donkey kong country returns gains classic controller support through unofficial mod

As Ben so aptly stated in our review of the title, “Donkey Kong Country Returns” is a worthy revival of the Donkey Kong Country series that was a staple of so many households in the 90s. However, for many gamers this reunion was made somewhat awkward by Nintendo’s baffling decision to incorporate motion-initiated shake controls, which often made simple actions more complicated than would be ideal for the precise execution and timing demanded of the game.

The solution for gamers? Take matters into their own hands.

GBATemp user “crediar” has concocted a cheat code capable of remapping buttons and, most importantly, the shake command unto Nintendo’s Classic Controller extension, giving gamers the ability to feel that much more like they’re back in the banana-scented days of the Super Nintendo.

True replication of the SNES-era control scheme used in the original trilogy has thus far not been achieved, as Donkey and Diddy’s ground-pounds and rolls still must be mapped separately from the run button. The result is nonetheless a marked and welcome improvement, begging the question of why Nintendo consciously excluded so obvious an option in the first place.

For instructions on how to apply this code to your own copy of the game, take a gander at this post from NeoGAF user “Stumpokapow”. Note that application of this code may require third-party Wii applications which may void your system’s warranty depending on your country of residence.

Image Credit: Sammy Hall, Retro Studios

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