Swanky's Bonus Bonanza

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Swanky's Bonus Bonanza
Swankys Bonus Bonanza DKC2.png
Diddy wins a round of Swanky's Bonus Bonanza
Greater location Crocodile Isle
Inhabitants Swanky Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)
“Until the next time, here on Swanky's Bonus Bonanza!”
Swanky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Swanky's Bonus Bonanza, shortened to Bonus Bonanza 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.

Description[edit]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

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[edit]

Swanky asks a question to the Kongs in the Game Boy Advance version

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.

Appearance[edit]

Diddy and Dixie choosing from the Gangplank Galleon quizzes in the Game Boy Advance remake

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.

Quizzes[edit]

Note: Correct answers are highlighted in bold.

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.

Gangplank Galleon[edit]

Swanky's Swag[edit]

  • What is my name?
  • What is the first enemy that you see in the game?
    • A. A furry rat
    • B. A scaly crocodile
    • C. An ugly earthworm
  • What is the name of this area of the island?
    • A. Gangway Garbage
    • B. Gangland Galleon
    • C. Gangplank Galleon

Pirate Puzzler[edit]

  • What button do you press to run?
    • A. Button 'B'
    • B. Button 'Y'
    • C. 'Start' button
  • What is the name of the first level in the game?
  • What is the name of the enemy boss who has kidnapped Donkey Kong?

Chimp Challenge[edit]

  • In the first level of the game, how many windows did the Kaptain's Kabin have?
    • A. 2
    • B. 4
    • C. 6
  • What is the name of the first rigging level?
  • In the first level of the game, which of these is NOT a background object in the Kaptain's Kabin?
    • A. A sword
    • B. A map
    • C. A gun

Crocodile Cauldron[edit]

Cranky Challenge[edit]

  • What is the name of the first lava level on this area of the island?
  • What is the name of this area of the island?
    • A. Crocodile Cauldron
    • B. Alligator Alley
    • C. Crocodile Cove

Lucky Lava[edit]

  • What colors were the crocodile heads you jumped on in the first lava level?
    • A. Red and Blue
    • B. Blue and Green
    • C. Green and Brown
  • Excluding the end of area boss, how many levels were there on the first area of island?
    • A. 5
    • B. 6
    • C. 4

Gorilla Game[edit]

  • How many banana bunches would you have to collect to get an extra life?
    • A. 5
    • B. 10
    • C. 20
  • What is the name of Diddy's pony-tailed girlfriend?
    • A. Diddette
    • B. Trixie
    • C. Dixie

Krem Quay[edit]

Funky's Fun[edit]

  • What can your snake buddy do that is special?
    • A. Jumps very high
    • B. Runs very fast
    • C. Spits eggs
  • What is the name of the level with the angler fish who helps you with his underwater light?
  • What is the name of the big muscle-bound crocodile who guards the toll bridge?

Swampy Swag[edit]

  • How many lives do you start the game with?
    • A. 3
    • B. 5
    • C. 17
  • What button do you press to team up?
    • A. Button 'X'
    • B. Button 'B'
    • C. Button 'A'
  • What is your rhino buddy's name?
    • A. Bambam
    • B. Rambi
    • C. Rambus

Primate Prize[edit]

  • What is the name of this area of the island?
  • What is your parrot buddy's name?
  • How many airplanes hang from the roof in Kong Kollege?
    • A. 1
    • B. 4
    • C. 2

Krazy Kremland[edit]

Wrinkly's Winner[edit]

  • What is the name of this area of the island?
  • What color is your parrot buddy?
    • A. Red, green and yellow
    • B. Red, black and purple
    • C. Brown, black and white
  • What is the name of the two companies that produced this game and Donkey Kong Country?
    • A. Rave / Crocodile Games
    • B. Kremsoft / Krool Inc.
    • C. Rare / Nintendo

Krazy Kwiz[edit]

  • What is the name of the first wasp hive level on this area of the island?

Baboon Booty[edit]

  • What is your snake buddy's name?
    • A. Hisser
    • B. Slithers
    • C. Rattly
  • Which of these enemies have you not seen yet during this area of the island?

Gloomy Gulch[edit]

Lockjaw's Loot[edit]

  • What is the name of this area of the island?

Haunted Haul[edit]

  • What is the name of the forest level with the blowing wind in it?
  • On the Kremling island map, how many small wasps hover around the wasp hives?
    • A. 2
    • B. 3
    • C. 4
  • What is the name of the Kremling island that you are on?

Gibbon Game[edit]

  • Which of these is NOT the name of an area of the island you have played?
    • A. Crocodile Cauldron
    • B. Krazy Kremland
    • C. Crocodile Canyon
  • What is your swordfish buddy's name?
  • How many world map globes are there on the shelves in Kong Kollege?
    • A. 2
    • B. 1
    • C. 0

K. Rool's Keep[edit]

K. Rool's Kwiz[edit]

  • What is the name of this area of the island?
  • What is the name of old man Kong, who lives in a Monkey Museum? (SNES) / What is the name of the old man Kong who keeps a racing bird? (GBA)

Castle Challenge[edit]

  • What is the name of the castle level with the rising floor?
  • What is the name of the flying ghost coat Kremling who throws objects at you? (SNES) / What is the name of the flying ghost who throws objects at you? (GBA)
    • A. Flapper
    • B. Kloak
    • C. Black Jacket

Big Ape Bounty[edit]

  • What is your spider buddy's name?
  • How many different baddies do you think there are in the game?
    • A. 40
    • B. 30
    • C. 20

Instruction booklet descriptions[edit]

SNES version[edit]

  • "Step right up! You're the next contestant on Swanky's Bonus Bonanza! Play to win valuable bonus items! It's a gamble, since you have to pay Banana Coins to play."

GBA version[edit]

  • "Step right up! You're the next contestant on Swanky's Bonus Bonanza! Play to win valuable bonus items! Do you have enough Banana Coins to enter?"

Gallery[edit]

Backgrounds[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スワンキーのクイズショー
Suwankī no kuizu shō
Swanky's Quiz Show
French Bonus à Gogo de Swanky Swanky's Bonus-a-Go-Go

Trivia[edit]