Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a platform game developed by Retro Studios, with Monster Games, and published by Nintendo for the Wii U console. The fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series, Tropical Freeze is the direct sequel to the 2010 Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns and was released in February 2014. An enhanced port for the Nintendo Switch was released in May 2018.
Donkey Kong and his family must venture across five islands to save their home, Donkey Kong Island, after it is frozen over by the villainous Snowmads a group of invaders from the northern seas. Like its predecessor, the game received mostly positive reviews. Praise was directed at the level design, gameplay, and soundtrack, although its high level of difficulty received more mixed opinions.
The game continues on from the side-scrolling platform gameplay of the Donkey Kong Country series and sees Donkey Kong and his friends travelling through seven different islands in order to defeat the Snowmads Controls are similar to the previous game, with the addition of being able to pluck items from the ground and pick up and throw stunned enemies, and various controllers can be used with customizable controls.3,4 Like the previous game, players primarily control Donkey