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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the fifth game in the Donkey Kong Country series and was released exclusively for Nintendo Wii U.

While celebrating Donkey Kong’s birthday the Kong family witnesses how an invasion fleet of arctic creatures (Snowmad) arrives. The island is frozen over and their flagship takes position on top of the island. This can't go unpunished so the Kong family is off to take back the island.

Like the others in the series is a side-scrolling platform game in 2D view where, as usual, you can control Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong as well as Dixie Kong and now also the grumpy old man Cranky Kong. All are playable, each with their own special abilities that give you an advantage in a specific type of terrain. Along the way the classic K-O-N-G letters as well as puzzle pieces can be collected to offer an extra challenge. While you platform you way through the various regions of the island, you have to overcome various enemies and bosses. Balloons serve as lives, with every hundred bananas collected awarding you one extra balloon.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U There are many viking inspired elements in tropical freeze. Such as this ship I just smashed into
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Title Screen
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U A wonderful Limbo-style stage
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U These rocket stages are possibly the most fun

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Render
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze" -- Japanese title
  • "ドンキーコング トロピカルフリーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Cubed3 Mar 02, 2014 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
NintendoWorldReport Feb 17, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo-Online.de Feb 17, 2014 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Feb 18, 2014 90 out of 100 90
Digital Chumps Feb 17, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
GamesReviews May 07, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
New Game Network Mar 10, 2014 84 out of 100 84
GamesCollection Aug 28, 2014 8.2 out of 10 82
FNintendo Feb 17, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Digitally Downloaded Feb 26, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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NapalmMan (1803) added Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) on Jun 10, 2014