List of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest pre-release and unused content
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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Rare Witch Project Preview and German strategy guide
The Rare Witch Project website once had previews of several upcoming enemies and characters for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Among these enemies was a sinister looking character simply dubbed "Mr. X". Mr. X was an early version of the enemy Kackle, a ghostly Kremling that appears in the level Haunted Hall and chases the Kongs throughout the level in the final version of the game. Mr. X was a phantasmagoric white Kremling with red eyes, wearing a large black jacket covered in army medals. He also possessed two small hooks for hands. Despite his status as a cut character, Mr. X somehow managed to be included in the official German player's guide, which cryptically states that he is a character that no one has known or has seen.
Flight of Fantasy preview
Originally, Klaptraps were used instead of Klampons, a similar enemy. Also, Web Woods, one of the game's levels, did not feature any fog, Lava Lagoon had no lava, and the level Mainbrace Mayhem and boss stage Krow's Nest both originally took place during the storm (like in Topsail Trouble) before being changed to windy with a clear sky in the final version. Additionally, Squawks was going to be used in Parrot Chute Panic, but was replaced by a new character, Quawks, in the final version.
A preview of the game was featured in the 76th issue, showing a few differences.
Additionally, a render of Mr. X is included, though the actual article makes no reference to it.