Swanky's Dash

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Swanky's Dash
Swanky Kong talking to Dixie in Swanky's Dash if she revisits after completing the challenge.
A screenshot of Dixie visiting Swanky's Dash after completing the challenge.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
Greater location Northern Kremisphere
Owner Swanky Kong
“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. There is a Swanky's Dash in every world, each having a different stage, except Krematoa. Swanky charges two bear coins each time the mini-game is played. If Dixie collects most of the stars along her way, she wins the mini-game. Rewards for completing the minigame include bear coins, Banana Bunches, and a Red Balloon. Completing Swanky's Dash for the first time also earns Dixie and Kiddy a Banana Bird.


Gameplay of Dixie in the Lake Orangatanga challenge

Swanky's Dash is a virtual-reality game. In it, Dixie (Kiddy cannot participate because Swanky says he is too young) runs through a pipeline filled with small stars and explosive spiky obstructions. There are 100 stars in every stage, where Dixie has to grab the stars by moving all around the perimeter of the pipeline, and she has to try as many of them within 45 seconds. If Dixie hits a spiky obstruction, she loses every star that she collected. Every stage has a unique layout, with later ones including more spiky obstructions.

Entering "EXTRAS" from the Cheats menu unlocks a "Bonus Games" menu option, where Swanky's Dash can be replayed, along with Cranky's Dojo and Funky's Rentals. When playing Swanky's Dash from there, the player can choose which stage to play, and each challenge saves a high score if Dixie collects more stars than previously before.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スワンキーのダッシュ
Suwankī no Dasshu
Swanky's Dash

German Swankys Turbo
Swanky's Turbo
Italian Swanky Sprint