Another nostalgic game has been released for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, and this time it’s DK: King of Swing. This Game Boy Advance Donkey Kong title was released in 2005, near the end of the handheld’s lifespan, developed by Paon, and published by Nintendo. It received mainly positive reviews, but was panned for being shorter than people wanted.

The game was praised for being simple and similar to the original
Donkey Kong Country games, but was also unfortunately criticized for looking too cartoony when compared to the pseudo-3D look of its Rareware-developed predecessors. The game also includes a challenge mode, called Jungle Jam mode, that’s all about puzzles.

The eShop description of the game reads as follows:

DK: King of Swing — In this Game Boy Advance adventure, grab, climb and swing on pegs as you charge and bash through enemies that block your way. Collect bananas and Crystal Coconuts in the five worlds of Adventure mode, or play some puzzling levels in single-player Jungle Jam mode. Find those medals and let the festivities begin!

That being said, are any of you planning on picking this game up on the eShop? Let us know in the comments below!

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Zane Marc Rahamatali


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