The Game Inquirer says: "I used to absolutely adore the Donkey Kong Country games on the SNES. I don’t know whether it was their (at the time) stunning visuals, the stellar soundtracks, or just the fact you were jumping and hopping around as an ape and chimpanzee. The series sadly went silent after the third and final part in the trilogy released and beside a few ports to handheld systems; it seemed Donkey Kong had well and truly hung up his platforming bananas. That was until Retro Studios stepped forward however, reviving and refreshing the series with a well received sequel on the Nintendo Wii. Now this same game is making its way onto 3DS courtesy of Monster Games (the studio behind Excitetruck and Pilotwings Resort)."