The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #8: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.

There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.

Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!

Game #8: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Christmas is often marketed as a time for frigid landscapes and snowball fights. In other climates, it’s a cue to bust out the shorts and you’d be lucky to have more than a dirt clump as ammunition. Atmospherically speaking, then, a cartoonish game about monkeys might be the ultimate global simulation of the beloved holiday. The Switch port of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is exactly what you’d expect from the series, delivering plenty of perilous but fair platforming levels inspired by the Super Nintendo era. What makes it so perfect for this list is the unexpected and ever-fluctuating combinations of weather you’ll experience throughout the journey.

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