» Reviews: Donkey Kong Country Returns

L.E. Green

|    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

  • Developer: Retro Studios
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Wii
  • Players: 1-2 Simultaneous
  • Rating: E
  • Genre: 2D Platformer

When a group of strange musical creatures appear from an erupting volcano on Donkey Kong Island and hypnotize the island’s creatures to make them steal Donkey Kong’s banana stash, the tie-wearing primate and sidekick, Diddy Kong, spring into action. Donkey Kong Country Returns takes players all over the Island to recover DK’s bananas and fight the little musical monsters. It plays well and features a glut of stunning design elements, but also features the frustrating you’ve-got-one-shot-or-you’ll-die elements of the classic DK titles and some pointless collectibles. Though I didn’t enjoy it as much as Kirby, DKCR’s definitely a solid rental.

Verdict: Rent It


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