History VideoGame / DonkeyKongCountryReturns

11th Jun '18 9:57:37 PM phineas81707
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Hard mode is characterized by a ''complete absence of these''. There's no checkpoints, only one hit point and there's no Diddy Kong to give you extra hit points or a jet pack. Have fun.
** Hard Mode is in ''Tropical Freeze.'' ''Returns'' has Mirror Mode, in which you have only one hit point and no Diddy Kong and everything is backwards, but the checkpoints remain.
11th Jun '18 8:06:54 PM rjd1922
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9th May '18 7:30:25 PM Thinker2112
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** Hard Mode is in "Tropical Freeze." "Returns" has Mirror Mode, in which you have only one hit point and no Diddy Kong, but the checkpoints remain.

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** Hard Mode is in "Tropical ''Tropical Freeze." "Returns" '' ''Returns'' has Mirror Mode, in which you have only one hit point and no Diddy Kong, Kong and everything is backwards, but the checkpoints remain.
9th May '18 7:28:56 PM Thinker2112
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** Hard Mode is in "Tropical Freeze." "Returns" has Mirror Mode, in which you have only one hit point and no Diddy Kong, but the checkpoints remain.
9th May '18 7:25:16 PM Thinker2112
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* WarmUpBoss: Mugly.
* WhackAMonster: The Mole Train boss, obviously being based off Whack-A-Mole.
* TwoPointFiveD: A sidescrolling game rendered entirely in 3-dimensional graphics. Some levels feature additional layers in the background (or foreground) that the player traverses between using barrel cannons.


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* VisualPun: A few platforms in [[spoiler: the Golden Temple stage]] have cherries on top of them. Those cherries explode.
* WarmUpBoss: Mugly.
* WhackAMonster: The Mole Train boss, obviously being based off Whack-A-Mole.
* TwoPointFiveD: A sidescrolling game rendered entirely in 3-dimensional graphics. Some levels feature additional layers in the background (or foreground) that the player traverses between using barrel cannons.
1st May '18 8:01:33 PM Joyeat
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* SocializationBonus: If all but one player die, they can be resurrected by the one still standing. Makes beating some levels [[GameBreaker MUCH easier]], [[NintendoHard and maybe even necessary]].
1st May '18 5:41:31 AM StardustSoldier
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* SceneryPorn:
** General consensus is that the silhouette level in the sunset is beautiful.
** Remember Retro's last project, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''? A game that was already gorgeous? ''DKCR'' has ''three times as many polygons''.
** Several levels are scenery porn, to the point of hindrance because while you're staring at the chunks of rock slowly melting into the lava, the streams of lava pouring down from ledges, and the fireballs launching from below, you can forget that these things are there to ''kill you''. Don't worry, the game reminds you soon enough.
** The barrels that catapult you about a mile in Longshot Launch.
24th Apr '18 7:12:37 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Mr.]] VideoGame/GameAndWatch can be seen in the background of Foggy Fumes, hammering away a pipe.

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* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Mr.]] VideoGame/GameAndWatch UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch can be seen in the background of Foggy Fumes, hammering away a pipe.



** Mr Videogame/GameAndWatch appears in the background of the aforementioned factory stage, which itself is stylized to look like a Game & Watch game.

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** Mr Videogame/GameAndWatch UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch appears in the background of the aforementioned factory stage, which itself is stylized to look like a Game & Watch game.
15th Apr '18 7:49:04 AM phineas81707
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* NoNameGiven: Other than the FinalBoss, the boss tikis have no names.
** Averted later with some ''Super Smash Bros. 4'' trophies. They're apparently named after whatever instruments they're based on.

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* NoNameGiven: Other than the FinalBoss, the The boss tikis Tikis have no names.
** Averted later with some
not been formally named, [[{{Subverted}} but reading the game's files]] gives them the names Kalimba, the Maraca Gang, Gong-Oh, Banjo Bottom, Wacky Pipes, Xylobone, and Cordian (in order of appearance). Gong-Oh, Banjo Bottom and Xylobone were named exclusively in the PAL release of ''Super Smash Bros. 4'' trophies. They're apparently named after whatever instruments they're based on.4'', in the trophies portraying the bosses they possess.
18th Feb '18 3:01:33 PM nombretomado
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* IdleAnimation: Donkey Kong looks around, sits on the ground, pulls out a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and plays while Diddy watches over his shoulder. After a while he gets bored and tosses it casually over his shoulder. This may or may not have been inspired by a famous incident ({{Retro Studios}} took note of it on their website) wherein a kid dropped his DS in the gorilla pen at the zoo and the gorillas played it.

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* IdleAnimation: Donkey Kong looks around, sits on the ground, pulls out a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, and plays while Diddy watches over his shoulder. After a while he gets bored and tosses it casually over his shoulder. This may or may not have been inspired by a famous incident ({{Retro Studios}} (Creator/RetroStudios took note of it on their website) wherein a kid dropped his DS in the gorilla pen at the zoo and the gorillas played it.
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