Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Console Nintendo 3DS
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Platformer
Region EU , US
Views 25,806
Downloads 26,042
Released May 24, 2013
File size 1.28 G
4.1/5 (34 votes)
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Picture this: a serene tropical island where the Kong family has been living in peace until a volcano erupts like it just had a bad day. Not only does the eruption disturb the tranquility, it also serves as an alarm clock for an evil tribe known as the Tikis. These Tikis then hypnotize the local wildlife and pilfer the Kong family’s precious bananas. It’s now up to the dynamic duo, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, to take down the evil Tiki Tak Tribe and recover their banana stash. Welcome to the world of “Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D” for the Nintendo 3DS!


In the game, you assume the role of Donkey Kong, the alpha ape, with Diddy Kong playing your trusty sidekick who hitchhikes on your shoulders. Diddy isn’t just a decorative accessory, though; he acts as a jetpack to give you the ability to soar through the air. This is not your run-of-the-mill stroll in the park. Nope, you’re going to navigate through terrains more complex than the plot of a telenovela. From pitfalls to chasms, hazards are as common as misplaced apostrophes on the internet.


Let’s talk currency—bananas, the potassium-rich tender of the Kong universe. These aren’t just items for hoarding or making into smoothies; they’re your ticket to acquiring vital in-game assets. Keep your eyes peeled (pun intended) for as many bananas as possible. You’ll need these to buy tools and power-ups to make your quest to retrieve the banana trove easier. Treat bananas as you would dollars; waste not, want not!


While Tikis might be your main adversaries, they’re not the only creatures you’ll need to worry about. The island has other animals that have fallen under the Tiki’s spell and act as barriers on your journey. Dealing with them involves the time-honored tradition of jumping on them—pretty much the gaming equivalent of “The floor is lava,” but with actual consequences. It’s like crowd surfing if the group was full of hypnotized, potentially deadly creatures.


There’s more to the game than meets the eye, with hidden nooks and crannies dispersed across levels. If you’ve got an eagle’s eyesight and a cat’s curiosity, you could uncover concealed caves and secret compartments. These aren’t just for bragging rights; they contain valuables to make your adventure more cushy. So channel your inner Indiana Jones, but maybe without the fear of snakes.


Loneliness is overrated, especially when you can bring a friend into the banana-collecting bonanza. In the two-player mode, your buddy controls Diddy Kong while you steer Donkey. What’s more astonishing is that Diddy can jump onto Donkey’s back, turning you both into a single powerhouse of a character. Imagine it as a buddy cop film with more bananas and less paperwork. If tragedy strikes and one of you loses a life, fret not. The fallen player can be resurrected by finding and shooting a “DK Barrel,” which I like to think of as the game’s version of CPR, but with more splinters.

So there you have it, the magical realm of “Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.” It’s an epic journey through treacherous terrains, a lesson in banana economics, and a tropical adventure that you won’t soon forget. Whether going alone or teaming up with a friend, this game has something for everyone. Just keep your wits about you, and may your banana hoard grow ever larger!

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