Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Original DKC3 box US.jpg
Developer(s) Rareware
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console, Game Boy Advance
Release date SNES
USA November 22, 1996
Japan November 23, 1996
Europe December 19, 1996
Australia December 19, 1996
Game Boy Advance
Europe November 4, 2005
USA November 7, 2005
Japan December 1, 2005
Virtual Console (Wii)
USA December 24, 2007
Europe December 25, 2007
Australia December 25, 2007
Japan October 21, 2008
Virtual Console (Wii U)
Europe October 30, 2014
Australia October 31, 2014
Genre Platformer
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) 1-2 players
Media
SNES:
Media SNES.png Cartridge
Wii:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Wii U:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy Advance:
Media GBA icon.png Cartridge
Input
Super Nintendo:
Wii:
Wii U:
Game Boy Advance:

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is the third game in the popular Donkey Kong Country game series. It is the sequel to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. It also has a semi-sequel for the Game Boy, Donkey Kong Land III, as well another sequel, Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii. The game stars Dixie Kong and her little cousin, Kiddy Kong, as they travel through the numerous lands of the Northern Kremisphere in order to rescue Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from the Kremling Krew and their new leader, KAOS.

A remake of the game was released for the Game Boy Advance on November 7, 2005 with new features, most noticeably six new stages and an all-new soundtrack specially designed for the Game Boy Advance sound system. Also, on December 24, 2007, the game was released on the Virtual Console for the Wii in North America. On December 25, it was released in Europe and Australia. The Virtual Console release has since been delisted for unknown reasons.

Storyline[edit]

Sometime after the events of Donkey Kong Country 2, both Donkey and Diddy Kong suddenly go missing. With the help of her cousin, Kiddy Kong, Dixie Kong travels across the Northern Kremisphere to search for them, while using Funky Kong's vehicles to sail over the water. Eventually, they reach Kastle KAOS, where they fight KAOS, at that time believed to be the new leader of the Kremlings. However, after it is defeated, they discover that the robot was being controlled by Baron K. Roolenstein. The Kongs fight the villain and finally find Donkey and Diddy Kong, who were being used to power KAOS.

The Banana Bird Queen is freed.

The Kongs eventually discover the lost world Krematoa and meet the local, Boomer, who requests the Kongs to give him Bonus Coins in order to blow up boulders blocking the path of Krematoa. After finding all bonus coins and five gear cogs hidden in Krematoa, Dixie and Kiddy Kong give the cogs to Boomer, who then insert them in a machine in his shelter. The machine then causes the dormant volcano in the center of Krematoa to become active again, forcing K. Rool's personal submarine, the Knautilus, to emerge. The Kongs board the submarine and eventually meet Baron K. Roolenstein. They battle him a second time, but he escapes once again. Once the Kongs collect all of the DK Coins scattered around the world, they acquire the Gyrocopter from Funky Kong and soon find the Banana Bird Queen. She has been imprisoned by Baron K. Roolenstein, and can only be freed if her children, the Banana Birds, are taken to her. After rescuing the birds from several hidden Banana Bird Caves and completing a complex chain of deal for the Brother Bears inhabiting the Northern Kremisphere, the birds are united. They carry the Kongs to the queen and free her. In exchange for helping her, the Banana Bird Queen chases Baron K. Roolenstein out of the Northern Kremisphere once and for all.

Gameplay[edit]

Like the previous installments in the Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! follows a "tag-team" system. This way, the two playable Kongs follow each other through each level. The monkey in the front of the group is the one in play. If this Kong is hit by an enemy, he or she is injured and runs away from the small group. When this happens, the lone hero must watch out for all obstacles, as if that player is injured, a life is lost. Missing Kongs can be recovered from DK Barrels, but there are only a few of these objects in every level. When one of the heroes are freed from a DK Barrel, he or she goes to the back of the line and follows the other Kong. At this point, the monkey in the back does not go to the front of the line unless the ape in the lead is hit by an enemy, or if the player presses the select button on the controller.

Kong abilities[edit]

Dixie runs on a rolling barrel.

The object of the game is to reach the end of every level, however, this cannot be done without the apes using some of their trademark abilities. The two Kongs, Kiddy and Dixie, both have different special abilities, although their basic abilities are mostly the same. Both apes are able to swim, jump, climb, and move. They can use their jumping abilities to defeat enemies or cross gaps, and also use their climbing abilities to maneuver on the game's various ropes. When swimming, however, neither of these moves can be used. Another way to attack on land besides jumping is rolling. The attack can knock foes off of the stage easily, although some enemies, such as Bristles, are almost completely immune to this attack. Additionally, if the apes are to roll off of a ledge and jump in mid air, they perform a super-jump. The duo is also able to balance on moving Steel Kegs, which ram into foes are they ride on it.

Kiddy protecting himself from a Krimp with a barrel.

As stated before, both apes have different special abilities. The most notable ability, used by Dixie Kong, is the Helicopter Spin, which Kiddy Kong is unable to perform. This move allows Dixie to propel through the air until she hits the ground. Although Kiddy doesn't have this move, his strength makes up for the loss. He can throw barrels much faster than Dixie, as well as defeat foes that his partner cannot defeat alone. Another advantage Kiddy has is how he holds objects such as barrels. While Dixie holds objects over her head, Kiddy Kong holds them in front of his body, protecting himself. Therefore, if an enemy is to hit into him as he holds an object, it is likely that the attack won't hurt him at all, and it defeats the foe instead. Although not used too often in the game, Kiddy can also jump on water a few times while rolling. This can help the heroes reach high areas atop the water.

Dixie about to throw Kiddy into a Bonus Barrel.

There are also some moves that both Kongs are needed to use, such as the Team-up move. When using this move, one monkey picks up the other and puts them on his or her shoulders. Then, they can throw that Kong into enemies or into high areas. Because of Kiddy's weight, Dixie is hardly able to hold the large ape. As a result, she cannot throw him too far. However, if she throws him upwards and lets him fall onto the ground, the toddler can break through the ground and find hidden items. When Kiddy teams up with Dixie and carries her, he is able to easily maneuver around, as he is quite strong. He can also throw her much farther, although she cannot break through the ground. Additionally, when both Kongs are around, Dixie can throw Kiddy into a wall, causing the toddler to bounce back. When this happens, she can jump on him as if he were a Steel Keg and ram into most enemies.

Special areas[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is filled with various special areas, where the heroes can meet the other Kongs and Brothers Bears around the island to help out.

Inside a Banana Bird Cave.
  • Banana Bird Caves: Each of these caves contain a Banana Bird. However, the only way to get the bird is to hit a series of crystals in the right order.
  • Brothers Bear Cabins: There are several cabins in the game, one for each of the Brothers Bears. In them, the apes can talk to the bears and help them complete a trade to earn Banana Birds.
  • Funky's Rentals: This is where the apes can rent vehicles made by Funky Kong to travel through the Northern Kremisphere. He allows them to use his Motor Boat at the beginning of the game, but after the apes gather up special items for him, he is able to make a Hover Craft, a Turbo Ski, and a Gyrocopter for them to ride in. In the Game Boy Advance remake of the game, Funky hosts Bonus Games with some of those vehicles. If they are all completed, a Banana Bird is earned.
  • Cranky's Dojo: Exclusive to the Game Boy Advance remake, Cranky's Dojo replaces Wrinkly's Save Cave from the original version of the game. The heroes can meet Cranky Kong here and play a special Bonus Game for a Banana Bird at the price of two Bear Coins. The game involves moving Cranky Kong so that he can block the incoming Spinies.
  • Swanky's Dash: Another area exclusive to the Game Boy Advance remake replaces Swanky's Sideshow from the original game. At Swanky's Dash, Dixie Kong can play a Bonus Game for a few Bear Coins, where she must run through a pipeline, avoiding obstacles and trying to collect a certain number of stars. If the Bonus Game is completed, the apes earn some special collectibles.
  • Swanky's Sideshow: This is where the monkeys can play another special Bonus Game, exclusively found in the Super Nintendo version of the game. For a few Bear Coins, the apes can face Cranky here in a ball tossing Bonus Game.
  • Wrinkly's Save Cave: This area, only found in the original version of the game, is where the Kongs' game can be saved. One appears in each word, as well as in the overworld. Wrinkly is always found here, and she is either exercising, playing her Nintendo 64, or sleeping.
  • Wrinkly's Retreat: This area is located just before Funky's Rentals, where Wrinkly resides throughout the game. The Kongs' Banana Birds are kept here.

Items and objects[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! is filled with many different collectibles and objects for the apes to use. Below is a list of the main objects, as well as a brief description on them.

Image Name Description
BananaSprite65.png Bananas Bananas are the most commonly found item in the game, and collecting 100 of them gives the apes an extra life. Bananas can also help direct the Kongs to their destinations in a level.
BunchoBanana65.png Banana Bunches Banana Bunches are similar to normal bananas, however, they are worth ten bananas instead of one and are uncommon. Because of this, collecting the bunches can allow the apes to get extra lives much faster.
DKC3IB65.gifDKC3IB265.gifDKC3IB365.gif Extra Life Balloons Extra Life Balloons are important items in the game. When collected, they give the heroes extra lives. There are three color variations: red, green, and blue. The red balloons give the heroes one extra life, while the green balloons give them two. The rare blue balloons give them three extra lives.
DKC2coin.png DK Coins These items are found in every level, except for boss levels (not counting Knautilus, since a DK Coin is earned after clearing that level). Each of them are guarded by Koins (except for the Knautilus DK Coin), whom the Kongs must defeat to get the coin. With all the coins, Funky Kong can make a Gyrocopter to take the apes to the Banana Bird Queen.
BonusCoin65.gif Bonus Coin These items are earned by completing bonuses that are hidden throughout each level of the game, while others are earned by defeating certain bosses. They are vital for accessing the levels in Krematoa.
CogSprite65.gif Cogs Each level in Krematoa gives the player a cog when it is completed. There are five cogs total, which are used to operate a machine inside Boomer's cabin. When each one is given to the bear, the ape can fight Baron K. Roolenstein in his submarine, Knautilus.
BearCoin65.gif Bear Coins These items replace the Banana Coins from Donkey Kong Country 2. Their main use is paying for items owned by the Brothers Bears and gaining access to Swanky's Sideshow. In the Game Boy Advance remake, they are needed to play Cranky's Dojo and Swanky's Dash.
BananaBird65.png Banana Birds Banana Birds are very important creatures in the game that must be collected to free the Banana Bird Queen. They are found in Banana Bird Caves or with characters residing in the Northern Kremisphere.
K65.gifO65.gifN365.gifG65.gif K-O-N-G Letters Just like in the previous titles, collecting these four letters awards the player an extra life. All four can be collected in every level, and they appear in order.
Box65.gif Animal Crates Like in the previous titles, these crates contain an Animal Friend. The picture shown on the crate clues the player as to which Animal Friend is in it. They are very similar to Animal Barrels, although they do not actually turn the apes into the animal.
Crate65.gif Crates Crates are very similar to Barrels, but they break as soon as making contact with an enemy or the ground. However, they can be quite useful in defeating enemies. At least one crate appears in this game, in the level, Barrel Drop Bounce.
GreenB65.PNG Green Bananas Green Bananas are important types of bananas only found in Bonus Levels. In some of these Bonus Levels, the apes have to collect fifteen Green Bananas in order to win a Bonus Coin. However, the bananas appear and disappear at random, making it tougher to grab the objects.
Star65.png Stars Like Green Bananas, stars can only be found in Bonus Levels. In many bonuses, stars must be collected to earn the Bonus Coin. They are usually scattered around the special stages' obstacles.
Present.PNG Presents Presents are items that can only be found in Bonus Levels. Presents replace Green Bananas in Bonus Stages when the Merry Cheat is activated.
Ornament.PNG Ornaments Ornaments are items that can only be found in Bonus Levels. Ornaments replace Stars in Bonus Stages when the Merry Cheat is activated.

Brothers Bear items[edit]

The game features several items that must be traded between the Brothers Bears in order for the Kongs to collect all of the Banana Birds. They are required to trade if the heroes want to complete their adventure completely. Note that some items are earned from defeating bosses and do not need to be traded with the bears. Some items must also be traded differently in the Game Boy Advance version. Below shows the items and descriptions on them, as well as what the apes should do with the objects.

Image/Name Description
Image Name SNES Version GBA Version
Bowling Ball.PNG Bowling Ball A gift received by Blue. When Blue is given this gift, he decides to give it to the apes to use. The bowling ball can be used as ammunition for Bazooka's cannon, "Big Bessie". Just as in the original, the bowling ball is a gift given to Blue. Finding it too heavy, Blue gives it to the Kongs, who must them use the ball to fire up Bazooka's cannon. It can help them reach a Banana Bird Cave.
Box of Chocolates65.PNG Box of Chocolates The box of chocolates does not appear in the Super Nintendo version of the game. The box of chocolates, an item exclusive to the Game Boy Advance remake of the game, must be purchased from Bazaar for twenty Bear Coins. After the heroes buy it, they should give it to Bachelor along with the Rose in exchange for a Banana Bird.
DKC3Flower65.PNG Flupperius Petallus Pongus The Flupperius Petallus Pongus is a rare flower wanted greatly by Bramble. After completing Razor Ridge, this item appears near his cabin. The apes can take it and give it to the bear in exchange for a Banana Bird. In the Game Boy Advance version, the Flupperius Petallus Pongus is given to the apes from Bachelor after talking to him on his island. The flower must then be traded with Bramble for the rose.
Mirrordkc3.png Mirror This mirror, which was once owned by Cranky Kong's great grandfather, must be bought from Bazaar for fifty Bear Coins. Once the apes have it, they need to give it to Baffle to unscramble his message. Afterward, the mirror is given back to them, and the monkeys have to give it to Barter in exchange for a No. 6 Wrench. The mirror can be bought from Bazaar for fifty Bear Coins. Once the apes have it, they should pay Barter a visit and give him the mirror. In exchange for it, he gives the monkeys a No. 6 Wrench for Björn.
N6Wrench65.PNG No. 6 Wrench The No. 6 Wrench is given to the apes by Barter in exchange for a Mirror. It must be given to Björn so he can fix his chairlifts. Once they are fixed, a new Banana Bird Cave is accessed. After the heroes give the mirror to Barter, the No. 6 Wrench is earned, as in the original. It must be given to Björn to fix his chairlifts. Once done, a Banana Bird Cave can be reached.
Patch65.PNG Patch The patch is earned after the heroes defeat Arich in the Kremwood Forest. Once obtained, it must be given to Funky Kong as he can make a Hover Craft. After beating Arich, the patch is given to the apes. It must be given to Funky as he can make the apes a Hover Craft.
Present65.PNG Present A present for Blue. Blue's brother, Blizzard, who is unable to take the gift to him, gives the present for the Kongs to deliver. It contains a bowling ball. The gift must be delivered to Blue from Blizzard in the Game Boy Advance remake. It also contains a bowling ball, just as in the original.
Rose65.png Rose The rose does not appear in the Super Nintendo version of the game. The rose is obtained after the heroes give Bramble the Flupperius Petallus Pongus flower from Bachelor. The rose can then be traded with Bachelor in exchange for a Banana Bird.
Shell65.PNG Shell This shell, found at the bottom of Lake Orangatanga, must be bought by Bazaar for five Bear Coins. Once owned, the heroes can give it to Barnacle in exchange for a Banana Bird. Just as in the Super Nintendo version, the shell must be purchased from Bazaar for five Bear Coins. Once bought, the apes should bring it to Barnacle, found in Pacifica. If done, they are given a Banana Bird.
Skis65.PNG Skis The pair of skis are earned once both KAOS and Squirt are defeated. They must be given to Funky in order for him to make a Turbo Ski. Just as in the original game, the skis are obtained separately after defeating both Squirt and KAOS. If both are given to Funky, he can make a Turbo Ski.

Barrels[edit]

Various barrels appear throughout the game. They are the main objects in the Donkey Kong Country series, and they have many different purposes. Below is a list of each barrel and a brief description on them.

Image Name Description
BarrelN65.gif Normal Barrel The most common barrels of the game, these can be used to defeat enemies and sometimes find hidden Bonus Areas. They can be picked up by Ellie and Quawks, who can then roll them on the ground to hit some enemies. Ellie can also suck the barrels in towards her if the player presses Y.
DKBarrel.gif DK Barrel These common barrels returning from the first two games help revive a Kong who has been injured. There are at least two in each level, although some later levels have even more. They are often found at the very beginning of levels and right after the Star Barrel.
BonusBarrel65.gif Bonus Barrel Two or three of these special barrels appear in every level, sending the Kongs to Bonus Levels. They are usually well hidden or hard to reach, due to the fact that their reward is so big. The Kongs also break out of these barrels once they exit the bonus.
StarB65.gif Star Barrel These barrels return from the first two Donkey Kong Country games, doing exactly as before. They appear at the middle of every level, and when hit, sparkle, signaling that a checkpoint has been activated. If both Kongs are lost, or they fall into a pit, the apes are returned to the Star Barrel.
WarpBarrel65.gif Warp Barrel These uncommon, invisible barrels hide in every level in the first two worlds. They can warp the heroes to the end of some levels. All but two require a team throw to reach, and most of them require Kiddy to throw Dixie. The ones in Springin' Spiders and Barrel Shield Bust-Up can be reached by both Kiddy and Dixie.
EllieBarrel.gif Animal Barrel These common barrels return from Donkey Kong Country 2, and they have the exact same function. They transform the apes into the Animal Friend pictured. The bottom left side of the screen should hold a picture of the Animal Friend, signaling that the helper can take two hits before being defeated.
BarrelCannon65.gif Blast Barrel These semi-common barrels are similar to Auto-Fire Barrels, but they only shoot the Kongs upwards, or forwards if the barrel is turned. They are often found in levels taking place by a waterfall and are commonly needed to jump over Buzzes.
SwitchBarrel.gif Switch Barrel These rare barrels only appear in three levels: Blazing Bazukas, Criss Kross Cliffs, and Koindozer Klamber. They must be touched to change the type of barrel that the Bazukas fire. Usually, it turns TNT Barrels into normal barrels, although it sometimes turns into Steel Kegs or TNT Barrels instead, which are needed to defeat Koins and red Buzzes.
IBarrel65.gif ! Barrel These uncommon barrels temporarily give the Kongs invincibility and they are often found hidden in hard to reach places. The monkeys can use the effects of the barrel to jump on red Buzzes, Kuff 'n' Klouts, and other invincible enemies.
TrackerBarrel.gif Tracker Barrel This uncommon barrel appears in only two levels, Tracker Barrel Trek and Barrel Drop Bounce. In these levels, the heroes must use the barrels to traverse the falls. Luckily, the barrels follow the Kongs' movements to ensure that they cannot fall. The only danger of these barrels is that they often lead to Buzzes.
BoosterBarrel65.png Booster Barrel These uncommon barrels shoot out flames from the bottom, which send the Kongs upwards. Once the barrel reaches its highest point, it blasts them out. They commonly appear in levels near waterfalls, and are often seen as access to Bonus Areas.
SteelKeg.gif Steel Keg This item first appears in the original Donkey Kong Country, but appears again in Donkey Kong Country 3. They are basically unbreakable barrels, capable of taking out many enemies in their path. The kegs are needed to defeat Koins.
Ghost Barrel.gif Ghost Barrel These barrels are similar to the arrowed Barrel Cannons, except that they disappear and reappear at various occasions. Sometimes, they appear in different positions, so if the apes jump in them at the wrong time, they can be shot into an enemy.
RocketBarrel.gif Rocket Barrel These special barrels only appear in the level, Rocket Rush, where the Kongs must use this barrel to fly up cliffs infested with Buzzes. It can be controlled by maneuvering left and right. As the Kongs use the exhaust, it depletes fuel and it can be replenished by Fuel Barrels. Depletion occurs quicker if the Kongs make contact with the walls. The Kongs can then get out of the Rocket Barrel after they have landed on a landing platform.
Fuel Tank.gif Fuel Barrel These uncommon barrels refill the fuel tank for the Rocket Barrel in Rocket Rush. There are only a few in the whole game, but they can replenish a great amount of fuel for the rocket.
SomethingBarrel.gif Ignition Barrel Only one of this barrel exclusively appears in this level, Rocket Rush. Once the Barrel Rocket hits this barrel, the Rocket Barrel ignites, causing the Kongs to soar upwards, and thus enabling them to finish this level.

List of levels[edit]

The game features many levels in which the heroes must travel through to complete the game. The apes have to get to the end of each level, excluding the secret levels in Krematoa, in order to meet Baron K. Roolenstein at Kastle KAOS and rescue Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. Every level, excluding boss stages and Rocket Rush, have at least two or three Bonus Levels in them, which are hidden throughout the levels. Note that the following table lists the levels in the original order on the SNES version of the game.

Levels and Bonus Areas
Lake Orangatanga
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
1 Lakeside Limbo 2 Stilt Stilt Village
2 Doorstop Dash 2 Mill Mill Fever
3 Tidal Trouble 2 Stilt Stilt Village
4 Skidda's Row 2 Snow Fosty Frolics
5 Murky Mill 2 Mill Mill Fever
6 BOSS LEVEL: Belcha's Barn 0 Mill Boss Boogie
Kremwood Forest
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
7 10 Barrel Shield Bust-Up 2 Tree Treetop Tumble
8 Riverside Race 2 Riverbank Hot Pursuit
9 Squeals on Wheels 2 Mill Mill Fever
10 7 Springin' Spiders 2 Tree Treetop Tumble
11 Bobbing Barrel Brawl 2 Riverbank Enchanted Riverbank
12 BOSS LEVEL: Arich's Ambush 0 Tree Boss Boogie
Cotton-Top Cove
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
13 Bazza's Blockade 2 Coral Water World
14 Rocket Barrel Ride 2 Falls Cascade Capers
15 Kreeping Klasps 2 Stilt Stilt Village
16 Tracker Barrel Trek 2 Falls Cascade Capers
17 Fish Food Frenzy 2 Coral Water World
18 BOSS LEVEL: Squirt's Showdown 0 Falls Boss Boogie
Mekanos
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
19 Fire-Ball Frenzy 2 Machine Nuts and Bolts
20 Demolition Drain-Pipe 2 Tube Hot Pursuit
21 Ripsaw Rage 2 Tree Treetop Tumble
22 Blazing Bazukas 2 Machine Nuts and Bolts
23 Low-G Labyrinth 2 Tube Pokey Pipes
24 BOSS LEVEL: Kaos Karnage 0 Machine Boss Boogie
K3
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
25 Krevice Kreepers 2 Cliff Rockface Rumble
26 Tearaway Toboggan 2 Snow Hot Pursuit
27 Barrel Drop Bounce 2 Falls Cascade Capers
28 Krack Shot Kroc 2 Machine Nuts and Bolts
29 Lemguin Lunge 2 Snow Fosty Frolics
30 BOSS LEVEL: Bleak's House 0 Snow Boss Boogie
Razor Ridge
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
31 Buzzer Barrage 2 Cave Cavern Caprice
32 Kong-Fused Cliffs 2 Cliff Rockface Rumble
33 Floodlit Fish 2 Coral Water World
34 Pot Hole Panic 2 Cave Cavern Caprice
35 Ropey Rumpus 2 Cliff Rockface Rumble
36 - BOSS LEVEL: Barbos's Barrier 0 Coral Boss Boogie
- 36 BOSS LEVEL: Kroctopus Krush 0 Falls
Pacifica
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level
SNES GBA
- 37 Dingy Drain-Pipe 2 Tube
- 38 Stormy Seas 2 Stilt
- 39 Sunken Spruce 2 Tree
- 40 Cliffside Blast 2 Cliff
- 41 Ripcurl Reef 2 Coral
- 42 Surf's Up 2 Tube
- 43 BOSS LEVEL: Barbos's Barrier 0 Coral
KAOS Kore
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
37 44 Konveyor Rope Klash 2 Jungle Jungle Jitter
38 45 Creepy Caverns 2 Cave Cavern Caprice
39 46 Lightning Lookout 2 Riverbank Enchanted Riverbank
40 47 Koindozer Klamber 2 Jungle Jungle Jitter
41 48 Poisonous Pipeline 2 Tube Pokey Pipes
42 49 BOSS LEVEL: Kastle Kaos (Part 1) 0 Kastle Kaos Big Boss Blues
BOSS LEVEL: Kastle Kaos (Part 2)
Krematoa
# Level Bonus Areas Type of level Music theme
SNES GBA
43 50 Stampede Sprint 3 Jungle Hot Pursuit
44 51 Criss Kross Cliffs 2 Cliff Rockface Rumble
45 52 Tyrant Twin Tussle 3 Cave Cavern Caprice
46 53 Swoopy Salvo 3 Tree Treetop Tumble
47 54 Rocket Rush 0 Cliff Rocket Run
48 55 BOSS LEVEL: Knautilus 0 The Knautilus Big Boss Blues

Characters[edit]

Playable characters[edit]

The game features two main playable characters who team up to save Donkey and Diddy Kong. Below is the two characters and a brief description about them.

Image Name Description
DixieSprite65.gif Dixie Kong Dixie Kong is the cousin of Kiddy Kong and the girlfriend of Diddy Kong. With her long ponytail, she is able to propel through the air and cross large gaps easily. However, she is not very strong and can hardly even hold Kiddy on her shoulders.
KiddySprite65.png Kiddy Kong This mighty ape is Dixie Kong's cousin. He is so strong that he can easily throw Dixie high in the air or at enemies. Although he does not have a move like Dixie's Helicopter Spin, he can skip over water a few times while rolling.

Supporting characters[edit]

Many other characters appear in the game to help out the Kongs. Below is a list of these supporting characters and a short description about them.

Image Name Description
BananaQueen65.png Banana Bird Queen The Banana Bird Queen is the mother of the Banana Birds scattered across the Northern Kremisphere. She is only found after the apes earn the Gyrocopter and fly into the clouds. She is sealed away by Baron K. Roolenstein in the game, but with the help from the apes, the Banana Birds are united and help her break free from the Evil Barrier. Once free, she defeats K. Rool once and for all.
CrankyDKC365.png Cranky Kong Cranky Kong is Donkey Kong's father. In the Super Nintendo version of the game, he plays against the heroes in a ball tossing game hosted by Swanky. However, in the remake, he runs Cranky's Dojo, where the player must control him to deflect the Bristles coming at him.
DiddyKongDKC365.png Diddy Kong During the events of the game, Diddy Kong must be rescued by Kiddy and Dixie from Baron K. Roolenstein, who uses his and Donkey Kong's power to power up KAOS. This is the only game in the Donkey Kong Country series where he is not playable.
DonkeyKongDKC365.png Donkey Kong Like Diddy, Donkey Kong is captured by Baron K. Roolenstein because that he can utilize Donkey Kong's energy to power KAOS. He must be rescued once again by Dixie and Kiddy.
FunkyDKC365.png Funky Kong Funky runs Funky's Rentals, where the heroes can rent vehicles, such as the Gyrocopter or the Hover Craft. However, in order to use these vehicles, they must give Funky certain parts and items, such as a patch or skis.
SwankyDKC365.png Swanky Kong In the Super Nintendo version of the game, Swanky runs Swanky's Sideshow, while in the remake, he runs Swanky's Dash. He gives the Kongs collectibles, such as Bear Coins and Banana Bunches, if they are able to complete his Bonus Games.
WrinklyDKC365.png Wrinkly Kong Wrinkly runs Wrinky's Save Cave in the Super Nintendo version of the game, and she also runs Wrinkly's Retreat in the Game Boy Advance remake. Although she only holds the Kongs' Banana Birds in the remake, she allows them to save their game and check their progress in the original version.

Animal Friends[edit]

As with every Donkey Kong Country game, Animal Friends appear to help out the monkeys. Several old friends return in Donkey Kong Country 3, such as Enguarde, Squawks, and Squitter, and several new ones appear, such as Ellie and Parry. Each friend helps the apes in a different way, but are only found in certain levels. Below shows the game's Animal Friends, along with their abilities and their first and last level appearances.

Image Name Description First level appearance Last level appearance
ElephantThingDonkeyKongCountryThreeDixieDoubleTrouble.png Ellie the Elephant Ellie the Elephant is a new Animal Friend that replaces Rambi from the first two games. Ellie is not as strong as Rambi, but she can pick up and suck barrels towards her, which is a useful technique for defeating certain enemies. She can also suck up water from lakes and waterfalls to shoot at enemies. Unfortunately, she is afraid of Sneeks, and she runs away from them at first sight. Ellie is also used in the boss fight against Squirt. Lakeside
Limbo
Stampede Sprint
EnguardeDKC.PNG Enguarde the Swordfish Enguarde returns from the first two games, acting the same as he did previously. He is able to defeat underwater enemies with his sharp nose and is used in the boss fight against Barbos. In this game, he can be found in most levels with water, even ones that are not fully submerged, such as Tidal Trouble. Tidal
Trouble
Poisonous Pipeline
Nibbla65.png Nibbla Although usually an enemy, Nibbla serves as an Animal Friend through the level, Fish Food Frenzy, and must follow the apes throughout the whole level. While it is helpful in some cases (eating enemies such as Kocos), it can also attack the heroes if not properly fed. Feeding it Lurchins makes the fish more likely to attack the apes, and not feeding it at all can also make it attack them. Fish Food Frenzy Fish Food Frenzy
ParrotmanthingDonkeyKongCountryThree.png Parry the Parallel Bird Parry is a new non-playable Animal Friend that is a big help to the Kongs, in terms of finding hidden objects. As his name suggests, he is always parallel to the Kongs and usually has enemies waiting for him. He can easily defeat Booty Birds, but can be defeated by any other enemy, especially Buzzes. The Kongs go though many challenges to reach the friend's No Animal Sign, but if they do make it to the sign, the monkeys usually get a large reward, such as a blue Extra Life Balloon or Bonus Barrel. Squeals on Wheels Stampede Sprint
Quawks Sprite.png Quawks Quawks is a purple counterpart of Squawks found only in two levels, Low-G Labyrinth and Buzzer Barrage. He has the ability to pick up and roll barrels. Low-G Labyrinth Buzzer Barrage
Squawkssprite65.png Squawks the Parrot Squawks is much like Quawks, however, instead of picking up barrels, he is able to shoot eggs at enemies, an ability Quawks does not possess. He can also fly through the many levels of the game easily and attack any enemies, usually Buzzes, that are in the way. Springin' Spiders Swoopy
Salvo
Squittersprite65.png Squitter the Spider Squitter returns from Donkey Kong Country 2, acting exactly as he did previously. He can create web platforms to reach higher areas and spit webs to defeat enemies, usually Bristles. As in Donkey Kong Country 2, Squitter has a level dedicated to himself, known as Krack Shot Kroc. He appears in all factory levels of the game. Fire-Ball Frenzy Tyrant Twin Tussle

Brothers Bear[edit]

Throughout the game, the monkeys can find several cabins that are home to the Brothers Bear. Most of these bears are facing a certain problem, and the monkeys must trade items with them to help them and earn Banana Birds. The table below shows each of these bears and a description on them.

Image Name Description
BachelorBear.png Bachelor
(Game Boy Advance version only)
This Brother Bear lives on a small island in the center of Lake Orangatanga, where Barnacle had originally been in the Super Nintendo version. He wants a rose and a box of chocolates for his girlfriend, but needs the help of the Kongs to get them. After they help him out, Bachelor gives them a Banana Bird. Also, upon meeting him, the apes are given the Flupperius Petallus Pongus flower, which Bachelor has no use for.
Baffle65.PNG Baffle This code-breaker resides in KAOS Kore. In order to solve one of his codes, the apes have to give him the mirror item, bought by Bazaar for fifty Bear Coins. If the monkeys find out what he is saying, they learn about how to find KAOS Kore's Banana Bird Cave.
Barnacles!65.png Barnacle Barnacle is a shell collector living residing in Pacifica (although he resides in Lake Orangatanga in the Super Nintendo verion). In exchange for a shell, Barnacle gives the apes his Banana Bird, which he is not very fond of anyway.
Barter65.PNG Barter Barter is a Brother Bear living in a swap shop near K3. The first time the heroes meet him, he appears to look ragged, but if the apes give him the mirror, his appearance slightly changes. In exchange for the mirror, Barter gives the monkeys a No. 6 Wrench to help fix Björn's chairlift.
Bazaar65.png Bazaar Bazaar runs a general store next to Funky's Rentals and Wrinkly's Save Cave. He sells a shell for five coins, a box of chocolates for twenty coins, and a mirror for fifty coins.
Bazooka65.png Bazooka Bazooka is a veteran of the Kremean War who resides in Mekanos. He owns a cannon known as "Big Bessie", which must be loaded up with a Bowling Ball to blast the apes to a Banana Bird Cave.
Benny65.PNG Benny Similar to his brother, Björn, Benny runs the chairlifts in Razor Ridge. He allows the apes to use his chairlifts at no charge to cross over to Kong-Fused Cliffs. Unlike most of the other bears, Benny does not need any assistance from the Kongs, nor does he hold a Banana Bird.
Bjorn65.PNG Björn Björn, the brother of Benny, runs the second set of chairlifts in Razor Ridge. However, his are not working; the apes have to offer their help to use them. If they give him the No. 6 Wrench from Barter, he can fix the chairlifts and help them reach a Banana Bird Cave.
Blizzard65.png Blizzard After being stuck in K3 due to the snowy weather, Blizzard is unable to reach Blue's birthday party. When the apes find him in the world, he gives them his gift for Blue that the heroes to deliver.
Blue65.png Blue Blue is depressed during the events of the game due to nobody coming to his birthday party. In order to finally cheer him up, the heroes must talk to Blizzard in K3 and get the present from him. After the gift is delivered, Blue cheers up, although he ends up giving the contents of the gift back to the monkeys.
Blunder65.png Blunder Blunder is found in a cabin to the west of the Kremwood Forest. Visiting him is completely optional, although if he is talked to, the monkeys are given the secret on how to find the lost world, Krematoa.
Boomer65.PNG Boomer Boomer is found on the lost world of Krematoa. If the apes give him some of their Bonus Coins, he blows up roadblocks blocking the pathways to secret levels. Cogs are found in these levels, and if they are all placed in one of his machines, the submarine, Knautilus, is revealed in the nearby lake.
Bramble65.png Bramble Bramble is a Brothers Bear located near Cotton-Top Cove who is interested in plants, but not the machines in Mekanos. Once the machines are shut down on the nearby island and the apes complete Razor Ridge, a Flupperius Petallus Pongus appears near his cabin to pick. In exchange for the flower, he gives the heroes a Banana Bird. In the Game Boy Advance remake, the Flupperius Petallus Pongus is actually given to the apes by Bachelor, and if it is given to Bramble, he gives the Kongs a rose.
Brash65.png Brash This bear is a jock in the Kremwood Forest who holds the record of completing Riverside Race in one minute and fifty seconds. Although he brags to the apes about his feat, the monkeys beat his time in the level, causing the bear to become enraged. As a result of his tantrum, a log in the forest falls into the riverbank, creating a bridge to a Banana Bird Cave.

Enemies[edit]

Normal Enemies[edit]

Many different enemies appear in Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, each with different ways of attacking and defeating ways of being defeated. The table below list these enemies, their attacks, and their first and last level appearances.

Image Name Description First level appearance Last level appearance
BazukaSprite65.PNG Bazuka These Kremlings carry large round bazookas, which they use to fire Barrels out of. Switch Barrels can be used to change what type of barrels they shoot. A vertical firing Bazuka also appears in Criss Kross Cliffs. Bazukas have a level dedicated to themselves, known as Blazing Bazukas. Blazing Bazukas Criss
Kross
Cliffs
BazzaSprite65.png Bazza These enemies, similar to Swoopys, always move from one hole to another. They are located underwater, and are only found in one level in the Super Nintendo version of the game, Bazza's Blockade. They are also found in Stormy Seas, Sunken Spruce and Ripcurl Reef in the Game Boy Advance version. Bazza's Blockade Bazza's Blockade
(Ripcurl
Reef
in the GBA version)
BootyBirdSprite65.png Booty Bird A round bird enemy that flies in the air during many levels. It attacks by simply flying around areas and trying to hit the Kongs. When defeated, they usually drop special items, such as Banana Bunches and K-O-N-G Letters. The heroes can defeat them by jumping on them or by hitting them with a barrel. Animal Friends can also attack them. Lakeside
Limbo
Swoopy
Salvo
BountyBassSprite65.png Bounty Bass This foe is quite similar to Booty Birds, but only appears underwater. It swims back and forth in the coral reefs and tries to hit the apes. When defeated, it drops items for the apes to grab, such a Bear Coins. However, only Enguarde can defeat this plump enemy. Bazza's
Blockade
Pot Hole Panic
(Ripcurl Reef in the GBA version)
BristlesSprite65.png Bristles This spiky hedgehog enemy can be found commonly in the game. Because of its spikes, it can not be defeated by a jump. Therefore, the only way to defeat it is by using a roll or a barrel attack to hit it. However, the apes must watch for his spikes while rolling into them, as it can still hurt them if they attack the foe's backside. Springin'
Spiders
Swoopy
Salvo
BuzzSprite65.png Buzz Buzzes are much like the Zinger foes from the previous installments in the series, but they appear to be more robotic. These very common foes move around areas, trying to hit the apes. If they are touched, one of the Kongs are damaged and run away, only to be found again in a DK Barrel. Buzzes come in both green and red variations. The green Buzzes can be defeated only by a barrel or by an attack from an Animal Friend, while the red Buzzes can only be defeated by a TNT Barrel or an Invincibility Barrel. Doorstop
Dash
Rocket
Rush
Gleamin'BreamSprite65.png Gleamin' Bream Gleamin' Breams are rare enemies that have a very similar appearance to Bounty Basses. They are plump, yellow, underwater foes that give off a beams of light around them. If Enguarde hits them, they do not flee, but instead light up the dark areas of Floodlit Fish. However, they only appear in the said level. Floodlit
Fish
Floodlit
Fish
KarbineSprite65.png Karbine Another uncommon enemy that only appears in Fire-Ball Frenzy. They use their cannons to shoot large fireballs at the heroes. They often follow the Kongs when they are in sight, and they also shoot in a certain pattern. This way, the apes can find out when they are going to shoot. Karbines are always attacking from the background, and therefore cannot be defeated. Fire-Ball Frenzy Fire-Ball Frenzy
KlaspSprite65.png Klasp A Kremling that is similar enemy to Krackas, however, they are only found gripping onto long, horizontal ropes. They always try to move with the apes, and the monkeys have to climb fast if they want to escape being blown up by this explosive enemy. Kreeping Klasps Criss
Cross
Cliffs
Knik-KnakSprite65.png Knik-Knak These common enemies replace Flitters and Click-Clacks from the previous game. They are red beetles that hurt the apes if hit on the side. Jumping on them, however, defeats them. They can often be used as stepping stones for the Kongs to reach higher areas. A rare, yellow variety also appears. Tidal
Trouble
Lightning Lookout
KnockaSprite65.png Knocka These Kremlings in green barrels are the replacements of Klobbers from the previous game. They do the same thing as the Klobbers: trying to knock the monkeys into the water or off a cliff. However, they cannot steal anything in this game when hitting the heroes. Tidal
Trouble
Creepy
Caverns
KobbleSprite65.png Kobble A generic Kremling enemy that simply walks back and fourth through areas to attack. If the apes touch it at the side, they take damage, but if they jump on its head, they can easily defeat it. Any cartwheel attack or Animal Friend attack can also defeat it. Kobbles are very similar to Kritters and Klomps from the first two Donkey Kong Country games. Lakeside Limbo Kreeping Klasps
KocoSprite65.png Koco Kocos are the game's basic underwater enemies. Red and green variations of these foes appear; The green Kocos simply swim in place, serving as an obstacle for the Kongs, while the red kinds swim around, trying to hit them. They are very common underwater enemies, but can only be defeated by Enguarde the Swordfish or by the Nibbla ally. Tidal
Trouble
Poisonous Pipeline
(Ripcurl Reef in the GBA version)
KoinSprite65.png Koin These Kremlings are one of the most common enemies in the game. One appears in every level, and they are always seen guarding a DK Coin, unless the Kongs have already collected the item. They can only be defeated by Steel Kegs, and their shield can easily protect themselves from all attacks. The apes must bounce the barrel off of a wall and trick the Koin to defeat it. Lakeside Limbo Rocket Rush
Koindozer.PNG Koindozer Koindozers are Kremlings that are very similar to Koins, although they do not carry any DK Coins. Unlike Koins, they are not stationary; they chase after the apes with their shields, trying to knock them into gaps and other foes, much like Knockas. However, they can sometimes be used as a platform to reach higher areas. They only appear in Koindozer Klamber, one of the game's final levels. Koindozer Klamber Koindozer Klamber
KopterSprite65.png Kopter These Kremling enemies are usually seen propelling around mountainous levels. They attack by spinning downwards with their blades, trying to hit the heroes. They wear green helmets, and therefore cannot be defeated with a jump. In fact, the apes have no way of defeating these uncommon enemies. Buzzer Barrage Pot Hole
Panic
KrimpSprite65.png Krimp Similar to Klaptraps and Klampons from the first two Donkey Kong Country games, Krimps are common enemies in the game. They move back and forth through various areas and try to bite the Kongs. While their backside is vulnerable to cartwheel attacks, the apes cannot attack them from the front without getting injured. However, a jump can easily defeat them. Skidda's
Row
Tyrant Twin Tussle
KrosshairSprite65.png Kroc This is a very rare enemy that only appears in one level, Krack Shot Kroc. During the level, it tries to target Squitter, the Animal Friend being ridden on during the level. After it does so, it shoots a fireball at the spider, harming the friend if he/she is hit. The Kroc cannot be defeated, and because it cannot be defeat, the hero must deal with it until the end of the level, where a "No Kroc" sign is present. Krack Shot Kroc Krack Shot Kroc
KrumpleSprite65.PNG Krumple These muscular Kremlings replace Krushas and Krunchas from the first two games in the series. When touched on the sides, or on the head by Dixie, they push the apes out of the way, possibly hitting them into an obstacle. They can only be defeated by being jumped on by Kiddy Kong or by being hit by a barrel. Animal Friends such as Ellie can also defeat them. Rocket
Barrel
Ride
Creepy
Caverns
KuchukaSprite65.PNG Kuchuka A Kremling that is similar in appearance to Knockas and Krackas. Kuchukas only appear in the level Pot Hole Panic. They appear as purple barrels painted with odd faces. They do not move, but instead throw bombs at the apes from where they are sitting. Kuchukas cannot be defeated. Pot Hole
Panic
Pot Hole
Panic
Kuff'n'KloutSprite65.PNG Kuff 'n' Klout Another muscular type of Kremling, the Kuff 'n' Klouts always appear with a partner Kuff 'n' Klout, and the two jump through the few levels they appear in. Sometimes, they also try to ram into the apes. They can be defeated by Squitter's webs, or by throwing a barrel at them, but otherwise, the Kongs have to dodge them, as they cannot be defeated in any other way. Stampede Sprint Tyrant Twin Tussle
LemguinSprite65.png Lemguin These penguin enemies are found in snow levels, where they slide down slopes on their bellies, trying to run into the monkeys. A jump attack can easily defeat them, but if the heroes are hit by them without using an attack, they take damage. Likewise, roll attacks are rendered useless, due to their beaks. Lemguins only appear in Lemguin Lunge. Lemguin
Lunge
Lemguin
Lunge
Lurchinsprite.png Lurchin These sea urchin enemies are found inside water. When their shells are closed, they cannot be harmed in any way, however, when their shells open up, they leave their body discovered. Enguarde can use his pointed bill to prickle the Lurchins' body. Tidal
Trouble
Dingy Drain-Pipe
(Ripcurl
Reef

in the GBA version)
MinkeySprite65.png Minkey A monkey enemy that sticks its head out of the side of the inside part of trees. It attacks by throwing acorns at the apes, which must be avoided at all cost since the Minkies cannot be defeated. Sometimes, Barrel Shields can block the acorns thrown by these foes. Barrel Shield
Bust-Up
Sunken
Spruce
Nibbla65.png Nibbla This underwater enemy, serving as a pseudo Animal Friend in Fish Food Frenzy, is much like Snapjaws and Lockjaws from Donkey Kong Country 2. They swim through the water under the apes, waiting to attack. If the heroes land in the same body of water that the Nibbla is in, the fish quickly attacks them. Nibblas cannot be defeated. Bobbing
Barrel
Brawl
Fish
Food
Frenzy
Re-KoilSprite65.png Re-Koil This species of Kremling bounces through areas, much like Kaboings from Donkey Kong Country 2. If the apes run into it, they are damaged, although a simple cartwheel or roll attack can easily defeat the foe. Jumping on the Re-Koil's head can also defeat it. Murky
Mill
Koindozer
Klamber
ShellMissile-DKC3.png Shell Missile This underwater enemy only appears in Barbos's Barrier. It can be defeated only by luring it at the wall, or on a Lurchin, as these smash it. Barbos's
Barrier
Barbos's
Barrier
SkiddaSprite65.png Skidda These Kremlings are often seen in snow levels, where they slide all over housetops and on icy hills. They are very similar to Kobbles, and can easily be defeated by a roll or cartwheel attack, as well as a jump. Skidda's
Row
Lemguin
Lunge
SneekSprite65.png Sneek These enemies are much like Neeks from the second game in the series. They simply walk back and fourth through areas and try to hit into the apes. Additionally, they must be defeated in Squeals on Wheels for the Kongs to progress. Ellie the Elephant is also afraid of these foes, and if she notices them, she quickly dashes away. Lakeside
Limbo
Stampede
Sprint
SwoopySprite65.png Swoopy Similar to Bazzas, these foes quickly swoop through the trees in tree levels to attack the apes. Sometimes, however, they crash into the sides of the trees and can be used as platforms to reach higher areas. Jumping on these foes can defeat them. Springin'
Spiders
Swoopy
Salvo
TNTKnockaSprite65.png Kracka This rare Kremling enemy can only be found in the Game Boy Advance remake of the game. It acts much like Knockas: jumping out of its barrel when the apes approach and chasing them. However, instead of simply pushing the apes, it explodes when touched, much like Kabooms from Donkey Kong Country 2. The explosion can easily damage a Kong. Stormy
Seas
Stormy
Seas

Bosses[edit]

A boss is encountered at the end of each world. Like bosses in other games, they are much stronger than normal enemies and take longer to defeat. The bosses in Donkey Kong Country 3 all have different weaknesses. The table below shows a list of the game's bosses and a brief description on them.

Image Name Description
BelchaBarrels.PNG Belcha This giant barrel resides inside an old barn at the end of Lake Orangatanga. He has a tendency to burp when full, hence his name. His way of attacking is spitting barrels out of his mouth. Inside these barrels are yellow Knik-Knaks, which must be thrown into the boss' mouth to make him burp himself into a pit. However, if this isn't done fast enough, the foe might push the apes into a pit first.
Arichsprite65.png Arich Arich is a large, red spider. He is fought at the end of Kremwood Forest in the level, Arich's Ambush. Arich hangs on a tread of web and he attacks by bouncing up and down and spitting venom at the Kongs. Only the barrels can defeat the colossus arachnid, as if thrown to the arachnid's jaw 4 times, he can fall.
Squirtsprite65.png Squirt Squirt is a large, rocky slug who lives on a waterfall. He is found in the Cotton-Top Cove in the level, Squirt's Showdown. Squirt's attacks involve him spitting water at the pachyderm to knock her off the cliffs where the battle takes place. Ellie the elephant can rebound it by sucking water from the waterfall and blasting it into Squirt's eyes.
KAOSsprite65.png KAOS KAOS is fought in the island, Mekanos. He attacks by exhausting flames to scorch the apes. Eventually, his head floats off of his body, and it fights against the apes separately. It can blast them with a quick laser. Eventually, KAOS stops and spins blades around him to hurt the apes. However, they can use it to their benefit by jump on them and attacking the robot's head. However, robotic arms try to sweep them away as they try to do so. KAOS is fought a second time in Kastle KAOS, with different tactics and moves. The Kongs must use barrels to defeat him, as he does not use his blades anymore. He reveals a new head during this battle, which uses bomb-launchers in its eye. He is still vulnerable to barrels, though.
BleakSnowmanThing.PNG Bleak Bleak appears in the snowy mountain, K3. His method of attacking is popping up in random areas and throwing snowballs at the Kongs. He can also use his hat as a snow cannon, blasting snow boulders out of it later in the battle. The Kongs can defeat Bleak by throwing snowballs at Bleak's amulet.
BarbosBossSprite65.gif Barbos Barbos is a large Lurchin who resides in the area, Razor Ridge. However, she is fought in Pacifica in the Game Boy Advance version of the game. The Kongs must use Enguarde the Swordfish to defeat Barbos, as she is underwater in a red lake. She attacks by sending out Lurchins at Enguarde. Enguarde must smash the Lurchins into the spike balls of Barbos. Once Barbos's body is exposed as a result, Enguarde can smash her body. Barbos can also shoot out Shell Missiles, which Enguarde can lead to her to attack. After that, she sends spikes that Enguarde must avoid.
Krocsprite.png Kroctopus (Game Boy Advance version only) Kroctopus replaces Barbos in Razor Ridge in the Game Boy Advance version of the game. The Kongs cannot fight the submerged green creature; instead, they must lead the bombs Kroctopus sends out into the clawed tentacles. After being caught in the bombs several times, Kroctopus gets angrier and attacks faster; however, he can still be defeated the same way.
BaronKroolEinstein.PNG Baron K. Roolenstein The game's final boss, Baron K. Roolenstein, is fought in Kastle KAOS just shortly after KAOS is dispatched by the Kongs. Baron K. Roolenstein uses his jetpack to fly around and using blasts of electricity to attack the Kongs. The Kongs need to pull a pipe on the ceiling to make a barrel appear. The barrel can then be thrown at Baron K. Roolenstein's jetpack several times to defeat him. He can also be fought again at Krematoa using a fireball launching cannon as well as bolts of electricity to battle the Kongs. He is fought in a similar way here.

Port differences[edit]

There are many differences between the Super Nintendo version and the Game Boy Advance version.

The new area, Wrinkly's Retreat.
  • Wrinkly Kong is now only located in Wrinkly's Retreat, which replaces the first Wrinkly's Save Cave from the original, between Funky's Rentals and Bazaar's General Store. Banana Birds are kept in this area.
  • Cranky's Dojo replaces all the other Wrinkly's Save Caves from the original Donkey Kong Country 3. At the dojo, the Kongs can play a Bonus Game to earn a Banana Bird.
  • The last level in Lake Orangatanga, Belcha's Barn, which takes place inside of a mill, had a factory background in the original SNES version for some reason. The background was changed in the Game Boy Advance version to a mill background to match with where the battle takes place.
  • The original soundtrack of the game, which is notably darker in tone in most of the levels, has been replaced by a lighter-toned soundtrack composed by David Wise, who composed the soundtrack of the first two Donkey Kong Country games, but only had a limited involvement with the soundtrack of the third on the Super Nintendo, which was in majority composed by Eveline Fischer.
  • The Brother Bear, Barnacle, is relocated to Pacifica, while Bachelor, a new character that only appears in this port, now takes residence in Lake Orangatanga.
  • Anytime after completing Mekanos, the player can visit Bramble to earn a Banana Bird.
  • New objects, such as the box of chocolates, have been added to trade amongst the Brothers Bears. Some items must also be traded differently.
  • Like in the first two Game Boy Advance remakes for the series, the supporting Kongs have Bonus Games for the heroes to complete. Funky Kong has four new Bonus Games, although the types of games available depends on how many vehicles the heroes can rent, while Cranky and Swanky both have a single Bonus Game.
  • Swanky Kong wears the same attire that he wears in Donkey Kong Country 2, unlike in the original, where his outfit is different.
  • Dixie's Photo Album was entirely scrapped.
A new level seen in Pacifica, known as Stormy Seas.
  • The game introduces the new area, Pacifica, which is the seventh world of the game, located between Razor Ridge and KAOS Kore. The world carries six new levels, as well as all new Bonus Level locations.
  • After beating Mekanos and Cotton-Top Cove, the player has the option of playing through either K3, Razor Ridge, or Pacifica to progress, although they all must be completed to beat the game.
  • Barbos has been relocated to Pacifica while Kroctopus, a new boss, now inhabits Razor Ridge.
  • The death and end-of-level music are removed. Music which is heard when the player loses a life only plays in the original SNES version, depending on the level.
  • The houses that the Brothers Bears live in, as well as the bears themselves, have been redesigned. Also, the same music is heard in every house and no longer changes according to the bear. (The music piece is also heard in Funky's Rentals, Swanky's Dash, and Wrinkly's Retreat.)
  • Arich now has a different battle theme than the other bosses. He shares this theme with Kroctopus. For some reason, both K. Rool battles use the same battle theme as the other bosses.
  • There are now five extra Banana Birds to collect, increasing the total to twenty.
  • The game also borrows several elements from Donkey Kong Land III, the original Game Boy counterpart to the Super Nintendo version. These include automatically getting the DK Coin after defeating the Koin.
  • Oddly, Blizzard is now a grizzly bear, as opposed to the original, where he is a polar bear.
  • The boss, Squirt, has more attacks and has been made harder to defeat.
  • When a DK Coin is collected, it tells the player how many more are left.
  • The world maps have been redesigned, and they show a closer view of the Kongs than in the original.
  • When Knautilus is unlocked in the Super Nintendo version, the background of areas in Krematoa turns red. However, this does not happen in the Game Boy Advance version.
  • The final level, Rocket Rush, has an increased difficulty, as red Buzzes damage the Rocket Barrel when touched, and there is no Star Barrel at any point of the stage.
  • The outside of Kastle KAOS is redesigned, and it no longer has a pink glow emitting from its highest tower.
  • Sneeks now make the same sound as Neeks from Donkey Kong Country 2 as opposed to their own sound in the original SNES version.

Development[edit]

GameBoy Advance version[edit]

As with the other Donkey Kong Country games on the GameBoy Advance, the Donkey Kong Country 3 port was coded from scratch[1]. Though the developers tried to be as true to the original version as possible, some changes were made to improve some mechanics and the level design. Ellie the Elephant's and the toboggan controls were specifically named by Rare co-founder Tim Stamper as elements the porting team tried to improve [1].

At one point, Eveline Fischer's original soundtrack was meant to be included alongside David Wise's score. However, time and space limitations prevented it from being included. [1]

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.


Dixie Kong's Photo Album[edit]

After Baron K.Roolenstein is beaten at Kastle Kaos, a player would automatically view this type of Character parade at the end of the first part of the credits, showing most of the baddies and characters in the game.

Quotes[edit]

Main article: List of quotes in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Baron K. Roolenstein[edit]

  • "NOOO! What have you done? My wife's going to kill me! I used all of her best pots and pans to make him... And then you just cast him aside as if he were a stack of empty tins!"
  • "WHAT!? How dare you! KAOS was my ticket to world domination... And I'd have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
  • "Well, you may have roasted my robot, but I'M the master chef around here, and I reckon it's about time your goose was cooked!"
  • "What the blazes!? So, YOU'RE the one who's been scuttling my super secret submarine! This is the LAST time you'll spoil my plans! I'm gonna bash you good!"
  • "Right!!! Look out, you cheeky monkeys!"

Blue[edit]

  • "H-h-hello there, Dixie/Kiddy/Kongs, how are you? My name's Blue, p-p-pleased to meet you.
  • "You wouldn't have brought... Oh, I can see you haven't. Never mind.
  • "I-I'm afraid you're a little early for the party, Dixie/Kiddy/Kongs. That's if anybody bothers to come at all."
  • "I get lots of post you know, but it's all bills - not a single card."
  • "What's that red circle on the calendar? Oh - sigh - It's nothing of importance."

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! staff

Beta elements[edit]

Main article: List of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! beta elements

There are unused sprites in the game. They are sprites of Kracka (which were eventually used in the Game Boy Advance version) and unused sprites of Kopter (some of which were eventually used in Donkey Kong Land III).

Glitches[edit]

Main article: List of glitches in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Lose a Life and Continue[edit]

The Kongs should go to Koindozer Klamber. They need to stay at the right of the Bazuka near the Koin. Kiddy must throw Dixie above the Bazuka's cannon, making her hop and fall in the abyss. The player can move Dixie and after this, Kiddy will appear.

Rickety Koin[edit]

In many levels, it is possible to attack Koin even with the DK Coin in front it. The player must grab a Steel Keg and take it to a place where Koin isn't visible in the screen and throw it in the Kremling's direction. The player needs to go after the Steel Keg out of sight. The barrel is seen defeating Koin.

References to other games[edit]

References in later games[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパードンキーコング3~謎のクレミス島~
Sūpā Donkī Kongu Surī ~Nazo no Kuremisu Tō~
Super Donkey Kong 3: Mystery of Kremis Island

Trivia[edit]

  • The game was placed 23rd in the 100th issue of Nintendo Power's "100 best Nintendo games of all time" in 1997. [2]
  • The image of Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong in the Hovercraft in the Western box art of the SNES version is mirrored.
  • This is the only Donkey Kong Country game not to have a bird boss.
  • After defeating Kaos for the first time, Dixie and Kiddy use pipes as a short-cut to leave Mekanos, similar to the way pipes are used in the Super Mario Bros. series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DK Vine: The Donkey Kong Country GBA Trilogy
  2. ^ http://www.gamekult.com/communaute/forum/voirmessage.html?foid=13000909, retrieved 6/4/2009