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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns
alaScore 85

43 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The performance is also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Donkey Kong Country Returns is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Video Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns


Ready for a challenge? A real challenge? Donkey Kong Country Returns has finally landed on the Wii and Nintendo isn't pulling any punches. The exceptionally tough game will give even the most talented gamer unforgiving blisters on their thumbs. Okay...

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Donkey Kong Country is a title whose historical impact in the industry can't be denied. Besides helping popularise the idea of pre-rendered 3D visuals in 2D games (and eventually inspiring the development of today's "2.5D" games), its popularity is...

Inspired level design, fun and creative challenges, cleverly hidden secrets and surprises add replay value ;

Poorly thought out controls cause needless accidents and deaths, frustrating "vehicle" stages will make you feel the burning fury of a thousand suns ;

In an earlier preview, I mentioned that I didn't care for original 16-bit Donkey Kong Country titles at all. In spite of my dislike for these games, I really enjoyed Donkey Kong Country Returns. Where the original sold itself at least partially on the...

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Donkey Kong Country Returns really is just that: Nintendo's aging ape mascot is back where he was best, in 2D, leaping from tree to tree and hopping between mine carts. Are Nintendo and Retro Studios flogging a dead horse with another firm favourite...

2D gameplay, SNES nostalgia

Mercilessly hard

The best Wii game this Christmas, but it's not quite New Super Mario Bros dressed in banana skins


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Great, Fun game!!...


This is really a fun game. Great graphics, challenging and has a classic feel to it. The whole family will enjoy this game!!!

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super fun...


this is an awesome game for people of all ages. i love it sooo much becos i played donkey kong country when i was a kid. the graphics are great and i highly recommend this for everyone!

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this game is great all donkey kong games are good.lots of fun for the whole family.everyone should have this one.

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Plain and simple....A must to have.....Excellent game a lot of fun

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My Daughter Loved It!!!!...


great price and great game

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Fun game


My kids love the game. Quite fun. Knowing the old Nintendo sibling / predecessor I have to say that it is great for the Wii :)

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this was a gift for my daughter and her boyfriend. she absolutely loves it since she remembered the old school donkey kong. she went and bought the corresponding book too, so i am convinced this gift was a hit. also the price was lower than most.