I'm now at the end of World 8... I have collected all the letters (yay!) and have done all the K levels... After this was done, I faced the last boss. After 15 or so lives (had to stop because I had to go somewhere), I still haven't beaten him. He is really tough..and for gods sake, why is Diddy not there? I mean I had him for the rocket ride up to the boss, but after I died the first time (I think most people have died on each boss in the game at least once) Diddy Kong is nowhere to be found - and you have Diddy with every other boss. I was smart in using an extra heart before I started the boss battle because I needed that extra second to try and discover/avoid his attacks before getting killed everytime. Sheesh.
Well, I beat the game today with all letters and K levels done..the golden temple stage was revealed so I unlocked it as I had all the orbs already and went in. Great CG scenes and DK's expressions are well done. I'm going to get Diddy and re-enter the stage, with only 2 hearts and no jet pack to land on those moving cherry bombs, it's really tough.
But yeah... I don't think I'm going to even attempt the speed runs and I may go and get the puzzle pieces later but I have other games to play too.. I think DKCR has proven, at least to me, a true gaming classic and a must have in any Wii Collection.
Just beat the game LOVED IT! That last world was tough... I entered it with 99 lives and got out of it with less than 50. Wow, what an awesome challenge. At leas SOMEONE who works for Nintendo can provide it.
Congrats! Yeah the 8th world was a toughy...especially if you were trying to get all the KONG letters because if you die while getting them you have to start over...
I just beat the the golden temple so I'm happy I've gone this far - what an amazing game. However I don't think I'm going to go through any speed runs and doing the levels again in Mirror mode (unlocked when you beat the Golden Temple). I think I'll just pick away at the puzzle pieces whenever I feel up to it and be satisfied with that. I haven't beaten a game this tough since Battletoads. Battletoads was tough but I think DKCR was much harder... The thing that evened it out with DK though is that you had a gazillion lives to waste (and lots of ways to earn lives) where in Battletoads you didn't.
Does anyone know about the infinite life trick in world 2-2? Takes great reference from Super Mario Bros. World 3-1.
Yeah I don't think I'm ever gonna put too much time into time trials. And no 2 players in Mirror Mode was a really idiotic choice. The entire game (well, minus Time Trials as well) is 2 players but then a brand new mode you unlock isn't? I mean, I get they're going for difficulty but they still coulda me it 1 hit kill for both players and NO jumping on DK's back or something.
I was really, really disappointed with their decision to omit 2 player for Mirror Mode. That alone was a massive enough turn-off to make me hardly even care about Mirror Mode anymore. I was basically playing the whole game with my bro and when we unlocked Mirror Mode together it's like "you unlocked this cool mode but you can't play it the way you just played through the entire game to earn it". Idiotic. That left a bad taste in my mouth and was actually a poor last impression.
I got DKC Returns for my birthday this past Wednesday. I've been a bit busy with finals, (Last one was delayed to tomorrow because of snow.) but I've been enjoying the game a lot, really challenging. I'm about halfway through the forest now.
Just tried the time trial for the first time. Got a Gold on Jungle Hijinx. It wasn't THAT hard, but for being the first level, it was hard. And I made a clear mistake at one point (getting hit by an enemy), so I guess I would've gotten a shiny gold without that.
@GelatinousEncore Actually, the earlier=easier/later=harder rule doesn't apply to Time Attack. The hardest stages in the game for me to pass quickly were the first boss, and level 2-1, whereas several of the later stages had rather generous target times that allowed for some mistakes along the way. 1-1 is fairly tough to get Gold on, but it doesn't mean everything after that is harder (I'd rank it as "average" difficulty for DKCR's time trials as a whole).