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access_time December 18, 2013 at 8:51 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Cranky Kong joins the cast in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Cranky Kong

Donkey Kong won’t just be relying on his old friends Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong in the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Indeed, a veteran named Cranky Kong will be joining the cast of playable characters, giving Donkey Kong a new shoulder to lean on.

Cranky Kong will have his own set of special moves that the others won’t have. These moves will be utilized with his cane, allowing him to bounce off of enemies and obstacles alike, proving that the old shopkeeper still has plenty of fight in him. Of course, some gamers may be wondering what will happen to the shop now that Cranky is off adventuring with the “youngsters”.

The answer to that is that a character named Funky Kong will take over Cranky’s place as shopkeeper. In addition, if you collect 100 bananas in a stage, you will be able to utilize a brand new move called the KONG-Pow, which will turn every enemy on the screen into items.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be launching on February 21, 2014.   

What do you think of Cranky’s decision to leave the shop in Funky’s hands as he adventures with Donkey and the crew?

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