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Donkey Kong Country Returns
9.4 out of 10

Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Active world full of stuff to see and do, Great fan service via music and level design, Several standout levels, 2D at its finest
  • Cons: Countless unfair deaths, Boss battles can be really repetitive, Wii waggle is a huge pain
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Expert Review

paxgamers.com
31 May 2012
  • Conclusion: And four. Decidedly, it suggests that Retro Studios transforms everything it touches into gold. The studio is a Texan sign revival for the old thundering glory of Nintendo . We had not seen such a Donkey in form since … Donkey Kong Country’s first name on the Super Nintendo.
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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Guide 2 Games
17 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Player stomps on enemies, enemies vanish or bloodlessly fall apart. Donkey Kong is seen on fire or flattened. Cutscenes show punches or other blows.
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Overall 9
9.1

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Game Over Online
6 March 2011
  • Excerpt: After a 14 year absence outside of re-releases, the 2D side-scrolling Donkey Kong Country series is back, and with a nice polygonal makeover as well. DK’s banana horde has been swiped once again, but this time, an evil tiki tribe (is there any other kind in gaming?
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Overall 9
9.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review

ztgd.com
24 February 2011
  • Excerpt: If there is one thing we can usually count on when it comes to Nintendo, it is that when a game with a familiar name is released, it is going to be good.
  • Pros: + Fantastic level design, + Gorgeous visuals, + Retro style, + Music is great
  • Cons: Difficulty might turn off some
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Overall 9
9.1
Value for money 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.2
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
9.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns

impulsegamer
23 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Some gaming characters will stay with you forever and the iconic Donkey Kong is one of those characters. Donkey Kong and I have had a great relationship over the past 25 or so years. I remember playing Donkey Kong of the original LCD handhelds, then on the Super NES, Nintendo 64 and GameCube.
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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Hooked Gamers
21 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Each world feels alive and they ooze with color. No course looks similar to the last, and the artwork clearly has been polished to a blinding sheen. Every course offers such awesome innovations and ideas on the stale platforming mechanic that I feel that anything less than stellar visuals would have...
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Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) Review

Cubed³
21 February 2011
Overall 10
10

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Destructoid
17 February 2011
  • Summary: What makes this game so amazing? Frankly, everything In 1994, the original Donkey Kong Country single-handedly saved the Super Nintendo from losing to the Genesis. The gorgeous platformer had everyone talking, with its solid gameplay, classic characters, and, most importantly, absolutely...
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Overall 8
8.4

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Auracore MediaWorks
16 February 2011
  • Summary: The great ape returns for a barrel of laughs.
  • Pros: Fantastic graphics, good controls, collectables in each level, awesome cast of old favourites.
  • Cons: Sometimes overly difficult levels, occasionally long load times.
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