Donkey Kong Country Maker
DKC Maker
Donkey Kong Country Maker
Developer(s) Retro Studios
Nintendo EAD Group No. 4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release Date(s)
July 23, 2021
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Maker
Series Maker
Cost $59.99

Donkey Kong Country Maker is an upcoming game in the Maker series, and is a spin-off of the Super Mario Maker series, however you can now make your own Donkey Kong Country levels. The game will release on July 23, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. The game will be released to celebrate the 40TH anniversary of the Donkey Kong series.

Game Styles

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Donkey Kong (Arcade)

You can now experience Donkey Kong Country with the iconic arcade graphics from the very first Donkey Kong game! Many objects in this game style have some references from the original game.

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Donkey Kong Country

Experience all kinds of new fan-made levels with the original Donkey Kong Country graphics from back in the SNES days.


Donkey Kong Land

This game style is a lot different then the other game styles, as you can play this with black and white colors as if you were playing this on the Gameboy.


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

From the newest Donkey Kong game, you get to make your own crazy levels with the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game style.

Course Themes

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You can swing in to adventure with the Jungle theme!


Adventure through a tropical paradise with the Beach theme!
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Enjoy a nice ride with the Minecart theme!
DKC Factory


Experience a hard challenge with tough obstacles with the Factory theme!
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Take a nice trip through a relaxing sunset with the Sunset theme!
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Breeze through someone's level with the Windmill theme!


Swim through the adventure with the Water theme!
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Slip and slide through an icey journey with the Ice theme!

Course Elements

Course Obstacles

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DK Cannon


You can place these down in the level to blast yourself any where you want. You can choose what directions you want the cannon to blast you at.


DK Barrel


You can place down DK Barrels so you can earn lives or throw them at enemies. You can also change these barrels in to a Diddy Kong Barrel, Dixie Kong Barrel, Cranky Kong Barrel, or Funky Kong Barrel.

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TNT Barrel


These can be tricky obstacles to avoid if you put down a TNT Barrel. Anyone who reaches contact with it will explode so be careful.

Collectible Elements

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K-O-N-G Letters


You can collect the infamous K-O-N-G letters to make for an interesting collectathon.


Puzzle Piece


You can allow other players to find puzzle pieces.




Place down Bananas so Donkey Kong can collect them. Place 100 of these down and Donkey Kong will earn an extra life (However in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game style, you will also be able to perform the Kong POW as well as earn an extra life).

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Banana Coin


You can place down Banana Coins as in-game money for the shop. (You can but things like Mystery Banana outfits and Courses made by Nintendo).


Mystery Bananas

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