Miiverse “Achievements” Found in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The crew over at The Cutting Room Floor, who live to discover cut content in games, have found an unused achievement-style system in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
The achievements seem a pretty stock-standard affair, but it’s a long list all the same. Check ’em out below!
While we’ve got a chance to ask, would you like to see Nintendo venture into achievements and the like for all their games? Or is it better to leave it up to the developers discretion? Shoot down to the comments and let us know!
You defeated Pompy! You served that showy sea lion a slice of humble pie!
You defeated Ba-Boom! Numbers? Ha, nothing a Kong can’t beat!
You defeated Skowl! It takes more than that to spook a Kong!
You defeated Fugu! Little fishy ain’t so scary now!
You defeated Bashmaster! Guess he wasn’t so unbreakable!
Defeated Lord Fredrik
You defeated Lord Fredrik! Booted that frosty fool off your island!
Max hits: Bosses
You hit every boss to the max! Flying fists of fury!
Max hits: Barrels
You hit every Slot Machine Barrel to the max! Racking up the numbers!
No damage finish
You beat the level without taking damage! This Kong is untouchable!
No damage boss clear
You beat the boss without taking damage! The bigger they are, the harder they fall!
First secret path
You opened a secret path! Keep your eyes open!
All secret paths
You opened all the secret paths! Kongs are natural-born explorers!
All bonus stages
You beat all the bonus stage types! This Kong’s got skills!
Bright Savannah revealed
You can now explore Bright Savannah! Take plenty of sunscreen!
Autumn Heights revealed
You can now explore Autumn Heights! Watch your step!
Sea Breeze Cove revealed
You can now explore Sea Breeze Cove! Go for a swim!
Juicy Jungle revealed
You can now explore Juicy Jungle! Ahh, refreshing!
Donkey Kong Island revealed
You can now explore Donkey Kong Island! Home again!
Every island revealed
You’ve revealed every island! Explore that secret in the sky!
All levels complete
You’ve completed all the levels on this island! Kong supremacy!
Every level complete
You’ve completed every level in the game! Long traveled, but so worth it!
You’ve found a relic! Mysterious!
KONG letters collected
You’ve found all the KONG letters on the island! Kongs have good eyes!
All KONG letters collected
You’ve found all the KONG letters in the game! Skill jumps are no match for a well-timed Kong!
Puzzle Pieces collected
You’ve found all the Puzzle Pieces on the island! In every nook and cranny–gotta find ’em all!
All Puzzle Pieces collected
You’ve found all the Puzzle Pieces in the game! Nothing’s too hidden for a Kong!
You’ve achieved 200%! Hard mode? That wasn’t so hard!
WOW! You have done it all! You are the ultimate Kong!
Music gallery filled
You’ve filled the music gallery! Music to your ears!
Image gallery filled
You’ve filled the image gallery! Pretty!
Diorama gallery filled
You’ve filled the diorama gallery! You could stare at it for days!
Figurine gallery filled
You’ve filled the figurine gallery! Awesome collection!
All galleries filled
You’ve filled all the Extras galleries! Master of Extras!
First Bronze Medal
You got a Bronze Medal! Dipping your toe in the water!
First Silver Medal
You got a Silver Medal! Getting there!
First Gold Medal
You got a Gold Medal! Whoa there, speedy!
First Shiny Gold Medal
You got a Shiny Gold Medal! It’s so shiny!!
All Bronze Medals
You got at least a Bronze Medal in each level! Well on your way!
All Silver Medals
You got at least a Silver Medal in each level! No small feat!
All Gold Medals
You got at least a Gold Medal in every level! Kongs love gold!
All Shiny Gold Medals
You’ve got a SHINY Gold Medal in every level! Gah! Too bright!!
100 coins spent
You’ve spent 100 coins! Big spender here!
1,000 coins spent
You’ve spent 1,000 coins! Where do you find them all?!
Purchased every item
You’ve purchased every item! You never know when you’ll need ’em!
Used every item
You’ve used one of every item! Kong of all trades!
Visited every shop
You’ve visited Funky on every island! Funky’s happy to see ya!
You are displaying posts! See what the word is!
Made a post
You made a post to Miiverse! Get connected!
You turned on autoposting! Share your successes with the world!
Ultimate Kong POW
You defeated 7 enemies with a single Kong POW! Go teamwork!
3 consecutive bops
You bopped 3 creatures in a row! Look, Ma, no ground!
6 consecutive bops
You bopped 6 creatures in a row! Who needs to touch the ground?!
9 consecutive bops
You bopped 9 creatures in a row! The floor is lava!
12 consecutive bops
You bopped 12 creatures in a row! Whoa! Breakthrough bopping bravery!
5,000 bananas collected
You’ve collected 5,000 bananas! Can never have too many bananas!
1,000 coins collected
You’ve collected 1,000 coins! Funky will be happy to take these off your hands!
500 balloons collected
You’ve collected 500 balloons! Where do you keep all these?!
You’ve bopped creatures 500 times! Bop all those things!
50 triple-bop combos
You’ve done 50 triple-bop combos! Ya! Woohoo!! Yahoo!!!
100 Kong POWs
You’ve performed a Kong POW 100 times! Teaming up to take on anyone!
Threw 100 creatures
You’ve thrown 100 creatures! Putting those big arms to use!
10,000 Cane Jumps
Whoa! You’ve used Cranky’s Cane Jump 10,000 times! Hop to it, gramps!
500 Rambi blocks destroyed
You have destroyed 500 Rambi blocks! Rhinos are stronger than stone!
100 Slot Machine Barrel hits
You’ve hit Slot Machine Barrels 100 times! Those barrels never knew what hit ’em!
Source: The Cutting Room Floor
I think it should be left up to the developers. Some games benefit from the addition of achievements but in others they feel forced. I think achievements in games like Donkey Kong or Mario 3D Land work; I feel rewarded for collecting all of the jigsaw pieces, stars, stamps etc.
Achievements are fine, so long as there is never a score system associated with them.