Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

2013

System
3DS
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Monster Games

8.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 116

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure, Platformer
Release Date

3DS

  • 24th May 2013 (UK/EU)
  • 24th May 2013 (USA)
  • 13th Jun 2013 (JPN)
Series
Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong

Screenshots (4)

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Screenshot

Reviews

  • 102

    3DS

    Review Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    No more monkeying around

    It's easy to forget, as Nintendo has seemingly decided that it's no longer a definitive unique selling point, but the 3DS has a fantastic stereoscopic 3D screen. It's tempting to be blase about it, but it's still the only mainstream piece of hardware — certainly in gaming terms — that uses it so effectively. The...

About The Game

The king of swing is back and he's hungry for adventure (and bananas)! Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have to battle the evil Tikis in order to restore peace to DK Island.

Donkey Kong plays a bit rougher than Mario though, so as well as jumping on bad guys' heads you'll also be able to use his signature ground pound to disorientate your enemies. All the other classic elements of the original games are back too, including mine cart levels and vine swinging.

The game's no pushover, so it's a good job you can call on Diddy to help you. If you're playing on your own you get to use his jetpack to help you, but if you've a friend to hand they can take control and then ride on Donkey Kong's back if they get to a tricky bit.