the switch. isThe second best donkey kong game after DKC2 for the SNES. if you never played it on the WiiU, its about time to play it on the switch. is incredibly hard, challenging and with one of the best level designs I've seen. Beautiful music. This game is simple fantastic. Expand
  4. May 4, 2018
    10
    An amazing platformer, may be 60$ which is 10$ more than the original WII U version but in my opinion, worth the price. A combination of aAn amazing platformer, may be 60$ which is 10$ more than the original WII U version but in my opinion, worth the price. A combination of a large section of characters (Funky Kong, Donkey Kong, Cranky Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong) and creative levels makes this one of the greatest 2D platformers ever made and definitely worth the purchase. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2018
    9
    I never got the chance to play this on Wii U. This game is great and it was worth every penny of the $60 price tag. Great platforming, greatI never got the chance to play this on Wii U. This game is great and it was worth every penny of the $60 price tag. Great platforming, great presentation, great game! Funky Kong is awesome! Expand
  6. May 5, 2018
    9
    Very fun and challenging platformer, each level is fun to get through, very well designed and the soundtrack compliments it very well. If youVery fun and challenging platformer, each level is fun to get through, very well designed and the soundtrack compliments it very well. If you bought it before on Wii U there's not much else except for Funky Mode which is fun but not worth a re-buy if you're not sure. Expand
  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    Nobody cared about this game until Max reviewed it on Youtube. And how on EARTH could you call it the best platformer of all time? All of theNobody cared about this game until Max reviewed it on Youtube. And how on EARTH could you call it the best platformer of all time? All of the enemies have lost their character and charm; they all look like balloons! It was never SIXTY dollars before so why should it be now? This does nothing to honor the people that bought it once before, or received it for free. I guess people that overpaid on Nintendo's Switch are trying to justify wasting the money by saying they have games... too bad almost all of them have been seen before or look better on anything else. A lackluster game 4 years ago -- remains lackluster today. Expand

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