So who's going for 100% in DKC:TF?

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#1 Posted by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

And I mean everything.

- Every secret exit

- Every puzzle piece

- Every KONG

- Shiny Gold speed run in each level

- Finish the game in hard mode, so 200% completion. Particularly hard because there are no check points.

Seems like a big challenge...

But I'm going for it, although I don't know if I can be bothered going for shiny gold for each level. I'll be happy with just a gold. Definitely a hard game if you're going the whole way.

Add me if you're doing the speed runs. I'm keen on competing for high scores in my friends list (which is practically empty...). I don't think I have time for competing on the world stage.

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#2 Posted by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

I stopped at about 108% or something, partially because the review is due, and partially because I'm ready to move on. I found all the secret exits and collected all the KONG letters, and that was a ton of fun.

If I had nothing else to play, I'd probably go through Hard mode because that seems like an awesome challenge, but with other things to play, I'm content with completing the first world on Hard and leaving it at that for now.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

Me, i'm just taking my sweet time..

Speaking of time attacks, some people found some crazy exploits, one was 30 seconds for the 4th boss

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#4 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@JordanElek: Ah fair enough. I might do the same, given that there are a few games coming out in March I'm interested in.

@Chozofication: Ha! I just watched the fourth boss time attack. 38 seconds. He totally played by the rules though, that puffer fish is just too slow :P I love watching all the little tricks people learn. For example, in boss 1, using the two guards to get more height and kill the fish quicker.

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#5 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

Aside from no checkpoints, what else does Hard Mode include?

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#6 Edited by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

I salute guys like you. I rarely ever have that kind of dedication for games.

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#7 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@ANIMEguy10034 said:

Aside from no checkpoints, what else does Hard Mode include?

Pretty much you get 1 heart and no extra hearts or Kong buddy barrels found in the level. No check points. Also, you can play as any Kong character alone (e.g choose Dixie to play with instead of DK).

So essentially, you have to complete the entire level in one go without getting hit. A perfect run in each level.

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#8 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@Chozofication: Had a go at the world 4 boss, and I got top 7 in the world :P I could improve this, but I don't think it'd be worth my time. This level in particular is luck based (dependent on heart respawns which is somewhat randomised).

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#9 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4954 posts) -

@trugs26: Oh wow. That sounds frustratingly fun. :D

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#10 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@ANIMEguy10034 said:

@trugs26: Oh wow. That sounds frustratingly fun. :D

Indeed. I'm glad there's this kind of difficulty in the post-game. I found the main campaign to be on the easy side (it was still fun playing through the levels though), just because I'm used to platformers. It's good to know that this is a challenging game for various skill types.

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#11 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26934 posts) -

Finding all the puzzle pieces is very difficult, it's so easy to overlook one. So I don't think I'll ever get 100% completion

Also, no checkpoints mode ? That's insane.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

@trugs26:

WOW. Good job!

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#13 Edited by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

I'm definitely going for everything in this game. I'm currently working on 200% completion and after that, I'll probably attempt the speed runs, but those are clearly the hardest challenges in the game. That's the one thing I cold not do in Returns.

I wonder if getting all the blue Kong letters in Hard mode does anything. I've got every one up to the end of world 3 so far.

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#14 Posted by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

I'm definitely going for everything in this game. I'm currently working on 200% completion and after that, I'll probably attempt the speed runs, but those are clearly the hardest challenges in the game. That's the one thing I cold not do in Returns.

I wonder if getting all the blue Kong letters in Hard mode does anything. I've got every one up to the end of world 3 so far.

Hmm, not sure eh. I haven't got them yet. We'll soon see I guess..

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#15 Posted by spike6958 (6620 posts) -

I was planning to before the game came out, but now I can't even bring myself to even finish the second world. It's without question the worst game Retro has ever made.

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#16 Edited by Kuromino (1594 posts) -

Like Donkey Kong Country Returns, I'll just focus on completing each level and collecting all the letters and puzzle pieces. Never was any good at the time trials in Returns, so I'm going to save myself the aggravation and avoid them in Tropical Freeze. =P

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#17 Edited by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@spike6958: What don't you like about it?

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#18 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

I am just going to get all the letters, puzzle pieces, and secret exits.

No time trials for me. I am not a big fan of those on platformers.

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#19 Posted by ZyroXZ2 (92 posts) -

I've got 100% already, but going for 200% is something I'll do in my leisure time, lol

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#20 Posted by GameMediator (75 posts) -

I am! except for the speed runs lol those are infuriating! I can get gold after a couple tries... but shiny gold? is their an unlockable once you do it all? because if there is then ill do it... mirror mode too? I haven't got 100% yet

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#21 Posted by Sepewrath (29872 posts) -

I don't know, I'm just enjoying the ride through the base game right now. I am getting all the KONG letters in a world and beating all levels before moving on to the next world.

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#22 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

I'll get to 100%. I just need to beat the 3 levels in World 7 and get their Puzzle Pieces and Kong Letters and I'm missing like 5 of those toy capsule things.

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#23 Edited by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@Master_Of_Fools said:

I'll get to 100%. I just need to beat the 3 levels in World 7 and get their Puzzle Pieces and Kong Letters and I'm missing like 5 of those toy capsule things.

I racked up 999 coins by the last world, so I put all of them into the machine at once and mashed the A button for about ten minutes. I got all of them.

Did anybody else pretty much ignore Funky's store for the whole game? I bought a character barrel two or three times when a secret exit or puzzle piece required a specific Kong, but that's it. The other stuff seemed worthless.

I also only used the super attack thing once, the first time it prompts you to do it. That also seemed worthless.

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#24 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@JordanElek:

I used Funky Kong's shop a bit. Had to buy some lifes and Dixie barrels, plus the toys. Also got Squak a few times. I used Dixies high five ability on the final boss to give me more hearts lol.

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#25 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@JordanElek said:

@Master_Of_Fools said:

I'll get to 100%. I just need to beat the 3 levels in World 7 and get their Puzzle Pieces and Kong Letters and I'm missing like 5 of those toy capsule things.

I racked up 999 coins by the last world, so I put all of them into the machine at once and mashed the A button for about ten minutes. I got all of them.

Did anybody else pretty much ignore Funky's store for the whole game? I bought a character barrel two or three times when a secret exit or puzzle piece required a specific Kong, but that's it. The other stuff seemed worthless.

I also only used the super attack thing once, the first time it prompts you to do it. That also seemed worthless.

I never did the super attack until I beat the game. I was like "oh yeah, this thing". Pretty worthless to me, but I guess others would appreciate this. The first time it teaches you to do it, I pretty much just ran past it without reading what the pig has to say, so I didn't really notice it.

Also, I haven't even been inside Funky's store yet lol. I might go in when I can be bothered, just to make sure I see everything about the game :P

EDIT:
@Master_Of_Fools Oh there are toys in his shop? I'll definitely have to check it out then. So I'm guessing there like a bunch of collectible toys or something in each world?

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#26 Edited by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@Master_Of_Fools Oh there are toys in his shop? I'll definitely have to check it out then. So I'm guessing there like a bunch of collectible toys or something in each world?

No, it's just a random drop. Put three(?) coins into the machine and you get a random figurine of one of the characters in the game. There are duplicates, so you need to spend a lot of coins and hope to get lucky.

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#27 Posted by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@JordanElek said:

@trugs26 said:

@Master_Of_Fools Oh there are toys in his shop? I'll definitely have to check it out then. So I'm guessing there like a bunch of collectible toys or something in each world?

No, it's just a random drop. Put three(?) coins into the machine and you get a random figurine of one of the characters in the game. There are duplicates, so you need to spend a lot of coins and hope to get lucky.

Ah ok. I better spend some then, I've got 999 coins, so each time I play a level and collect more coins, it's adding to nothing. So the gambling(?) sounds like a good way of putting them to good use :P

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#28 Edited by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@trugs26: That's how it was for me, too. I put all 999 of them into one go and got all of the figurines at once. It took about ten minutes of hammering the A button, but it worked. It wasn't really worth it, except to see some of the enemy names. Painguin is my favorite.

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#29 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

I just beat the final boss today. That battle was brutal.

After about 20 tries I was able to beat him with one heart left. I was extremely nervous and my hands were all sweaty as he charged me for the last time and I was able to land a hit.

Now all that is left, sadly, is finishing the K level of world 6 and the extra content after that.

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#30 Posted by Kuromino (1594 posts) -
@Pierst179 said:
Now all that is left, sadly, is finishing the K level of world 6 and the extra content after that.

I just finished that extra content. I hope you like long levels with no checkpoints. D:

I've reached 100%, so I believe it's time to move on. Don't think I have the patience or skill for time trials and hard mode.

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#31 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

I'm busy with college-type stuff, but the game definitely deserves it. And without spoiling it the perk of playing in hard mode, however small, is still interesting incentive.

... but we'll see. Some of the bosses seem like they could be a real pain in hard mode.

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#32 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -
@Kuromino said:
@Pierst179 said:
Now all that is left, sadly, is finishing the K level of world 6 and the extra content after that.

I just finished that extra content. I hope you like long levels with no checkpoints. D:

I've reached 100%, so I believe it's time to move on. Don't think I have the patience or skill for time trials and hard mode.

I did 7-1.

Maybe it is just me, but I thought that when compared to some of the K levels it was shorter. Are 7-2 and 7-3 longer or are they pretty much the same length?

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#33 Posted by Kuromino (1594 posts) -

@Pierst179: 7-2 and 7-3 are longer than 7-1. I want to say they're much longer, but that might be because I died so many times.

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#34 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -
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@Pierst179: 7-2 and 7-3 are longer than 7-1. I want to say they're much longer, but that might be because I died so many times.

Ok, so I should be mentally prepared for tomorrow....

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#35 Edited by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@Pierst179 said:
@Kuromino said:

@Pierst179: 7-2 and 7-3 are longer than 7-1. I want to say they're much longer, but that might be because I died so many times.

Ok, so I should be mentally prepared for tomorrow....

I love the music in those stages. It's the catchiest tune in the game. I wish more of the songs were like that.

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#36 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

@JordanElek said:

@Pierst179 said:
@Kuromino said:

@Pierst179: 7-2 and 7-3 are longer than 7-1. I want to say they're much longer, but that might be because I died so many times.

Ok, so I should be mentally prepared for tomorrow....

I love the music in those stages. It's the catchiest tune in the game. I wish more of the songs were like that.

Nothing is more catchy than Canopy Chaos... NOTHING!

Pretty much the catchiest music I've ever heard

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#37 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac: I might agree. Each world had a pretty different style of music and World 1 was easily the catchiest. When I hear this song I almost want to stop playing and do a silly dance with someone.

World 7 would be my personal least favorite ... my completely subjective opinion. The whole soundtrack is great. I haven't savored the soundtrack of a video game this much since the N64 days (with the likes of Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, and Ocarina of Time.)

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#38 Posted by Kuromino (1594 posts) -

I preferred some of the more serious sounding tracks, like Scorch 'N' Torch and Homecoming Hijinx. The latter was also played during Cliffside Slide, which was one of my favorite stages from the game.

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#39 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

I got 100% today!

And yeah, I will agree that the soundtrack for World 7 is lame, especially when compared to the sonic greatness that is all over the rest of the game.

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#40 Posted by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

You guys are crazy. Maybe I just like the old-school, quick-looping bounciness of music that was prolific in the NES era.

The more epic songs in Tropical Freeze are awesome in a vacuum, but they generally don't fit the frantic gameplay in those levels.

This is the kind of music I like in a game like this:

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#41 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

Listening to songs from Donkey Kong Country 2 nearly brings tears to my eyes. What an epic game! What a soundtrack!

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#42 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8424 posts) -

Shiny gold speed run? That's masochistic.

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#43 Edited by trugs26 (7463 posts) -

@JordanElek said:

@trugs26: That's how it was for me, too. I put all 999 of them into one go and got all of the figurines at once. It took about ten minutes of hammering the A button, but it worked. It wasn't really worth it, except to see some of the enemy names. Painguin is my favorite.

Oh man this sucks lol. I just put in 999 coins, so now I'm gonna be here a while hammering the A button :P

Edit: Okay finished now. I got all but 1 -.- It's the bottom right one in Figurines -> Kong Family

I don't know if I can be bothered going through that again for 1 more figurine lol.

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#44 Posted by JordanElek (18562 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

@JordanElek said:

@trugs26: That's how it was for me, too. I put all 999 of them into one go and got all of the figurines at once. It took about ten minutes of hammering the A button, but it worked. It wasn't really worth it, except to see some of the enemy names. Painguin is my favorite.

Oh man this sucks lol. I just put in 999 coins, so now I'm gonna be here a while hammering the A button :P

Edit: Okay finished now. I got all but 1 -.- It's the bottom left one in Figurines -> Kong Family

I don't know if I can be bothered going through that again for 1 more figurine lol.

lol, that sucks so much. I remember getting a new one maybe ten drops before the end. I thought for sure I must've missed a couple, but I went through the lists afterward and had all of them. What a stupid way to do collectable figurines.