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Walmart.com Donkey Kong Country Returns for $24.96 + free store pickup


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#1 Uso

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:05 AM

Walmart has Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) for $24.96 with free store pickup. Thanks wyo_vr4 from SD

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#2 marineal

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

damn it... i'm tempted... this might be the lowest it will ever be

#3 bruceg

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:31 AM

Amazon price seems to be inching downwards (down to 32 now), but $25 is lowest I've seen so far. Hoping to pick it up at $20 after tax.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

a fantastic wii game. a great platformer with the talented Retro team holdin' it down! if you are at all doubtfull of the game, read gamespot's review. Tomk McShea LOVES platormers & knows his stuff. everywhere gave it a good review though, lol. don't see it going lower unless it becomes a player's choice or whatever. grap it!

#5 white3er

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:28 PM

i just sent amazon the walmart link - hopefully they can pm
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#6 monkeyz

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

Hey since we're on the topic of Walmart.

Kirby's epic yarn is 24.96 as well.

http://www.walmart.c...ii-Wii/15076256

Can a few CAG's also please report this one to Amazon as well? I'd appreciate that :D . Both are solid prices for solid games so tempting.

#7 sliknik27

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:21 PM

Reported the lower price to Amazon. Would love to snag this without going to Walmart.
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#8 Kenshindono

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:25 PM

just curious: is this one of those nintendo games that pretty much stays at around 50 bucks forever? I.e. brawl and stuff like that? I noticed a lot of first party games seem locked in price forever for some idiotic reason

is this one of them? If so i may get it at this price

#9 bsmiff

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Wow, I just ordered both DKCR and Kirby's Epic Yarn in like new used condish via AWD for the same prices basically last night. Definitely going to cancel that order and swing on by the Walmart up the road, new copies and Nintendo Club points for the win! Thanks OP.

just curious: is this one of those nintendo games that pretty much stays at around 50 bucks forever? I.e. brawl and stuff like that? I noticed a lot of first party games seem locked in price forever for some idiotic reason

is this one of them? If so i may get it at this price



I don't expect its MSRP will go down any time soon, considering the Nintendo Selects program only just now got around to putting Super Mario Galaxy 1 and other old first party games at a lower price. Who knows though, with the recent Wii MSRP drop and upcoming holiday season.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:55 PM

You guys want to "tell amazon about a lower price?" I would appreciate it, thanks!

would save on shipping/don't have to waste gas (no walmarts by me).
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#11 exaznkid

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:07 PM

hmmmm, i might pick this up but then again walmart's store pickup is a goddamn train wreck

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:13 PM

Just bought this two weeks ago for $35... since when do Nintendo prices plummet like this? (Not complaining... totally worth the $35).

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#13 scottman

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:14 PM

Whatever happened to that "all video games ship free" thing at walmart? I thought that was a new policy, but I guess it was just a limited time thing.

Very conflicted on buying this. I can see it either staying near msrp if they stop printing this, or I can see it drop to sub $20 everywhere pretty soon, not counting a selects release that may or may not happen.... If you are a non-selects box kind of person, then I guess this is a great time to get it for peace of mind.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

Great price on one of the best 2D platformers this generation. Literally EVERY level throws something completely new your way. Yes, I miss the Kremlings, and yes, shaking the wiimote to roll takes some getting used to, but this game is FANTASTIC and I highly recommend it to any platforming enthusiasts.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

This is probably one of the few times I have to say no to a deal like this because I love 2D Platformers and have been eying this game for months.

Then again I am buying 3 games on Tuesday. This could wait :lol:
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:35 PM

I've been waiting for this game to drop in price. I have a huge backlog of games and I tried to resist........needless to say, went to Best buy and price matched.

#17 bsmiff

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:23 PM

Just picked up my copies, and while the store itself was a total mess of people scrambling to shop before Labor Day, the site-to-store area was calm and the process took no more than 5 minutes, in and out for both DK and Kirby. Didn't even have to print my confirmation email--just gave the associate my ID. Thanks a lot OP.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:24 PM

Quick question if i get this, can i use a gamecube or classic controller, or is it wiimote?
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:27 PM

Quick question if i get this, can i use a gamecube or classic controller, or is it wiimote?


From what I understand the game's only major downfall is that it requires you use the Wiimote, or Wiimote with nunchuk. You have to shake the controller to make DK roll, which sucks. If your Wii is modded you may be able to work around it.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:52 PM

Mine is not thanks anyway.
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#21 CheapAssHustla

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 12:14 AM

I paid around $26 on this several months back. My girlfriend and I split the cost, and it's definitely worth it. Still haven't finished it though.

#22 Kenshindono

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:10 AM

From what I understand the game's only major downfall is that it requires you use the Wiimote, or Wiimote with nunchuk. You have to shake the controller to make DK roll, which sucks. If your Wii is modded you may be able to work around it.


really? you cant use the classic controller at all? You sure? =( i'll probably wait to see if amazon pm's by tomorow if not i may do site to store pickup

#23 bsmiff

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:53 AM

really? you cant use the classic controller at all? You sure? =( i'll probably wait to see if amazon pm's by tomorow if not i may do site to store pickup


I'm sure, bummer right? The back of the box only shows the Wiimote and Nunchuk icons.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:32 AM

From what I understand the game's only major downfall is that it requires you use the Wiimote, or Wiimote with nunchuk. You have to shake the controller to make DK roll, which sucks. If your Wii is modded you may be able to work around it.


You can't use a Wavebird AND you have to waggle? I'm out, crap!

#25 Abeja

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:07 AM

Grabbed this at BBV. Pretty fun so far.

#26 Nohbdy

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:37 AM

Stop whining about the waggle. It's perfectly responsive.

#27 bsmiff

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:50 AM

Stop whining about the waggle. It's perfectly responsive.


Still haven't played my copy, but yeah, the gameplay and level design looks excellent. I'm not gonna let the waggle ruin it for me.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:02 AM

Its a fun game, worth the 25 especially if you have kids. If you cant beat a certain level it will allow you to skip if you fail like 5 times, so the kids dont have to have you beat it for them. And if your an advance gamer, it allows you to replay the levels and gives you obkective to get if you want to complete beat the game.
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#29 Brymph

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:25 PM

Been waiting a while for this one, picked it up on this deal. Thanks!

#30 Kenshindono

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:14 PM

meh waited too long. Out of stock at my store now. It seems to say i can ship to store. Guess i'll do that and just cancel it when it comes in if amazon PM's. Really sucks about the controller. I dont know why Nintendo insists on forcing people to use shitty waggle garbage for classic style games. Why even have the classic controller or GC controller compatibility if you never use them

*edit* stupid tax. adds 2.14 to the price. I hope amazon PM's. Our tax is too god damn high here

Edited by Kenshindono, 05 September 2011 - 08:25 PM.