Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U - Summary, Story, Characters, Maps

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Alternative Names

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

ドンキーコング トロピカルフリーズ


Retro Studios



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Release Dates

02/21/14 Nintendo
02/13/14 Nintendo
02/21/14 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 61
Tracked: 13
Wishlist: 4
Now Playing: 1

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Summary

Help Donkey Kong and his friends save their home and banana hoard from marauding Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting, side-scrolling mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back along with a bushel of new game play elements and features.


  • Dixie Kong is back to join the adventure as a playable character alongside Diddy Kong. Either can buddy up with Donkey Kong, and each character offers a different game play experience.
  • Explore new dynamic levels that twist, turn, and transform in new ways. Enjoy spectacular views from the dynamic rotating camera.
  • On their journey to reclaim Donkey Kong Island, Donkey Kong and his friends travel across five islands with a variety of stages that include underwater areas and frozen environments.
  • Enhance Donkey Kong's exploration and unlock secrets with a variety of new moves, including a "plucking" system to pull items right out of the ground.
  • Team up with friends in a cooperative multiplayer mode that lets two players share in the fun together. (Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode and sold separately.)

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Sales History

Total Sales
1 38,265 n/a n/a 38,265
2 15,140 108,845 53,765 26,996 204,746
3 10,527 34,078 25,072 8,947 78,624
4 7,111 21,811 19,266 5,919 54,107
5 4,943 13,578 13,602 3,782 35,905
6 4,673 9,412 9,856 2,646 26,587
7 4,011 7,928 7,945 2,208 22,092
8 2,928 7,275 5,999 1,949 18,151
9 1,980 7,045 6,312 1,918 17,255
10 1,823 7,699 7,134 2,109 18,765

Opinion (131)

spurgeonryan posted 22/01/2018, 02:59
1.70 million now. Add in the Switch and hopefully it will be 3-4 million lifetime. Hopefully they add more fun to the Switch version.
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DolPhanTendo posted 02/12/2015, 10:38
1.21 million those legs are long and sexy wonder if it jumps to 1.4 by the end of year
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Proxy-Pie posted 02/04/2015, 09:11
Awesome game, well deserved sales.
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atomicblue posted 11/02/2015, 10:13
Yay, well done DKC:TF! Still my fave Wii U game.

P.S. For all those people saying "it's not what Nintendo fans wanted"... the best selling MP game sold a little under 3m in its entire lifetime, and I suspect probably had a similar first year to this game. Don't make the mistake of assuming that an extremely vocal group on the Internet represents the majority.
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FarleyMcFirefly posted 05/02/2015, 02:36
A game this amazing deserves to be a multi-million seller.
The Wii U deserves better sales in general.
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Fededx posted 05/02/2015, 12:38
Million seller, finally! My favourite Wii U game to date, totally deserved!
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