Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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toys and nintendo 050Donkey Kong has been around since the early 1980’s in the arcade game Donkey Kong.  Since then Donkey Kong has hopped from good to bad many times.  Then 1994 happened and Donkey Kong Country would solidify Donkey Kong as a Nintendo legend.  This Rare made game brought Donkey Kong to the lime light with a CGI look, new music and Mario-type platforming with his side kick Diddy Kong.  Country is back and on the Wii U with Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.  This game is a fun romp through Donkey Kong and makes for a great game to play with kids.


Tropical Freeze starts with a  birthday party which is interrupted by the evil Snowmad armada.  Once it arrives they proceed to freeze over the tropical landscape.  Out heroes Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Kranky Kong.  When Donkey Kong is teamed up with on of his cohorts the team has new powers.  Diddy Kong has a rocket pack, Dixie has helicopter hair and Kranky has a bounce staff.  These powers open up areas of each level which were previously unreachable.  The player has the option to either do your best to finish or do your best to collect everything.  This may seem difficult but with some thinking and some luck all are reachable.

Little Man likes Donkey Kong, but Dad likes it better.   It brings back a touch of nostalgia while having enough new content and sharp graphics to be a new game.  The little donkey “Diddy” also makes Little Man and mommy laugh.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is available now on the eShop as well as at fine retails everywhere for $49.99.  It’s a great game for the whole family- play together, or have some alone unwinding time.  Dad likes it, and so does the little guy.  Have fun, and game on!


  1. Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says

    I love Donkey Kong and I will have to see about purchasing this game for my kids.

  2. that looks like fun for everyone

  3. i loved donkey kong jr.
    that brings back memories.

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