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

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This is a list of glitches in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

Glitches

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are conjectural.

Backwards Kongs

Performing it on Lakeside Limbo second bonus.

In any bonus stage where the player has enough room, the player should press Y Button and quickly press B Button then +Control Pad left. The timing is incredibly tight. If done correctly, Dixie or Kiddy will be seen walking backwards as the bonus stage fades out. Can only be done on first time doing a bonus stage.

Ellie riding a barrel

Performing it on Murky Mill.

In any level where a steel keg is a throwable item and where Ellie is available, the player should use Ellie to throw a keg against a wall and jump onto it. She'll be hopping on it to keep her on the barrel, the player should press L Button or R Button and Ellie should be seen standing on the keg while it's rolling. Similar to how it can be done with the Kongs.

Falling Kongs

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In the level Barrel Shield Bust-Up, the Kongs need go to the last bonus stage (to grab 15 bananas). There, Dixie or Kiddy should go to the left, until they exit the tree. Then, if they jump, they will disappear very fast upward. Holding +Control Pad down++Control Pad left will make them suddenly fall off the screen top repeatedly.

Knocka feels sick glitch

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This glitch only appears in certain levels like Tidal Trouble, Konveyor Rope Klash, or Creepy Caverns. To do this glitch, the player needs to have two Knocka barrel enemies side by side, close to each other, where one slightly overlaps the other and try to pick one up. If done correctly the Knocka is defeated and the other one should still remain but its color is slightly a bit darker green than usual and his painted mouth on his barrel should be light green instead or red with white painted teeth. Another way to do the glitch is to be on the animal buddy Squitter and shoot webs at a Knocka while it's stationary it should take at least two web shots.

Knocka running backwards in barrel

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This glitch occurs in levels like Tidal Trouble or certain others where the player can find Knocka and have enough space to do this. Once the player has found a Knocka, they need to make sure to have just one. The player needs to have Knocka chase them a bit and jump quickly behind him before he turns. It might need to be done twice but once it happens, the player should see Knocka running but with his hands and feet backwards with the barrel facing the Kongs. If he's jumped on, he'll go back into his barrel and the glitch is fixed. Another way to do this glitch in Tidal Trouble is when the player sees the second Knocka on the bridge above, then they must get off and underneath it before the Knocka falls off now the player can transform into Enguarde if they want since that animal buddy barrel will be in the way and now the player should get to the end of the bridge underneath and then just wait there while on top Knocka is going crazy and he should be moving close to the beginning of his bridge and occasionally the player will see it bumping its backside on the end and body position shifts in its barrel while he's facing forward.

Koin's Burst Balloon

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In the level Bobbing Barrel Brawl, Ellie should grab a TNT Barrel near two Red Buzzes. The player needs to guide Ellie up to the Koin of the level. Ellie must drop the TNT Barrel in the Koin, who will reveal a black and white 3-Up Balloon. Normally, this balloon is hidden in a sensitive area of the ground, below the Koin, and will be in the correct palette if Ellie drops the TNT Barrel without the Koin.

Lose a Life and Continue

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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.

Miscolored Buzzes

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The Kongs must go to Rocket Barrel Ride. Near the G Letter are two Buzzes and a Rocket Barrel. The Kongs need to use it and then, fall in the hole. When they approach the Buzzes again, they will be red and yellow.

Pass With no Toboggan

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In Tearaway Toboggan, the player needs both Dixie and Kiddy. With Kiddy, the player should roll down to the Buzz and jump to be hurt by it. Dixie will become playable and should head in the direction of the toboggan, taking care to not enter the Auto-Fire Barrel above it. Dixie does not need to walk in the toboggan and can pass through the level normally.

Pass Without Ellie

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In Bobbing Barrel Brawl, Kiddy (with Dixie) must go to the Auto-Fire Barrel, but not touch the Ellie's Barrel. Instead, Kiddy must touch in the little ravine before it. After doing that, Kiddy needs to grab and throw Dixie to the right, making her pass above the barrel and falling in the other side. The Kongs can then complete the stage without Ellie.

Rickety Koin

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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. This can also be done in the Gameboy Advance version.

A possible explanation is that Koins are facing right by default when they are loaded into system memory on the edge of the screen, off-screen. Because it is facing the wrong way to block the Kongs and Animal Friends, it needs to turn around, which is normal, but simply doesn't have enough time to, so the steel keg kills it.

Another possible explanation could be after the Koin loads, it intersected the steel keg behind its shield rather than have the shield block the steel keg in front of it, so it registers a kill rather than a block, so it had no chance to block due to a quirk in the programming logic that couldn't account for such a situation.

Riding Ellie in Lakeside Limbo

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To do this glitch, the player needs to go to the location where they find Ellie in the level and release her from her crate as usual, then the player should have Dixie jump just slightly above Ellie while holding Kiddy, and throw him against a nearby wall. After that, Dixie will be on Ellie and the player should make her jump onto Kiddy and wait until they go back to the wall where they'd normally find the enemy Kobble on top and jump off Kiddy. Now the player can go through most of the level with Ellie than just that section. If the player goes into the water with Ellie, odd sounds would be made as Ellie wasn't supposed to be actually swimming in the level. Also while riding, if the player goes to the second bonus level and jump on one of the platforms before going in, Ellie will be briefly frozen (and she still can be controlled) the player will have to have Ellie slowly fall into the water and then she'll be swimming casual again.

Spinning Dixie

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In Lakeside Limbo, Kiddy and Dixie should stay in a wood under a bridge near the second Bonus Barrel. Kiddy and Dixie need to team up (with Kiddy holding Dixie) and jump left to water. Before they touch the water, Kiddy must drop Dixie, throwing her to the right. Dixie will jump to the other side of the wood and when Dixie touches water, she will stay spinning.

Stand On Rolling Keg

To perform this glitch, the player must have Dixie. The player must then go to Lakeside Limbo or any other level where a steel keg can be found and picked up. and get to the area where the Koin is. After the player defeats the Koin, they must grab the steel keg and throw it against the wall so that it bounces off the walls and continuously rolls. The player must then jump and use Dixie's ponytail twirl and land on the keg while still holding Y. If done correctly, Dixie will be standing on the rolling keg as if it were a normal platform. It can also be done with Kiddy if the player has Kiddy throw Dixie upward and lands on the barrel then he'll be seen sitting down idle while it rolls. Another way to do it with Kiddy is if the player waits on a ledge until the barrel comes by below then tries to roll onto it.

Waterfall Glitch

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In the level Tracker Barrel Trek, Dixie must stay at the left corner of the first waterfall, then, switch to Kiddy. Kiddy will fall down the abyss, even if there aren't any holes.

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Waterfall Glitch 2

In any of the waterfall levels, the player should find a ledge behind a waterfall where they can throw Kiddy Kong off as this only works with Kiddy. Once Kiddy is thrown and Dixie is in front of the waterfall he'll return to the player but he'll be behind the waterfall and if the player presses select to play as Kiddy then he'll fall down behind the waterfall until he lands on something.

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