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Castle Kong

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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68

Top Critic Average

29%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 5, 2020
PCJun 5, 2020

Developer: Drowning Monkey Games

Publisher: Drowning Monkey Games

Genre: Arcade

Castle Kong is Drowning Monkeys homage to what we consider the best game ever made. What makes the golden age of arcade gaming so fun is a simple concept: 1 coin (Meaning no restarts or additional lives. there are no actual or virtual coins for the Nintendo Switch™ version of the game), 3 lives. play till you die or hit the kill screen, and set a high score. And that's what Castle Kong is all about. Just like the game it's based on, CK will be a ruthless, 4 stage, 22 level romp! You play PauperBoy, a young kid who sets out to save PrincessGirl from the evil clutches of BaronMan. Unlike it's predecessors, we leverage the power of connectivity to host tournaments (with a championship!), verify high scores, and have a global leaderboard. And As Always, if anyone's interested, a kill screen is coming up.

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Castle Kong gives Donkey Kong a colorful visual refresh and an extreme challenge bump, but otherwise sticks closely to the formula that made it a legend. Fans of classic arcade games will enjoy it, and will be thankful they don't have to drop another quarter with each frustrated restart.

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Donkey Kong was the king of arcades in the 1980s, and Castle Kong is here to help us relive some of that magic. With strict adherence to the original classic, this homage includes some quality of life tweaks and, on the Switch, portability.

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As an homage to Donkey Kong, Castle Kong does a solid job with its core gameplay yet it eventually becomes quite a repetitive game.

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Castle Kong is an obvious tribute to the successful Nintendo arcade game. Of challenging difficulty, and sometimes quite fierce, bordering on the impossible, whose maximum challenge is to compare yourself to other players in the world. Its replayability and interest will depend on the taste for overcoming oneself.

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