The First Hour: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
After famously bringing Samus to three dimensions and first-person perspective with the Metroid Prime trilogy, Retro Studios moved onto another dormant Nintendo franchise: Donkey Kong Country, which sees the son of the original Donkey Kong and his extended family working together to defeat periodic invasions of their island home by armies of colorful critters. Like the original Donkey Kong Country series on SNES and Game Boy, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze features tight and challenging platforming through levels filled with deadly obstacle courses, explosive barrel cannon sequences, and David Wise’s legendary soundtrack. After being mostly-ignored on the faltering Wii U, Nintendo has brought Tropical Freeze to the Switch so more players may experience this worthy successor to the Rare classic. You can watch Andrew (@playcritically) play the first hour below.