DK Island Swing or Jungle Groove?

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DK Island Swing or Jungle Groove?

Postby WesternTanager794 » December 14th, 2022, 5:02 am

I’ve always called it the former, as that was the way I first heard it. But it seems the latter is more common. Then I learned it is Jungle Groove in the ROM. Which is correct? :parry:
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Re: DK Island Swing or Jungle Groove?

Postby Mattrizzle » December 14th, 2022, 4:28 pm

In the official soundtrack CD released shortly after the release of the original SNES game, DK Island Swing is the name of the jungle music track as heard in the game, while Jungle Groove is a higher-quality arrangement of this track, exclusive to the soundtrack.

The tracks were unnamed in the game itself...

...until the Game Boy Advance version was released 9 years later. While most tracks have the same name as in the soundtrack, two of them were swapped around:

The jungle level music, known as DK Island Swing in the SNES soundtrack, was changed to Simian Segue in the GBA version, while the map screen music known as Simian Segue in the SNES soundtrack, became DK Island Swing.
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Re: DK Island Swing or Jungle Groove?

Postby WesternTanager794 » December 14th, 2022, 4:32 pm

Thank you for the explanation, Mattrizzle!
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