Oddites of Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

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Oddites of Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Postby Gaz » August 31st, 2013, 12:39 am

This topic is about the oddities of Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance). It was a lazy port, so there are mistakes here and there in the port.

To start with one oddity for now, I found strange, irrelevant text to the Game Boy Advance version:
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Does anyone want to know why this is so weird? Well, Wrinkly states that Cranky spends his money on Swanky's Bonus Games the entire time. That only applies to the Super Nintendo version at Swanky's Sideshow. Swanky only has one "Bonus Game" in the Game Boy Advance version: Swanky's Dash. Did Rare lazily rip text from the Super Nintendo version without revising well enough? Further evidence proving this statement inaccurate is that Cranky doesn't mention Swanky's Dash in the game, nor does he visit it in the game. Cranky now has his own location in this version: Cranky's Dojo. Why would he junk out all his money but train for "Cranky Kong Country" at the same time?

Any other oddities in Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) that you guys can find?

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Re: Oddites of Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Postby Geno » February 18th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Yes, this is a very large bump.

Although this isn't quite the kind of oddity that you appeared to have expected to be posted here, it is an oddity surrounding DKC3 GBA in general.

Which is the game's Japanese commercial.

At first, you may be wondering why this is so odd. Sure, the usage of JB DK alongside the very same Dixie, Kiddy, and Ellie models USED FOR THE ORIGINAL GAME'S RENDERS seems odd, but the fact that those old models WERE used is the strange oddity, especially considering the fact that one of the Rareware people who worked on the GBA remakes says something along the lines of "the original game's assets were stored on old floppy disks", and further describes the files themselves as "strange file types", and the GBA team being "unable to make sense of them", which is why they claim SNES emulators were the main reason why the GBA ports were able to happen.

There's also the fact that the in-game Extra Life Balloons resemble the ones seen in early videos and NOT the ones used in the SNES game that further this strangeness. (as well as DKC1 GBA using unused material from DKC that shouldn't have been accessible, what with their method of "running through the games and taking loads of screenshots".)

Unless of course, the people in charge of the Japanese commercial were able to flawlessly re-create the original models perfectly, but that seems too ridiculous.
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Re: Oddites of Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Postby Markster » February 19th, 2014, 9:32 am

If Rareware was too lazy to fix some text errors, it seems like they would be too lazy to create a new world with new levels and a new map screen, maybe Pacifica was originally going to be in the SNES version.
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