Exclusive: Rico Rodriguez, Scott Porter & Katherine McNamara Test Their Skills on “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze”

donkeykong-021014What’s better than playing video games? How about getting to play a video game before it’s out!

Last week, stars like Rico Rodriguez, Scott Porter, Katherine McNamara & Audrey Whitby got the chance to test their gamer skills at a special preview event for Nintendo’s new game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. We have to say, this is one cool game. You can play as all your favorite DK characters as well as new ones. Plus, there’s so many new things they can do like swim and pull things out of the ground.

We were lucky enough to get to join the stars to check out the new game during the event at a beach house in Santa Monica. Even though it was cloudy and rainy outside, it was a tropical paradise inside. Barrels of bananas filled the room as well as cool palm trees while guests snacked on themed foods like ceviche on plantain chips, monkey bread and banana cake pops. There was also some amazing ice sculptures on display highlighting the freeze theme of the newest Donkey Kong title.

Other stars on hand included Nadji Jeter (Grown Ups 2), teen sensations “Forever In Your Mind,” Joely Courtney, Jack Griffo, Austin Anderson, Amber Montana, Zack Montana, and more.

Check out our preview video from the event below.

Photos: L. Hiser/SO-M