DK: King of Swing Player Count and Stats (2024)

DK King of Swing player count Stats and factsHere are a few of the most interesting DK: King of Swing facts and stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

DK: King of Swing player count:

48,000 game units sold in Japan

Last updated 2/4/13


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Game Description

“DK: King of Swing” is an action-adventure platformer video game developed by Paon Corporation and published by Nintendo. Released in 2005 for the Game Boy Advance and later for the Virtual Console, the game features Donkey Kong as the main character and offers a unique gameplay mechanic involving swinging.

Key features and elements of “DK: King of Swing” include:

  1. Gameplay Mechanics: Unlike traditional platformers, “DK: King of Swing” focuses on a swinging mechanic. Players control Donkey Kong as he swings from pegs and vines to navigate through levels, avoid obstacles, and defeat enemies.
  2. Swinging Controls: Players use the Game Boy Advance’s shoulder buttons to control Donkey Kong’s swinging motion. Timing and precision are crucial to master the swinging mechanics.
  3. Level Design: The game features a variety of levels with different challenges, including enemies, traps, and puzzles that require swinging to overcome.
  4. Collectibles: Players can collect bananas and other items scattered throughout the levels to earn points and unlock additional content.
  5. Boss Battles: Each world includes a boss battle that challenges players to use their swinging skills strategically to defeat powerful enemies.
  6. Multiple Playable Characters: In addition to Donkey Kong, players can unlock and play as other characters from the “Donkey Kong” series, each with their own unique abilities.
  7. Multiplayer Modes: The game includes multiplayer modes that allow players to compete against each other in swinging challenges and other mini-games.
  8. Visuals and Presentation: The game features colorful 2D graphics and a cheerful art style that fits the lighthearted nature of the “Donkey Kong” series.
  9. Reception: “DK: King of Swing” received mixed to positive reviews, with praise for its innovative swinging mechanic and creative level design. Some critics found the controls challenging to master, which contributed to a varied reception.
  10. Virtual Console Release: The game was later re-released on the Virtual Console, allowing players to experience it on the Wii and Wii U platforms.

“DK: King of Swing” offered a unique and creative take on the platformer genre by introducing a swinging mechanic that required players to use their reflexes and timing to navigate levels. While its controls might have posed a learning curve for some players, the game’s charming presentation and engaging gameplay made it a distinctive entry in the “Donkey Kong” series.

Game Details

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