"Double Trouble" revolves around twins separated at birth.
The show is a lighthearted comedy drama about long separated twins meeting up and switching places. The story's of a kind familiar to viewers who remember The Parent Trap and a host of other 'twins' shows, here given a refreshing twist by the contrast of central Australian Indigenous community lifestyles with life in the big city of Sydney.
This series is a fast moving comedy drama, loaded with complicated situations and ever changing panics, improbabilities and problems to be solved. It has plenty of bush scenes, plenty of city life, some bush tucker, some painting, some dancing, modern and traditional, some football, and two families bemused by the strange ways of the swapped twins who've landed in their new homes.
It's also a story of different cultures. The white and the black. The city and the bush. Traditional ways of life and modern day thinking. It's a chance to explore Aboriginal culture without it being a tourist oddity. It is about people living their lives. It is about being exposed to a new and very different culture and having to cope.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Double Trouble - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! - Netflix
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is an adventure platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It was first released on November 22, 1996 in North America, November 23, 1996 in Japan and on December 13, 1996 in Europe and Australia. It is the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series, the final game in the original trilogy, and serves as a direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. It was also re-released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005, with a new soundtrack. The game was made available to download on the Wii's Virtual Console service in 2007, as well as for the Wii U's Virtual Console in 2014. The plot revolves around Dixie Kong and her cousin, Kiddy Kong, in their attempts to rescue the kidnapped Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from series antagonist King K. Rool. The game is set in the “Northern Kremisphere”, a fictionalised version of northern Europe and Canada. Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! utilises the same Silicon Graphics technology from its predecessors, which feature the use of pre-rendered 3D imagery. The game received positive reviews upon release. Critics praised the visuals and various aspects of gameplay; however, most were divided over the game's soundtrack.
Double Trouble - Reception - Netflix
The game received positive reviews upon release. The SNES version holds an aggregate score of 86% from GameRankings, whereas the Game Boy Advance version holds a score of 76%. The graphics and gameplay were the most praised aspects of the game. Frank Provo of GameSpot stated that the graphics were colourful, vibrant and “top-notch”. The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly found them colorful and even sharper than those of previous installments. They said that the gameplay, while not differing much from the previous game, has ample intelligent design and replay value in the levels to make it a must-have for those who liked previous games in the series. A Next Generation critic argued that the game's perceived similarity to the first two games is to an extent superficial: “The graphics seem crisper and more detailed than even the already impressive look featured in Donkey Kong Country 2. ... Any control slop previously exhibited in the series has been eliminated, and movement and action in the game is now extremely precise and intuitive.” He also highly praised the level designs and balanced challenge, and remarked that the game “indicates that the SNES seems to be making a more graceful exit than the Sega Genesis.” Doctor Devon of GamePro scored it a 4.5 out 5 in sound and funfactor and a perfect 5.0 in graphics and control, elaborating that “The backgrounds are sharp and colorful, the underwater levels are suitable for framing, and characters display terrific detail”. He criticized it for largely repeating the gameplay of the previous installments, but still found the game highly enjoyable. Lucas Thomas of IGN opined that Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!'s visuals were not as awe-inspiring as the pre-rendered CGI of Donkey Kong Country, however he admitted that they “still looked great” for the third installment. In a retrospective review, Marcel van Duyn of NintendoLife praised the game's visuals and detailed backgrounds, stating that they were “fantastic” for the SNES. Reviewing the Game Boy Advance version, a reviewer from GamePro thought that the graphics appeared “washed out” on the system's backlit screen; stating that the pre-rendered sprites did not “show up very well”. A reviewer from Nintendo Master thought that the game's main strengths were its “beautiful graphics and script”. A reviewer from Jeuxvideo asserted that the various aspects of gameplay made Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! a hallmark of the series. The music received mixed opinions from critics. Although Provo stated that the game's music was “catchy”, he noted that devotees to the original Donkey Kong Country may not like it. Doctor Devon commented, “Although it sounds similar to its predecessors, DKC3 still has great music”. Thomas thought compared to the other Donkey Kong Country games, the music in Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! stands out the least, although he stated that it was an “impressive effort”. Van Duyn similarly stated that the soundtrack was not as “legendary” as it was in its previous installment, however he still admitted that it had some “great” tracks. In addition, Van Duyn criticised the Game Boy Advance's port for replacing all of the original music with remixed versions. However, Provo stated that the remixed versions are “just as good as the originals”. Electronic Gaming Monthly editors named Donkey Kong Country 3 a runner-up for both Super NES Game of the Year (behind Tetris Attack) and Side-Scrolling Game of the Year (behind Guardian Heroes).
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