Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze - Funky Kong reference

The promising platformer sequel, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, is out next week in all territories and will hopefully deliver on the expectations set by its spectacular predecessor. Speaking of Donkey Kong Country Returns, some might recall the 3DS version giving a clever nod to the Zelda series. Now, it seems Tropical Freeze is continuing that little tribute.

Just as Cranky Kong mumbled the iconic Legend of Zelda line in DKCR 3D, in Tropical Freeze Funky Kong now says the phrase “Vehicle troubles? It’s dangerous to go alone–take one of these!” when the player hovers their cursor over the Crash Guard. This item even slightly resembles a Hylian Shield. Read on for some gameplay footage of the shop, courtesy of GameXplain.

Sources: Twitter [1], YouTube
Via: GoNintendo [1]
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  • Isaac Vigil Garcia

    You said he’s cranky kong, he’s actually Funky Kong.

    • Reece Heather

      “Just as Cranky Kong mumbled the iconic line from The Legend of Zelda in his shop, Funky Kong now says the phrase…” – I was referring to Cranky in DK Country Returns as I’d just mentioned and linked to it in the previous paragraph. So it started in that game with Cranky, and now Funky is continuing it in Tropical Freeze 🙂