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

Early ideas[edit]

Early builds[edit]

Back cover[edit]

An early version of Bazza

A screenshot on the back cover shows that Bazzas were originally eel-like creatures instead of the barracuda-like fish.

E3 1996 trailer[edit]

The game's E3 1996 trailer (whose footage was later featured in a Brazilian commercial) features a few differences from the final build.[2]

  • The game is subtitled "Dixie's Double Trouble" instead of "Dixie Kong's Double Trouble".
  • Graphics (presumably placeholder) from Donkey Kong Country 2. These include Neeks instead of the similar Sneek enemy and Funky Kong's surfboard animation.
  • Different sprites and background palettes for the Brothers Bears.
  • Kiddy Kong has a different idling animation.
  • Ellie the Elephant is shown used in a winter level, something that does not happen in the final game.

Nintendo Player's Guide[edit]

The early Kastle Kaos screenshot from the Nintendo Player's Guide
  • In the Nintendo Player's Guide for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, there is a photograph of KAOS's first head flying around Kastle Kaos while his body is hovering with no flames. This does not occur in the retail version.

Early Level Placement[edit]

Squeals on Wheels switched places with Murky Mill in December 1996.[3]

Unused Data[edit]

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).[4][5]

Early Karbine Design[edit]

Karbine's original design

Karbine originally was not intended to be an owl; instead, the original design for the enemy depicted a robotic ape with a propeller on the tailbone area.[6] This design can be see on page 33 of the 89th issue of Nintendo Power.


  1. ^ Rare. Donkey Kong Country 3. Rarewhere (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved July 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3 (Prototype, Super Nintendo)
  3. ^ Nintendo Power issue 91.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^