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Donkey Kong Country 4

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Title Screen

Donkey Kong Country 4

Also known as: The Jungle Book 2
Developer: Hummer Team
Publisher: JY Company
Platform: Unlicensed NES
Released in TW: 1997


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.


Donkey Kong Country 4 is probably one of the most accurate NES ports of Donkey Kong Country.

Unused Graphics

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Donkey Kong's reaction to losing a bonus game...

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...and Diddy's. There are no bonus games in this version, so they both go unused.

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A map icon for Diddy. Even if you complete a world as Diddy, Donkey's icon will display instead.

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Funky Kong's plane, suggesting Funky's Flights was once considered being ported over.

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Graphics for a Mini Necky and a coconut.

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A Bitesize swimming upwards.

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Five unused letters for the font on the title screen, possibly for "PUSH" and "OPTIONS". These tiles also appear to be a thinner, earlier version of the font used.

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The word "GAME", meant for the Jungle Book 2 title screen.

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Dixie Kong's head, stored near the password screen graphics, suggesting that it was intended to be one of the password icons.

Missing Tiles

In-Game Fixed
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The "4" on the title screen uses an incorrect tile.

Unused Sounds

Using address 0701, you can find several unused sound effects under these values:

01:

This was used for the cape spin in Hummer Team's Super Mario World port.

02:

Was not heard in any other Hummer Team game. It resembles the ring sound from the Sonic games.

06:

The dragon coin sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

0A:

The pipe entrance sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

0B:

The power-up spawn sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

0D:

The Yoshi sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

12, 13, 14, 15, and 16:

These sound effects play when you hit multiple enemies with a shell in Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

19:

The Yoshi tongue sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

1A:

The Yoshi swallow sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

1B:

The Yoshi fire breath swallow sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

1C:

The checkpoint sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

1D:

The saw sound effect from Hummer Team's Super Mario World.

Unused Music

Using address 0701, you can find several unused tracks as well:

29:

A rendition of "Bonus Room Blitz" from the original Donkey Kong Country which was used in another Hummer Team game, The Duck (and its hack The Egg). Seeing as this game has no bonus areas, and the credits just use the title screen music, this track is unused.

It is also present as track 10 in the NSF.

2C:

The castle music from Hummer Team's Super Mario World. Also present as track 13 in the NSF.

2F:

The ending music from Hummer Team's Super Mario World. Also present as track 15 in the NSF.

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Press Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Left, Right, Right on the title screen. This version of the JY logo is unique to Donkey Kong Country 4. The only way out of it is to reset the game.

(Source: BootlegGames Wiki)

Dip Switches

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As with several other pirate games, Donkey Kong Country 4 uses a PCB with a dip switch on it, which changes some aspects of the game's appearance and gameplay. There are three selections: Donkey Kong Country 4, The Jungle Book 2 (where you play as Mowgli from The Jungle Book and you start on the 3rd level), and 2 in 1 Donkey Kong 4 / The Jungle Book 2, which lets you choose either game.

The dip switch setting can be changed in FCEUX by resetting the game, although other emulators may handle this differently.

Oddities

Holding A or B on Controller 2 will cause all sprites on the screen to disappear. They will reappear after letting go of the button. This might be a leftover debug feature.