Swanky's Sideshow

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Swanky's Sideshow
Swanky's Sideshow DKC3.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Greater location Northern Kremisphere
Inhabitants Swanky Kong
“If you bump into Cranky, tell him to stop wasting his money on Swanky's bonus games.”
Wrinkly Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Swanky's Sideshow, also named Swanky Kong's Sideshow,[1] Swanky's Tent,[2] and Swanky's Side Show,[3] is a location in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It is a large circus-themed attraction where Swanky Kong hosts three ball-tossing minigames. There is a Swanky's Sideshow in every world except Krematoa. In every mode, the goal is for Dixie or Kiddy to throw balls at targets held by cardboard Kremlings. Their opponent is Cranky Kong, who rambles before a match and afterward. Cranky reacts differently in each mode that he either wins or loses. If the Kongs win, Swanky rewards four bear coins and several Banana Bunches to them, as well as sometimes also a Red Balloon. If they lose, Swanky gives Dixie and Kiddy a consolation prize of one bear coin and a few bananas. All three modes cost two bear coins to play, and they are as follows:

  • Head to Head: In this mode, a meter with five sections, one of which is red, is displayed on the right of the screen. The active Kong's face is at the top and Cranky's is at the bottom. Depending on which character hit a target, the red section moves either up or down a notch. The active Kong and Cranky must throw balls at targets until the red section reaches either the top or the bottom of the meter. Dixie and Kiddy win if the red section reaches the top, but Cranky wins if it reaches the bottom.
  • Race to 25: Dixie or Kiddy compete against Cranky to hit 25 targets within a minute. If the active Kong and Cranky do not hit 25 targets within the time limit, then the Kong that hit the most targets wins.
  • Endurance: Dixie or Kiddy compete against Cranky to hit targets, however, the first Kong to miss a target loses.

The Swanky's Sideshow's tent appears in the background of the Donkey Kong Jungle stadium in Mario Superstar Baseball, made even more evident from a billboard of Swanky Kong. The tent also appears in the background of the Banana Punch minigame in Mario Party 5.

In the remake, Swanky instead hosts a minigame titled Swanky's Dash.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スワンキーのテント
Suwankī no Tento
スワンキーのサイドショー[4]
Suwankī no Saidoshō
Swanky's Tent

Swanky's Sideshow

Italian Il show di Swanky[5]
Gioco del lancio[6]
The Swanky's show
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References[edit]

  1. ^ November 1996. Nintendo Power Volume 90. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 29.
  2. ^ October 1996. Nintendo Power Volume 89. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 33.
  3. ^ December 1996. Nintendo Magazine System (UK) Issue 51. Page 21.
  4. ^ Nintendo (1996). Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 23.
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet. Page 49.
  6. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet. Page 44.