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9Donkey Kong, much like Nintendo's Mario, is one of the most recognized and versatile characters in platform gaming. So, naturally when looking at his triumphant return to gaming (that doesn't include a go-kart or other gimmick) one would expect the same treatment that Mario has gotten over the years: Classic mechanics that blend in with new gameplay elements to create brand new experience that reeks of nostalgia. In the case of DK's line of games, nostalgia means difficulty. Donkey Kong Country was a series that was fun, but challenging. The secrets hidden were well thought out, the bonus objectives were always fun and the mini-games were both a nice surprise to find and a rewarding challenge. Knowing full well that Nintendo has nailed down the platforming genre this holiday season with Kirby and Mario, is it fair to say that they gave gaming's most recognized ape the same celebrity treatment?

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