Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color)

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Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country GBC - Box Cover.png
The front box cover of Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Color.
Developer Rare, Ltd.
Publisher Nintendo
Release date(s) USA: November 20, 2000
EU: November 17, 2000
JP: January 21, 2001
Genre Adventure
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Platform Game Boy Color

Donkey Kong Country is a video game originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was re-released for the Game Boy Color in 2000.

Changes from the Super Nintendo version[edit]

  • The game has three different title screens. One takes place underground, one has a jungle setting, and the final has an underwater setting.
  • The game can in be in either English, French, Spanish, Italian, or German. This is only in the North American and European versions, not the Japanese version.
  • The selection screen is similar to the one used in Donkey Kong 64.
  • Only one Kong is visible at a time, much like the Donkey Kong Land series. When Donkey or Diddy is freed from a DK Barrel, an icon of the DK Barrel appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. If a Kong is hurt, the inactive Kong appears on the screen.
  • The victory music doesn't occur in this version.
  • The world map can be viewed if the player holds SELECT and presses Left or Right on the D-Pad to navigate.
  • The game has collectible stickers that can be printed via the Game Boy Printer.
  • Winky's Walkway is extended and has some of its layout changed from the original version.
  • A new stage named Necky Nutmare appears as the fourth level of Chimp Caverns. It is located between Funky's Flights and Loopy Lights.
  • Funky's Fishing and Crosshair Cranky appear as two new mini-games.
  • Candy's Save Point was changed to Candy's Challenge, where Donkey or Diddy have to complete a series of challenges to gain a Banana Coin. The game now automatically saves after a level is completed.
  • Some of the music is from Donkey Kong Land, while the other music is an 8-bit rendition of the music from the original Super Nintendo version.
  • The ending credits does not feature a cast of characters. It now shows various images related to the game while the names are shown.
  • Donkey and Diddy transform into an Animal Buddy, rather than riding them (exactly what an Animal Barrel does). When the Animal Buddy is hit, it transforms back into Donkey or Diddy.
  • There are two additional difficulty settings: one removes DK Barrels, while the other removes Star Barrels. They can be used once King K. Rool is defeated at Gangplank Galleon.
  • There is no sunset in the level Orang-utan Gang, and Ropey Rampage does not have a thunderstorm; it is instead nighttime.
  • The Warp Barrel from Mine Cart Carnage has been removed.
  • Kremkroc Industries Inc., the fifth world of the game, is now called Kremkroc Industries.
  • The buildings at Temple Tempest are blue instead of yellow. The temple is yellow when viewed from the world map, oddly.
  • In Slipside Ride, the purple ropes are blue, while the blue ones are now purple.
  • When all the Bonus Levels of a stage have been accessed, the stage's name changes to pink. The original version had an exclamatory mark next to the stage's name.
  • Millstone Gnawties ride atop the stone wheels, rather than the center.
  • Zingers are only yellow in this version. They appeared in other colors in the original version.