Donkey Kong Country 2 [SNES – Beta / Unused Stuff]

Donkey Kong Country 2 [SNES – Beta / Unused Stuff]

Here are some beta / unused finds from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest! Robert Seddon linked us to another interesting topic in the DKC Atlas Forum, where Kiddy14 has found out about a beta video of DKC2 with lots of differences from the final version! In there we can see that there’s no fog in Web Woods, the Lava Lagoon has no lava and there are Klaptraps around there, the player can not swim in the water and there’s a storm in Mainbrace Mayhem and Krow’s Nest. For more infos check the original topic in the DKCA Forum! Also, they found some unused sprites for Dixie and Diddy Kong. There was also a character cut from the game. His name was Mr. X. It is speculated that he was supposed to be the boss of Gusty Gulch but never made it to the final game and was was replaced by another boss named Kreepy Krow.

Codes for unused levels and more can be found at The Cutting Room Floor!

Thanks to Gabriel for the contribution of the sprite pictures!



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11 thoughts on “Donkey Kong Country 2 [SNES – Beta / Unused Stuff]

  1. Ben

    i believe that there was no swimming in the beta level shown because it used the DKC 1 engine and i dont think there was a level in DKC1 which had water and platforming, only pure water levels

  2. lucazzz

    4:54 to 6:21

    This is a beta dkc2 demo for september that haves several differences

    -a animation is missing in dixie and diddy team-up
    -Klinger sound is different
    -mainbrace mayhem,topsail trouble have a unused background
    -the barrel have a physic problem in parrot chute panic(the barrel change of direccion to down
    -some backgrounds are missing(the barrel bayou bg is un mudhole marsh and kannon klaim bg is in windy well)
    -bonuses and items are missing(dk coins)
    -enguarde have unused soung when it uses the A charge

  3. Milo

    A Rare staffer confirmed that Mr. X was an early deisgn for Kackle. Sorry, I don’t remember any more details.

  4. MicroChirp

    I’ve recently found a trailer that shows the title screen as “Diddy Kong’s Quest”, just like the E3 1995 video. Posting it soon on my YouTube

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