Donkey Kong Junior (Wii)

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Critic Reviews

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Malgré les quelques défauts de Donkey Kong Jr, celui-ci reste tout de même un très bon jeu oldies qui arrive largement au niveau de son prédécesseur. Les amateurs d'arcade ne risquent donc pas d'être déçus.
60 (UK)
Again, the 1983 NES port was arguably the best home version ever released, but there's no substitute for the arcade original. As with Donkey Kong, the vertical orientation of the screen has been squashed into 4.3 - and if you're playing on a 16.9 screen Nintendo makes no attempt to even maintain that aspect ratio, resulting in a wildly stretched out image. This rather slapdash approach to presenting the old classics in this unsympathetic way contrasts badly compared to Microsoft's approach.
Donkey Kong Jr. erweitert die Formel des Spielhallen-Smash-Hits Donkey Kong durch komplexere Levels und hübschere Grafik. Als Donkey Kongs Sohnemann klettert Ihr entlang Ketten und Lianen Eurem eingesperrten Vatertier entgegen, während Ihr Euer Punktekonto durch das Sammeln von Früchten aufbessert. Hier gibt Jumpman das erste und einzige Mal den Bösewicht. Müsste ich mich für eines der beiden Donkey Kongs entscheiden, fiele meine Wahl auf das Original. Die Spiele sind aber dennoch in ungefähr gleichwertig – es reicht somit vollends aus, sich nur einen der beiden Klassiker aus dem Geldbeutel zu leiern!
The son of Kong arrives here in a complete conversion of his arcade debut, but this game's too short of an experience to recommend a download. (Nevermind that it's already been made available through Animal Crossing and as the packed-in "launch title" for the Game Boy Advance e-Reader just a few years ago.) It's nice to see Junior again, but save your points for more robust offerings.
Nintendo Life
After all these years, the levels can still be a slight challenge and still hold replayability, and hardcore fans will no doubt argue that it's all about setting as high a score as possible, but it's clear that this is a game more suited for those who enjoyed it at the time of its original release in the arcades.