Must Have Video Game Series: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


I was sent this game for review however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

If you didn’t know already, my family loves to game! We game together pretty much every single night. It is our family time before bed. Sometimes this includes board games, but it is usually video games. We rotate who chooses the game for the night, and we just added a new one in to the mix. I was thrilled to see Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze show up at our door because I have always loved the Donkey Kong games. I couldn’t wait to share it with my daughters.

What We Love About It

We have been loving playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for a few reasons. First of all, the nostalgia for my husband and I is there. We remember playing Donkey Kong when we were kids, so it is really cool to share that with our children. While this isn’t a four player couch co-op, it is a two player one. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun with it as a family of four. We take turns cheering each other on – and even play on “teams” sometimes. My husband’s favorite part about this game is that once you beat a level, you can replay and try to beat your time with Time Attack. This is really fun and great for the competitor in you!

We were hoping that with 3 playable sidekick characters, there would be a four player mode, but no worries! This game is still a blast (or should I say freeze) to play. My husband and I enjoy playing the classic characters, while our girls often opt for the new Funky Kong and Funky Mode. Kids, amiright?

Who It’s For

This game is for any fan of the classic Donkey Kong. It plays very similar, with some upgrades of course. It is also for anyone who likes to game by themselves. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the perfect one player game. Ideal for long car (when you aren’t driving of course) or plane rides. You don’t need to super concentrate on a story so if you get interrupted, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I highly recommend this game for new and old fans of the series alike!

Donkey Kong Country Switch Case

About Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Arctic invaders have turned Donkey Kong Island into their personal frozen fortress, and it’s up to you to save the day. Play as Donkey Kong in Original Mode and team up with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong – each with unique abilities – to overcome platforming challenges and frosty foes. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode!

In all-new Funky Mode, the fun-loving proprietor of Funky’s Fly ‘n’ Buy surfs into action, hovering over obstacles with ease on his surfboard and swimming underwater indefinitely thanks to his handy snorkel.

Available Platforms

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was originally released for the Wii U in February 2014, but this version is now solely available on the Nintendo Switch! The Switch is quickly becoming the choice console for the Smiths, so we were thrilled to get this game for it.

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