Donkey Kong Plays Nintendo Switch When You Go Idle In Tropical Freeze
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze continues the trend of grabbing the best and brightest underplayed games for the Wii U and putting them out on Nintendo's new (and more successful) console. These usually sport at least some minor tweaks, and Nintendo had some fun inserting a new Easter egg in DK's adventure to tip its hat to the new system.
As noticed by GameXplain in the video below, the Donkey Kong crew plays Nintendo Switch if you leave the controller alone for a little while. The animations show some variety depending on which Kong is in play. DK plays Switch, notably starting up a game of Tropical Freeze itself. His old buddy Diddy plays with him using the co-op with joy-cons, while Dixie is a bit more mischievous by grabbing them from him to play. Cranky Kong, true to his name, refuses to play.
Tropical Freeze was well-regarded when it was released in 2014, having earned a nomination for GameSpot's Wii U Game of the Year. Nintendo has been keen to get its Wii U games in front of the larger Switch audience, with re-releases like Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, and the upcoming Captain Toad Treasure Tracker.
Tropical Freeze for Switch adds another new Kong to the mix, Funky Kong. The new addition gives players an easier option to play through the game's notorious difficulty, as Funky can double jump and hover, stay underwater without running out of air, and land on spikes without dying. He's only available in the new "Funky Mode," which includes co-op play if you need an easier option for a novice buddy.