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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was brilliantly designed, and here’s how

by Joey Davidson | May 22, 2017May 22, 2017 3:00 pm PST

It boils down to this: Every single level in the beautiful, fun, brutal Wii U game was designed to be played in two ways. It can be played slowly, with a more methodical approach, or it can be handled with a pure eye for speed.

YouTuber Ceave Gaming dives into exactly how this works in this exceptionally good video that will have you yearning for a Tropical Freeze remake.

Am I the only one that felt this on a subconscious level?

Truthfully, I don’t think I considered the pure duality of each level until the video above. Tropical Freeze is a great game that plays well at any pace, but I definitely didn’t think that so much thought and design had been put into both the standard mode of play and the “hidden speed paths.”

Looking back, though, I feel like I may have known this on a more subconscious level. That is, I knew the game was built to play quickly. I’m not the grab everything type when it comes to Donkey Kong. The platforming’s momentum is too much fun for that.

Do you take it slow or go fast with Tropical Freeze?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...