Swanky's Dash

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Swanky's Dash
Gameplay of Swanky's Dash
Greater location Northern Kremisphere
Inhabitants Swanky Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
“Watch out for obstacles! They'll take your legs off, if you know what I mean!”
Swanky Kong

Swanky's Dash is a location operated by Swanky Kong in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3. It replaces every Swanky's Sideshow from the original version. A Swanky's Dash appears in every world except Krematoa. Like Swanky's Sideshow, Swanky charges two Bear Coins for each time Dixie plays the mini-game.


The Swanky's Dash stage select from the Bonus Games menu

Swanky's Dash is a virtual-reality game. In it, Dixie (Kiddy is too young to participate, according to Swanky) runs through a pipeline filled with small stars and explosive spike balls. Dixie must grab the stars by moving all around the perimeter of the pipeline. Dixie's objective is to collect as many stars within 45 seconds (there are 100 stars in every stage). If Dixie hits a spike ball, she loses every star that she collected.

Each world has its own Swanky's Dash stage except Krematoa. Every stage has a unique layout, with later ones including more spike balls. If Dixie collects most of the stars along her way, she wins the mini-game. Swanky rewards her with Bear Coins, Banana Bunches, and a Red Balloon. When Dixie completes the challenge for the first time, Swanky rewards a Banana Bird to her and Kiddy.

Swanky's Dash (along with Cranky's Dojo, and Funky's Rentals) can be replayed from the main menu if the player enters "EXTRAS" from the Cheats menu. Upon selecting Swanky's Dash from the mini-game menu, the player has the option to replay each world's challenge. Each challenge saves a high score if Dixie collects more stars than the previous time.


  • This minigame is rather similar to (and may have been inspired by) the Special Stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic Pocket Adventure.