Donkey Konga 2
|Donkey Konga 2|
Donkey Konga 2 is a follow-up of Donkey Konga. It's the last Donkey Konga game released in US and Europe. Japan would get one more Donkey Konga game called Donkey Konga 3.
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Dixie has a lot of notes...
Funky Kong Badge
In the Game > Badge.nut file (Intentional versions) is a different badge design of Funky Kong. The unused one shows a front-facing render, while the final one uses the image from Diddy's Kong Quest.
While the letters Œ œ ‘ ’ “ ” are in the texture file, they can't be displayed since the game uses Shift-JIS. If the first hex byte is between 81 - 9F, this tells the game this is a Japanese character, and the second byte confirms which Japanese character to use. Since those European characters also use 81 - 9F, the game won't display them.
The Japanese version uses the same start-up warning image from the Japanese version of Donkey Konga that tells the players to be wary of vibrations, the sound, and the amount of time they play. The International versions replaces this image with a Health and Safety message.
A common change where the Nintendo logo is blue in the Japanese version, while it is red in the International versions.
- The Japanese version has ドンキーコンガ2 below the English title.
- The Japanese version has a subtitle ヒットソングパレード which translates to Hit Song Parade.
- The Japanese title has additional copyright information.
- The US version reuses the title from Donkey Konga, but adds a 2 to the title.
- The European version modifies the Japanese title by removing the Japanese text and making it larger.
- The PRESS START BUTTON text has had the word BUTTON removed for the International versions.
The Japanese and European versions display the Genre on the Song Panels, while the US version doesn't display them.
Buttons on DK Bongos
The American version removed the Green Arrow that indicated which button to press that represented A on the DK Bongos.
The American version removed the Red Arrows that indicated which buttons to press that represented B on the DK Bongos.
The currency symbol in the Japanese version (which is a parody of the Japanese ¥ currency) was changed to look like a Banana Coin in the International versions.
The Results Screen on the Japanese version has shapes behind GREAT, OK, BAD, and MISS. These were removed in the International versions.
Jam / Beat-Mix
The Japanese version reuses the ＣＯＯＬ / Jam mode from Donkey Konga where all the required notes to hit are not displayed, which means you have to memorize which notes to hit.
This mode was replaced with Beat-Mix in the International versions where the notes you need to hit are different each time you play a song.
The Song Number text position in the European version is placed above the Number Flag, and the font color was changed from red to blue.
Additional Text below Notes
Like in Donkey Konga, the Japanese version has text below the notes to explain what action to perform. These were disabled in the International versions (the textures are still present in the Game.nut file). The sounds with パ (pa) correspond to the higher-pitched drum, those with ポ (po) correspond to the lower-pitched drum, and those with チャ (cha) correspond to clapping. Those that end with ン (n) tend to be used at the end of a sequence of notes. For example, a sequence involving three hits of the lower drum in rapid succession might be represented as ポ ポ ポン (po po pon).
The text below the notes can be enabled by using the following Gecko Codes:
US Version: 0401C678 60000000 0401C67C 60000000 0401C884 60000000 0401C888 60000000 Europe Version: 0401DBF0 60000000 0401DBF4 60000000 0401DDFC 60000000 0401DE00 60000000
Some of the badges were changed in the International version:
- The human badges were removed.
- The Boo badge was removed.
- Six extra Donkey Kong Country badges were added.
- Five new Star Fox Assault badges were added.
The default badges in the Japanese version are the human badges, while they are the Donkey Kong Country badges in the International versions.
Some of the ASCII letters in the European version were changed (see table below).
|ASCII Letter||Letter in US||Letter in Europe|
Like the first Donkey Konga game, Donkey Konga 2 has different songs between the Japanese, American, and European versions.
For the Sake of Love
|The Anthem||That's The Way (I Like It)|
|3||secret base ～君がくれたもの～
Secret Base (What You Gave Me)
|Wish You Were Here||Jungle Boogie|
|Road Trip||Don't Let Me Get Me|
Embracing Every Bit of You
|8||Go Girl ～恋のヴィクトリー～
Go Girl (Victory of Love)
Let's Dance in a Circle
|I Don't Want To Know (If You Don't Want Me)|
Yeah! Super Holiday
|Unpretty||I'm A Slave 4 U|
|U Don't Have To Call||I Just Wanna Live|
|Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)||Are You Ready For Love?|
|Why Don't We Fall In Love||Pumping On Your Stereo|
Absolutely! We are Pretty Cure
|No More Drama||Mansize Rooster|
Viva ★ Rock
|Come Clean||Green Greens (Kirby)|
|Born Too Slow||Pokémon Main Theme|
|Rock The Boat||Mute City Theme (F-ZERO)|
Lucky Cha Cha Cha!
|Send the Pain Below||Super Mario Bros. 3 Theme|
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
|Donkey Konga 2 Theme|
The Legend of Zelda Theme
|Headstrong||Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood|
Donkey Kong Country Theme
Donkey Konga 2 Theme
|Full Moon||Breakfast At Tiffany's|
|Losing My Religion|
The Seed Song
|Shiny Happy People|
10,000 Feet Up in the Alps
|It's Been a While||Runaway Train|
|High Roller||Eine kleine Nachtmusik|
A Little Night Music
|Minute Waltz||William Tell Overture|
|33||Enjoy The Silence|
Auld Lang Syne
|Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye|
The Hidden Song is played at the end of the Challenge set.
There are sixteen new sound sets that were added to Donkey Konga 2 that can be purchased from the Shopping Mall. Most of the sound sets were changed in the International versions.
|Sound Set #||Japan||US||Europe|
Mokugyo (Wooden Fish)
Janken (Rock Paper Scissors)