Game Informer: Donkey Kong Country Returns “blew me away”

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American-based gaming magazine Game Informer has provided the first review of upcoming jungle romp Donkey Kong Country Returns within their December issue, awarding the title a particularly noteworthy 9.5.

“I’ve been looking forward to this game for months, but the final product blew me away,” the reviewer comments, according to MetaCritic. “It’s gorgeous visuals, awesome boss battles, varied stages, and cleverly hidden secrets guarantee gamers will have a great time revisiting this classic franchise. One of the best platformers I’ve ever played.”

Such high acclaim will surely be welcome news for Nintendo, who are hoping that the return of the Donkey Kong series is to replicate the success that New Super Mario Bros. Wii achieved throughout the Christmas period last year.

Donkey Kong Country Returns is due to release exclusively for Wii on November 21st across North America, with a European release on December 3rd.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.