Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an action platform game for the Wii U featuring Donkey Kong and his buddies as they try to win back Donkey Kong Island from new series antagonists, the Snomads. Though developed by Nintendo subsidiary Retro Studios, Tropical Freeze is based on the Donkey Kong Country series of games first produced by Rare.

Like the original DKC games, players control Donkey Kong and one of three companions (Diddy, Dixie and Cranky) as they tackle side-scrolling levels featuring dynamic camera angles and terrain that allow for additional paths to the goals. True to Rare's legacy, each of Tropical Freeze's levels feature a host of items to collect; earning all bananas for example will allow players to use the new Kong POW ability.

Players can switch between Donkey Kong and his companion, each with their own unique ability which is typically used to access even more hidden areas throughout the levels spread across five main islands, each with their own theme. In addition to single player, a second player can join in to control Donkey Kong's companion directly in cooperative multiplayer.

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Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong join the Nintendo Selects line in March

Hey! Listen!

Feb 29 at 1:01pm, by Philip Moody | 8 comments
Owls smashing bananas in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's launch trailer

Surprisingly there was only one ice/frozen level in the trailer

Feb 14, 2014, by Rory Young | 4 comments
Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze commercial accompanies UK site opening

The freeze has breezed our UK waters, be prepared

Feb 04, 2014, by Amy Thomas-Kjær | 4 comments
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze delayed into February 2014, never trust a monkey

Standard Nintendo release strategy, overpromise and delay

Oct 01, 2013, by Rory Young | 3 comments
Nintendo betting big on Mario and Donkey Kong during Year of Luigi

Zelda isn't expected to be a slouch, but market for series will be smaller

Jul 04, 2013, by Leo Chan | 9 comments

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Feb 25, 15 11:35am
Getting back into this game, going to try and continue with Hard Mode: DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
May 13, 14 7:41am

The following review will use this weighted scoring system:
Graphics - 20%
Plot - 5%
GamePlay - 55%

Apr 1, 14 12:42pm
One of the best games I've played in the series DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
Symphonic Abyss
Mar 29, 14 1:02pm
New favorite level: 3-1 Grassland Groove. :) DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
Mar 28, 14 12:01pm
Really liking the underwater stages: DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
Mar 22, 14 2:09pm
Having a blast with this game so far: DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
Mar 2, 14 8:31pm
added 9 new screenshots
Symphonic Abyss
Feb 24, 14 5:17pm
50% download...I can't wait much longer. ;-; DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze
Jan 2, 14 12:37pm
added 22 new concept art
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Release Dates
  • North America: Feb 21, 2014
  • Japan: Feb 13, 2014
  • Europe: Feb 21, 2014
  • Australia: Feb 22, 2014
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