How long did it take you to beat this game?

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How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby CaptainEddie » July 12th, 2008, 4:52 am

Okay, so there was alredy a topic for this in DK64, but due to the fact that I JUST BEAT THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME, I decided to make this topic.
allow mw to explain. Back in 1995 (maybe 96) my dad let my uncle borrow DKC. Well, overnight it got stolen from my uncle. I never saw it again. Until...it came out on the VC in the US about a year and a half ago. So, after a year and a half of jumping, swimming, gliding, charging, exploring, and, most of all, collecting, I have finally beat this game!

How long did it take you guys (or girls) to beat DKC?
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Stone » July 12th, 2008, 6:05 am

mhhh, probably something about 6 months, or even longer. I was very unexperienced back then with DK...
The problem was: I wasn't able to save the game the first three months.
The reason: I always lost all my lives in Barrel Cannon Canyon.
When I finally did this level (thanks to the shortcut, I was too bad to beat the last blasting sequence) it went on faster, with a longer visitation of Gorilla Glacier and of course the Chimp Caverns (Platform Perils ;) )

Long long ago that was...
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby CaptainEddie » July 12th, 2008, 6:22 am

Well, I got stuck in Gorilla Glacier for a while so I stopped plaing. Then, like last week, I got past it. It took me a few days to get past Kremkrock Ind. and I breezed right through Chimp Caverns. Except Platform Perils, that took a few tries. ;)
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby nackhe » July 12th, 2008, 9:15 am

First time: about half a year.

nowadays: about an hour.

:lol:
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby gamer_boy997 » July 12th, 2008, 9:36 am

Stone wrote:mhhh, probably something about 6 months, or even longer. I was very unexperienced back then with DK...
The problem was: I wasn't able to save the game the first three months.
The reason: I always lost all my lives in Barrel Cannon Canyon.


Yeah, I thought, "It's the first world, wouldn't it be best to put the save spot after Reptile Rumble or something?", also when I was little, I had a 2-player contest with my dad, and I was stuck on Barrel Cannon Canyon, while he made it to Kremkrock Inc. :lol:.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Soniccuz » July 12th, 2008, 11:25 am

DKC was the last game in the trilogy I got to play. As to be expected it's much easier then the other two.

One-three weeks do to a short attention span, and I remember running into trouble in the snow levels as well.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Teeth » July 13th, 2008, 8:06 am

EDIT: Sorry, thought we were talking about DK64 for some reason.

I can't remember, but it was years ago.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Kiddy14 » July 13th, 2008, 2:31 pm

Do you really want to know?
Well... *murmurs numbers and stuff*
About... 10 years...
Though my save file says I've played for 48 hours (I think it says that, I'll check later).
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Jomingo » July 14th, 2008, 1:43 am

First time around: About a year. I was 4 years old, and I always got stuck on Gorilla Glacier(You have to beat like six hard levels before you can save).
Now: In one lazy afternoon. I still get stuck on Gorilla Glacier.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby gamer_boy997 » July 14th, 2008, 6:08 am

Actually, if it's 6 levels, then you are counting Cranky's Cabin as a level :lol:. Here's what places you go to before saving:

Snow Barrel Blast
Slipslide Ride
Ice Age Alley
Croctopus Chase
Cranky's Cabin (not really a level)
Torchlight Trouble

That makes 5 levels excluding Cranky's Cabin.

EDIT at 12:46 PM PST: By the way, when I was little, my dad and I were stuck on the Kremkrom Inc. levels, when we finally beat Elevator Antics, we saved, and I was stuck on Poison Pond for a couple weeks.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby CaptainEddie » July 14th, 2008, 6:14 am

Yeah, that was the main reason I got stuck in Gorilla Glacier.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby FunkyKong » July 21st, 2008, 3:37 pm

First time it took me about a year. This was when i was younger. Now days when im used to the game it takes me maybe a couple days. I only spend a couple hours on it
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Rodent » August 1st, 2008, 9:16 pm

To just go through all the levels, it takes me about 2-2.5 hours. I decided to get 100% earlier this year and my time when I did was about 25 hours.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby kchrules » December 1st, 2008, 5:46 am

3 hours and 29 minutes according to the in-game clock. It actually took a few days. *cough cough "Platform Perils" cough cough*
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Rodent » December 1st, 2008, 10:38 am

I'm gonna do another playthrough. I'll tell you all how it goes.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby zapzupnz » December 17th, 2008, 11:58 am

The GBA version took me about 3 days of on/off playing.

The GBC version took me about a week because of its difficulty.

The original SNES version (played on the Virtual Console) took me about a week as well, because I can never get used to playing SNES games with a Gamecube controller lol.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Rodent » December 27th, 2008, 9:50 pm

I felt the same about the controller. Using X to jump feels weird. :s
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby SmudgeKWOOD » June 20th, 2009, 5:21 pm

First time: (Age 3) 12 months
Now: Without 100%ing: 40 minutes
With 100%ing: 3 hours
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby gamer_boy997 » June 21st, 2009, 2:45 am

SmudgeKWOOD wrote:Now: Without 100%ing: 40 minutes


That's actually pretty good, considering my record is 0:36, which I have gotten pretty much 3 times in a row now :evil: .
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Jomingo » June 21st, 2009, 10:45 am

I've never tried a speed run, but when I'm doing a casual run it probably takes me a couple hours.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Rare Lover » June 27th, 2009, 4:07 pm

My first time took me little less than two weeks. My grandparents owned a giant van with a built in SNES. On a road trip to Canada (went north west, we live in Missouri) I got DKC, it was my first real game and I loved it, I had to have my mom help me with a lot of it, I remember having to stock pile on lives in Snow Barrel Blast at the beginning with the Winky gold statue. Now it takes me about one and a half hours to beat it not 100%, and I honestly have only 100% a few times so I don't know my time with that.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Yure16 » August 14th, 2009, 10:02 pm

2.000, maybe 2.001. I was waitng my bro return of his school. I take my blanket and I begin the game. I beat the game after three, maybe four hours of no-break game. I was a eight-year-old child. When I beat, I saw a last way, linking Gang-Plank Galleon and DK's treehouse. I never see this way again.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby GladiatorGr » January 27th, 2010, 4:07 am

It took me about 2 weeks when i was little back on 1994. Now i am finishing it in about 0:33 min with a speedrun and about 0:45 min with 101%.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Simion32 » January 28th, 2010, 1:18 pm

GladiatorGr: Hey, that's pretty good. If I recall correctly the 101% TAS is 38 Minutes. ;)

It's been quite a while since I've actually played through DKC now, I'm too "rusty" at the controls (using save states and whatnot, development hacking, etc). I used to be really good at it back when I was playing on an actual SNES.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat the game?

Postby Tiptup Jr. » January 28th, 2010, 2:43 pm

Um, if I recall correctly, my 101% save on the GBA version clocked in at sixteen hours.

I'm... quite the explorer. :oops:
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby GladiatorGr » January 30th, 2010, 3:47 am

Actual SNES gameplay RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby MatiZ » July 20th, 2014, 5:29 am

About 1 or 2 years :shock:
Most of the time my older sister played the game. I remember the first time I saw King K. Rool. It happened after a long time from getting SNES. Each world was passed by a couple of months.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Geno » July 21st, 2014, 7:49 am

Huh, this is bumped, so I may as well comment.

Beating the original with any percentage? Not that long.

Although it took me several years to get to 101% (Really because I also play other games)

HOWEVER, I recently messed around with a Game Genie too much and lost my 101% save on my SNES DKC!
So I'm beating it all over again from memory.

In about two days, I got to Chimp Caverns, and I haven't forgotten a bonus stage location yet.

In GBC, considering the physics are a little wonky and I have to beat the game THREE TIMES, still haven't done it.
And GBA, I just got. Was able to get to Chimp Caverns with every bonus stage and KONG letter before that collected in one sitting.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Markster » July 21st, 2014, 7:55 am

The first time took me a week or two, second time took me a day or two, and now I could probably beat the game in just a few hours.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby ArnyTheMutant » July 21st, 2014, 2:37 pm

The first time i played it, it took me like 2 months, but it was because when i got my first Game Over screen i was very young and it scared me so much that i stopped playing it for a while :lol:

Now according to the in-game clock, i can beat the game in 3:16... Not bad, i guess.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby Super Luigi! » July 22nd, 2014, 2:03 pm

:rant: "I beat it in less than an hour!"

I actually fully completed it in about one hour and 34 minutes, I believe.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby NitroPixelCharacter » July 22nd, 2014, 11:53 pm

My first time I got 2 hours and 48 minutes, but that wasn't 101%.
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Re: How long did it take you to beat this game?

Postby spaceman2028 » August 30th, 2014, 9:07 am

I got the game on Zsnes recently and beat it within two days.
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