Posted on : November 14, 2010 | Filed under : General
Among the most frequent questions brought up by those looking forward to the newest DKC title is “What will the controls be like in Donkey Kong Country Returns”? Since the three previous titles were released on the SNES console all using roughly the same control scheme, curiosity about the control mechanics for the newest installment is to be expected. While the game has yet to be released, gaming journalists have revealed a number of points regarding the controls in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Much like New Super Mario Bros Wii, DKCR is going to offer two different control schemes, both utilizing the Wii remote. The first control scheme will incorporate an attached Nunchuk, allowing players to navigate with the provided joystick. The second method will use only the Wii remote held at a horizontal position, using the D-pad to maneuver and utilizing motion controls for ground pounds and similar actions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Donkey Kong Country Returns will allow gamers to use a Gamecube or Classic Controller, but I suppose that’s to be expected at this point.
When I played NSMBW for the first time (which offers a similar control scheme), I was a little skeptical. After years of adapting to the Gamecube controller I had grown accustom to its feel. However, after a few minutes of playing around with the horizontal Wii remote method, the controls began to grow on me and I can honestly say I couldn’t imagine playing the title any other way. Movement began to feel very natural over time because of the similarity between the control scheme and that of the original NES titles. I have a feeling that Donkey Kong Country Returns controls will satisfy gamers including myself just the same.