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I've been a big fan of DK since the SNES classic Donkey Kong Country came out. I've followed him from then all the way up to now. Though since game developer Rare left Nintendo, Donkey Kong has never really felt the same.
DK: Jungle Climber is a step in right direction. It doesn't hide from its DKC roots by using original character from the DKC trilogy and even its music. I never played developer Pann's first DK game DK: King of Swing. The game builds upon that model. You control Donkey Kong through many different worlds, but instead of side scrolling through the game, you climb on pegs, vines, and anything you can get your hands on. This make the game feel fresh as you can explore these worlds through the DS's two screens. You get to use other characters as well such as Diddy Kong to throw around at enemies.
I do miss the witty dialog from DKC series that made it feel so unique. After years without a tradition DK this is the best since DK 64. It's worth a rent, not a buy.
posted by princess84 (CANYON COUNTRY, CA) Mar 6, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
I have been playing this game non stop for the past 3 days. The controls on the game are a little tricky. For the most part you use the L and R trigger buttons on the top of the DS. At first your fingers hurt because of the way you hold them down but after you get used to it, it's not so bad. It is a pretty challenging game. I would recommend this game.