Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, known in Japan as Donkey Kong Returns 3D, is a side-scrolling 2.5D platformer title for the Nintendo 3DS. It is a port of the Wii title Donkey Kong Country Returns, with some additional content. The game was released in North America and Europe on May 24, 2013, Australia on May 25, 2013, and in Japan on June 13, 2013. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is the 15th best selling game for the Nintendo 3DS, selling 1.52 million copies worldwide, as of March 31, 2014. It was selected to be one of the 2014 Platinum Reward choices for Club Nintendo members.
The story remains identical to the original version. A volcano erupts on Donkey Kong Island, releasing the Tiki Tak Tribe who invade the jungle to steal every banana they can find and hypnotize the animals to take the fruit away.
Diddy Kong wakes up and is enraged to discover that the Banana Hoard is empty. Donkey Kong soon notices the animals leaving the jungle, taking the bananas with them. Suddenly, Kalimba Tiki peeps into DK's house and tries to hypnotize Donkey Kong, but fails. Donkey Kong kicks him out of his house, and teams up with Diddy to take the bananas back.
After traveling through the island, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong reach the Volcano. There, they meet and face the leader of Tiki Tak Tribe, Tiki Tong. After they defeat him, an explosion sends the Kongs into space. Donkey Kong punches the moon down to the island, crushing the volcano and releasing the stolen bananas. The moon is propelled back into space from rebound, the Kongs land safely back on Donkey Kong Island and the animals are hit by the many bananas that fall from the volcano, freeing them from their hypnosis.
This game offers two different control schemes. The default control scheme utilizes the . An alternative control scheme, which utilizes the , can be selected via the game's Options screen.
Default Control scheme
Solo & Co-op
Alternative Control scheme
Solo & Co-op
Worlds and levels
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has been extended with a total of 8 levels, all of which are found in the new Cloud world. The Golden Temple stage, featured in the original Wii game, has been enclosed in the same world.
Differences and additions
Level design changes
Glitches and bugs
My time to shine
If players achieve a shiny gold medal after clearing a stage in Time Attack mode and, during the same session, receive a message window prescribing them to take a break, the window will appear to separate the medal and its sparkles. Additionally, while everything behind the message window is darkened, the sparkles preserve their brightness. This visual bug demonstrates that the layer corresponding to the sparkles was overlapped on the user interface elements.
Nintendo eShop description
A Breakthrough in Barrel-Bashing Technology
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D brings you more than 70 challenging levels of ground-pounding, barrel-rolling action, and now it comes to life with stunning 3D visuals for the Nintendo 3DS system.
The original Donkey Kong Country Returns game has been rebuilt from the ground up for ease-of-play on Nintendo 3DS, and features local wireless multiplayer to share the excitement with your friends, plus an un-lockable ninth world with new collectible items and eight exciting new levels!
Jump into the game in New Mode, enjoy the new ease-of-play enhancements, and find new items to help you during the game. Or, play the game in its Original Mode, featuring the challenge of the original Wii version gameplay. Either way you play, you'll get to rail ride, barrel roll, and swing your way through lush, layered 3D visuals in more than 70 levels of banana-hoarding mayhem.
Share your adventure by playing cooperatively with a friend via local wireless, and help each other get past tough spots as you search for lost bananas, puzzle pieces, and hidden secrets. Each level offers tricky challenges, so work together to recover Donkey Kong's beloved banana hoard! Additional systems and copies of the game are required for multiplayer mode.
On May 24, 2013, to celebrate the release of the game in North America, Nintendo partnered with the Los Angeles Zoo during the Memorial Day weekend, and held a Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D experience for fans. The day's activities included a visit from Donkey Kong, feedings of the zoo's gorillas, and a place where visitors could play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The Campo Gorilla Reserve was officially renamed to "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Campo Gorilla Reserve."
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