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Donkey Kong Country Returns- Wii

Donkey Kong Country Returns- Wii
alaScore 96

169 reviews

Sep, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Donkey Kong Country Returns- Wii. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Donkey Kong Country Returns- Wii is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review


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.

Fantastic level design ; Gorgeous visuals ; Retro style ; Music is great

Difficulty might turn off some

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. When Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country was returning at last year’s E3, the crowd went nuts...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Danielle Riendeau (

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review


The King of Swing Returns.

Absolutely masterful level design, tight controls, rewarding and kinetic gameplay, it hits all the right nostalgia notes for fans of the original series

Unforgiving difficulty curve, some levels and bosses are ridiculously tough

Danielle Riendeau is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark ,'s official podcast. She's also a serious workout warrior.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Harrison Milfeld (

Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns


It has certainly been a great year for Nintendo platformers. The release and success of games such as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M and Kirby's Epic Yarn have all reminded many gamers why the platforming genre is still in full-force (even if...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : RyanDLowe (

Donkey Kong Country Returns


Kong, Kong, DONKEY KONG!

Brilliant reboot, that welcomes back a classic masterpiece

Co-Op play seems like an afterthought

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Clark Evans (

Donkey Kong Country Returns


16 years after the original Donkey Kong Country (created by Rare) surprised the SNES crowd with amazing gameplay and, at the time, cutting edge graphics, Nintendo thought it would be a good idea to see the Kong back in action again. They called on...

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Dec, 2010

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Donkey Kong Country Returns- WII


Controlled by a group of evil Tikis, the animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas - and he understandably wants them back!

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Cabral (

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review


It was just about a year ago that Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii numbed nostalgia-loving gamers' thumbs with its modern day take on old school platforming. Like that title, Donkey Kong Country Returns respects its SNES-era roots while making its...

If you’re craving the kind of expertly crafted platforming only Nintendo seems to able to produce, as well as one of the year’s best Wii offerings, you‘ll find DKCR as appealing as a ripe banana. It doesn’t hurt that it’s supported by stunning visuals,...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Gerry Pagan (

Donkey Kong Country Returns


With the series missing in action since 1996, the reveal of a follow-up to Rare's acclaimed Donkey Kong Country games was met with much excitement, as well as skepticism. Could Retro Studios, responsible for the successful revival of the Metroid...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Carter (

Donkey Kong Country Returns


Donkey Kong Country will always have a special place in my heart. I not only fondly remember the first time I ever played it, but I remember just about every session of the game I've ever had. The game was just so ahead of it's time in terms of the...

Donkey Kong Country Returns is a new classic that still manages to pay homage to the source material.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Joe Sinicki (

Donkey Kong Country Returns


I'm what you might call a cynic. I'm not one for handing out praise and gooey words to games unless they really deserve it. Yet, I can't say enough about Donkey Kong Country Returns. It's epic, it's fun, it's gorgeous - it's the best platformer you've...

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Nov, 2010