Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:34 pm

100% on World 1 now. :toot:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm

I need to go back to this it's very good

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by rinks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 am

Still got this waiting to be played, but I have a question. Is it best to start with Funky Mode, or is it an over-simplified easy mode? I'm happy to skip it and play the game as it originally was, but I don't want to miss out if Funky Mode offers something substantially new.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:35 pm

rinks wrote:Still got this waiting to be played, but I have a question. Is it best to start with Funky Mode, or is it an over-simplified easy mode? I'm happy to skip it and play the game as it originally was, but I don't want to miss out if Funky Mode offers something substantially new.

AFAIK it just makes the game easier. Be mindful that you are stuck with whatever mode you choose at the outset for the entire game (well, unless you want to start afresh part-time through).

I went with normal mode and it's been fine so far.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by rinks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:28 pm

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rinks wrote:Still got this waiting to be played, but I have a question. Is it best to start with Funky Mode, or is it an over-simplified easy mode? I'm happy to skip it and play the game as it originally was, but I don't want to miss out if Funky Mode offers something substantially new.

AFAIK it just makes the game easier. Be mindful that you are stuck with whatever mode you choose at the outset for the entire game (well, unless you want to start afresh part-time through).

I went with normal mode and it's been fine so far.


I think being stuck with the choice is what made me wary (I tried it briefly on purchase). Don’t want to waste time in an unsuitable mode and have to restart. Cheers, I’ll forgo Funky.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:41 am

rinks wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
rinks wrote:Still got this waiting to be played, but I have a question. Is it best to start with Funky Mode, or is it an over-simplified easy mode? I'm happy to skip it and play the game as it originally was, but I don't want to miss out if Funky Mode offers something substantially new.

AFAIK it just makes the game easier. Be mindful that you are stuck with whatever mode you choose at the outset for the entire game (well, unless you want to start afresh part-time through).

I went with normal mode and it's been fine so far.


I think being stuck with the choice is what made me wary (I tried it briefly on purchase). Don’t want to waste time in an unsuitable mode and have to restart. Cheers, I’ll forgo Funky.


Funky Mode is (super) easy mode. It's fun to mess about in stress free after completing the game, but you've made the right choice going with normal.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by rinks » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 pm

Nice one. Good to have a second opinion.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 pm

Just beat 2-K, Bopopolis. That was quite challenging but we got there in the end. It becomes a game of concentration though not necessarily a fun one.

I'm leaving the time attacks for another day although I will be doing them before I attempt the boss of this world as per my method of play.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:23 pm

In terms of the multiple choice Kong barrels where you can choose between Diddy, Dixie and Cranky; did any of you tend to favour one over the others and if so to what degree?

Hoping to finish off World 2 tonight, I've got 5 or 6 time attacks left.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:28 pm

I normally favoured Dixie and I think that's in line with the general consensus that her special move is the most powerful for most levels (maybe a few exceptions for Cranky depending on design.)

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:37 pm

Cool. Yeah I pretty much take Dixie 100% of the time when the choice is available. Her power is pretty much a slight upgrade on Diddy's so why choose Diddy ever?

Dixie > Cranky > Diddy

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by BORbles » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm

I used Funky. :shifty:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:20 am

Drumstick wrote:Just beat 2-K, Bopopolis. That was quite challenging but we got there in the end. It becomes a game of concentration though not necessarily a fun one.

Playing that level as a time attack is easier than playing it the way it was originally designed.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Been making slow progress. I've advanced to the fifth world now, having 100%'d the previous four.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Osito » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:25 pm

After a couple of failed attempts, finally got into this over the weekend and done the first two worlds. Oddly, I prefer playing it on my own than in co-op, unlike the SNES games. It seems much slower and more deliberate in comparison, so I like taking my time and exploring the levels properly. The levels seem brilliantly designed so far, even if the bonus levels lack a bit of variety. Looks amazing too.

Should go back to Donkey Kong Country Returns too, and see if I get on better with that by myself too.

Would definitely be happy to see Retro working on a DKCR 3 if this quality keeps up :toot:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:16 pm

Wish they’d done a DKCR3 after TF. We’d have had it at some point in the last 6 years no doubt.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Osito » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:51 pm

And finished :toot:

Only 68%, so still plenty of secrets to unlock. Haven't tried some of the bonus levels yet, or any of the time trials, but not sure how interested I am in the latter. Is there a good reward for unlocking everything?

I liked it a lot, but still think it's much better in single player than multiplayer, so feels a lot different to the SNES trilogy. Will definitely give DKCR another go on my own too, assuming the Wii version is the one to go for?

According to Wiki, TF on the Switch has sold 1.67m, so I'd imagine there will be a sequel on the way. :toot:

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:48 am

93% now. My status is as follows (bearing in mind I haven't touched 6-Boss):

All KONG medals
All puzzle piece medals
All time attack golds up to and including 6-5

In addition, I hadn't noticed previously but some of my time attack golds are shiny. It's so subtle though that I initially just thought it was a design flaw. Not going to bother trying to get those, regular gold is good enough.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Harry Ellis » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 pm

And done. Not bothering with Hard mode.

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PostRe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
by Snowballadeer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Hard Mode looked tripe, good decision.


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