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Topic: Just how hard is Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze?

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Miss_Dark

it's harder than sm3dw if you don't count world crown. I'd say the game is pretty hard but not TOO difficult it's fun. Especially the k-levels really demand a lot (accuracy, stress resistance, speed...). I also love how difficult it is to find all the puzzle pieces, I almost never have em all after playing the level 1 time.

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luisesteban

This is Super Mario 3d World.
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A good sausace, but not to much chillie.

This is Tropical Freeze.
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This is Returns on Wii
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LegoNintendo12

Thanks guys and lol at the chili sauce comparison.

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sinalefa

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The hottest sauce is made in Costa Rica? You gotta tell me where to find it then.

I will comment in this thread, never being able to find it again.

Cia

The boss battles in particular are better thought out this time. Every boss feels like it's own level, and even though they can be quite tricky also, they're
never as frustrating as that chicken-robot thingy in Returns.

Cia

luisesteban

@Faron, well yes, the boss battles are quite better.

@sinalefa, I use to buy in the regular shops, but I like very much a custom made recipie of a small and farmer town I use to visit. It combines different kind of chillie like panameño, jalapeño and strange little one that I don't know.

The music is probably the hightest point in Tropical Freeze, is just right for every moment of the game.

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Nintenjoe64

How does the difficulty of this game compare to DKC 2 on SNES? (chilli sauce comparison essential)

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Big_L91

easier than returns for sure, but k levels are no joke. im yet to reach world 7 yet so unsure on how hard it really gets.

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dumedum

The final boss was excruciating for me. It's definitely harder that Returns IMO although I did use Super Guide once in Returns

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NintyMan

I have to say that the puzzle pieces are by far the hardest to find in Tropical Freeze. Even with Squawks, some are a pain to track down and I may have to use a guide. Squawks made the puzzle pieces easy to find in Returns.

The Temple levels are also even harder. 2-K Bopopolis alone makes the temple levels in Returns look like normal levels in comparison, though for me personally I only lost 17 lives on that one.

ACK

Tropical Freeze is one of my favorite games I've played in 29 years due to being so perfectly balanced and carefully honed. I can't think of a more manageable and enjoyable yet truly challenging game on any platform. There are absolutely brutal parts (the entirety of the K levels, finding all the collectables, hard mode, etc.) and even the easier levels can be obstacles to the uninitiated gamer. But there are plenty of options to blunt any particularly tough segments and generally a commendable progression to prepare even the unskilled.

However, as a grown adult even if I force myself to trudge through difficult games, I rarely am inspired to go into "Nintendo-mode" (my mom's terminology, coined when I was a kid and would repeatedly fall and try over and over to master something while doing activities like skiing or whatever). That is, it takes a special gaming experience to drive me to revel in a challenge to the point of shutting off my life to conquer it. Tropical Freeze is the first game in years to qualify.

(Though some games, like MK7, inspire me to master Time Trials modes and such, to put up world-beating times, but I'm talking about legitimately tough single-player campaigns and I really can't recall a recent one that I cared to absorb into my soul, as with TF.)

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UGXwolf

Difficulty comparisons (from my experience)

NSMBU < SM3DW (Worlds 1 through Bowser) < DKC(1) < NS Luigi U < DKCTF (World 1 through 6) < DKCR (Worlds 1-8) < SM3DW (Worlds Star through Flower) < DKCR (World 9) < DKCTF (K levels) < DKC2 < DKCR (K levels) < DKCTF (World 7) < DKCTF (Hard mode)

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KoopaTrooper

Funny I found it much harder then Returns. Returns was a breeze. Plus the difficulty ramps up quickly. Still a great game. I just think its a shame they don't have a easy mode for kids.

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jariw

(Spoiler) I think this video shows the difficulty level quite well. The last 1.5 minutes are crazy.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/03/06/donkey-kong-country-trop...

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UGXwolf

KoopaTrooper wrote:

Funny I found it much harder then Returns. Returns was a breeze. Plus the difficulty ramps up quickly. Still a great game. I just think its a shame they don't have a easy mode for kids.

Kinda, but kinda not. The items would be the "easy mode."

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Hy8ogen

DKCTF is harder by far than any platformer that I've played. NEVER in my life I have re-try a level more than 15 times.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

Is it equal to or harder than returns? Because I really thought returns was spot-on with difficulty.

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ACK

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Is it equal to or harder than returns? Because I really thought returns was spot-on with difficulty.

Pretty similar, I'd say. The main difference to me is the levels are simply better, more enjoyable. That means the difficulty doesn't seem as frustrating or significant. Refreshingly, the levels are a little less rigid in their design, better balanced, and generally contrast mechanics and techniques beautifully. No doubt, it's a joy to replay just about every one of them.

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MikeLove

Hy8ogen wrote:

DKCTF is harder by far than any platformer that I've played. NEVER in my life I have re-try a level more than 15 times.

A couple of the bosses drove me nuts until I figured out their patterns, but I still find stuff like Mega Man more frustrating.

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Dave24

It starts being hard in World 5, when there are timed platforms. It's still easier game than Returns (and less annoying).

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