|Started this today. The controls are difficult to say the least... |
It's all about climbing and swinging off of grapple points. L and R control your left and right hands. If you're only holding on with one hand, you'll swing in circles, and letting go will let you make a small jump. If you're holding on with both hands, you can do a high jump or charge attack... Bananas can be collected and stored, and can use them up for invincibility or health with A or B... also you can walk left/right and control your direction in midair with L and R. When you walk off a ledge you jump automatically.
I got through the first 2 levels, found one crystal coconut and one medal... I found a bonus barrel but I don't know if I was supposed to get all the bananas for a prize (turns out yes, they do have a prize for getting all the bananas), or if the bananas were the prize... I think I'll just focus on getting through the game for now, and will go for 100% after I beat it. It seems like each level just has one crystal coconut and one medal.
Then I tried out all the available competitive events. You can play as DK, Diddy, Dixie, or Funky, each with different attack/jump stats, and compete in obstacle course races or battles.. I got all the gold medals I could with a bit of practice.
Now that I have a better grasp of the game, I'll finish world 1. I still don't have the hang of killing enemies though. It's hard to get your angle just right while also avoiding getting hit. I actually got both the crystal and medal in one of the world 1 stages at least.
Beat the first boss easily.. unlocked a barrel blast event on got gold on it on the first try... I'm really getting the hang of this game now. It's not quite high session worthy though.