Donkey Kong Country Returns is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. They will only be able to control that Kong unless they free the other Kong from a barrel. Barrels can be heaved and carried, and can be hurled at enemies to attack them from distance – this is especially useful for enemies like. [32], Composing Donkey Kong Country helped Wise establish his musical style. In 2014, a sequel was released for the Wii U, titled Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. To add to the difficulty, Donkey Kong only gets one hit point, and as such, all recovery hearts are removed. [9] One night, the Kremlings, led by King K. Rool, invade Donkey Kong Island and steal the Kongs' hoard of bananas. Similar to the Kremling Krew from previous Donkey Kong Country series titles, there are higher and lower-ranked members of the Tiki Tak Tribe. And get this: they've even gone after Donkey Kong's secret hoard! They fly in a straight line across the screen, their mouths being wide open. Most times, Squid Shots are the origin of Squidlys and Electrasquids, shooting them in differing patterns. World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board, Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle. In Team mode, each player takes the role of one of the two Kongs and play as a tag team. The body of this serpent-like creature is segmented into six electrified spheres, meant to prevent jump attacks. They are only able to hurt the Kongs if they come into contact with their lateral sides. [60] It was also included in the Super NES Classic Edition, a dedicated console Nintendo released in September 2017,[61][62] and released on the Nintendo Switch for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in July 2020. A Toothberry isolated and protected by a thorny cage. They come from lava and circle around the Kongs as they fly with their Rocket Barrel. Shiny gold medals require an even faster time than normal gold medals, and their required time is not shown in the game. [18], To showcase the graphical fidelity and immerse the player in the game, Rare chose not to include a heads-up display, with information such as the player's banana and life counts only appearing when relevant. When the enemy is almost touching him, throw the barrel so that it breaks before Donkey Kong gets damaged. Apart from being harmful to touch whatsoever while flaming, it can attack by shooting small fireballs from their lateral sides. [52][51] Gregg Mayles was not involved with the port but was impressed that it was possible to recreate the entire game on the GBC. However, Super Kong will not look for collectible items, nor will he show the player where they are. [78] Alexi Kopalny from Top Secret thought the game's visuals were superior to those of Doom and described them as "witchcraft". They also appear alongside Tiki Goons in the Mario Kart series course, DK Jungle. "[44], The game debuted third on the Japanese video game charts, with 163,310 units sold,[76] and it has sold 638,305 copies in Japan as of January 2, 2011. Instead of jumping in one place, Hopgoons use jumps to move along a path. It can be defeated using any attack technique, such as stomping, rolling, barrel throwing, or Rambi's charge. [20][22] Tim Stamper and Gregg Mayles were the only Rare employees who had significant ties to Nintendo during the project. Some abilities were newly introduced in the game. In the Factory world, it is revealed that the bananas are used to create tikis. Mirror Mode: A reddish variation of the BuckBot. Mirror Mode: Beat all K levels (Get KONG on all levels of the world). Nintendo and Rare called the technique for creating the game's graphics Advanced Computer Modelling (ACM). Clearing all the levels in Mirror Mode will unlock some bonus images in the Image Gallery and is necessary for 200% completion. [24], Donkey Kong Country was one of the first games for a mainstream home video game console to use pre-rendered 3D graphics,[20] a technique used in the earlier 1993 Finnish game Stardust for the Amiga. Each animal can be found in an appropriately themed level: for example, Enguarde, a swordfish that can defeat enemies with its bill, can only be found underwater, while Squawks, a parrot that carries a lantern, is found in one cave level. [5] If a player's character dies in two-player mode, it can be brought back by using the other character to hit a "DK Barrel" that floats into view, a mechanic similar to the one used in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. [41] It was also one of the flagship titles of Nintendo's Play It Loud! Players take control of the series's protagonist Donkey Kong, as well as his friend Diddy Kong in certain situations,[3] with many traditional elements of the Donkey Kong Country series returning, including mine cart levels, the ability to swing between vines and collect bananas, the golden "KONG" letters and puzzle pieces. However, Squidlys can be defeated with a stomp or a thrown barrel. Diddy looks out of a window from DK's Tree House and spots the animals with the stolen bananas in the distance. The adventure is littered with noteworthy objects that can be used or manipulated in various ways or purposes. Thomas felt that Donkey Kong Country's visuals sacrificed gameplay in favour of fast sales and a "short-run attention grab" which did not live up to the standards of some of Miyamoto's more "polished" gameplay designs. Their main tactic is digging themselves in the sand and resurfacing one at a time to attack the Kongs. Both characters offer different attributes: Donkey is stronger and can defeat enemies more easily, whilst Diddy moves faster and is more agile. The 2-Player Cooperative Mode allows Diddy to be present without Donkey Kong. [21] Rare avoided mentioning that Cranky was the original Donkey Kong in the game and marketing materials, fearing that Nintendo would disapprove of the idea. In this formation, they will eventually raise their claws and leave their sides unprotected. The Kongs start off their adventure with four Red Balloons. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Summary : Retro Studios brings Donkey Kong back a side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and amazing levels that …