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Donkey Kong Country Returns Official Game Guide (Prima Official Game Guides) [Paperback]

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Book Description

3 Dec 2010 Prima Official Game Guides
• All levels detailed with labelled maps.

• Two player tips for getting the most out of co-op play!

• Every hidden item revealed.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing (3 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307471020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307471024
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 20 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 498,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A GUIDE FOR A GAME ERA !! 8 Jan 2013
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Such a lovely game of such and amazing game series. Having this guide feels like completing the image of being all set for many hours of great and nostalgic gaming ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good game guide - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3 Mar 2011
When I first opened the guide, it seemed a bit basic and the paper quality seemed a bit sparse. But I needn't have worried. This is a first class guide - it has all the crucial information: where bonus items are; how to get through tricky manoeuvres and what's needed to get through a level. It has a clear layout - a simplified diagram of the main points, linked to more detailed pictures and text where needed, so it doesn't give the game away when you glance at it. The more complex games get, with so many choices, I find good guides essential, I don't have hours to waste trying everything out and with donkey kong, you do go back to the beginning of the level if you fail. Really good value for money and helped me to get more out of an amazing game, totally trustworthy in informing you of where everything is and what is going on. Brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for the enthusiast 25 Feb 2011
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My boy is quite obsessed with Donkey Kong Country Returns and so he was made up when he received this book as a homework-reward.
It gives you all the character names, so the game makes more sense. It also tells you where all the puzzle pieces and coins are, so saves the frustration.
A bit expensive for what it is, but it's good quality so worth it, and it did come with an A2 poster.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth its weight in bananas! 29 Nov 2010
By B. McLain - Published on
This guide really should be sold in Cranky Kong's Shop. It's just that vital to getting through the 8+ worlds of Donkey Kong Country Returns. While I didn't really use the guide until after I had beaten the game and started going back to collect stuff, it's been worth its weight in bananas! As you will see in a minute though, this is the way the guide was meant to be used.
Although the guide isn't the traditional sort of guide. Which is to say it doesn't lead you by the hand through the tough obstacles of the game. It does a fabulous job of showing where all of the Puzzle Pieces, Hearts, Coins and Bonus Levels are located. It would have taken me ages to find some of this stuff without this guide's help.
The maps in the guide are great and serve as an easy way to pick out vital information visually while playing. Each K-O-N-G letter, puzzle piece and bonus level are clearly marked and numbered so you can go directly to the paragraph of information on the thing that you're trying to get, or in my case locate the nearest heart refill. XD
The guide also does a great job of explaining enemy tactics, and the controls for the game, which really helps. Bosses are covered almost in passing, but cursory techniques and strategies are covered, if ever so briefly.
The only negative that I can think of is that I would have liked a little more thorough description of boss fights and the mini levels that lead up to some boss fights. As well as some tips on Time-Attack challenges. But these are in no way deal breakers. If you are going to buy or have bought DKCR for yourself or someone else as a gift, I can guarantee they will enjoy having the guide as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kids love it 3 July 2013
By Michael L Hensley - Published on
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Again I bought this for the 6 and 10 year old that loves the game. They say that it helps them get thru the game easier
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2.0 out of 5 stars Okay guide, not as good as others 2 Feb 2011
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Hi, I wanted to tell you that this Prima guide is okay at finding puzzle pieces and stuff, but not very good at how to beat villains. I have the Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario Bros. guides and they are much more useful. I am glad I got this as a gift. I am glad I did not use my own money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Comeback!!! 30 Dec 2010
By Amanda Mason-Thomas - Published on
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I've been a fan of the Donkey Kong Country game series for years. And being an old school gamer, I cannot adjust to the 360-degree camera work of the newer games. Nintendo's got me again with DK Country Returns. Everything I loved about the original games - side-scrolling, characters, great new additions like playing in the mid- and background of the screen and moving from one to the other...action movie quality levels and challenges...and just loads of more FUN!

It's quite possibly the greatest adventure game series ever made. And Donkey Kong Country Returns is just another layer on the righteous cake! Five stars!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but not necessary . . 29 Dec 2010
By NLM4501 - Published on
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Guide is good to have if you want to find all the puzzle pieces, get advice on how to beat particular enemies and bosses. There is a super guide within the game that you can use if you die a particular number of times in each level. That is just as helpful as a guide for clearing a level because it actually "plays through" and opens the level for you. It doesn't show you the hidden stuff but once you clear a level you can replay and take time to find it on your own. So if you are like me and want to find everything you may want to get the guide. If you are a skilled gamer you probably don't need this so save yourself the $$.
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