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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze off to a MIGHTY Start

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The re-release/remaster of Nintendo's Wii U title is sitting MIGHTY with its rating right now. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a re-release of the Wii U platformer that goes by the same name. The original release was widely praised as one of the best games on Nintendo's ill-fated system, but now sees new life on the sales-dominating Nintendo Switch. Here are a few thoughts from the reviews coming out today:

Gamesradar+ | If you crave a challenge, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will bring out the best of your platforming abilities. Those expecting a cakewalk will feel like they slammed headfirst into a brick wall of difficulty.

GameSpot | Tropical Freeze is another wonderful Donkey Kong Country game, and it's better than ever on Switch.

COGConnected | If this will be your first time playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, you can scarcely afford to pass this up. With a fresh set of eyes, this is an absolute home run from Nintendo.

NintendoWorldReport | The levels inspire me to push harder to master them. Now combine that with a fun cast of characters and a terrific presentation, and you have the funkiest of the bunch.

About the Authors

Bill Murphy has been blogging and pontificating about video games since 2002. Always ready with more to say than anyone could possibly want to read, he began his professional writing tenure at IGN's Vault Network as an Assistant Community Manager in 2006. Later he moved on to Ten Ton Hammer, and then finally landed a gig as Lead Writer at and, which has evolved into his current role as Managing Editor. In 2017, he co-founded the all-games site He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his beautiful wife, two young sons, and small army of dogs and cats.