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'DONKEY KONG' is an action game released in 1981 by Nintendo. Avoid a variety of obstacles while heading through a construction site to make it to the top and rescue Lady. Player 1 controls Donkey Kong or Funky Kong. while Player 2 controls one of their pals—Diddy, Cranky, or Dixie—and their special moves.Nintendo Switch Pro Controller also supported (sold separately).Funky Kong only available in Funky Mode. Test your best against the world. After you’ve beaten a level, you can replay it in single.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
DeveloperRetro Studios
Monster Games[1]
Nintendo SPD Group No. 3
PlatformsNintendo Switch
Release date May 3, 2018[2]
May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
May 4, 2018[3]
May 4, 2018[4]
May 4, 2018[5]
ESRB: - Everyone
PEGI: - Three years and older
CERO: - All ages
ACB: - General
USK: - All ages
DEJUS: - General audience
RARS: - All ages
GRAC: - All ages
GSRR: - Six years and older
FPB: - Parental guidance
GCAM: - Three years and older
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer
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Nintendo Switch:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japanese as Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, is a port of the 2014 Wii Ugame of the same name released for the Nintendo Switch. It includes the new Funky Mode, a beginner-friendly mode which features Funky Kong as a playable character.

Differences from the Wii U version[edit]

Funky as a playable character
  • The port introduces a beginner-friendly mode, the Funky Mode, which centers on Funky Kong. Here, the player can select the main playable character to be either Funky Kong or Donkey Kong. The Original Mode, which is set apart from the Funky Mode, represents the default mode of gameplay, with Donkey Kong as the main playable character.[3]
    The following are the exclusive features of the Funky Mode.
    • Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong, and vehicles can each withstand an extra hit, increasing their heart amount to three.
    • As a new playable character, Funky Kong has five hearts, and can perform continuous roll attacks and underwater corkscrew attacks.[3] His surfboard grants him a number of additional abilities as well, such as a Double Jump, a slower descent, an immunity to most kinds of Spike Traps and the ability to jump on most enemies that the other Kongs cannot safely jump on.[3] He can also breathe indefinitely while underwater.[3]
    • A parrot named Tawks appears in the Funky's Fly 'n' Buy shop. When playing as Funky Kong, Tawks replaces him as the shopkeeper. He impersonates Funky and gives him an employee discount.[6]
    • While playing as Funky Kong, Kong Barrels only display the FK initial. This prevents Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong from joining Funky Kong outside of two-player mode, but Funky Kong can still heal himself by breaking them.
      • Likewise, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong cannot hop on Funky Kong. On the map screen in two-player mode, Funky Kong holds onto one of the three Kongs on his surfboard, including in the map screen idle animations.
    • The player is allowed to select and use items purchased from the shop while in a level. In the Original Mode, this is only possible on the map screen.
    • KONG Letters do not have to be collected again should the player lose a life before reaching the next checkpoint or the end of the level. In addition, they appear permanently translucent when the player re-visits the level where they were collected previously, similarly to the Puzzle Pieces.[7]
    • A figurine of Tawks can be obtained from the Capsule Toy Machine. It is listed under the 'Kong Family' section.
  • The arrangement of 'Stickerbush Symphony' that plays halfway through the game's credits is replaced with an original melody, featuring voice clips of Funky Kong. During that part of the credits, in-game pictures of Funky Kong are preponderantly shown.
  • Donkey Kong's nose in his in-game model is now more emphasized and defined.[8]
  • Donkey Kong gets a new idle animation in which he pulls out and plays a Nintendo Switch. Also, if Diddy or Dixie are with Donkey Kong when he pulls out his Switch, they play along with him, whereas Cranky expresses contempt for the console when offered a chance to play.[9]
  • The Crash Guard has changed from blue to green for unknown reasons, and the star on the Banana Juice has changed from red to green.
  • Funky Kong's toy in the Figurines Gallery shows him holding the red surfboard he uses in Funky Mode instead of the blue stylized one from the Wii U version. However, the icon that appears when the figurine is obtained from the Capsule Toy Machine still displays the original blue surfboard.
  • The physical version comes with a reversible cover featuring Funky Kong.[10]


The Play Nintendo website features a skill quiz, a personality quiz, and a match-up activity related to the Nintendo Switch release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.



The Nintendo Switch version of the game debuted at the #2 spot in the UK. It was noted that the Nintendo Switch version debuted 53.7% higher than the original release and that its sales already accounted for 17% of all physical copies of the game in the country[11]. In Japan, it was the top-selling game for its week of release, doing more than double the launch of the Wii U version with 96.754 copies sold[12]. In the United States, it debuted at #5 for April 2018 and was the 2nd best-selling game for the Nintendo Switch according to NPD data[13]. By June 30 2018, it had sold 1.40 million units worldwide[14].


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.


Main article: List of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) staff

Names in other languages[edit]

Donkī Kongu Toropikaru Furīzu
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

External links[edit]


  1. ^GameInformer: Nintendo Answers Our Burning Questions
  2. ^Nintendo 公式チャンネル (January 11, 2018). Nintendo Direct mini 2018.1.11. YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  3. ^ abcdeNintendo (January 11, 2018). Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018. YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  4. ^Nintendo UK (January 11, 2018). Nintendo Direct Mini - 11.01.2018. YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  5. ^Nintendo. (January 11, 2018). Nintendo continues momentum into 2018: Dark Souls, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario Tennis coming to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo AU. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  6. ^GameXplain (April 5, 2018). Who Replaces Funky Kong When Shopping in DKC: Tropical Freeze for Switch? + World 1-2 Gameplay (PAX). YouTube. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  7. ^GameXplain. (April 12, 2018). Some Funky Hoverboard Action in DKC: Tropical Freeze DIRECT FEED Gameplay (Alpine Incline - Switch). YouTube. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. ^GameXplain (April 6, 2018). DK Got a Nose Job for DKC: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch (Character Model Change). YouTube. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
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  11. ^Brian (May 08, 2018). Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s debut sales on Switch in the UK were 53.7% higher than Wii U. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
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  13. ^rawmeatcowboy (May 22, 2018). APRIL 2018 NPD - NINTENDO LABO, DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE, MARIO KART 8 DELUXE, SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY MAKE TOP 10. Go Nintendo. Retrived May 23, 2018.
  14. ^Nintendo's IR Information Website (July 31, 2018). Top Selling Sales Unit. Nintendo Co. LTD. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze‎
CharactersPlayableDonkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Cranky Kong • Funky Kong*
SupportingFunky Kong • Professor Chops • Rambi • Squawks • Tawks* • Tim
BossesPompy, the Presumptuous • Skowl, the Startling • Ba-Boom, the Boisterous • Fugu, the Frightening • Bashmaster, the Unbreakable • Lord Fredrik, the Snowmad King
OtherBig Squeekly • Goats • Mugly • Skittler • Snaps
EnemiesSnowmadTucks (Archy · Archy (fire) · Big Sphen · Boom Bird · Bouncy Tucks · Painguin Tucks · Papa Painguin · Pointy Tucks · Soary · Speedy Tucks · Trench Tucks · Tuff Tucks · Tenacious Tucks) • Fluff (Harey · Harold · Tuff Fluff) • Hootz (Blue Hootz · Hot Hootz · Puffton · Tuffton) • Ice dragon • Lemmington • Waldough (Chum Chucker Charlie · Fish Poker Pops · Walbrick · Walnut)
OtherBouncelisk • Bucky • Buffaloafer • Buzzy • Carnivorous Plantlife (Venus Trap Platform · Chompette) • Cheesy Chester • Chompasaurus • Dozy • Electrified Anemone • Finley (Blue Finley · Green Finley · Red Finley) • Flaming Falling Totem Pole • Fritz • Gargantuan Gills • Gordo • Green fish • Hermit crab • Jellyfish • Large Mimic • Mama Saw • Mimic • Monocle Monica • Porcupal • Pufftup • Punch Piranha • Punchy Paddy • Schnautzel • Sea Urchin • Snaggles • Sour Dodo • Squiddicus • Swooper Dooper • Thug Slug • Toucan't • Wild Wendell • Yellow Snaggles
ObjectsItemsBanana • Banana Bunch • Banana Coin • Banana Juice • Blue Balloon • Capsule Toy Machine • Crash Guard • Flying banana • Gold Heart • Green Balloon • Heart • Heart Boost • KONG Letters • Mysterious relic • Puzzle Piece • Red Balloon
ProjectilesBarrel • Kong Barrel • Water Sack • Watermelon Fuse Bomb
MiscellaneousBarrel Cannon • Blast Barrel • Bell • Burlap Hanging Sack • Climbing Grass • Collapsible Underwater Grass • Cracked Block • Current • Item container • Item Handle • Pile of leaves • Purple Flower Platform • Rambi Crate • Rolling leaf • Slot Machine Barrel • Snowflake Shield • Spinning Platform • Spring Platform • Vine-Triggered Platform • Zip-Line Vine
VehiclesLog Canoe • Mine Cart • Rocket Barrel
ObstaclesElectroid • Fireball • Giant Spiked Nut • Hanging TNT • Icicle • Proximity mine • Snowball • Snowflake • Tornado • Volcanic debris
MovesCane Bounce • Cartwheel Attack • Cling • Corkscrew • Ground Pound (Popgun Pound) • Helicopter Spin • Ranged attack • Roll Attack
LevelsLost MangrovesMangrove Cove • Shipwreck Shore • Canopy Chaos • Trunk Twister • Zip-Line Shrine • Busted Bayou • Big Top Bop • Swinger Flinger
Autumn HeightsWindmill Hills • Mountain Mania • Horn Top Hop • Sawmill Thrill • Alpine Incline • Wing Ding • Crumble Cavern • Rodent Ruckus • Mountaintop Tussle • Bopopolis
Bright SavannahGrassland Groove • Baobab Bonanza • Frantic Fields • Scorch 'n' Torch • Twilight Terror • Cannon Canyon • Rickety Rafters • Bramble Scramble • Triple Trouble • Precarious Pendulums
Sea Breeze CoveDeep Keep • High Tide Ride • Amiss Abyss • Irate Eight • Sea Stack Attack • Current Capers • Rockin' Relics • Shoal Atoll • Fugu Face-Off • Spinning Spines
Juicy JungleHarvest Hazards • Reckless Ride • Fruity Factory • Panicky Paddles • Jelly Jamboree • Frosty Fruits • Beehive Brawl • Jammin' Jams • Punch Bowl • Platform Problems
Donkey Kong IslandHomecoming Hijinxs • Seashore War • Aqueduct Assault • Blurry Flurry • Forest Folly • Cliffside Slide • Frozen Frenzy • Meltdown Mayhem • Dynamite Dash • Icicle Arsenal • Volcano Dome • Slippy Spikes
Secret SeclusionLevitation Station • Rocket Rails • Crazy Clouds
MiscellaneousExtras • Lord Fredrik's horn
Further infoGallery • Media • Staff
* Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version
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Donkey Kong games
Donkey KongDonkey Kong (1981, Arcade) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, Arcade) • Donkey Kong 3 (1983, Arcade) • Donkey Kong Jr. Math (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū (1984) • Donkey Kong Circus (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Hockey (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong (1994, GB)
Donkey Kong CountryDonkey Kong Country (1994, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996, SNES) • Donkey Kong 64 (1999, N64) • Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010, Wii) • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014, Wii U)
Donkey Kong LandDonkey Kong Land (1995, GB) • Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996, GB) • Donkey Kong Land III (1997, GB)
Donkey KongaDonkey Konga (2003, GC) • Donkey Konga 2 (2004, GC) • Donkey Konga 3 JP (2005, GC)
DKDK: King of Swing (2005, GBA) • DK: Jungle Climber (2007, NDS)
Mario vs. Donkey KongMario vs. Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006, DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009, DSiWare) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS) • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (2013, 3DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015, 3DS/Wii U) • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (2016, 3DS/Wii U)
Racing gamesDiddy Kong Racing (1997, N64) • Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007, Wii)
Other gamesDonkey Kong (slot machine) (1996, Arcade) • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004, GCN) • Donkey Kong: Jungle Fever (2005, Arcade) • Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom (2006, Arcade)
Remakes/portsCrazy Kong (1981, Arcade) • Donkey Kong (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. (1982, G&W) • Donkey Kong II (1983, G&W) • Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Sansū Lesson (1983, NES) • Donkey Kong 3 (1984, G&W) • Donkey Kong Classics (1988, NES) • Donkey Kong Country Competition Cartridge (1994, SNES) • Donkey Kong Country (2003, GBA) • Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Donkey Kong Country 2 (2004, GBA) • Donkey Kong Country 3 (2005, GBA) • Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007, DS) • New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii, 2008) • Donkey Kong Original Edition (2010, VC) • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013, 3DS) • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2018, NS)
Cancelled gamesReturn of Donkey KongDonkey Kong no Ongaku AsobiDonkey Kong Coconut CrackersDiddy Kong Pilot (2001/2003) • Donkey Kong RacingDiddy Kong Racing Adventure
Mario franchiseCaptain Toad: Treasure TrackerLuigi's Mansion 3Mario Kart 8 DeluxeMario Kart Live: Home CircuitMario Tennis AcesNew Super Mario Bros. U DeluxePaper Mario: The Origami KingSuper Mario 3D All-StarsSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser's FurySuper Mario Bros. 35Super Mario Maker 2Super Mario OdysseySuper Mario Party
Donkey Kong franchiseDonkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Yoshi franchiseYoshi's Crafted World
Arcade ArchivesMario Bros.VS. Super Mario Bros.
CrossoversMario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Mario + Rabbids Kingdom BattleMinecraftMinecraft: Nintendo Switch EditionSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate

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