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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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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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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10

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Game Freaks 365
10 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Donkey Kong Country Returns is a fun game. It is not a nostalgic redo of the Super Nintendo era Donkey Kong games but an evolution of the series whilst maintaining the core gameplay elements that defined the original. The mine karts, the collectible KONG letters, the bananas, the balloons, and the helpful animal friends all return. It’s all here.
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Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Thunderbolt Games
16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Tiki Tak Tribe almost succeeded. They did everything that any decent villain upstart would do; they invaded the island through sheer force of numbers and strength. They set off the local volcano, sending devastating lava flows cascading down the mountain and roasting everything in their path. They even used their magical music powers to hypnotize and subjugate all the animals on the island, creating a massive army of slaves.
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Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review

G4
29 November 2010
  • Summary: Donkey Kong Country Returns is yet another solid platform title on Wii, with the biggest surprise being how close in spirit the game is to its 16-bit predecessors. Retaining the same precision-based platforming that made Super NES controller flinging an under appreciated art form, Donkey Kong Country Returns offers intense, visually arresting action with a few caveats.
  • Pros: Vibrant visuals and foot-tapping music, Challenging, "old-school" platforming, Eight worlds and 70+ levels
  • Cons: Motion controls seem forced, Underwhelming co-op play, Weak list of unlockable extras
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Overall 7
7.3

Donkey Kong Country Returns

AV Club
29 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The most important thing to know about Donkey Kong Country Returns is that it doesn’t try to be anything more than the title implies. Under Nintendo’s supervision, Retro Studios set out to reprise the lush, intricate platforming of the Donkey Kong Country series, which breathed new life into the Super NES during the mid-’90s.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
21 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Donkey Kong is back, and he is better than ever! The new Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii is full of challenging levels, nostalgic graphics and a fun storyline.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 8
8.2
Multiplayer 8
8.1
Longevity 9
9.1

Donkey Kong Country Returns

NowGamer
12 February 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review

Itchy Thumbs
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Format: Wii Developer: Retro Studios Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 3rd December 2010
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Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review

Itchy Thumbs
12 February 2010
  • Summary: Format: Wii Developer: Retro Studios Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 3rd December 2010
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