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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze being re-released for Switch

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced on their surprise Nintendo Direct mini today that thay are re-releasing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch. The original game was released on the Nintendo Wii U in February 2014.

This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down.

The game launches for Nintendo Switch on May 4th.


Broken Bootlegs: Donkey Kong 5

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Erika

Broken Bootlegs is a weekly series covering unlicensed games (also known as bootleg games) for mainly 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. This week’s entry covers one of the more interesting Donkey Kong bootlegs that’s available for the Game Boy Color: Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space.

At first glance, it might seem like an interesting knockoff which deviates considerably from the Donkey Kong Country and Land series. After reading the Engrish introduction, I got the general idea of the game, Donkey Kong’s friend Sodoma, who takes care of all plant life, was kidnapped by someone who didn’t like what she did. Because there was now no bananas, Donkey Kong lost weight and turned into a monkey and now goes in search for her. Sounds fun, right? It would be if it didn’t have bad control response that other bootlegs are known for.Read More


The Sequel To The Game I Didn’t Even Know I Wanted

Posted on April 4, 2014 by Les Major

NES Remix 2 is on the way and I have to admit, I’m excited! Growing up, my friends and I would always go on about ideas like this. Specifically I remember us talking about a more 16-bit Final Fantasy battler that was quite similar to the concept of Dissidia. I didn’t know what to think when the original NES Remix was released as a huge surprise during a Nintendo Direct announcement. I’d actually hopped on Twitch to see someone else playing it and instantly I wanted to give it a go. So what can we expect for the sequel?Read More


August 15th Nintendo Download

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Jason Nason

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist arrives on the Nintendo Wii U next Tuesday and will be available for download in the eShop the same day. Also available for the Wii U is a new Virtual Console entry in Galaga. Plus two games have been put on sale including Trine 2: Director’s Cut.

Over on the Nintendo 3DS there are five new downloads available including Donkey Kong for the Virtual Console. New eShop titles include 10-in-1: Arcade Collection, Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, My Western Horse 3D and Barbie: Groom & Glam Pups.

Take a look at the full rundown of releases below.

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Donkey Kong Coming to Virtual Console Again

Posted on August 2, 2013 by Jason Nason

Donkey Kong, the classic Nintendo arcade hit from way back in the NES days is making its way back to Nintendo … again. The original NES version of Donkey Kong will be making its way onto the 3DS Virtual Console on August 15th.

An iteration of the game was released previously on the 3DS as a special promotion between October 1st, 2012 and January 6, 2013 for those who purchased select games before the end date. The game wasn’t available as a stand alone game.

This is the third time that the game has been released virtually. It was first released for the Wii Virtual Console as a VC launch title on November 19th, 2006 for 500 points. It was then released again on the Wii U Virtual Console title just a few weeks ago on July 15th at a special price of just 30 cents.

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Wii U Getting Virtual Console – 30th Anniversary Specials!

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Les Major

Coming this Spring, Wii U gamers will be able to download content from their own version of the virtual console including Nintendo and Super Nintendo titles. These games will be playable on screen as usual, and seperately on your GamePad controller.

The service will have a limited selection to begin with, but will continue to add more as well as Game Boy Advance titles. There is also “special pricing” if you’re looking to upgrade your Wii virtual console titles you’ve transfered over to your Wii U. NES games will cost $1 for the upgrade and SNES titles, $1.50. There’s more!Read More


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