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Team-throw hover at waterline (Lakeside/Boardwalk levels)

PostPosted: May 25th, 2008, 2:39 pm
by Qyzbud
This is something small but interesting that I discovered some time ago, and have been meaning to mention...

In DKC3's lakeside/boardwalk levels, you sometimes encounter underwater gates which can be either swam over, or stood on. (see screenshot below)
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If you team-throw either Kiddy or Dixie upwards, and guide them to land on the gate, they will hover instead of landing.
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While this is happening, your control is limited to guiding the hovering Kong left and right; even pausing the game is disabled. To cancel this glitch, guide the hovering Kong far enough to the left or right that they are no longer above the gate - a slow process when Kiddy's concerned!

I'm not quite sure why this happens, but here's a video to show it in action.

Re: Team-throw hover at waterline (Lakeside/Boardwalk levels)

PostPosted: May 25th, 2008, 2:56 pm
by Simion32
I just tested it out, and it seems that pausing is disabled while you are throwing the other Kong, regardless of where you're throwing Dixie/Kiddy.

The game is coded to return Dixie from the water back to where Kiddy is, but she hits that platform in the process, leaving Kiddy stuck floating in mid-air. It is registering both the return from hitting water and floor collision simultaneously.

Re: Team-throw hover at waterline (Lakeside/Boardwalk levels)

PostPosted: May 26th, 2008, 12:57 pm
by Kiddy14
Simion32 is right. The game is in conflict with two things.

By the way, here's a video with the same glitch, posted about 6/7 months ago =P

Re: Team-throw hover at waterline (Lakeside/Boardwalk levels)

PostPosted: May 26th, 2008, 2:41 pm
by Qyzbud
I searched YouTube for a while before posting... If I'd found that, I wouldn't have bothered recording my own version. :roll:

His video's more concise, mine's more comprehensive. I guess they both have merit. ;)