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Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Also known as: Donkey Kong Returns (JP)
Developer: Retro Studios
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: December 9, 2010
Released in US: November 21, 2010
Released in EU: December 3, 2010
Released in AU: December 2, 2010


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


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  • Supposedly there's some unused text hinting at a 4-player mode
  • More unused music.
  • Hidden graphics (Source: Supper Mario Broth)

In Donkey Kong Country Returns, Retro Studios (of Metroid Prime fame) takes on the Donkey Kong Country series, with results both fun and faithful to the originals. It's also incredibly difficult, and suffers from unfortunate motion controls shoehorned in.

The game got an enhanced 3DS port in 2013, under the wildly creative and borderline word-salad title Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Unused Music

Labelled "jingle13", this track is a leftover from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, where it was used in the hint movies.

Build Info

Some build info can be found at 0x5501F0 in boot.dol.

!#$MetroidBuildInfo
!#$2010/10/14 00:29 Build v74844 (F8) [EF7D27E8BEDA17B19C176852F8402560]
(Source: Ferrox)

Development Text

Present at 0x550348 in boot.dol is text for some debug displays.

MEM1: %2.2f/24.0 RcntPeak: %2.2f Peak: %2.2f
MEM2: %2.2f/%2.2f RcntPeak: %2.2f Peak: %2.2f
FRAME RATE FRAME RATE FRAME RATE
FRAME RATE FRAME RATE FRAME RATE
FRAME RATE FRAME RATE FRAME RATE
CPU .GPU .FPS: %3.0f %s.LOW
(Source: Ferrox)