Donkey Kong Country Returns has begun shipping to retailers nationwide for the Nintendo Wii today, giving new and experienced players alike a new way to get acquainted with the legendary Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong Country Returns is the long-awaited sequel to the SNES original that wowed games back in the 1990s. We had the chance to get hands-on with it for a final play-through, and it was shaping up to be a great title. You can read our final hands-on preview by clicking this link.
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Combining new features and dynamic motion controls with classic elements from the original Donkey Kong Country games, this new Wii-exclusive side-scroller marks the first time in the series that friends can play together in a cooperative two-player mode.
Donkey Kong Country Returns takes place on scenic Donkey Kong Island, where the mischievous Tiki Tak Tribe has plundered Donkey Kong’s banana stash. Players use either the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers or a single Wii Remote held horizontally to maneuver the famous ape as he runs, jumps and climbs on a quest to recover the stolen bananas. Players can feel the power of Donkey Kong by shaking the controllers to perform moves such as the mighty Ground Pound or forward-tumbling Barrel Roll as they advance through more than 70 beautifully rendered levels. The new simultaneous two-player mode lets a second player (with his or her own Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller or Wii Remote held horizontally) swing into action as Donkey Kong’s agile sidekick, Diddy Kong, whose special talents include riding high on Donkey Kong’s back, using his Barrel Jet to defy gravity and firing his Peanut Popgun.
The levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns contain loads of hidden items for players to discover, keeping them coming back for more to uncover all of Donkey Kong Island’s secrets. By finding hidden puzzle pieces and collecting K-O-N-G letters, players can unlock fun enhancements like new stages and behind-the-scenes concept art as they progress through the game. Donkey Kong Country Returns also includes a built-in Super Guide feature, which players of all kinds can activate to help make it through tricky levels.