Not long after the monkey feasted victory over the kidnappers bananas. Tropical island attacked frostbitten Vikings – penguins and seals in horned helmets. And no, to spend time with a good lie in the sun, relax after a long voyage. No! Vandals began to break all, burn, collect and immediately cut fruits, build factories for the production of ice cream! And the worst thing is that they have mastered the fridge-freezer magic. Arctic wind blew monkeys in distant lands, native island covered with ice, perched atop a mountain flying ship conquerors. It sits boss waiting in the wings.
|Released Games||February 21, 2013|
Monkeys lucky not fall into the ocean and land on another island. Thence gorilla dunks together with his assistants, monkeys Diddy, Dixie and Cranchi, hit the road in the archipelago, to return and give their penguins accruing.
Yes, this time in Donkey comrades goes not only Diddy with shoulder satchel. Dixie Girl helps to soar higher, and the old man with his stick Cranchi – jump over the coals, spikes and horns of the Vikings.Each monkey is useful in its own way, and usually Donkey has the right to choose with whom to continue the path of the companions. Regardless of ability assistant also added two gorilla “heart” that is especially useful in battles with the bosses, and over time, and in the process of completing the levels.
Game authors took into account criticisms Country Returns, proved too difficult for many players.Therefore, Tropical Freeze made many breaks for those who do not want to bloody calluses memorize levels. In store one enterprising monkey (branches have on each island) sold invulnerability elixir, more “heart”, balloons, pulling out of the abyss. They cost a lot of money, but can save a lot of time and nerves. In addition, the store sold “life” Monkey companion parrot, prompting locate secrets and armor for vehicles (rhinos, trolleys and missiles).
These concessions, however, did not affect the character levels themselves. Easier and kinder they did not. Donkey rushing race with death, jumps on the vines, skipping runs on hot coals. Platforms disappear and are ground into dust, appear and fall into the abyss. Pacifying the picture may change at any time, penguins involve killing mechanisms, drop bombs, climate change. The action moved to the depths of the ocean, and there await the other monsters, plus ends oxygen. The next moment, Donkey is above the clouds, is saved from a fire in the African savannah, dancing to the knives and presses in the factory for the production of jelly.
Despite the name Tropical Freeze, the bulk of the new adventure Donkey passes without a hint of snow and ice. Each island is its own little ecosystem. One – it’s a jungle, on the other – the sand and the sea, on the third – the African savanna with dancing baobabs. The first introductory level introduces the basics, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, hunting for secrets. And then someone like Bach’s pistol, and the pace is screwed. Landscape is crazy, it is necessary to make decisions quickly, accurately calibrate the distance and height of jumps to slip through the resulting gap between momentarily presses and knives. Checkpoints are close. Whatever may be difficult obstacle, it eventually stays behind and becomes history.
Bosses, lying in wait on the islands, made in the tradition of the series. These animals first appear good-natured, but the more they Donkey jumping on their heads, the angrier they get, inventing new ways of attacks, set against minions increase in size, are accelerated. Barely manage to catch the moment to finish the battle savory right hook. And then waits for a new island, new tests and new boss.
Naturally, at levels full of secrets and mini-games. Detect them is not a problem in parrot rescue. But gather them very uneasy. But as a reward will route to the sealed locations.
Despite the difficulties, the game was not feeling real adventure. This is achieved due to the huge number of caches and living decorations. And living in a literal sense. There are no conventions peculiar to the world Super Mario. Platform just do not hang in the air, the mechanisms themselves are not spinning. Tree branches swaying in the wind, the heroes pursue an avalanche or fire, penguins in the background squeeze the buttons and load a gun. The picture is clear and bright, smooth animation and fun characters. Look like a cartoon. But the most impressive performance of fur. Animals here really hairy, with wool. It makes you want to stroke.
Nintendo factory runs smoothly. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze can chide, because it is too similar to Country Returns. Well, well, Donkey does not happen much! Monkeys are worn on the islands, searching for secrets, defeat bosses, fly on rockets down on the seabed, exploring (and also destroy to the ground) with mystical ancient buildings mechanisms. A leisurely walk in the stall next moment, when everything starts to burn and crumble. Game wakes polar emotions because of its rough pace. Here mixed excitement and curiosity, anger and delight, anger and instantly turns into happiness when Donkey slaps slap invincible 20 times before the boss. Excellent, varied, beautiful platformer. However, from another studio Retro and waited. Is that … new Metroid Prime.
- Diverse and dynamic adventure
- Set in a good complex tests
- A huge amount of secrets
- Great graphics, vivid scenery
- Great soundtrack
- Exciting boss battles
- Co-op as ever done “for show”
- Who trodden along and across the Country Returns, find little new here