"Between 1999's Donkey Kong 64 and 2010's Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo's great ape served a cool-off period of sorts when it came to straight-up platforming adventures. He had no huge releases to his name, but that didn't mean he was on the backburner entirely. The 2000s were a time to utilise Donkey Kong as a showpiece for some new concepts — there were some bongo-based titles on the consoles, but also a couple of fresh ideas on the GBA. One was Mario vs. Donkey Kong, which has since spawned a small army of sequels and instalments. The other is DK: King of Swing, which has just one successor on the DS. The king has returned on the Wii U Virtual Console, though, and its unique control scheme finds a reasonably good home on the system."