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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a port of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is built from the ground up to utilize the 3D features of the system. It adds a new game mode called "New Mode" which changes up the gameplay to allow for an easier time while playing. This includes starting out with extra health and being given new items to protect yourself from death. Another addition is the inclusion of a new world filled with eight levels that becomes available after completing the game.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Donkey Kong Returns 3D" -- Japanese title
  • "ドンキーコング リターンズ 3D" -- Japanese spelling

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games xtreme Jun 11, 2013 9.5 out of 10 95 May 17, 2013 18 out of 20 90 May 27, 2013 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) May 29, 2013 85 out of 100 85
FNintendo May 17, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Mash Those Buttons Jun 04, 2013 3.2 out of 5 64
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 24, 2013 6 out of 10 60


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Caelestis (4933) added Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS) on Feb 27, 2014