Too hard? Call in Super Kong!

Remember the controversial Super Guide from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2? If not, it's one of Nintendo's newest software features to keep gamers interested by allowing them to proceed past difficult parts of stages if they lose too many lives there. Whether you liked it or not it's here to stay, as it'll be featured in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

IGN reports that after losing eight lives, a white-haired Super Kong will take over from DK and play through the level on auto-pilot, with the player able to jump back into the action at any time. As usual, no bananas, letters or other bonuses collected will count towards your total if you use Super Guide, but for overcoming some of the game's more difficult stages it could be invaluable.