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Donkey Kong Country Returns

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
 Everyone
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone Everyone
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Donkey Kong Country Returns + New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Standard Edition + Nintendo Selects: Super Mario Galaxy - Wii Standard Edition
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Inspired by earlier games in the Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong Country Returns is a new take on a beloved Nintendo franchise. The first Donkey Kong Country game developed for play for Wii, this new iteration blends familiar actions, levels and characters with a whole new graphical treatment and feel, as well as new control schemes and play options. Features include: a co-op play option allowing you to team up as Donkey Kong and Diddy, radically different visuals ranging from nearly 3D treatment to others that appear in silhouette, two different controller schemes and more.

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A New Country for Old Friends

Under the influence of a group of evil Tikis, the animals of Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's banana hoard and stolen his stash of bananas - and being an ape of large appetites he understandably wants them back. Good thing that you are along for the ride. With Donkey Kong Country Returns, Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back to a banana and platforming hungry public in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super NES original and all things Donkey Kong.

Donkey Kong and Diddy from Donkey Kong Country Returns
Join Donkey Kong and sidekick Diddy in a whole new side-scrolling adventure.
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Gameplay

Like earlier Donkey Kong Country games, Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side-scrolling platformer, but although the game contains classic references, as well as levels and activities reminiscent of earlier games in the series, it is far from a remake. In fact, Donkey Kong Country Returns stands very much on its own not only in its nearly 3D status, but also in its new visual treatment and control scheme. The game features the familiar team of Donkey Kong and his little buddy Diddy Kong. The goal is make your way across Donkey Kong Island collecting bananas and search for hidden items as you swing on vines, ride mine carts and more as you avoid the variety of enemies and situations set against you. New silhouette graphical treatment of both game heroes and enemies in certain levels also introduces new challenges, as players must perform all actions from within an entirely new perspective. The game also features the players choice of either the Wii Remote/Nunchuk controller configuration, or a sideways oriented Wii Remote. In addition to simple navigation and jumping movements, the Wii Remote also allows for a variety of other actions, including: ground pounds, rolls and even air blowing with simple, yet timed shaking of the remote.

In addition, the game also contains fun and user-friendly co-op functionality. In co-op mode players take on the role of either Donkey Kong or Diddy. Both characters have abilities of their own, but work together. Beyond this the game takes possibilities for cooperation even further, especially with players of different skill levels, as Diddy can if need be simply rest on Donkey Kong's shoulder and let him do all the work at times. In the event of death, either character can also be revived by the other by hitting a Donkey Kong barrel within the game. The game also continues the series' use of additional animal friends such as Rambi the Rhino, who can serve as a battering ram and can be ridden in certain areas of the game.

Key Game Features

  • Retro Studios faithfully restores everything that made the original series great, from barrel cannons to mine carts, and then builds on those elements with stunning graphics and new layers of depth to the world and game play. The game offers the traditional side-scrolling experience everyone loved, but with levels created in fully rendered 3D environments.
  • Diddy Kong joins the quest. With his trusty backpack, he can produce a jet pack or Peanut Pop Guns to give Donkey Kong more abilities.
  • For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for two people to play together at the same time - one as Donkey Kong, one as Diddy Kong. Players can navigate the levels separately or as one unit. Diddy Kong can ride on Donkey Kong's back and hop off whenever he pleases, allowing novice players to ride on Donkey Kong's back through more challenging areas of the game.*
  • Hidden items, puzzle pieces and other surprises are found all through the jungle. Spell out K-O-N-G by the end of each level to earn an extra bonus.
  • Motion controls give players a real feeling of control. Players move Donkey Kong using the Control Stick on the Nunchuk controller and can shake the Wii Remote controller to make Donkey Kong slap the ground.
  • Vibrant colors, beautiful graphics and fun characters draw players in. Even people who have never played a Donkey Kong game before can pick up a controller and start collecting loads of bananas.
  • Every level offers new fun and new challenges. Sometimes Donkey Kong is running through the jungle, sometimes his action takes place on a tropical beach and other times he must become a master of timing as he jumps chasms in a mine cart.

Additional Screenshots

Donkey Kong and Diddy chasing bananas in a mining car in Donkey Kong Country Returns
Familiar actions & environments.
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Silhouetted co-op level from Donkey Kong Country Returns
New silhouetted levels.
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Blowing functionality unleashed via Wii Remote in Donkey Kong Country Returns
Special abilities via Wii remote.
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Co-op screen as Donkey Kong and Diddy try to platform past a giant octopus in Donkey Kong Country Returns
Co-op play and new enemies.
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Product Description

Dual control schemes including the Wi Remote/Nunchuk, as well as a sideways oriented Wii Remote The game offers the traditional side-scrolling experience everyone loved, but also levels created in fully rendered 3D environments New silhouetted level s add additional challenges as players work to time movements and attacks For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for two people to play together at the same time - one as Donkey Kong, one as Diddy Kong Hidden items, puzzle pieces and other surprises are found all through the jungle; spell out K-O-N-G by the end of each level to earn an extra bonus

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's On Like Donkey Kong! Dec 13 2010
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If I had to pick out one glaring fault with Donkey Kong Country Returns, it would be the lack of classic controller support. Old school gamers will be disappointed that it wasn't included, but will be able to adapt to the new controls. However, the rest of the game really fires on all cylinders; dare I say, better than New Super Mario Bros. It's pretty amazing to see Retro Studios improve on Rare's original classic, both in game design and challenge to the player. If you have a love for platformers or are simply looking for a new challenge, don't hesitate to pick up Donkey Kong Country Returns. It also makes for an excellent gift for all ages due to the entertaining feel and increasing difficulty at the game progresses. Highly Recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great game March 9 2014
By mr
Format:Video Game|Verified Purchase
is a very goo d game to play like the old donlkey kong on the super nintendo.buy it you will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and challenging Jan. 28 2014
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Really fun game that provides a lot of challenge and replayability to collect everything in every stages. Recommend for everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy With Product Dec 22 2013
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The game came within a few days of the order. The disc is in good condition, as is the case. In the beginning, I was missing the instruction manual, but once I advised the seller of this oversight, he was quick to rectify the situation by sending the manual (with no extra charge). The only thing I need to know is if my son like the game and if the game play is good. Overall, I'm happy with the product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sept. 22 2013
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Wrapped up just like new, I am very pleased and for a good price. I'd recommend this verses EB games.
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4.0 out of 5 stars correct Feb. 19 2013
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the game was new.
the ship was fast.
the description was right.
it's a nice game who everyone wants to play
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best sidescroller I've played on Wii. Jan. 27 2013
By Adam
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This game is really good, as usual for Retro Studios. My only problem is the control scheme. You need to shake the controller a lot for things that could easily be mapped to a button. But it's still a really solid, great looking game. Get it, it's cheap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars super Jan. 10 2013
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super jeu mon garcon l,adore et joue tout le temps avec. tres bon site internet et bon service merci beaucoup
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