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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 and later ported to the Nintendo Switch.

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.

The Switch version includes the new Funky Mode, starring the surfing simian Funky Kong, which unlocks a range of gameplay updates and an alternative way to play the game by using his unique abilities. Funky's health is superior to the player characters that were available in the Wii U version only.

Screenshots

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U The little pig from DKCR is back with more tips
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Hidden room with pigs and bananas, oh my!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Classic Barrel Blasting
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U The fifth island is all about fruit and juice

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Screenshot
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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NintendoWorldReport Wii U Feb 17, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
411mania.com Wii U Feb 24, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamegravy Wii U Sep 06, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Video Chums Nintendo Switch May 09, 2018 9.1 out of 10 91
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch May 01, 2018 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamesReviews Wii U May 07, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
New Game Network Wii U Mar 10, 2014 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo Switch May 01, 2018 16 out of 20 80
Gamekult Nintendo Switch May 02, 2018 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Wii U Feb 17, 2014 8 out of 10 80

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