Kw-logo-smaller

Donkey Kong Country Returns :: Wii Game Review

Donkey Kong Country Returns :: Wii Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 21, 2010
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Donkey Kong is back, and he is better than ever! The new Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii is full of challenging levels, nostalgic graphics and a fun storyline.

Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii is the much-anticipated follow up to the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country. Although there have been several Donkey Kong games in between (think Donkey Kong 64 and 2007’s Donkey Kong Barrel Blast for Wii), this is the first game the builds directly on the 1994 version.


Go Bananas for DK!

The new game follows the antics of Donkey Kong and his friend Diddy as they try to save their island from evil invaders and recapture DK’s stash of bananas. There are more than 70 levels, taking place in the jungle, on the beach and underground. Traditional elements like shooting barrels and mine carts mix with a new cast of enemies that are sure to delight. One of the most exciting new elements is Rambi the rhinoceros. Once discovered, players can ride on Rambi’s back, destroying obstacles and anything else that stands in the way.


Game Controls and Options

Players have two options when controlling DK. They can either use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk together or they can turn the Wii Remote horizontally and use it solo. The first option allows for more difficult gameplay while the second option mimics the original Nintendo controls. Basic Donkey Kong moves – like the barrel roll, vine climb and ground pound – are modernized with the addition of Diddy’s new jetpack, which allows the player to stay in the air for an extra length of time.

There are two gameplay options: one player and two player. In one player mode, players control Donkey Kong but also get the extra help of Diddy when they find his hidden barrels. In two player mode, one player uses Donkey Kong and the other uses Diddy.


Challenging Levels

While Donkey Kong Country Returns makes use of colorful backgrounds and an animated cast of characters, the game is certainly targeted towards more advanced players. The majority of the levels are challenging, while some are almost impossible. Players need to have patience and determination to make it through the game. But it is certainly worth the challenge. And, when things get really tough, one can always turn to the new Super Guide.

Rating:4

Price: $49.99

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone


Related Stories
0 Comments

latest videos

Dk_140x100_w

What's Donkey Kong's Fave Sport? Vote!

  • Soccer is DK's game.
  • Football is the game for the big DK.
  • He goes ape for ping pong!
  • Barrel toss, he's all about it.

related stories

Micro_justin_micro
Robbie Amell, Ashley Argota and Savvy and Mandy went bananas for the new Donkey Kong Country Retu...
Micro_micro sonic-colors-20100526105708058_640w
Sonic returns to form with a new game that is perfect for the speedy blue hedgehog
Micro_pokemon_micro
Join your favorite Pokémon friends in PokéPark: Pikachu’s Adventure for Wii as you search for 14 ...

Games in the forums

Never_Dead
Never_Dead posted in Board Games:
Taken. What time is it where you are? 
reply about 1 hour
sonicX445
my favorite game is 5 night at freddys 1,2 and 3 and mancraft
reply about 11 hours
Alois_Trancy_
Cameron's in drag, makes his father mad Since he was a little boy he always felt more comfortable in lipstick People call him ###, teachers turn their backs Off the bus he runs and runs to get home before anyone can catch him These days the world is full of aliens The world is full of aliens But you are a real, live human Aren't you, Cameron? Powder and a brush can cover any cuts And quickly running cotton under cold water rinses out the blood marks Cameron, you're a star A light where there is dark And you're a hundred times a woman A hundred times the man that they are These days the world is full of aliens The world is full of aliens, but you are a human A real, live human Aren't you, Cameron? You're not an alien You're not an alien You're not an alien Cameron You're not an alien You're not an alien You're not an alien Cameron
reply about 13 hours
Alois_Trancy_
A picture with words  its a song xD the song is called Cameron and it's by Jillette Johnson
reply about 13 hours
vanillatwilightguy
a poem maybe 0-0 and a picture :D
reply about 13 hours

play online games