"DK and Diddy get shrunken down in this adequate 3DS remake.
Usually when a game is ported to a new platform, the goal is to greatly enhance it and possibly create the definitive version. With Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, that isn’t really how it works. While the added 3D effect and eight additional levels are nice, it doesn’t truly improve on the original in any grand way outside of making it portable and optionally easier. Still, Donkey Kong Country Returns is an excellent game (we said as much when it debuted on Wii), and the 3DS remake is a perfectly adequate way to experience the fine 2D platformer.", writes NintendoWorldReport.