List of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat pre-release and unused content
This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
During E3 2004, a playable demo of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat was on display and it differs from the final version in many ways. For example, the Helper Monkeys, rather than being gibbons, were regular brown monkeys, and bore resemblance to Donkey Kong. Also, Dread Kong did not exist in this early build. Instead, it was an unnamed Donkey Kong clone with gray fur, no tie and glowing red pupils. Also, whenever Donkey Kong banged his chest after defeating a boss, he would make a loud, high-pitched squealing noise, rather than the Tarzan-esque noise he makes in the final. In order to begin a boss battle, the player had to move Donkey Kong forward slightly, as opposed to the final game, where the match would automatically begin after it's finished loading. Jungle Beat has also gone through graphical changes, as well as changes to the energy meter, and there was also a combo meter that was not seen in the final game. Additionally, the E3 demo featured certain areas that were not seen in any stage of the final release. The logo also looked slightly different. In addition, with the exception of DK's squeal, all his voices were recycled from Donkey Kong 64.
The unnamed Donkey Kong look-alike, which was replaced by Dread Kong in the final. The Helper Monkeys' former selves could also be seen in the background.
Donkey Kong wall-jumping in an unknown area of Dawn Savanna. Also of notice is the combo meter, which was not present in the final game.
Early versions of Karikari latching on Donkey Kong.
Hoofer's model looks vastly different.
A very different-looking Silver Snow Peak.