Donkey Kong has been entertaining gaming fans since 1981 when the original game was released in arcades across the globe. Since then, the series has grown into one of the all-time greats with no less than 20 other titles featuring the great ape.The Donkey Kong Country series was first released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994 and has proved to be a popular spin-off for the character. Now, the incredibly successful Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to Nintendo’s brilliant Switch.
In classic Donkey Kong Country style, the Nintendo Switch version of Tropical Freeze follows the same side-scrolling platforming style of play that the series has become renowned for. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be some Switch-exclusive features however.One of the criticisms of the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U was its particularly steep learning curve that was difficult to master for younger or more inexperienced players. Here, a new ‘beginner-friendly mode’ has been introduced to allow new fans to get used to the unique style of gameplay that Donkey Kong embodies. Beginner-friendly mode will feature Funky Kong and his trademark bandana style. Speaking of Funky Kong, a new mode specifically designed for the Switch, Funky Town, celebrates the return of the surfing ape who has the ability to do double jumps, infinite rolls and hovering. Ideal for newcomers.