Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The Donkey Kong franchise is yet another big gaming franchise that is published by Nintendo. The Donkey Kong game already spanned a lot of years. I remembered when I was still in 5th grade where I played my first ever Donkey Kong game on the Super Nintendo.

Today, we are going to talk about a particular Donkey Kong Game specifically made for the Nintendo Wii U, the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is centered on the Kong family where they celebrated Donkey Kong’s birthday. Their birthday celebration was abruptly interrupted when a conjured Snow Dragon ravaged the land and turned it into frost.

Lord Frederik, the leader of the Snowmads, was responsible for creating the Snow dragon using his powerful horn. The Snow dragon did not only cast ice and snow on the Donkey Kong Island, but Donkey Kong and his family members were cast out because of the strong winds that the Snow dragon has created.

Upon crossing 5 other islands, Donkey Kong and the rest of the gang were back in Donkey Kong Island where they defeated Lord Frederik for good. Donkey Kong dealt a huge blow on Lord Frederik blasting him towards the area where the Snowmads’ ships were located.

Donkey Kong later found the powerful horn that was used by Lord Frederik to conjure the snow dragon and he used it again to create a bevy of flowers. Donkey Kong and his family now sits back and rejoiced as the Donkey Kong Island returned to its former glory.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a 3D side-scrolling adventure game featuring Donkey Kong and the rest of his family. Other than Donkey Kong, you can use Diddy Kong who has a barrel jetpack that allows you to cross large gaps of land. There is also Dixie Kong who can spin her ponytail so she can jump a great distance and slowly descend afterwards. Her special ability is especially useful when there are certain items that cannot be accessed by any other Kong.

Then, there is Cranky Kong which has a Cane that allows him to bounce off dangerous terrain such as spikes, for example, and he can use that cane as well to defeat certain enemies that other characters cannot.

The Kongs will have to defeat Snowmads, Viking-like creatures that have a nefarious plan of taking over the Donkey Kong Island.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has pretty much the same game mechanics as before with a few cool additions: you can now pluck items from the ground to throw at your enemies. Heck, you can even throw away stunned enemies as well!

There is also a Kong-POW meter, that, when filled, allows Donkey Kong and a partner to do a cool move that destroys enemies in the screen.

Funky Kong, a new character, will now run an expanded shop where you can buy items that boost stats, among others.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an amazing side-scrolling 3D adventure game and it actually garnered a lot of awards. If you have a Nintendo Wii U, definitely get this game.