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Donkey Kong Country Returns review - 9.5/10 in Game Informer

"One of the best platformers we've ever played"

The world's first Donkey Kong Country Returns review is in - and respected US mag Game Informer has slapped down a mouth-watering 9.5/10 score.

The mag's writer reports that although they have "been looking forward to this game for months", the final product "blew me away".

"Its gorgeous visuals, awesome boss battles, varied stages, and cleverly hidden secrets guarantee gamers will have a great time revisiting this classic franchise," GI reports.

The reviewer concludes that Donkey Kong Country Returns is "one of the best platformers I've ever played".

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Nice work, Nintendo. The Wii game's out on November 21 in the US and in the UK on December 3.