Swanky's Bonus Bonanza
Swanky's Bonus Bonanza, shortened to Bonus Bonanza on the world map in the Game Boy Advance version, is a quiz show hosted by Swanky Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. An establishment appears in every world except for The Flying Krock and the Lost World.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
In the area, Diddy or Dixie Kong can choose from three quiz challenges to participate in. The player can select a quiz to participate in from a menu, and each quiz costs one, two, or three Banana Bunch Coins for the Kongs to participate in. When a quiz is selected, Swanky asks three multiple choice questions to Diddy and Dixie, each relating to the game itself. The difficulty of the quiz is based on the cost for participating in it. After Swanky asks a question, the player must select one of the three letter choices (A, B, and C). The quiz ends if they select the wrong answer, and the Kongs must pay another fee to retry that quiz.
If the Kongs answer all three questions correctly, Swanky rewards them with either a Red Balloon (one life), Green Balloon (two lives), or a Blue Balloon (three lives). The Kongs are rewarded the same number of lives as the cost for participating in the quiz itself. After completing a challenge, Diddy and Dixie cannot replay the challenge again. If Diddy and Dixie visit a Swanky's Bonus Bonanza where they have completed all three quizzes previously, Swanky only reminds them about it, and then Diddy and Dixie leave the location.
Game Boy Advance
In the Game Boy Advance remake, the Bonus Bonanza retains its main concept, although most of the layout is different. The Bonus Bonanza takes place in two rooms. In the main room, Diddy and Dixie must choose a quiz by walking to its barrel and selecting it. Each barrel displays either 1–3 Banana Bunch Coins to visually represent the cost for participating. The Life Balloon reward corresponds to the platform color beneath each barrel (red, green, or blue). By selecting a quiz, Diddy and Dixie jump into the barrel and appear in the game show room.
Swanky asks a question on the display, and then the three options are displayed. Three red star-shaped buttons are on the floor, each displaying a letter (A, B, or C) to correspond to the letter choices. To highlight a choice, Diddy and Dixie must walk on a star and jump on it. Candy Kong is at the right of the game show room, and her only role is pointing to the choice currently highlighted by the Kongs. If Diddy and Dixie select a wrong answer, the star disappears, causing the Kongs fall down the floor and return to the main room. When the Kongs successfully answer all three questions, they exit from the quiz's barrel, which then permanently disappears.
When the Kongs complete every world's challenges, Swanky rewards Diddy and Dixie with a photograph of himself, which is in the tenth page of the scrapbook. This means that unlike the original Super Nintendo version, the Kongs are required to do the Bonus Bonanza challenges.
The area takes place inside of a studio. The logo BONUS appears in the background, and it is made up of flashing red, blue, and green dots. Two objects from Donkey Kong Country also appear in the background: a Giant Banana and a pair of the three types of Extra Life Balloons of Donkey Kong's head (red, green, and blue). The floor is glossy and reflective, and a horizontal line of stars is at the bottom. There are three barrels numbered 1–3 on individual platforms, and they each correspond to a quiz (or "game", as stated by the purple banners beneath each barrel). The barrel's number is the same as the cost in Banana Bunch Coins and the number of extra lives rewarded by Swanky.
In the Game Boy Advance version, like other supporting locations, the Bonus Bonanza was redesigned. The floor and walls resemble the design of a barrel. There are two cameras at the bottom-left and the bottom-right corner respectively, and gray stage lights are suspended from the ceiling. The BONUS logo is smaller and made up of small, glittery stars. A yellow-orange star appears on each side of the BONUS logo, and a larger one is centered on the floor. The barrels representing the quizzes are average size, each appearing on a red, a green, and a blue stand.
In the Game Boy Advance version, most of the quiz room is empty except for a large display. It is surrounded by a border of red, green, and blue dots. Swanky and Candy stand next to the display, on the left and right sides respectively. The three red star panels are in the center, in front of the large display.
The quizzes feature questions relating to the player's general knowledge of the Donkey Kong Country series, the game itself, and sometimes questions relating to the world that Diddy and Dixie are currently in.
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