This past weekend, I sat down and powered through the newest Donkey Kong title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. And as I explored all the game has to offer, I found myself nearly giddy at Cranky Kong’s special ability: to bounce along on his cane like Scrooge McDuck in the NES classic DuckTales.
I love Scrooge McDuck. He is without a doubt the single cartoon character that shaped my childhood—and one that I find even more profound as an adult. So it is no surprise that anything relating to the “Richest Duck in the World” would catch my eye. Though, admittedly, you don’t have to look very hard to see how the DuckTales game inspired some of the newest Donkey Kong Country’s gameplay.