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1:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Iwata told Retro to work hard on Donkey Kong's fur

The Official Nintendo Magazine had some time to sit down with Retro CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe, who were both responsible for the creation of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. A number of in...

Chris Carter


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Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze photo
Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Chris Carter

Donkey Kong Country Returns was one of my favorite platformers of the last generation. It had charm, challenge, and most importantly -- it was a ton of fun. But one of my only hang-ups with the Wii version was the lack of control options, and the forced implementation of Wiimote controls.

With that out of the way compliments of a host of controller choices and many more improvements, Tropical Freeze is somehow even better than Returns.

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1:30 PM on 02.12.2014

DKC: Tropical Freeze has such charming idle animations

Idle animations -- or should I say good idle animations -- happen infrequently enough that I'm usually caught off guard when I happen to leave my character waiting around. I shouldn't be surprised to see that Donkey Kong Cou...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 01.31.2014

The DKC: Tropical Freeze video to see above all others

In the months since it was first announced, I have warmed up to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze considerably. Part of my initial reaction stems from disappointment over Retro Studios not getting back to Metroid Prime, b...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  photo
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Casey Baker

When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming and varied level design. Returns proved to be as solid in gameplay ideas as the original franchise, and when it was re-released in 3D for the 3DS, I did not hesitate to purchase it again.

Next month, Retro Studios is releasing a sort of sequel to Returns in the form of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. After experiencing a solid four-hour chunk of the game that gave me enough time to get to the very end of World 4, I am glad to report that Tropical Freeze won't be just another by-the-numbers sequel, but an engaging addition to the revamped franchise that adds some intriguing new mechanics while taking out minor annoyances of the original Returns.

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11:00 PM on 01.07.2014

HAWP, Freddie Wong team up for DKC Tropical Freeze video

A few months ago, Nintendo held a Wii U video challenge, asking 30 of YouTube's top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. After viewing all the selec...

Ian Bonds

9:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Fashion Alert: Who Wore It Better?

The Daisy-Dukes-and-a-'Beater look is back in a big way this season! Who's rocking the outfit better, Funky Kong or Poison?

Max Scoville

7:00 AM on 12.20.2013

HIYA! Funky Kong confirmed for DKC: Tropical Freeze

Shortly after confirming a playable Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo has finally confirmed the existence of another character that was long rumored to be in the game -- Funky Kong. Nintendo hasn'...

Chris Carter



Review: NES Remix photo
Review: NES Remix
by Chris Carter

If you're a veteran of the NES era, you've played its countless classics many times before. You may have bought them multiple times, either out of nostalgia or for convenience when a new system arrives. Modern gamers may scoff at the notion, but classic-chasers persevere, because it makes them happy.

Leave it to Nintendo to invent a new way to play all these old games yet again in the form of the Wii U game NES Remix. The good news is, it's actually pretty fun -- if you can still stomach playing them.

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11:30 AM on 12.18.2013

Cranky Kong goes bananas in new Donkey Kong trailer

We got lots of new info from today's Nintendo Direct, and amongst all the news was the latest trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It shows off just what you'd expect with all the crazy platforming featuring the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 12.12.2013

VICE's The New Kings of Kong checks in on the champs

"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game." And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi...

Jordan Devore





5:45 PM on 12.07.2013

Nintendo confirms Cranky Kong for DKC: Tropical Freeze

Meaty Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime made an appearance tonight on Spike TV's VGX awards show to confirm Cranky Kong will be the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The elder statesman...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 PM on 12.03.2013

More Fallout 4 Clues, Microsoft Threshold & Cranky Kong

Hey guys! Here's another newsy-type update, which I hope can become a regular thing. It's not quite the Destructoid show you're used to, but you can see we've made some progress. I swear to god, Destructoid has been cursed by...

Max Scoville

8:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Dixie is back in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

My gut reaction to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -- and I say this is a huge fan of the franchise (I even liked and still like DK64!) -- was that of ever so slight disappointment. Which just goes to show where expecta...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 10.02.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: Cabin Fever

Oh look, more bloody poems for your damn eyeholes.  You are totally allowed to look at this video by clicking on it and watching it until completion. It's okay, I won't mind. I won't tell.

Jim Sterling

9:10 AM on 10.01.2013

Nintendo delays DKC: Tropical Freeze until Februrary 2014

Considering how packed the November and December schedule looked for Nintendo, many fans expected a delay on at least one or two games. Well it seems as if Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be a part of that predicted...

Chris Carter