List of Donkey Kong Barrel Blast pre-release and unused content
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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
When this game was first shown during E3 2006, it was for the Nintendo GameCube, and was under the working title of DK Bongo Blast. As its name implied, the game could be played with the DK Bongos controller. However, due to the fact that the GameCube was becoming obsolete, it ended up getting ported to the Wii.
The game went through quite a bit of changes during its development phase, such as the DK Bongos graphic with the words "Speed up!", which got replaced by the Wii Nunchuk in the final game. Also, the HUD (Wild Moves counter, time, laps, etc.) was vastly different. Another thing of notice is the fact that the item balloons have the letters "DK" on them (rather than the question mark like they do in the final), as well as the character icons, which are pieces of artwork from DK: King of Swing. It is unknown how Wild Moves were executed in the GameCube version. In a later build of the game (after it was already ported to the Wii), the red blasting barrel has undergone a minor a change. In the pre-release it was red and white, but in the final, it was just red.