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The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Kiddy14 » December 17th, 2008, 12:07 pm

There are many things in the GBA port of DKC that were changed, mainly because the game wasn't really ported, but re-written to GBA capabilities.

For example, the warp from Vulture Culture wasn't added in the port, which is the most known change Rareware made.

But just today I noticed something, which apparently the GBA team also wasn't aware of... that Queen B. is a she :|

If you beat Queen B, Cranky would appear and tell you:

"Well, you told him to buzz off. You looked in trouble for a while."
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Again... :|
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Gnawzooka » December 17th, 2008, 12:49 pm

Screw up. Only explanation I can think of.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby PotoGamer » December 17th, 2008, 3:00 pm

If I remember correctly, Rare added a warp in Coral Capers. I'm sure that's NOT in the SNES version.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Rodent » December 19th, 2008, 5:27 pm

The music was changed in Funky's place and in Treetop Town. Probably more places too but I'm not sure.

Gnawzooka: I watched your avatar while listening to "Schools Out For Summer". Looked great. :P
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby gamer_boy997 » December 20th, 2008, 10:06 am

PotoGamer wrote:If I remember correctly, Rare added a warp in Coral Capers. I'm sure that's NOT in the SNES version.


Are you sure it was Coral Capers? I know there was a warp in Reptile Rumble that wasn't in the SNES version, but Coral Capers? An underwater level?
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby PotoGamer » December 20th, 2008, 11:24 am

Yeah, it's in one of the hidden (go through the wall) areas. There's a lot of bananas and the warp barrel is at one of the corners in the area.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby KremKrawl » May 22nd, 2009, 1:59 pm

There's warps in all of Worlds 1 and 2 exept for Bouncy Bonanza.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby FefeRawft » July 9th, 2009, 12:03 pm

There's an easy explanation for the Queen B. thing. Somewhere between the SNES version and GBA version, Queen B. became a boy.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Rare Lover » July 9th, 2009, 2:51 pm

Maybe Cranky just didn't know the bee was a queen.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby TheUltimateKoopa » January 22nd, 2010, 1:47 pm

The GBA version has warps for (from the top of my head):
Jungle Hijinx
Ropey Rampage
Reptile Rumble
Coral Capers
Barrel Cannon Canyon
Winky's Walkway
Mine Cart Carnage
Bouncy Bonanza
Stop & Go Station
Millstone Mayhem
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby NES Boy » January 22nd, 2010, 10:33 pm

  • The title theme doesn't have the 8-bit DK Arcade intro.
  • The forest and tree village themes are rearranged from the SNES versions.
  • The themes for Funky and Candy are completely changed to different songs.
  • An opening sequence explaining the story has been added.
  • All boss strategies except K. Rool have changed.
  • The scenes in the ending where Cranky talks to you and the cast of characters comes up take place entirely on K. Rool's ship.
  • Donkey Kong never returns to the banana hoard at any point in the ending, yet the text where Cranky tells him to go back there for a surprise remains.
  • The text where Cranky congratulates you for finding everything completely replaces everything he says in the ending, not just the part where he tells you that you haven't found everything.
  • Two Mankey Kongs throw barrels at each other in the cast of characters.
  • The cast of characters does not cover K. Rool or any of the Kongs.
  • A new ending scene has been added between the cast of characters and the credits.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Tompa » January 23rd, 2010, 9:39 pm

Biggest difference:
SNES version is good, GBA version isn't.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby CM August » January 25th, 2010, 1:43 am

^ QFT.

But while we're at it, K. Rool had several frames restored to his existing animation, most noticeable in his crown-throwing and idling animation. This applies to some other characters, like the Kritters now tumbling end-over-end in a full cycle when defeated.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby CrankyMan » September 6th, 2010, 12:29 am

GBA version added those hidden "cameras" which you have to collect...
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby FefeRawft » December 29th, 2010, 9:01 pm

You can find the Gnawty bosses in DK's treehouse after you beat them. I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the SNES version. I don't know, I haven't played either in a while.
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby SimianSegue » May 23rd, 2011, 12:20 pm

Tompa wrote:Biggest difference:
SNES version is good, GBA version isn't.

Bump! While I agree that the SNES version is better, without the GBA version I would probably have never been introduced to DKC. I got that for Christmas one year and I could NOT put the thing down! I think it's a decent port!
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby Gaz » March 7th, 2014, 3:22 am

Kiddy14 wrote:If you beat Queen B, Cranky would appear and tell you:

"Well, you told him to buzz off. You looked in trouble for a while."
queenbhe.PNG

Again... :|


There is another typo in the game. This time, it is when Cranky talks after Master Necky and Master Necky Snr. are both defeated:

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I'm going to highlight the spelling mistake in Cranky's quote and explain why it's a typo: "reusing the boss, changing it's color".

!WARNING: LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON BELOW!
This is an example of an "its"/"it's" confusion, one of the many common mistakes in the English writing. "It's" is a contraction of either "it is" or "it has" (depends on the sentence context), so Cranky is essentially saying "changing it has color". The reason why I stated that he said "it has" is because he is referring to video games from his generation. It should say, "changing its color", because the word "its" is used to describe an association or belonging to specific objects, animals, etc.
LESSON FINISHED. Phew, I geeked out...

I do think that this post could be relocated to this topic, if Qyzbud prefers it here: http://www.dkc-atlas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1851
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Re: The many changes in DKC's GBA port...

Postby OneOf99 » December 15th, 2015, 1:09 pm

Oh my, that is horrible! :facepalm: We can't have lesser grammer in skool!

Anyway, in the SNES version of poison pond, right after the midway barrel there is a curved trail of bananas. If you continue to the right you find an Enguarde box. In the SNES version, there is a Bitesize that will "kindly" pop out from behind some foreground seaweed and hit you. In the GBA version it isn't there!

I noticed this because I suck at remembering enemy placements :roll:
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