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.
Robert Seddon has linked us to another topic at the DKC Atlas Forum, where The Kirby has an interesting theory about an unused DKC3 SNES sprites for an enemy that was later used in the DKC3 GBA port. The Kirby writes: “My theory is that the TNT Knocka, is actually an enemy that exists in DKC3 SNES’s coding, but was never used, and when the developers for the DKC3 GBA port discovered this enemy (among other things) they decided to save themselves the trouble and use all of these new gameplay elements to create Pacifica, where a few of the new levels contained something that didn’t previously exist in any of the DKC3 SNES levels. It was probably a way they could rehash the old as new.” You can read the full topic in here! Props to The Kirby for the find!
Qyzbud has noticed that the following rendered background level with the KREM Co. sign (click on it for a bigger version) was never used in the final game, but in DK64’s factory level (Frantic Factory) had that name “KREM Co.” in it, on a clock somewhere and the world map for ‘Mekanos’ in DKC3 features KREM Co. written on the roof of the building where you fight the boss, KAOS.
1- The game’s subtitle was “Dixie’s Double Trouble”. 2- Arich’s Ambush doesn’t have a little branch in the right tree. 3- There aren’t any “happiness” indicators in Swanky’s Sideshow game. 4- The brother bear featured in the video moves weird, plus he’s gray. (The Brother Bear is gray because he is Blizzard) 5- No little boxes in the top-right part of the screen when visiting the brother bear. 6- Apparently Funky still wasn’t a mechanic, he’s still air-boarding! 7- Mechanos has no factories in it (in the world map). 8- Dixie stays in place. 9- Kiddy’s Idle is the same as his when winning a bonus for the first time. 10- There’s an odd dock level. To the left there’s a Y banana formation, a buzz and a steel barrel. Probably an early design from Lakeside Limbo. 11- Ellie in a snow level! 12- There are Neeks! In Doorstop Dash, Squeals on Wheels and Lakeside Limbo. 13- Dixie isn’t shaded. 14- THERE IS A RIPSAW IN BARREL SHIELD BUST-UP! 15- Bananas aren’t animated. 16- A banana bunch over the first Neek in Squeals on Wheels is missing. 17- A DK Barrel is missing in Barrel Shield Bust-Up.
More differences were found thanks to Discrosh:
The mice gauge is missing on Squeals on wheels.
The entire world map is different.
A mice is missing in Barrel Shield Bust-Up beginnig (below the missing DK barrel).
The Minkys and the barrel Shields are missing in Barrel Shield Bust-Up.
The “house area” in Skidda’s Row is different from all “house areas” in the Skidda’s Row final version.
Gabrielwoj have found a game problem which seems that RARE Ltd. removed a Barrel Sprite but didn’t removed on it’s configurations. The problem is similar to MissingNo, the sprite have been removed in the game, but the configurations haven’t.
Kvinxx has made us to notice a topic from DKC World Club, where he found another ad of DKC3 but from USA. There are no noticeable differences.