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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a side-scrolling 2.5D platformer title for the Nintendo 3DS released in May 2013. It is a port of the 2010 Wii title Donkey Kong Country Returns, with some additional content, as well as the only entry in the Donkey Kong franchise for the Nintendo 3DS family. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is the 15th best-selling game for the Nintendo 3DS, selling 1.52 million copies worldwide, as of March 31, 2014. It was selected to be one of the 2014 Platinum Reward choices for Club Nintendo members.

The game’s story revolves around creatures known as Tikis, which are new to the series. The different types of Tikis fill the role of the antagonists in the story, replacing the Kremlings from Donkey Kong Country. Cranky Kong, who owns shops throughout the island, is the only Kong family member that appears other than Donkey and Diddy. The story begins when a group of evil Tikis known as the Tiki Tak Tribe arrive on Donkey Kong Island after being awoken by a volcanic eruption and play music to hypnotize the animals.

Mostly elephants, zebras, giraffes, and squirrels on the island into stealing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong’s bananas. Since Donkey Kong is resistant to the Tikis’ music, he works with Diddy Kong to retrieve their hoard of bananas from the Tikis. Throughout the game, the pair travel through nine worlds to recover their stolen bananas: the Golden Temple, the Volcano, the Factory, the Cliff, the Forest, the Cave, the Ruins, the Beach, and the Jungle.

In each world, they must defeat a Tiki Tak Tribe leader: Kalimba, the Maraca Gang, Gong-Oh, Banjo Bottom, Wacky Pipes, Xylobone, Cordian (who hypnotizes other inhabitants on the island to fight the Kongs), and Tiki Tong, the king of the Tiki Tak Tribe. After Tiki Tong is defeated, the Kongs are launched into space where they punch and headbutt down on the Moon, crushing Tiki Tong’s base and sending bananas flying everywhere. Players take control of the series’s protagonist Donkey Kong, as well as his friend Diddy Kong in certain situations, with many traditional elements of the Donkey Kong Country series returning.

Including mine cart levels, the ability to swing between vines and collect bananas, the golden “KONG” letters and puzzle pieces. New gameplay elements include levels in which the characters and foreground environments appear as silhouettes, spawning several new gameplay mechanics. In single-player mode, players can only play as Donkey Kong, although Diddy Kong rides on Donkey Kong’s back, and Donkey Kong can use Diddy’s jetpack to jump further. Multiplayer mode enables a second player to control Diddy Kong.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

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USA, Europe & Japan





Release Date

May 24, 2013


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