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.
The story is the same as that of the Wii version of Donkey Kong Country Returns. A volcano erupts on Donkey Kong Island, releasing the Tiki Tak Tribe, which invades the jungle to steal every banana it can find, hypnotizing 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 the DK's house and tries to hypnotize Donkey Kong, but it doesn't affect him. DK easily kicks him out of his house. He and Diddy team up to take the bananas back.
After traveling through the island, Donkey Kong and Diddy reach the Volcano. There, they meet and face the leader of Tiki Tak Tribe, Tiki Tong. As they defeat him, an explosion sends the Kongs into space. DK punches the moon down to the island, crushing the volcano and releasing the stolen bananas. The moon jumps back into space. The Kongs land safely on DK Island, and the animals are hit by the many bananas that fall from the volcano, freeing them from their hypnosis. However, should the player complete all eight K-O-N-G levels, an extra cutscene will play, unlocking a secret area.
 Differences and Additions
- The port features a New Mode which:
- Adds an additional heart to the life meter (providing three hearts in the normal game and two in Mirror Mode).
- Adds additional items in Cranky Kong's Shop, including the Green Balloon, Crash Guard, and DK Barrel.
- Up to three items can be used in one level.
- Banana Juice only protects against 5 hits instead of 10 because of this.
- Any items that do not get used are put back into the player's Inventory.
- Cranky Kong's Keys only cost 10 Banana Coins each instead of 20.
- Banana Juice only costs 7 Banana Coins each instead of 20.
- If the player loses a life under the effects of Banana Juice, they will restart the level (either at the beginning or checkpoint) with the invincibility intact (whereas the original removed the invincibility upon being defeated).
- Upon collecting all the K-O-N-G letters in any level in Mirror Mode, the K-O-N-G icon (the circle with the black star) will become blue rather than red.
- Super Guide becomes available after losing only 5 lives, as opposed to 8.
- The first DK Barrel was removed from Jungle Hijinxs, seemingly to increase difficulty. This change was previously observed when played in Time Attack mode in the original.
- The game introduces a new world, Cloud, as the ninth and final world with eight additional new levels; the Golden Temple, originally the ninth world in and of itself, becomes the new ninth world's final level.
- The "DK" logo transition lasts longer than on the Wii version, and the logo grows bigger than it did before.
- Presumably due to technical limitations of the 3DS vs. the Wii:
- The game runs at 30 frames per second (with or without 3D), half of the original version.
- The game models are slightly less textured.
- More loading screens were added.
- During level/world transitions, the background no longer scrolls.
- After a few levels are played in succession, the game advises the player to "take a break," as "[they've] been playing for a while," much like Super Mario 3D Land, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move.
- In Mangoruby Run, there are fewer members of the Tiki Tak Tribe watching the battle.
- After defeating Tiki Tong, the player can purchase the eight Rare Orbs from each of Cranky Kong's Shops for 50 Banana Coins apiece.
 Promotional events
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."
- Main article: List of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D staff
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
Promotional European release date
Donkey Kong beating his chest at the beginning of the game
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
The map of the special world added to the port.
 Names in other languages
Donkī Kongu Ritānzu Surī Dī
|Donkey Kong Returns 3D
- Of all the remakes of the extended Mario series, this remake has the shortest gap between the original's release date and its own release date.
- If the player waits on the Portable DK Barrel at Cranky Kong's Shop long enough, Cranky will make a The Legend of Zelda reference, saying, "It's dangerous to go alone. Buy this!"
- In the U.K., anyone who preordered the game at GAME got a free banana keyring to support the release of the game.
- In Australia, EB Games would include a red Donkey Kong tie with the game if it was preordered.
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 External Links
|Donkey Kong series
||Donkey Kong (1981, Arcade) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, Arcade) • Donkey Kong 3 (1983, Arcade)
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong
||Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • March of the Minis (2006, DS) • Minis March Again! (2009, DSiWare) • Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS) • Minis on the Move (2013, 3DS)
|Donkey Kong Country
||Donkey Kong Country (1994, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 2 (1995, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 3 (1996, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010, Wii) • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2013, Wii U)
|Donkey Kong Land
||Donkey Kong Land (1995, GB) • Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996, GB) • Donkey Kong Land III (1997, GB)
||Donkey Konga (2003, GC) • Donkey Konga 2 (2004, GC) • Donkey Konga 3 (2005, GC)
||Diddy Kong Racing (1997, N64) • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007, NDS) • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007, Wii)
||Donkey Kong Jr. Math (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong Hockey (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Circus (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong 64 (1999, N64) • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004, GCN) • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever (2005, Arcade) • DK: King of Swing (2005, GBA) • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom (2006, Arcade) • DK: Jungle Climber (2007, NDS)
||Donkey Kong (Game & Watch) (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. (Game & Watch) (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong II (1983, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong 3 (Game & Watch) (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Classics (1988, NES) • Game Boy Donkey Kong (1994, GB) • Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007, DS) • Donkey Kong Original Edition (2010, VC) • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013, 3DS)