The Monkey Museum is a site where Cranky Kong has taken up residence in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. There is an establishment in every world, including the Lost World but not including The Flying Krock. The Monkey Museum is the successor to Cranky's Cabin from the first Donkey Kong Country.
In the Game Boy Advance remake, Cranky Kong resides in a new location similar to the Monkey Museum, Cranky's Hut. Here, he does not only provide information but also hosts the minigame Expresso Racing.
Like Cranky's Cabin, the main purpose of the location is for Diddy and Dixie receive tips and advice from Cranky. Most of it reveals Bonus Area entrances amongst other collectibles such as DK Coins. The background music is even based on the original theme for Cranky's Cabin. Cranky does not rant as frequently in Monkey Museum, usually only doing so when the Kongs enter and exit the location.
Monkey Museum can be considered as an enhancement to Cranky's Cabin. Instead of providing random advice regardless of the location, the Kongs select their advice from a dropdown menu, which changes based on the world. The advice covers every level of each world, and is usually priced at one to three Banana Bunch Coins. However, the first one or two options are usually free of charge. The menu options are organized from least to most expensive.
Objects in the Monkey Museum
The Monkey Museum may also double as a typical museum, as it has various artifacts in the background. Most of them were not retained in Cranky's Hut for the Game Boy Advance version.
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