Dual control schemes including the Wi Remote/Nunchuk, as well as a sideways oriented Wii Remote.
The game offers the traditional side-scrolling experience everyone loved, but also levels created in fully rendered 3D environments.
New silhouetted level s add additional challenges as players work to time movements and attacks.
For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for two people to play together at the same time - one as Donkey Kong, one as Diddy Kong.
Hidden items, puzzle pieces and other surprises are found all through the jungle; spell out K-O-N-G by the end of each level to earn an extra bonus.
Imported from USA.
After 14 years, Donkey Kong Country has returned with an all-new
banana-hoarding adventure only on Wii!! Donkey Kong makes his
triumphant return by going back to his running and jumping roots
in an all-new barrel-blasting, rail-riding and ground-pounding
adventure! The Donkey Kong Country series comes to life on Wii in
lushly rendered environments that will have you running left to
right, hunting high and low and blasting front to back to scour
eight worlds in search of hidden coins, puzzle pieces, and Donkey
Kong's stolen banana hoard. Diddy Kong joins the adventure with
his own moves, special combo abilities and a series-first
two-player cooperative mode. When playing alone, Donkey Kong
carries Diddy Kong on his back, giving a jet powered boost to his
jumps. In co-op play a second-player can also join on any level,
controlling Diddy Kong independently or riding on DK's back to
power through stages together, allowing players of all ages and
skill levels to experience the fun of Donkey Kong Country
Returns. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers put the brute
force of a great ape in the palms of your hands. Shake the Wii
Remote and Nunchuk controller s to slap the ground, stunning
enemies, demolishing objects and activating explosive switches. A
quick shake while running sends Donkey Kong power rolling through
lines of enemies. Add in skillful jumps, grabbing and throwing
objects and clinging to vines on walls and ceilings, and you'll
be racing through stages like a true king of the jungle.
Inspired by earlier games in the Donkey Kong Country series,
Donkey Kong Country Returns is a new take on a beloved Nintendo
franchise. The first Donkey Kong Country game developed for play
for Wii, this new iteration blends familiar actions, levels and
characters with a whole new graphical treatment and feel, as well
as new control schemes and play options. Features include: a
co-op play option allowing you to team up as Donkey Kong and
Diddy, radically different visuals ranging from nearly 3D
treatment to others that appear in silhouette, two different
controller schemes and more.
A New Country for Old Friends
Under the influence of a group of evil Tikis, the animals of
Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong's banana hoard and
stolen his stash of bananas - and being an ape of large appetites
he understandably wants them back. Good thing that you are along
for the ride. With Donkey Kong Country Returns, Retro Studios
brings Donkey Kong back to a banana and platforming hungry public
in a new side-scrolling adventure with familiar characters and
new levels that reignite the passion players had for the Super
NES original and all things Donkey Kong.
Join Donkey Kong and sidekick Diddy in a whole new side-scrolling
Like earlier Donkey Kong Country games, Donkey Kong Country
Returns is a side-scrolling platformer, but although the game
contains classic references, as well as levels and activities
reminiscent of earlier games in the series, it is far from a
remake. In fact, Donkey Kong Country Returns stands very much on
its own not only in its nearly 3D status, but also in its new
visual treatment and control scheme. The game features the
familiar team of Donkey Kong and his little buddy Diddy Kong. The
goal is make your way across Donkey Kong Island collecting
bananas and search for hidden items as you swing on vines, ride
mine carts and more as you avoid the variety of enemies and
situations set against you. New silhouette graphical treatment of
both game heroes and enemies in certain levels also introduces
new challenges, as players must perform all actions from within
an entirely new perspective. The game also features the players
choice of either the Wii Remote/Nunchuk controller configuration,
or a sideways oriented Wii Remote. In addition to simple
navigation and jumping movements, the Wii Remote also allows for
a variety of other actions, including: ground pounds, rolls and
even air blowing with simple, yet timed shaking of the remote.
In addition, the game also contains fun and user-friendly co-op
functionality. In co-op mode players take on the role of either
Donkey Kong or Diddy. Both characters have abilities of their
own, but work together. Beyond this the game takes possibilities
for cooperation even further, especially with players of
different skill levels, as Diddy can if need be simply rest on
Donkey Kong's shoulder and let him do all the work at times. In
the event of death, either character can also be revived by the
other by hitting a Donkey Kong barrel within the game. The game
also continues the series' use of additional animal friends such
as Rambi the Rhino, who can serve as a battering ram and can be
ridden in certain areas of the game.
Key Game Features
* Retro Studios faithfully restores everything that made the
original series great, from barrel cannons to mine carts, and
then builds on those elements with stunning graphics and new
layers of depth to the world and game play. The game offers the
traditional side-scrolling experience everyone loved, but with
levels created in fully rendered 3D environments.
* Diddy Kong joins the quest. With his trusty backpack, he can
produce a jet pack or Peanut Pop Guns to give Donkey Kong more
* For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for
two people to play together at the same time - one as Donkey
Kong, one as Diddy Kong. Players can navigate the levels
separately or as one unit. Diddy Kong can ride on Donkey Kong's
back and hop off whenever he pleases, allowing novice players to
ride on Donkey Kong's back through more challenging areas of the
* Hidden items, puzzle pieces and other surprises are found all
through the jungle. Spell out K-O-N-G by the end of each level to
earn an extra bonus.
* Motion controls give players a real feeling of control. Players
move Donkey Kong using the Control Stick on the Nunchuk
controller and can shake the Wii Remote controller to make Donkey
Kong slap the ground.
* Vibrant colors, beautiful graphics and fun characters draw
players in. Even people who have never played a Donkey Kong game
before can pick up a controller and start collecting loads of
* Every level offers new fun and new challenges. Sometimes Donkey
Kong is running through the jungle, sometimes his action takes
place on a tropical beach and other times he must become a master
of timing as he jumps chasms in a mine cart.
* Additional accessories required and are sold separately.