NYCC 2010: Donkey Kong Country Returns Hands On

Set to hit store shelves November 21, 2010 is the next installment of Donkey Kong.  Donkey Kong Country Returns will be a must have for all Donkey Kong fans new and old as it brings the older gameplay from Donkey Kong Country, and adds in the Wii control configuration to add fun for the new fans of Donkey Kong.  If you have played Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo you will feel right at home with this upcoming Wii title as you grab the Wii’s controls the game remains true to form and is easy to pick up and start playing.

The only concern I do have with the game is it may feel a little stale in some ways to returning fans as the environments are almost the same as the previous DK Country title.  What will spruce this game up is the co-op mode, as you play as Diddy and (you can still ride on DK’s back in the single player mode but co-op is where Diddy’s fun starts) take him to new heights with his jetpack.  Something new to this 2D Donkey Kong title to break up those stale environments is the drums and some angry birds, the birds proved to be nice addition as you wave the Wii remote to defeat the new enemy and smashing new things is always fun and that is where the drums come in there are other new adversaries to face and each will prove to be fun .  There is a lot to do in this new title and Donkey Kong fans rejoice as the big man is back and is here to stay.

Diddy and the big man make a great team and I will be adding this one to my list of games this year.

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