Another game I grabbed with my Club Nintendo points (after Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D) was Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for the 3DS. I was always curious about these “Minis” games but for some reason never got around to playing any of them, and so decided to finally take the jump, and I’m glad I did. It’s a fun little platform/puzzler, and although I’m still early in it – still just playing the basic Mario stages – I do like how it gradually ramps up, adding new elements at a pace that doesn’t overwhelm you. I imagine I’ll then want to play the new one that is coming out this month, cross-platform on Wii U and 3DS.
I picked this up tonight as one of my Club Nintendo free downloads, and I’m sure glad I did. I haven’t played a Donkey Kong Country game since the original one on the Super Nintendo, and wow, I just totally got sucked into the gameplay. Loving the platforming, and the visuals are really fantastic, with great 3D effects. I have a feeling I’m really going to love this game, and I imagine it won’t take long before I’ll want to pick up Tropical Freeze on the Wii U.