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Donkey Kong Returns

ドンキーコング リターンズ

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Retro Studios

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Release Dates

11/21/10 Nintendo
12/09/10 Nintendo
12/03/10 Nintendo

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Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) > Opinions (335)

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goldmario79 posted 10/12/2016, 01:48
This is really nice platformer in the vein of the old donkey kong country's. Plus you can flop back and forth between foreground and background much like Klonoa does. The bosses are hard, the levels are designed extremely well and the game is just really challening. Great job nintendo.
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atma998 posted 01/09/2014, 03:41
Now at 6.19M. This is the best selling non-bundled DK game.
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C-M-D posted 17/09/2013, 08:41
6 million!
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Azhraell posted 11/09/2013, 09:45
@S.Peelman : I can't be the only one who realize that the numbers in Europe and the rest of the world are changed? It's pretty obvious, and not just in this game.
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atma998 posted 24/08/2013, 05:38
6 million!
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S.Peelman posted 22/08/2013, 03:47
Just 0.33 in Europe ?!?!
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Soma posted 13/08/2013, 02:09
I've been playing this recently and is just an amazing game. Great level designs. I don't know if it's better than DKC2 which is my favorite, but it's very close. This game makes me think how lazy Nintendo has been with the NSMB series.
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DieAppleDie posted 22/04/2013, 10:14
6m soon
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l_Hctor posted 20/02/2013, 06:40
I'm buying this again when it comes out on 3DS. This version should bring in more cash from all the motion control whiners. 3 extra million if properly advertised. At least 800k Lifetime in Japan.
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Fededx posted 16/02/2013, 02:28
It's not fullprice, it's 29.99 actually. Nintendo announced it a while ago during a Nintendo Direct, don't you remember? Anyway, it sold 5.5 million copies at full price, and now it's gonna be out for the 3DS, hope it moves another million!
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DieAppleDie posted 05/02/2013, 11:31
this game will hit 6m without any major pricecut, impressive
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DieAppleDie posted 13/01/2013, 09:27
this game is still selling, and at full price
Printing money as always Nintendo!
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atma998 posted 02/01/2013, 11:13
5.87M
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C-M-D posted 24/12/2012, 02:24
On the road towards 6 million! :)
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SlayerRondo posted 28/09/2012, 02:56
Looking forward to what Retro does for the WiiU.
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Fededx posted 07/07/2012, 05:36
I hope the Nintendo Selects distinction makes it sell up to 6 millions. It's an absolutely fantastic game, hope there's a DKC Returns 2 soon :)
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Kresnik posted 08/06/2012, 01:34
Surprised how much I've been enjoying this game, playing co-op with a friend. We started on NSMBWii, but switched to this and I honestly don't want to go back - it's miles better. Kudos, Retro.
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Pokemonbrawlvg posted 15/05/2012, 04:29
Yeah! This game is the second best selling in the series! Way to go Retro! Now it's going to be available for $30 on June 10th! Expect a nice increase in sales!
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SecondWar posted 27/04/2012, 01:37
Gave this game another go after getting stuck in the caves and leaving it for a couple of months. Got back into the rhythm of it and made it to the forest (finally). Reminded me of the old Donkey Kong 64 game I used to play at a summer holiday club. If they ever remade that for the 3DS would probably be enough to convince me to get that console, one of the few things that could.
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atma998 posted 08/03/2012, 10:14
5.42M
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BasilZero posted 31/01/2012, 12:34
Donkey Kong Country Returns is the first OFFICIAL Donkey Kong game based on the main franchise since DK64 from early 2000s. The game goes back to its original 2D roots from the SNES era, this time bringing back the original duo Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. 9.1/10
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Squeakthedragon posted 30/01/2012, 07:50
The main problem is that the game doesn't play well NES pad style, which is the way most people will try to play it. The control scheme with shake to roll seems more designed for Wiimote+Nunchuk. Like Mario Galaxy. Play it like that, and instead of trying to shake the Wiimote in a death grip between both hands, just snap your wrist ala spin jumps in Mario. Changes the game. While CC support would have been nice, the game plays fine if you DON'T play in NES configuration.
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alexf10 posted 22/01/2012, 02:17
maybe it should have supported the cc but does it really deserve to fail because of that?? its a great game and deserves every sale its got
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pwnsweet posted 20/01/2012, 08:55
You don't agree that the game should've supported the cc?
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NintendoFanDj posted 19/01/2012, 10:07
@pwnsweet stop being a troll
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pwnsweet posted 18/01/2012, 07:27
no Classic Controller support. This game deserves to fail.
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freebs2 posted 07/01/2012, 01:10
Deserves more sales. MORE! :)
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goldeneye0065r posted 02/01/2012, 05:40
dkc 5 or the 6th true dk game incoming?
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atma998 posted 30/12/2011, 11:39
5,410M. Another 55k in the bag, will reach 6 million for sure!
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cliffhanger posted 24/12/2011, 01:53
It's now the second best selling Donkey Kong game of all time acording to VGC. But, sadly it has no hope of passing the original DCK. Amazing none the less.
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atma998 posted 23/12/2011, 10:31
5,355M. Sold 76k this week, not bad.
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atma998 posted 09/12/2011, 10:32
5,279M, let's see how is the game selling per week.
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NintendoFanDj posted 03/12/2011, 11:09
@Metallicube well It sold a lot to make Nintendo proud. Retro Studio did great now all they need to do is make a Side Scrolling Metroid Game like this it will sell.
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Salnax posted 26/11/2011, 11:54
Just a few good weeks from beating DK64. This will probably never reach the original Country's levels, but still a great sucess. Kudos Retro.
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miz1q2w3e posted 15/11/2011, 12:02
Gonna end up the second best selling DK game of ALL TIME!!! :D
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kopstudent89 posted 09/11/2011, 02:28
man, i was hoping it would do more like 7 million :/ I'm hoping it gets a holiday boost
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Metallicube posted 07/11/2011, 11:02
I'm still in shock that there is actually a DCK game on the Wii. Never would have belielved it 4 years ago.. I really gotta go back and 100% this game soon, so damn fun! Shame this game didn't sell more..
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Fededx posted 05/11/2011, 02:10
Seems like DK is still alive and kicking ass!!!
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OneTwoThree posted 04/11/2011, 05:01
I was not so impressed at first, had to get used to the handling I guess. Now it keeps getting better, really good level design!
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morenoingrato posted 01/11/2011, 02:12
New target, it needs 400k to become the best selling DK title in EMEAA ever. YOU CAN DO IT!!
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kopstudent89 posted 01/11/2011, 01:49
1 million in Japan!! So glad for the game! :)
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Roar_Of_War posted 26/10/2011, 08:14
Not gonna pass 6 million after Holidays, but it will probably eventually reach above 6 million in it's lifetime. It's held up better than I expected it to.
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kopstudent89 posted 12/10/2011, 12:54
Amazing game it is!
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:11
5.5 mil -6 mil lifetime
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TruckOSaurus posted 28/09/2011, 04:51
@theRepublic: I replayed NSMB Wii this weekend I respectfully disagree. DKCR is miles better!
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theRepublic posted 27/09/2011, 05:32
Great 2D platformer, but not as good as NSMB Wii. Time Trial mode is not implemented well.
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atma998 posted 17/09/2011, 03:29
@Roar_Of_War The game will probably pass 6 million after the holidays...mught even reach 7-7.5 million lifetime.
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stitch55555 posted 15/09/2011, 04:40
sales are higher than Super Mario Galaxy 2 in Japan....impressive
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Nintendogamer posted 08/09/2011, 06:56
⇊⇊⇊56M would be a nice feat though.
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Roar_Of_War posted 06/09/2011, 10:35
*6 million, not 56 million lmao
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Roar_Of_War posted 06/09/2011, 10:34
Much deserved. May end up surpassing DKC2 at this rate..I don't know if 56 million is possible, though. Partially because the Wii U is releasing next year sometime.
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menx64 posted 06/09/2011, 06:17
5 millions yeah!
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Fededx posted 06/09/2011, 04:34
Congratulations DK! :) Absolutely deserved! I bought a copy yesterday, it's shipping next week, I'm so excited!!!
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videogamez101 posted 04/09/2011, 04:13
yeah 5 million
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killeryoshis posted 27/08/2011, 05:02
Japan sales for this game outsold Mario galaxy 2
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Boutros posted 25/08/2011, 04:44
I think they should leave the Country series behind and make a sequel to DK64. I really want a 3D DK!
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*Yoshi* posted 22/08/2011, 12:04
Excelent!, 5 million for this game. I agree with Fededx, I need a sequel soon.
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Sfaralli posted 19/08/2011, 05:08
5 million is a great result for this game. DK franchise is returning to the past shine
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Fededx posted 17/08/2011, 03:03
Would be nice to see a sequel soon :)
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MrT-Tar posted 13/08/2011, 07:47
and people say that Japan doesn't buy Western developed games...
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Linkasf posted 12/08/2011, 05:12
Deserves its sales and more. Well done Retro, keep it up.
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killeryoshis posted 09/08/2011, 12:43
@morenoigrato darn you beat me to pointing that out. I'll beat you to make a thread about then
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morenoingrato posted 08/08/2011, 11:39
SMG2 Japan Numbers: 977,718 :::::::::::::::: DKCR Japan Numers: 971,081 ::::::: OMG it will outsell it!!
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DrZoidberg posted 27/07/2011, 09:36
5 million coming up
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Sfaralli posted 11/07/2011, 03:50
It will pass Galaxy 2 in Japan in few weeks
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kopstudent89 posted 20/06/2011, 10:58
Amazing game! I thoroughly enjoyed! So much variety
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sep85dd posted 18/06/2011, 08:02
Wow, it can reach 5 milion in a couple of weeks.
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mysticwolf posted 13/06/2011, 05:00
it's fun, but I just generally suck at sidescrolling platformers.
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Sfaralli posted 10/06/2011, 03:10
VERY GOOD SALES! In japan it will outsell Mario Galaxy 2. Well done retro studios
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Conegamer posted 04/06/2011, 03:40
A truly great game. Far better than I ever expected...
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primogen18 posted 08/05/2011, 04:37
LOL@ hypnochronic, I'm so glad I am not the only one to make that mistake. Same this isn't still selling although I am sure it will have a nice boost/surge next holiday season.
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CrystalDay posted 19/04/2011, 11:52
I have 200% =) Actually, you can get 200% on this game. It takes a lot of time but it's a lot of fun as well. GREAT game. Might be the best on the Wii, even though I like Metroid: Other M a lot too.
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novasonic posted 18/04/2011, 05:47
Has anyone here 100%ed this game yet? I managed to push my file from 88 to 90% today. No one else I know has even gotten to world 8 yet..
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Solid-Stark posted 17/04/2011, 02:35
@ Fededx That would be nice.
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Fededx posted 27/03/2011, 04:50
Come on, announce DKCR2 with Dixie and Kiddy!
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Wickedshyn posted 12/03/2011, 07:50
Just bought the game today woot.
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hYpnochronic posted 11/03/2011, 10:58
I thought this was a search bar, thus below.
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hYpnochronic posted 11/03/2011, 10:57
monster hunter tri
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kopstudent89 posted 07/03/2011, 05:26
Fantastic game!!!!!!!
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Kwaidd posted 05/03/2011, 08:47
of course its going to reach 5m, and with the rate it reached where it is it wont be all that long
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MattAnderson posted 04/03/2011, 12:09
Great numbers but I had hoped it would reach 5 million. Looks like it isn't going to or its going to take a very long time. Maybe if Nintendo bundled it with the Wii.....
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/02/2011, 10:22
anyone expected this to get this far?
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Nintendogamer posted 25/02/2011, 04:50
Adjusted up?
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palitococo posted 25/02/2011, 01:59
gran turismo 5
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Fededx posted 17/02/2011, 01:35
Look at those numbers! :)
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TheConduit posted 13/02/2011, 08:04
Could this beat Donkey Kong Country for the SNES by the end of its lifetime? Releasing a new DKC game for the 3DS seems like a no brainer to me.
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Salnax posted 12/02/2011, 03:20
@Beuli I get it, it's happened before, but it's still quite an occurence. 6th best selling Wii game in Japan all year after 4 weeks is something to celebrate.
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Beuli2 posted 12/02/2011, 12:47
I was being ironic.
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SlyFoxDeveraux posted 08/02/2011, 03:27
@ Beuli2, of courseit's happened. Hell, the original Donkey Kong Country sold 3 million in Japan, and Rare's also a Western company. The thing is, with an established Nintendo franchise like DK, the average fan is not even going to realize it's not Japanese.
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Beuli2 posted 07/02/2011, 11:53
Yeah Salnax, I wonder if this has ever happened before, I mean, that wouldn't be possible, http://www.vgchartz.com/worldtotals.php?name=crash, would it be? http://www.vgchartz.com/worldtotals.php?name=donkey+kong&publisher=&console=&genre=&minSales=0&results=50&sort=Total
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morenoingrato posted 06/02/2011, 11:11
Astonishing America Sales, ok EMEAA sales, decent JP sales
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Salnax posted 06/02/2011, 07:15
Considering the Western developer, the Japanese sales shick me. Imagine, a Western console game selling a million units in Japan!
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freddy1403 posted 04/02/2011, 07:19
yeah! great sales
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GuyDuke posted 03/02/2011, 06:32
OH! it went up in EMEAA this week!
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MiSan7573 posted 01/02/2011, 09:40
this and epic yarn are undertracked. IGN has DKC:R selling at 4.2 mil and epic yarn at 1.4 mil .
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MiSan7573 posted 29/01/2011, 09:57
Nice, this is on track to sell around 6 million copies easily.
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 25/01/2011, 11:19
Unless of course, Nintendo pays them the same amount regardless of sales that is ...
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 25/01/2011, 11:19
This game will outsell all the Metroid Primes combined. Happy for Retro Studios. It will probably be hard to convince them to go back to Metroid considering no matter how amazing a Metroid game is ... it just will never sell like a good Donkey Kong game.
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cromeros posted 24/01/2011, 03:04
4 million... The best selling game made by Retro Studios... Congratulations!!
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Fededx posted 23/01/2011, 03:48
Go DK! 7 m LT?
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Sales History

Total Sales
1.03m
Japan
3.19m
NA
1.81m
Europe
0.47m
Others
6.50m
Total
1 n/a 470,983 n/a 70,377 541,360
2 n/a 217,025 149,646 54,790 421,461
3 169,260 247,232 214,005 68,921 699,418
4 158,936 288,527 203,966 73,591 725,020
5 224,059 356,822 171,625 78,963 831,469
6 121,889 135,409 87,052 33,242 377,592
7 67,022 80,780 47,493 19,168 214,463
8 30,058 41,915 31,812 11,017 114,802
9 22,102 31,814 25,096 8,504 87,516
10 19,236 26,973 25,777 7,882 79,868

Opinion (335)

goldmario79 posted 10/12/2016, 01:48
This is really nice platformer in the vein of the old donkey kong country's. Plus you can flop back and forth between foreground and background much like Klonoa does. The bosses are hard, the levels are designed extremely well and the game is just really challening. Great job nintendo.
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atma998 posted 01/09/2014, 03:41
Now at 6.19M. This is the best selling non-bundled DK game.
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C-M-D posted 17/09/2013, 08:41
6 million!
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Azhraell posted 11/09/2013, 09:45
@S.Peelman : I can't be the only one who realize that the numbers in Europe and the rest of the world are changed? It's pretty obvious, and not just in this game.
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atma998 posted 24/08/2013, 05:38
6 million!
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S.Peelman posted 22/08/2013, 03:47
Just 0.33 in Europe ?!?!
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