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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Game: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Start Date: January 19th, 2016
Videos: 23

Although there are some who are very, very faithful to the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES, there was still a huge positive response for Donkey Kong Country Returns when it released on the Wii a few years prior. With the Wii U in swing, Retro Studios decided to release a follow-up titled Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. While essentially being the same formula used in Returns, Retro made use of the Wii U’s HD graphical capabilities to make a game with some pretty interesting instances of level-design. It also introduced some new monkeys into the Returns formula, along with swimming, and a new type of enemy who wants to turn all opposition frozen solid.

People were disappointed that I didn’t do Tropical Freeze in 2014 or 2015, as I was in the middle of doing a Donkey Kong Country game every year since 2010, and Tropical Freeze was technically out by 2014. However, I didn’t own it yet until 2015, and by then, I hadn’t played a whole lot of it. I knew 2016 would be a good year for it though, especially smack dab in the harsh winter months where for the last two years we’ve been bombarded by snowfall. Although that is not necessarily the case for Indiana this year, other places have been getting hit pretty hard. Anyway, not much else to say here….going through Tropical Freeze, 100%ing the game and getting all the puzzle pieces. Time trials or Hard Mode will not be a concern of mine, and although I will try to get figurines, I will not be grinding for them if I don’t get them all.

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Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.

Game: Super Mario Bros.
Start Date: October 10th, 2011
Runtime: 58 minutes
Videos: 4

Behold, Mario’s first platforming adventure in all of its glory! This is the first game where a plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom goes on a quest to rescue Princess Toadstool from the evil, King of the Koopas, Bowser! Hope you are ready for some classic nostalgia.

This is a project done in conjunction with three other games as part of the Super Mario All-Stars Let’s Play. I had just finished Radiant Dawn at this point and wanted to take it easy before I got back into any major games, so I figured a run-through all of the classic NES Mario games was in order!

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