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

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HawkeyeWii

41. Posted:

Let's put it this way, I had no trouble with the first few worlds on DKC Returns. And When I recently got Tropical Freeze, I found myself dying multiple times in each level of World 1 haha. That is not to say it is a bad game!
I would without a doubt put Tropical Freeze as the best 2D platformer on Wii U. Yes even above Rayman Legends and NSMBU.
It is that well polished.

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Rezalack

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The real challenging part of the game is getting the gold time trials and hard mode. I had some trouble with levels my first play through, but none that really took more than a few tries.. well, besides the K levels. Those are a whole different story. I tend to try and rush them though so it's hard not to make a mistake and die repeatedly. I'm often stuck in speed mode unless I'm collecting stuff.

The secrets in this game are hidden VERY WELL which adds another challenge to the game. It always feels good finding a well hidden puzzle piece in this game. :)

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dumedum

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UGXwolf wrote:

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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."

I don't think the items make it "easy mode". The extra barrel is useless because you can't control when to use it, and you usually have a barrel anyway in the beginning. The water balloons are useless because the bubbles are never a real problem. Red balloons are needed of course but don't really help if you're stuck on the level, it just lets you fail again. The green balloons work only for one time but can be indeed helpful. The extra heart helps, especially for boss fights, but if someone has a problem with the level, it usually won't help them. The potions are fairly useless because they only work one time so again if the problem is at the end of the level it doesn't help. The golden hearts are even better than that and are "free".

I don't think the items help much, and I genuinely think the game is hard. It is strange they dropped the super guide, and I cannot see how most kids will able to finish the game. It's astounding that Nintendo has a kiddy image when they release such difficult games.

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Dave24

44. Posted:

dumedum wrote:

The extra heart helps, especially for boss fights, but if someone has a problem with the level, it usually won't help them.

Or use Dixie in the boss fight, so it makes extra heart kinda pointless too :)

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dumedum

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Dave24 wrote:

dumedum wrote:

The extra heart helps, especially for boss fights, but if someone has a problem with the level, it usually won't help them.

Or use Dixie in the boss fight, so it makes extra heart kinda pointless too :)

Let's say it this way - for the final boss, I needed Dixie, the extra heart, two potions, and 3 golden hearts just to be on the safe side :)

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HawkeyeWii

46. Posted:

To all of those PS4 and Xbox fanboys that dis Nintendo on the grounds of Nintendo only have "kiddy titles". I challenge them to play this game.

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luisesteban

47. Posted:

@HawkeyeWii that's evil.

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NorthLightSuplx

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I thought the mine cart and rocket barrel levels were easier in Tropical Freeze than in Returns. I know that Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze will be my personal game of the year unless Destiny just knocks it out of the park. You should buy Tropical Freeze just for the soundtrack.

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LegoNintendo12

49. Posted:

Thanks guys! It seems as though the difficulty is really balanced and I really like the sound of this.

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Hy8ogen

50. Posted:

JohnRedcorn wrote:

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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.

Mega man is okay until you reach the final map where you have to go thru like 1000 stages in one go. Ah the good old days where we don't have a save point every 5 minutes.

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turnmebackwards

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It's hard but manageable just keep at it & don't give up you'll do the level or boss your stuck on in the end. I found it hard mostly if you lost Dixie, Diddy or Cranky they made the levels much easier due to the fact you had advantages with them. Being left alone with just Donkey Kong was a nightmare.

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Skyfox2000

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turnmebackwards wrote:

It's hard but manageable just keep at it & don't give up you'll do the level or boss your stuck on in the end. I found it hard mostly if you lost Dixie, Diddy or Cranky they made the levels much easier due to the fact you had advantages with them. Being left alone with just Donkey Kong was a nightmare.

It's not that hard just being left alone with Donkey Kong

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53. Posted:

HawkeyeWii wrote:

Let's put it this way, I had no trouble with the first few worlds on DKC Returns. And When I recently got Tropical Freeze, I found myself dying multiple times in each level of World 1 haha. That is not to say it is a bad game!
I would without a doubt put Tropical Freeze as the best 2D platformer on Wii U. Yes even above Rayman Legends and NSMBU.
It is that well polished.

I Wouldn't go that far saying its better than Rayman Legends

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Rezalack

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I Wouldn't go that far saying its better than Rayman Legends

I would. I loved Rayman Legends, too. The thing is, the single player campaign was kind of tame. The only levels that really challenged me were the ghost levels.. those were really fun. I put tons of time into the online challenges, too. I think that was the best part of the game. Those were actually harder than DK, but.. they were basically just repeats. The scope of all of DK's levels and their designs outweigh the difficulty of Raymans challenges for me.

None of the main game levels in that have been nearly as challenging as some of the DKC:TF levels though. Especially trying to do speed trials. It's all obviously a matter of opinion, I just think DKC:TF is better. Rayman Legends was probably my favorite console platformer beforehand. The only platformers that I liked as much, as far as challenge goes, is Super Meat Boy.

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HawkeyeWii

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@Spuratis Yeah I have to say, Rayman Legends was kind of boring, for me. I think the only aspect that Rayman Legends does better than Tropical Freeze is the online races and events they have daily and weekly.

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PloXyZeRO

56. Posted:

It's not Super Meat Boy or Cloudberry Kingdom hard, but harder than Mario games for sure. You'll likely be playing some levels a few more times than you'd like to get past them ;)

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Mine01

57. Posted:

After rayman legends(and playing a couple o f leves of Dkcr last month, ugh motion controls :() i tought my love of 2d platformers was gone.

Everytime i play DK TP i giggle like a little girl, its awesome! alredy put 20 hours on it and have yet to get 4-6 k lvls, and.. the thing that comes after that, i cant stop playing it, music is just awesomeee.

My game of the year so far, but.. oh well mk8 and ssb4 are coming so...

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JaxonH

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LegoNintendo12 wrote:

I have heard that the game is hard, but just how hard? Is it much harder than Mario, say 3D World. Or is it about the same? I really would love a challenging platformer. I would like to here your thoughts.

Trust me, this is your game. DKC Tropical Freeze, like its predecessor, is tough as nails. The difficulty is manageable up through the 3rd world (still challenging though, definitely no walk in the park), but the 4th world is where you really have to start bringing your A-game. World 5 will push you to your limits, and world 6, well, trust me you better come locked and loaded with 99 lives and a thousand banana coins if you want to survive. Just making it through the levels is hard enough, but the REAL challenge comes from collecting the K-O-N-G letters in every stage. You have to get all 4 in the same play through. So no exiting and coming back for the last letter. There are also 5, 7 or 9 puzzle pieces hidden throughout the stages and in bonus rooms. Those you can come back and collect the one you missed later. You don't have to get them all in one run.

Furthermore, once you beat the game there is a hard mode where you can play as DK, Diddy, Dixie or Cranky solo- you get no barrel buddies, no items, no checkpoints and only one heart. You want challenge? This game's middle name is challenge. You also will need to RE-collect the K-O-N-G letters in hard mode, which are now blue/yellow instead of red/yellow. And lastly, the time trials, which I would argue are the funnest (and MOST challenging) part of the game. There are bronze, silver and gold times for each level, and you'll want to score a gold for every one of them. You can also upload videos of each of your runs to the leaderboards for others (such as your friends) to view. You want challenge? Come try and beat my times in any of the temples. I've ranked as high as 4th in the world.

All in all, this is the most challenging game you'll play short of Dark Souls or Monster Hunter> even Monster Hunter is easy though once you know what you're doing. Trust me, you want this game. And when you're finished with it, go pick up DKC Returns and extend the fun even longer...

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59. Posted:

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Skyfox2000 wrote:

I Wouldn't go that far saying its better than Rayman Legends

Oh I would. Rayman Legends is good, REAL good, but DKC Tropical Freeze is better. It's the intricate mechanics of roll-jumping off ledges, the dynamic of the hair-flutter, rocket-hover and cane-bounce for time trials, the added mechanics with buddies allowing for endless rolling or spinning underwater, and the low/high jumps off enemies that really put it in a category of it's own. Not to mention it's just so precise, so incredibly precise. And that's not even getting into the world-class soundtrack (and I do mean world-class), the most beautiful and expertly crafted levels and stage design I've ever witnessed and the die-hard difficulty. And, once you run time trials and get really good, you come to appreciate just how expertly crafted the level designs are. You start realizing "oh THAT'S why that owl is there, it's so I can roll jump cane-bounce off him into that barrel and shortcut 2 seconds".

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dkxcalibur

60. Posted:

DKCTF is not as hard as DKCR but it is harder then 3D world except for 3D World's final 2 levels which I have yet to beat.

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