Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
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North American Boxart
Developer Rareware
Publisher Nintendo
Console Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console
Release Date Super Nintendo
Europe; November 19, 1996
North America; November 22, 1996
Japan; November 23, 1996
Game Boy Advance
Europe; November 4, 2005
North America; November 7, 2005
Japan; November 7, 2005
Virtual Console
North America; December 24, 2007
Europe; December 25, 2007
Japan: October 21, 2008
Rating Kids to Adults, E
Genre Platformer
Mode(s) 1-2 Players

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is a game developed by Rareware (now known as Rare, a company which now works for Microsoft) for the Super Nintendo and released in 1996, meant to be the last title to tie up the Donkey Kong Country trilogy for this system. It would be later released on the Game Boy Advance in 2005 and later on the Wii's Virtual Console in 2008. Donkey Kong Country 3 also has a follow up on the Game Boy called Donkey Kong Land III, which occurs after the events of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! takes place after the events of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. The player will control Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong as the travel through the Northern Kremisphere in order to rescue Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from the Kremling Krew once more.

A remake was later made for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. This remake was for the Game Boy Advance and it includes six new levels and new soundtrack. In 2007 this game was re-released for the Virtual Console.

Contents

Story

Months after defeating the Kremling Krew, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are still celebrating their victory. They often sit around on the beach in their hammocks with banana shakes with Dixie Kong occasionally joining them. One day, Dixie Kong is not able to find either Kongs but notices a note from Diddy. After reading the note, she learns that they have went to the islands to explore and goes to find them.

After spending all day tirelessly searching for the Kongs, she goes to sleep, but finds out that Diddy has not returned after she wakes up. She heads off to see Wrinkly Kong, who suggests they are with Funky Kong. Dixie heads to Funky's Rentals, where Funky explains that he has had no customers other than Kiddy Kong. Taking Kiddy along with her, she borrows the Motor Boat from Funky to go and search for Donkey and Diddy Kong.

Characters

Playable Characters

The player will be using Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong throughout the game.

Kiddy Kong and Dixie Kong, main protagonists of the game..

Dixie Kong

Main Article: Dixie Kong

Dixie Kong makes her return from the previous Donkey Kong Country game. Keeping her regular moves from the previous game, she is able to control how fast she drops by using her helicopter spin ability.

Kiddy Kong

Main Article: Kiddy Kong

Kiddy Kong is the cousin of Dixie Kong and joins her in the search for Donkey and Diddy Kong. He has great strength is able to defeat certain enemies that Dixie cannot and he can throw Dixie far with the "Team Up" ability.

Gameplay

This game can use the "Tag-Team" system found in the previous Donkey Kong Country game. Both Kongs will follow one another through each level, the Kong in front is the playable Kong. If the Kong is hit by an enemy, they will be injured and run away. When this happens, the player will play as the other Kong. If this Kong is hit, then the player will lose a life. The other Kong can be brought back by opening a DK Barrel. They will follow the other Kong throughout the level unless they are "tagged in" by the player pressing the select button.

Dixie Kong is faster than Kiddy Kong, she also can use her "Helicopter Spin" technique. Kiddy Kong will be stronger than Dixie Kong but slower. He is also able to use his "Water Skip" ability to bounce on water to reach far areas. Kiddy can defeat certain foes that Dixie cannot. The "Team-Up" ability from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest makes it return as well. If Kiddy is carrying Dixie, he can throw her up to reach high areas. When Dixie carries Kiddy, he will be able to break through cracked or loose areas in the ground.

The Kongs are also able to balance on moving Steel Kegs. These kegs can ram into foes as well by being thrown or run over from the Kongs.

Allies

Kong Family

  • Cranky Kong: Cranky Kong will appear only in Swanky Kong's bonus games on the Super Nintendo version. In the Game Boy Advance remake, he runs the Cranky's Dojo.
  • Funky Kong: Can be found in Funky's Rentals. He will allow the Kongs to use his boats to explore the waters for levels in the Northern Kremisphere.
  • Swanky Kong: Is running mini-games once more, he runs his own Sideshow on the Super Nintendo version and Swanky's Dash in the Game Boy Advance version.
  • Wrinkly Kong: Will allow the Kongs to save their game in the Super Nintendo version. In the Game Boy Advance version, she cares for the Banana Birds in her retreat.
  • Diddy Kong & Donkey Kong: Is captured by Baron K. Roolenstein in order to power up KAOS.

Animal Buddies

This game holds host to 6 Animal Buddies. A few Animal Buddies return from the past Donkey Kong Country games, while others are new to the series.

  • Ellie the Elephant is the replacement of Rambi. She appears in the first level of the game. While she is not as strong as Rambi, she is able to suck barrels with her trunk and absorb water as a projectile. She does have a Sneek phobia.
  • Enguarde the Swordfish is the same as the past Donkey Kong Country games. He use his bill as a weapon against underwater foes.
  • Parry the Parrallel Bird follows the Kongs from above. He will usually be used for getting bonuses.
  • Squawks the Parrot is able to shoot coconuts from his mouth and fly. He is able to take out enemies like Buzz with his coconuts.
  • Quawks the Parrot is a purple version of Squawks. He is not able to shoot coconuts but can carry barrels.
  • Squitter the Spider uses his web ability to take out enemies and create platforms.

Brother Bears

Donkey Kong Country 3 introduces a group of "Brother Bears" to the series. This is a large family of bears that live in log cabins throughout the area. They will offer items and other services to the Kongs.

  • Bachelor: Lives on a small island in the center of Lake Orangatanga. This is where Barnacle was in the Super Nintendo version. Bachelor will want a rose and box of chocolates for his girlfriend. He will give the Kongs a Banana Bird for helping him out. He will also give them a Flupperius Petallus Pongus flower.
  • Baffle: Resides in KAOS Kore. To be able to solve one of his codes, the Kongs will need to give him the mirror item, purchased from Bazaar for fifty Bear Coins.
  • Barnacle: Is a shell collector living in (Pacifia(or Lake Orangatanga on the Super Nintendo version). Giving him a shell, will result in Barnacle giving the Kongs his Banana Bird.
  • Barter: Lives in a swap shop near K3. He will appear ragged on the Kongs first appearance. Once the Kongs give him the mirror, he will change a little. He will also give the Kongs the No. 6 Wrench needed to fix Bjorrns chairlift.
  • Bazaar: Runs a General Store near Funky's Rentals. He will sell a shell for 5 coins, box of chocolates for twenty, and a mirror for fifty.
  • Bazooka: He is a veteran of the Kremean War and resides in Mekanos. He owns a cannon called "Big Bessie". It needs to be loaded up with a bowling ball to blast the Kongs to a Banana Bird Cave.
  • Benny: Runs a chairlift in Razor Ridge. He will allow the Kongs to use the lift for no charge.
  • Bjorn: Runs the other chairlift in Razor Ridge. His will not work unless the Kongs collect the No. 6 Wrench from Barter.
  • Blizzard: Is unable to reach Blue's birthday party due to being stuck in K3. He will give the Kongs the gift to deliver to Blue.
  • Blue: Blue is depressed because nobody is coming to his birthday party. To cheer him up, Dixie and Kiddy will need to get the gift from Blizzard at K3. Blue will end up giving the contents to the Kongs.
  • Blunder: Can be found in Kremwood Forest. He will give a secret on how to find the lost world, Krematos.
  • Boomer: Located in Krematos. He will blow up roadblocks blocking the way to secret levels at the cost of Bonus Coins. A Cog can be found in each level and need to be placed in his machines and the submarine, Knautilus will appear.
  • Bramble: Located near Cotton-Top Cover. He is interested in plants, and not the machines in Mekanos. When the machines are shut down nearby, and Razor Ridge has been completed. A Flupperius Petallus Pongus will appear and can be picked. He will give them a Banana Bird. In the Game Boy Advance version, the Flupperius Petallus Pongus iz given by Bachelor, and Bramble will give the Kongs a rose.
  • Brash: Can be found in Kremwood Forest. He holds the record for completing Riverside Race in one minute and fifty seconds. Once the Kongs have beat his time, he will throw a tantrum and a log will fall into the riverbank, creating a bridge to a Banana Bird Cave.

Other Characters

The Banana Bird Queen is the mother of the Banana Birds that are scattered throughout the Norther Kremisphere. She has been sealed away by Baron K. Roolenstein, but with all the Banana Birds collected, they help break her free from the Evil Barrier and she defeats K. Rool once and for all. She can only be reached after the Kongs earn the Gyrocopter and fly into the clouds.

Worlds

World Map of the game.

Enemies/Bosses

Enemies

Throughout the game, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong will face a variety of enemies from the Kremling Krew. Most of the enemies replace old enemies from past games while some are unique.

Bosses

Each boss can be found at the end of a world. Each boss can be found on their own unique stage.

Ports

Game Boy Advance

There are several differences between the Super Nintendo version and the Game Boy Advance version:

  • The maps have been tweaked in some parts due to new additions and changes (like no Save Caves).
  • Wrinkly Kong can only be found in Wrinkly's Retreat.
  • Cranky's Dojo replaces any Save Caves in the worlds.
  • New soundtrack.
  • Pacifica is added to the worlds.
  • Barnacle relocates to Pacifica while Bachelor is put in Lake Orangatanga.
  • Once Mekanos is completed, Bramble can be visited at any time for the Banana Bird.
  • Funky Kong has four mini-games, that depend on how many vehicles can be rented.
  • Swanky Kong runs a virtual reality machine that Dixie Kong can play.
  • When a Koin has been defeated, the DK Coin is obtained automatically.
  • Once Mekanos and Cotton-Top Cove are completed, the player has the option to go to K3, Razor Ridge, or Pacifica.
  • Barbos can be found in Pacifica, while Kroctopus is found in Razor Ridge.
  • The cabins for the Brother Bears have been redesigned, as well as the bears themselves.
  • New Brother Bear called Bachelor. He can be found in Lake Orangatanga.
  • New items were added and trading patterns adjusted.
  • Blizzard is now a grizzly bear instead of a polar bear.
  • Does not feature the Scrapbook or pictures to collect like previous GBA remakes.
  • 5 extra Banana Birds.
  • The outside of Kastle KAOS has been redesigned.
  • When Knautilus is unlocked on the Super Nintendo, the background of the areas in Krematoa turn red. In the Game Boy version, this doesn't happen.
  • Rocket Rush is harder, red Buzzes damage the Rocket Barrel and there is no Star Barrel.
  • Enemies have recycled sound effects from two previous games instead of their original DKC3 sounds.

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