Expresso Racing is a racing minigame hosted by Cranky Kong in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2. It involves Expresso racing against three other ostrich (each being a red, blue, or green palette swap of him) on a horizontal path. It can also be played from the "Bonus Games" sub-menu.
During their adventure, Diddy and Dixie Kong must collect Golden Feathers to increase Expresso's stats, and in turn, boost his performance during races. At times, this is the only way to make Expresso a formidable opponent during races. At Cranky's Hut, the Kongs must have at least four Golden Feathers to select the first option, "Cranky's Surprise". Cranky Kong introduces the game to the Kongs, and they are led to a menu divided into four stats, each having a total of ten bars: Strength, Speed, Flight, and Boost. The Kongs can individually increase each stat with a Golden Feather.
After completing a race, the Kongs are awarded with a trophy, which is placed on a shelf in Cranky's Hut. The quality of the trophy depends on which place Expresso finishes in (e.g. first place for gold, second for silver, etc.) The Kongs are rewarded with a DK Coin for each race that they win, and a photograph of Cranky Kong if they manage to complete every challenge.
Every race takes place in a world of Crocodile Isle, and have their their own obstacles. Some feathers and boosts also appear; they respectively allow Expresso to temporarily glide through the air and to give a small speed boost.
Names in other languages
Ship Deck Dash
Lost World Leap