Nintendo Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Game

Last updated date: November 4, 2020

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9.5

Nintendo Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch Game

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We looked at the top Nintendo Switch Games (For All Ages) and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Nintendo Switch Game (For All Ages) you should buy.

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Overall Take

An old-school, 2-D platformer brought up to date, this latest addition to a classic monkey-based side-scroller series has been tweaked for the Switch after its initial release on the Wii U. New playable characters and a “Funky” mode, which makes gameplay easier for less experienced or coordinated players, make this game both exciting and accessible.


In our analysis, the Nintendo Nintendo Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Barrel-blast into a critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure as this beloved franchise makes its Nintendo Switch debut with a banana-bunch of new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode!

An Overview On Nintendo Switch Games (For All Ages)

When buying a Nintendo Switch video game, there are a few things to take into consideration. First and foremost, be aware of what gaming system you are buying for.

Several different systems have similar-sounding names, such as the Nintendo DS as opposed to the DS Lite or the 3DS, or the Nintendo Wii as opposed to the Nintendo Wii U. They’re similar sounding names, but the games designed for one system are not playable on the others.

Another important consideration is the desired play style. Some gamers enjoy playing competitively against other humans in real time, while others prefer to pit themselves against the computer AI.

Alternately, there are gamers who prefer to play in a non-confrontational way, exploring and creating or cooperating to achieve a common goal. Some people simply love solving puzzles. There are as many play styles as there are personalities.

The Nintendo Switch Game (For All Ages) Buying Guide

  • Set a budget when shopping for games. Many games have extra features, add-ons, posters, figurines, comics, game guides and more. These are tempting and confusing if you don’t have a clear goal in mind. While extras are nice, they are not inherently necessary and can add up quickly
  • Be aware of which games require an internet connection, and which ones do not.
  • The Nintendo Switch Online Membership is a separate, monthly subscription not included in the purchase of any game. Having an internet connection is not enough. Buying a fun new game only to discover that you cannot afford the monthly online membership can be disappointing.
  • Consider what will make the game experience most fulfilling for the person who will be playing. You know your own preferences and needs better than anyone, but if you are purchasing a game as a gift, be aware of the recipient’s play style. Buying a real-time racing game for someone who doesn’t enjoy competition or being ranked may not be received well, and getting a free-form creative game for someone who enjoys high-intensity action may also fall flat.