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Re: Mattrizzle's DKC Boss Run Hacks (previously DKC: Boss Blitz)

I have a couple of suggestions for any possible future versions of the DKC - Boss Blitz and perhaps for the DKC2 one: 1. Since a lot of people seem to be trying to get their best times on specific bosses, perhaps you could create a secondary timer that shows how much time you've spent on the current...
by The Kirby
May 26th, 2012, 1:27 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacks
Topic: DKC Boss Rush Hacks (Boss Blitz 1.5 RELEASED! See last post)
Replies: 126
Views: 101021

Re: Hey! I liked these games!

I have to agree that DKL1's controls were pretty bad. Sure, it had new levels, worlds, and enemies, but all of that new-fangled stuff gets bogged down when you have a hard time experiencing it without dying due to cheap controls. There was an unusual, overly-weighted feel to the physics in DKL, in t...
by The Kirby
June 8th, 2009, 6:38 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Land
Topic: Hey! I liked these games!
Replies: 15
Views: 7108

Re: Swoopy's horrible hit detection

I always found those suckers to be a pain too, although I never really thought much of poor hit detection until you brought it up. That first bonus barrel was so darn hard to get to safely, I'd just grit my teeth and run into them just to get through. What gave me the most difficulty was the awkward...
by The Kirby
June 8th, 2009, 6:06 am
 
Forum: DKC3 Glitches
Topic: Swoopy's horrible hit detection
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

I have something to contribute that may shed some light on how SNES games were released. I've been fiddling around a bit with a hex editor on a game called Mr. Nutz for the SNES. This game has four versions: USA, PAL E, JAP, and what seems to be an NTSC BETA. Interestingly, each version of Mr. Nutz ...
by The Kirby
June 5th, 2009, 5:01 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: Animal Buddy Stuff

These are three conditions I can think of that would be considered to determine whether a character is an individual or a species: 1. How many times we see this character appear in a single stage/level. 2. How many instances of the character appear on screen at once. 3. If the character(s) has an of...
by The Kirby
June 1st, 2009, 3:35 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Animal Buddy Stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 13685

Re: Animal Buddy Stuff

Jomingo , I used to find the DKU not describing the purple parrot in DKC3 to be a bit irritating (piled on top of all the fanon material they made up anyway.) Especially strange considering that the parrots between games have different abilities, which makes you wonder why they didn't investigate m...
by The Kirby
May 29th, 2009, 2:29 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Animal Buddy Stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 13685

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

There are some differences with K. Rool in DKC (may be worth looking into for other bosses): 1. In the NTSC versions, after K. Rool stops dropping cannon balls, he'll just stand there for a bit before throwing his crown. However, in the PAL versions, he'll throw the crown immediatly. 2. In the Japan...
by The Kirby
May 20th, 2009, 7:41 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

As a correction, 'Beneath the Brambles' was fixed in all PAL versions... it only appears in 1.0 of the USA and JAP versions. While I was confirming this, I noticed that the Japanese version has the sound setting set to 'Stereo' by default (interestingly, DKC2 is the only DKC game that doesn't save y...
by The Kirby
May 19th, 2009, 10:28 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: Animal Buddy Stuff

There really is no way to conclusively end this issue, since it would depend on what one would consider canon. A person’s personal preference on what is and isn’t canon could vary, like assuming that in-game evidence is more valuable than instruction manual evidence, or that the latter shouldn’t eve...
by The Kirby
May 3rd, 2009, 7:32 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Animal Buddy Stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 13685

Re: Animal Buddy Stuff

It's kind of difficult trying to make sense of all the different animal buddies between DKC universe games. For example, it's possible for there to be two Enguarde's in Coral Capers, not to mention two Rambi's in Pirate Panic. Rareware seems to have tried different things to limit these odd duplicat...
by The Kirby
May 2nd, 2009, 10:08 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: Animal Buddy Stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 13685

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

Two more differences between the versions of DKC3: 1. When you start a new data, the game asks you to input your name. If you play a '1P Game', it'll only ask you for one name, and if you play it in either '2P Team' or '2P Contest', it'll ask you for two names, for each player. If you leave the name...
by The Kirby
April 29th, 2009, 11:45 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: Gone, and Back Again

True, but this topic is about things that were in DKC1 and 3, and were on hiatus in DKC2.
by The Kirby
April 7th, 2009, 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Gone, and Back Again
Replies: 21
Views: 10968

Playing as both Kongs (Japanese Only)

In the Japanese version of DKC, sometimes the Manky Kongs require two jumps/cartwheels from Diddy in order to defeat them. However, it seems to be random and glitchy; it might take just one hit from either, or it he might require two from a jump but only one from a cartwheel. I don't fully understan...
by The Kirby
March 26th, 2009, 10:40 am
 
Forum: DKC Glitches
Topic: Playing as both Kongs (Japanese Only)
Replies: 0
Views: 1593

Re: Where is the Northern Kremisphere?!?1

There are interesting bits of information that can be taken from the last scene in DKC2: Sinking Crocodile Isle.png This image shows Crocodile Isle facing Donkey, Diddy, and Dixie. But DK Island is behind CI. So whatever island that the three kongs are watching CI sinking from can't be DK Island, an...
by The Kirby
December 24th, 2008, 5:42 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Where is the Northern Kremisphere?!?1
Replies: 57
Views: 22382

Re: Gone, and Back Again

I did consider mentioning the 'Heavy Kong' element returning, but I figured that it wasn't particularly profound, nowhere near the differences that you saw between Donkey and Diddy. From my experiences playing DKC3, Kiddy ran as fast as Dixie, jumped as high as her, and jumped as far as her (nixing ...
by The Kirby
December 19th, 2008, 9:19 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Gone, and Back Again
Replies: 21
Views: 10968

Re: Gone, and Back Again

As far as game mechanics go, the Krumple is pretty much DKC3's version of the Krusha, and even though Kruncha kinda filled that role in DKC2, he was quite a bit different (no heavy Kongs, and he got mad.) It's also interesting that you brought up the fact that DKC3 had coral levels like DKC. Every w...
by The Kirby
December 15th, 2008, 1:26 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Gone, and Back Again
Replies: 21
Views: 10968

Gone, and Back Again

I've noticed that in most games, when something is removed from one installment of the series, it tends to never be brought back in later sequels. In the case of DKC, we used to have Winky and Expresso, but they pretty much disappeared from DKC2 except for a few in-game text references and backgroun...
by The Kirby
December 13th, 2008, 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Gone, and Back Again
Replies: 21
Views: 10968

Re: Level Summaries

I think being story-like would be more colorful and interesting to read, and be rather apt for a website focused on the concept of an atlas, where the explorers describe the details of the level through their own eyes. I don't know about a factual summary so much. In practice it might sound like a g...
by The Kirby
November 29th, 2008, 6:29 am
 
Forum: Level Info pages
Topic: Level Summaries
Replies: 20
Views: 13758

Re: Most hated level

I dislike all the water levels. I'm not a big fan of them in the series anyway, because I like the platforming levels more, and it made the water levels feel dull in comparison. DKC's are the worst because of one annoying fact: The camera, for some reason, positions the Kongs in the MIDDLE of the sc...
by The Kirby
November 25th, 2008, 10:41 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country
Topic: Most hated level
Replies: 50
Views: 36641

Re: DKC's Wonky Font Format

I would eventually like to give DKC2 and 3 a shot with translation, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to fit the text all in the ROM without overwriting the other languages' texts, but I haven't checked them out too much, so I could be wrong about this. It might work if you could somehow remove the la...
by The Kirby
November 24th, 2008, 2:11 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: DKC's Wonky Font Format
Replies: 5
Views: 3742

Re: DKC's Wonky Font Format

Oh, wow! It was that simple?! :shock:

Thanks a lot. :D
by The Kirby
November 22nd, 2008, 4:29 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: DKC's Wonky Font Format
Replies: 5
Views: 3742

DKC's Wonky Font Format

I've been attempting to change the font of DKC because I'm working on a translation of the English script to Brazilian Portuguese with a couple of my Brazilian contacts. But, Portuguese uses extra characters that aren't included in DKC's font, so I want to replace the unused characters with the acce...
by The Kirby
November 22nd, 2008, 2:32 am
 
Forum: ROM Hacking
Topic: DKC's Wonky Font Format
Replies: 5
Views: 3742

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

Found another change made in the Japanese versions... Manky Kong needs to be jumped on twice by Diddy in order to be defeated. Although, sometimes I noticed that it only requires a single 'Diddy' jump for some strange reason, which is probably a glitch of some kind (ironic, a revision brings its own...
by The Kirby
July 17th, 2008, 9:54 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

My guess is that Rare decided to balance the difficulty by the time they began work on the Japanese versions (which were probably developed last.) I don't think they did it because they were trying to appeal to a particular audience, but rather were 'touching' things up when they got the chance to d...
by The Kirby
July 4th, 2008, 2:41 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

Yeah, I highly recommend anyone with a copy of the Japanese versions of DKC to play it, since there are a lot of interesting level-based changes from their western counterparts. For example, I've discovered SEVERAL changes in DKC JAP's Slipslide Ride alone: - The zinger between the third and fourth ...
by The Kirby
July 4th, 2008, 1:28 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

I always found the handslap to be rather useless in the American/European versions, since it's slow to perform and almost universally inferior to the roll, and the single banana rewards are really negligible. It's possible that Rareware noticed this too and decided to make it more useful while makin...
by The Kirby
July 2nd, 2008, 10:35 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

Rockkroc DIES.png In both Japanese versions of DKC, you can use Donkey's handslap to kill Rockkrocs while they're "stopped". When a Rockkroc dies, he makes the Krusha dies/Rambi gets hit sound, bounces up, and falls off-screen. You don't get anything for killing one, though (except an eas...
by The Kirby
July 2nd, 2008, 2:45 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

DKL: Should we consider this series canon?

It's a valid question, really. Although, some of us may believe them to be inferior to the DKC's, and thus most automatically assume they aren’t canon. Others, such as the DKU, from my experience, consider the series canon. What are your reasons for (not) considering the DKL’s canon? From my persona...
by The Kirby
May 30th, 2008, 3:42 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: DKL: Should we consider this series canon?
Replies: 19
Views: 10869

Re: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions

In both revisions of the Japanese version of DKC, every third time Donkey hand slaps an enemy that gives bananas as a reward will be a banana bunch. In all the other versions, the reward is always a SINGLE banana. As if the Japanese version wasn't easy enough. ;) That version difference with Snow Ba...
by The Kirby
May 29th, 2008, 9:46 pm
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Diddy takes priority over Donkey when finishing levels

As any veteran DKC player should know, when you complete a level with a particular Kong, that Kong's mugshot replaces the Kremling that represented an incomplete level on the map. The glitch is rather simple... if a level is 'Donkey-completed' and you finish it with Diddy, save, and replay that data...
by The Kirby
May 28th, 2008, 12:14 am
 
Forum: DKC Glitches
Topic: Diddy takes priority over Donkey when finishing levels
Replies: 2
Views: 2487

Re: Do the Kongs eat bananas?

The boss banana hoards are handled rather oddly. When Donkey/Diddy kills a boss, a single, giant banana with a "Nintendo" label falls down, and the Kong gets excited about it. Is there some sort of significance to this? And I can certainly agree with the fact that K. Rool kidnapped DK in e...
by The Kirby
May 28th, 2008, 12:02 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Do the Kongs eat bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 11388

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

SIXTEEN empty level slots which actually fade-in to a gray screen or crash... I sense a cover-up! Are you suggesting that the empty slots which freeze could actually still contain level data? Or are they just pointing to the wrong place in ROM or what? Be funny if the Pacifica levels were still in ...
by The Kirby
May 27th, 2008, 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Weird Rocket Rush Warp Glitch...

Well, I sadly wasn't able to find the glitch again for some reason, but with the help of the Warp Modifying PAR code '7E00C0 XX', I was able to warp to the level that the weird rocket warp glitch sent me to. I believe it was level $00, and it does contain a few sprites, which I didn't remember at th...
by The Kirby
May 27th, 2008, 10:07 pm
 
Forum: DKC3 Glitches
Topic: Weird Rocket Rush Warp Glitch...
Replies: 8
Views: 6952

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

Wow! I think this helped me find that weird level I was sent to in Rocket Rush! :D
by The Kirby
May 27th, 2008, 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Do the Kongs eat bananas?

I think Donkey leaving the bananas as a trail in DKC2 is certainly a possibility, despite the logical problems of a single gorilla having that many bananas on hand to leave behind (of course, this game has floating barrels that can shoot you out, so anything is possible.) Although, I don't think it ...
by The Kirby
May 27th, 2008, 2:08 am
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Do the Kongs eat bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 11388

Do the Kongs eat bananas?

This is a rather odd question to ask, but I've been thinking about it... I can't think of an instance from the top of my head where the Kongs are mentioned to have ever eaten bananas (except possibly where bananas are regarded as 'delicious') let alone actually seeing one eat a banana. It seems that...
by The Kirby
May 26th, 2008, 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Storyline/Continuity
Topic: Do the Kongs eat bananas?
Replies: 24
Views: 11388

Re: Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan

In all honesty, I made my description for my YouTube video before I watched Quirino26's version of performing this trick, and he does it WITHOUT getting in the barrel cannon at all. Better update my description accordingly. :|
by The Kirby
May 10th, 2008, 1:13 am
 
Forum: DKC3 Glitches
Topic: Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Re: Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1RYHHKJfFg

That's a YouTube video of that ZMV movie so everyone can see it (in addition to a much more in-depth description for performing the glitch.)
by The Kirby
May 9th, 2008, 3:57 pm
 
Forum: DKC3 Glitches
Topic: Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan

This trick takes very precise timing and speed, so it'll take a lot of practice to execute correctly: 1. To perform the trick, you must have both Kongs in the party and Kiddy must be the one in control. You'll need to have Kiddy get hit by the Red Buzz so that you'll gain temporary invincibility fra...
by The Kirby
May 8th, 2008, 4:21 am
 
Forum: DKC3 Glitches
Topic: Play Tearaway Toboggan Without A Toboggan
Replies: 8
Views: 4021

Donkey Humps Himself Ostrich Style :P

This is basically the same glitch as the "Donkey Humps a Metal Donkey" in Jungle Hijinx with Rambi, except you do this one with Expresso at Orang-utan Gang... Hot Ostrich Action!.PNG There are a couple notable differences with this particular glitch compared to the Jungle Hijinx one: 1. If...
by The Kirby
May 8th, 2008, 3:58 am
 
Forum: DKC Glitches
Topic: Donkey Humps Himself Ostrich Style :P
Replies: 6
Views: 4078

Re: Levels of the Lost World

I assume that the "Black Ice" part of the level's name refers to the sudden and unseen dangers that you encounter in the level, since you make a lot of perilous drops in this level and get less time to respond to obstacles than because you can't see what's below you when you fall, as oppos...
by The Kirby
May 1st, 2008, 12:48 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 2
Topic: Levels of the Lost World
Replies: 63
Views: 32169

Re: Crouch Anchoring

I can't really think of any immediate uses for this trick except for possibly the challenge in completing Slime Climb backwards, since falling using the crouch is significantly faster than just sinking. It sadly doesn't protect you against Snapjaw. :x
by The Kirby
April 16th, 2008, 9:15 am
 
Forum: DKC2 Glitches
Topic: Ducking Underwater (AKA "Crouch Anchoring")
Replies: 6
Views: 3527

Ducking Underwater (AKA "Crouch Anchoring")

A somewhat neat little trick that's probably a glitch. To Crouch Anchor, you must be at either a ledge which is right above water or in a location where water will rise over it while you're standing there. The latter one is easy to do; all you need to do is stay crouched. For the ledge, you'll need ...
by The Kirby
April 16th, 2008, 8:53 am
 
Forum: DKC2 Glitches
Topic: Ducking Underwater (AKA "Crouch Anchoring")
Replies: 6
Views: 3527

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

Incomplete Knockaboom.PNG I'm going to guess that this Knockaboom is probably still in the game, and is fully functional as an enemy. I think the reason we never saw it in DKC3 is because the level designers just didn't have any immediate use for it in any of their levels, and didn't get a chance t...
by The Kirby
April 15th, 2008, 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

I used YY-CHR to look through the ROM and found sets of images of this guy: Knockaboom.PNG This seems to be the "Knockaboom's" sitting position before he runs out and attacks your Kongs. I'm pretty confident that this isn't an image of the Klasp, due to the lack of arms coming out of the t...
by The Kirby
April 15th, 2008, 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Weird thing about Criss Kross Cliffs

Rather interesting stuff. I've always noticed how weird this particular level is when I played it on my SNES, which was American 1.0. I never really played DKC3 extensively in any other version, so these subtle level differences sort of missed my radar. It seems that every other revision of DKC3 has...
by The Kirby
April 14th, 2008, 5:58 am
 
Forum: General DKC Discussion
Topic: DKC SNES Trilogy: Differences between revisions
Replies: 158
Views: 1036969

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

The only levels that were originally intended to have water were the water ( ;)), cavern, river, and lakeside levels. There seems to be exceptions to this, actually. I tried the water code in several different levels, and some have different effects associated with water. But some weren't dependant...
by The Kirby
April 13th, 2008, 7:24 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

Someone should try the code on Demolition Drain-Pipe, then. What's the AR code for swimming anywhere, anyway?
by The Kirby
April 13th, 2008, 6:42 am
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Re: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

I forgot to mention that the ports of DKC and DKC2 don't contain new levels like the DKC3 port. Which is odd, because DKC seems like it could have used more levels than what DKC3 did. However, if we assume that the coding for the new Pacifica elements were dummied in DKC3 SNES, than it makes sense w...
by The Kirby
April 12th, 2008, 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014

Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?

I've was always a bit intrigued by the extra amount of work that went into DKC3's port compared to it's predecessors. Especially when it comes to this port's newly added world, Pacifica. Now... I think DKC3 SNES was somewhat rushed in its development, and as a result, ended up being shorter than wha...
by The Kirby
April 11th, 2008, 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Donkey Kong Country 3
Topic: Theory - Pacifica in DKC3 SNES?
Replies: 34
Views: 23014
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