List of Donkey Kong Land pre-release and unused content

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This is a list of pre-release and unused content for the game Donkey Kong Land.

Early ideas[edit]

Several creatures and characters who were originally going in this game were abandoned for unknown reasons. These creatures and characters included a fish enemy that was apparently named Pucka (with Fangfish listed as "Pucka Jr."), an unnamed Kong who wore a hat and what appears to be a baby ram named Ram Bunkshus (planned to be an Animal Friend, according to the game's main programmer Paul Machacek[1]). All these unused characters were first advertised in an issue of Nintendo Power, which included renders.[2]

Ram Bunkshus' name is derived from "rambunctious", which means to be entirely hyperactive, and the word includes the prefix "ram". Little is known about Ram Bunkshus, although the issue mentions that he is probably an adept climber and sprouts a healthy set of horns.

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Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Twitter post by Paul Machacek (March 6, 2017). Retrieved March 11, 2017
  2. ^ Nintendo Power #69, page 93.