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Donkey Konga 2

Developer: Namco
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: GameCube
Released in JP: July 1, 2004
Released in US: May 9, 2005
Released in EU: June 3, 2005


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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.

Early Notes

Hmmm...
To do:
The Japanese versions (Memo_tgs.res and Memo.res) contain some differences as well.

An earlier draft of Dixie's Notes can be found inside the file Memo_tgs_us.res. Most of it is just grammar and formatting fixes, along with some minor rewrites.

MEMO_03
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You've gotten all of the Gorilla arrangements!
If you master all of them, you might just become
a better drummer than I am!
And you know what?
Now, you can challenge
the full set!
You've gotten all of the Gorilla arrangements!
If you master all of them, you might just become
a better drummer than I am!
And you know what?
Now, you can challenge
the Full Set!

"Full Set" was capitalized.

MEMO_04
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You got gold DKs on all of the Gorilla duets?
Incredible!     Unbelievable!
That takes some real
perseverance!
And some awesome teamwork!
You got gold DKs on all of the Gorilla duets?
Incredible! Unbelievable!
That takes some real
perseverance!
And some awesome
teamwork!

The extra spaces before "unbelievable" were removed, and "teamwork" was moved to a new line.

MEMO_05
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Congratulations! You've earned gold DKs on
all of the solo Gorilla arrangements.
Could it be?Is it possible!?
Could you really be...better
than me!?
Madness! Utter madness!
Congratulations! You've earned gold DKs on
all of the solo Gorilla arrangements.
Could it be? Is it possible!?
Could you really be...better
than me!?
Madness! Utter madness!

A space was added after the first question mark.

MEMO_06
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Yahoo! You did it! You cleared the full set!
That's all 33 songs! Why don't you give the
DK Bongos a break?
After all this excitement,
I might just head home
for a nap myself!
Yahoo! You did it! You cleared the Full Set!
That's all 33 songs! Why don't you give the
DK Bongos a break?
After all this excitement,
I might just head home
for a nap myself!

"Full Set" capitalized again.

MEMO_13
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
If you've gotten good enough that
you can remember most of the notes,
why not try Jam mode?
You can really rake in the
coins that way, but, man!
It's tough!
If you've played the song so much you've
memorized it, why not try Beat-Mix?
You can earn a ton
of tips, but the beats
change every time
you play!

"Jam mode" was replaced with a new "Beat-Mix" mode, so the final note explains how this new mode works. In the European version, "You can earn a ton of tips" was replaced with "You can earn a ton of coins".

MEMO_14
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Thank you for playing Donkey Konga 2!
Today I collected my favorite songs,
but Donkey and Diddy seem to
choose rock and techno ones.
Please wait for our final decision!
Hey, DK and Diddy!
As of now, I'd like to announce my career
change to professional
drummer! Give me a call
if you ever need an
extra pair of hands!

It seems the early note was written with a demo in mind, so this insight into DK and Diddy's musical tastes was replaced with a filler note talking about Dixie herself.

MEMO_23
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
To adjust the Clap Sensor sensitivity you need
to visit the Electric Hut. Move the [slider] to
the right so the Clap Sensor
picks up only loud noises
like claps, and not just
background sounds.
To adjust the Clap Sensor sensitivity, you
need to visit the Electric Hut.
Move the [slider]    to the right
so the Clap Sensor picks up
only loud noises like claps, and
not just background sounds.

The line lengths were evened out, and a comma was added after "sensitivity".

MEMO_29
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You have 10 badges you can use right from the
start. ♪      Once you've finished up at the
Music Lab, try to Match
That Badge to see if you
can get all 30 badges.
And that includes mine!
You have 10 badges you can use right from the
start. ♪ Once you've finished up at the Music Lab,
try to Match That Badge
to see if you can get all
30 badges. Of course, the only
badge that matters is mine!

Extra spaces were removed, and the line lengths were readjusted to fit. The final note also makes Dixie a bit more self-centered in the last line.

MEMO_30
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
So tell me, what do you like more : hearing the
music, or hearing the sound of your own drums?
You know, you can
adjust the music and
sound-effect balance at
the Electric Hut!
So tell me, what do you like more: hearing the
music, or hearing the sound of your own drums?
You know, you can
adjust the music and
sound-effect balance at
the Electric Hut!

The extraneous space before the colon was removed.

MEMO_32
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Have you been using "Return to" command
to cancel the song or mode you've selected?
You know...it's easier
just to hold down both
drums on your bongos!
Have you been using the "Return to" command
to cancel the song or mode you've selected?
You know...it's easier
just to hold down both
drums on your bongos!

A "the" was needed here.

MEMO_34
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You can choose all kinds of songs in the
Freestyle Zone, but the best thing to do is
choose "Get Jamming"!
Two is better than one, and
four is better than two,
you know?
You can choose all kinds of songs in the
Freestyle Zone, but the best thing to do is
choose "Start Jamming!"
Two is better than one, and
four is better than two,
you know?

"Get Jamming" was changed to "Start Jamming", and the exclamation mark was moved inside the quotation.

MEMO_35
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
If you score really high in the Music Lab,
then you can take a shot at
Match That Badge!
This is the place to be if
you want to collect Badges!
If you score really high in the Music Lab,
then you can take a shot at
Match That Badge!
This is the place to be if
you want to collect badges!

"Badges" is no longer a proper noun.

MEMO_37
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
If you clear a song with the Phonograph
Gauge at 100%, then your DK award will
turn gold!
And if you can do THAT,
you'll be able to play
the no-note Jam mode!
If you clear a song with the Phonograph
Gauge at 100%, then your DK award will
turn gold!
And if you can do THAT,
you'll be able to play the
totally remixed Beat-Mix!

Another Jam mode/Beat-Mix change.

MEMO_39
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
I'm sure you already know this, but
the more points you earn in Mini-Games,
the more shots you'll earn
at Match That Badge.
I'm sure you already know this, but
the more points you earn in minigames,
the more shots you'll earn
at Match That Badge.

From "Mini-Games" to "minigames".

MEMO_42
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
I went to play in the Freestyle Zone
the other day.
I got so hooked that I didn't
even notice that I'd
played until the sun
went gone down!
I went to play in the Freestyle Zone
the other day.
I got so hooked that I didn't
even notice that I'd
played until the sun
had gone down!

A typo fix. The line likely originally read "the sun went down".

MEMO_45
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You want me to tell you the secret to
Rhythm Keeper? Start out slowly, my friend.
Don't Be like Diddy!
He starts slowly and gets
faster all natural-like,
without missing a beat!
You want me to tell you the secret to
Rhythm Keeper? Keep the rhythm, my friend!
Don't be like Diddy!
He starts out slowly, but then
he gets faster and faster and
starts missing the beats!

Reworded to sound more natural, as the original version is rather clunky. Not to mention, having Diddy not miss a beat wouldn't make any sense in the context of the sentence.

MEMO_47
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
If everyone's together, your synchro
rate can go through the roof!
Even two meatheads
like Diddy and DK can
get synch up really well!
If everyone's together, your synchro
rate can go through the roof!
Even two meatheads
like Diddy and DK can
synch up really well!

"Get" didn't belong in that sentence.

MEMO_48
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You want to prove you're a master at Rhythm
Keeper? Here's a little pro tip: try closing your
eyes, like DK does!
But don't just ignore the
notes and hit smack the
bongo crazy like him...
You want to prove you're a master at Rhythm
Keeper? Here's a little pro tip: try closing your
eyes, like DK does!
But don't just ignore the
notes and smack the
bongo crazy, like he does...

Another badly-worded sentence that got fixed up.

MEMO_51
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Psych!   Juuuuuust kidding! ♪
I wouldn't just up and quit on ya!
I've still got all sorts of
tips lined up for you!
We're not done yet!
Psych! Juuuuuust kidding! ♪
I wouldn't just up and quit on ya!
I've still got all sorts of
tips lined up for you!
We're not done yet!

Two spaces were removed.

MEMO_53
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You want to learn how to master Barrel Race?
Here's the thing: just don't get carried away
when those notes start falling!
If you keep hitting like mad,
you're going regret it!
You want to learn how to master Barrel Race?
Here's the thing: just don't get carried away
when those notes start falling!
If you keep hitting like mad,
you're gonna regret it!

"Going to" was missing the "to", so it was changed to just "gonna".

MEMO_55
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
If you've got enough DK coins to buy
Gorilla arrangements, then you should be
good enough to play them!
Go on!  Try it!
You'll do fine!!!
If you've got enough DK coins to buy
Gorilla arrangements, then you should be
good enough to play them!
Go on! Try it!
You'll do fine!!!

The extra space after "Go on!" was taken out.

MEMO_61
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Your Synchro rate can go higher if you're
playing with more people.
I don't think you can
even get 100% unless you
have four people.
Quick! Grab your friends!
Your synchro rate can go higher if you're
playing with more people.
I don't think you can
even get 100% unless you
have four people.
Quick! Grab your friends!

"Synchro" was decapitalized.

MEMO_70
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You can check in the Hall of Records to see
how many badges you've collected.
And make sure you've got
my badge, OK?
It is sooooo cute! Seriously.
You can check in the Hall of Records to see
how many badges you've collected.
When you line 'em up
together, you can tell
mine's the cutest!
Seriously! It is sooooo cute!

Dixie emotes a little harder in the final note.

MEMO_77
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
I just tried Cranky's brand-new Echo Feature.
That Echo feature is so cool--you can hit the
drum once and make
TEN drumbeats!
I just tried Cranky's brand-new Echo Feature.
That Echo Feature is so cool--you can hit the
drum once and make
TEN drumbeats!

A capital was missing on Echo Feature.

MEMO_83
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Those sounds sets sure are expensive!
Like that the train sound set I bought
the other day. Yowza!
But if you earn coins
with 2 players, you'll
save up twice as much!
Those sound sets sure are expensive!
Like that "Electric Drum Set" I bought the
other day. Yowza!
But if you earn coins
with 2 players, you'll
save up twice as much!

A train sound set? Ow. Electric drums make far more sense. The final note actually introduces an error here-- the electric drum sound set is from the first Donkey Konga. While it does exist in this game, it can only be accessed by using a memory card that has a Donkey Konga save on it; it can't be bought at the Shopping Mall.

MEMO_84
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
You want to know how to unlock
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" in
the Freestyle Zone?
Get this : you have to
clear out the FULL SET!
That's SO cool!
You want to know how to unlock
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" in
the Freestyle Zone?
Get this: you have to
clear out the FULL SET!
That's SO cool!

Yet another space fix.

MEMO_85
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Oh, listen to this!
You can use the sound sets you collected in
first Donkey Konga in this game, too!
That means there are
even more sounds to
choose from!
Oh, listen to this!
You can also use the sound sets you collected
in the first Donkey Konga in
this game!
That means there are even
more sounds to choose from!

Slight wording and line length fixes.

MEMO_86
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Have you tried plugging your DK Bongos
into a different controller port?
In a quartet, that gets
you a totally different
arrangement for the song.
Try playing 'em all!
Have you tried plugging your DK Bongos
into a different Controller Socket?
In a quartet, that gets
you a totally different
arrangement for the song.
Try playing 'em all!

The official term for a GameCube controller port is "Controller Socket".

MEMO_89
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
The DK Bongos are good instruments of course,
but they also liven up a room when you use
them as decorations!
They have such a sturdy,
cheery look about them!
Perfect for any room!
The DK Bongos are good instruments,
of course, but they also liven up a room when
you use them as decorations!
They have such a sturdy,
cheery look about them!
Perfect for any room!

A comma was added, and the lines readjusted.

MEMO_91
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
I love snowy mountains, because the
echoes are so shoothing. And no avalanches!
Nope!
All the snow just rolls up
into adorable little snowmen!
I love snowy mountains, because the
echoes are so soothing. And no avalanches!
Nope!
All the snow just rolls up
into adorable little snowmen!

The typo on "soothing" was fixed.

MEMO_92
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
Playing the Legend of Zelda Theme with the
Zelda sound set makes a big difference,
you know!
It gives you a real feel
for the song!
Playing Trouble with the
Fight sound set makes a big difference,
you know!
It gives you a real feel
for the song!

The Zelda theme is in the Japanese version, but neither of the international ones. Same for the Zelda sound set, which is only available with a Konga 1 save. This note was changed to reflect that.

MEMO_94
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
It really is good to memorize the
notes on some songs...
And on Jam mode,
it's the only way
to play!
Don't let Beat-Mix mode intimidate you.
The rhythm stays the same, even though
all the beats change.
If you're lucky, you might
get all claps, and it'll be
a piece of cake to clear!

The original hint isn't that helpful, so it was rewritten.

MEMO_97
Memo_tgs_us.res Memo_us.res
The 6-Song Set challenge is just long
enough for me... I can fit it into my busy
schedule with ease!
In fact, I think I'm going to
make it the last item on my
list of things to do for today!
The 6-Song Set Challenge is just long
enough for me... I can fit it into my busy
schedule with ease!
In fact, I think I'm going to
make it the last item on my
list of things to do for today!

"Challenge" was capitalized.

Regional Differences

Jam Mode / Beat-Mix

The Japanese version reuses the "Jam Mode" from the first Donkey Konga. In this mode, all the required beats to play are covered up with a barrel. This means you have to memorize which beats to play, which is pretty much impossible to do.

This mode was replaced with a more fair and enjoyable "Beat-Mix" mode in the American and European versions. In this mode, the beats that you need play are different each time you play a song.

Songs

Like the first Donkey Konga game, Donkey Konga 2 has different songs between the Japanese, American and European versions.

Song Japan USA Europe
Ai no Tame Ni Yes No No
All Star No Yes Yes
Ambitious Japan! Yes No No
Are You Ready For Love? No No Yes
Bombastic No Yes Yes
Born Too Slow No Yes No
Breakfast at Tiffany's No No Yes
Challenger!! Yes No No
Come Clean No Yes No
Contact No Yes Yes
Danzen! Futari wa Pretty Cure Yes No No
Donkey Konga 2 Theme Yes Yes Yes
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood No No Yes
Don't Let Me Get Me No No Yes
Doraemon no Uta Yes No No
Drive No Yes Yes
Dynamite Yes No No
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik No No Yes
Enjoy the Silenece No No Yes
Full Moon No Yes No
Go Girl ~ Koi no Victory Yes No No
Green Greens No No Yes
Guantanamera Yes No No
Habanera from Carmen Yes Yes No
Havanaise No No Yes
Headstrong No Yes No
High Roller No Yes No
Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) No Yes No
Hustle Yes No No
I'm A Slave 4 U No No Yes
I Don't Want To Know (If You Don't Want Me) No Yes Yes
I Just Wanna Live No No Yes
It's Been Awhile No Yes No
Jungle Boogie No No Yes
Ko-inu no Waltz Yes No No
La Bamba No Yes Yes
La Cucaracha No No Yes
Losing My Religion No Yes Yes
Lucky Chachacha Yes No No
Mansize Rooster No No Yes
Mazinger Z Yes No No
Minute Waltz No Yes No
Monkey Magic Yes No No
Mute City Theme No No Yes
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye No Yes Yes
No More Drama No Yes No
Odoru Ponpokorin Yes No No
Oshiete Yes No No
Over Drive Yes No No
Pieces No Yes No
Pokemon Main Theme No No Yes
Predictable No Yes Yes
Pumping on Your Stereo No No Yes
Realize Yes No No
Road Trip No Yes No
Rock the Boat No Yes No
Runaway Train No No Yes
Sakuranbo Yes No No
Secret Base Yes No No
Send the Pain Below No Yes No
Shiny Happy People No Yes Yes
Sidewalks No Yes Yes
Super Donkey Kong Theme Yes No No
Super Mario Bros. 3 Theme No No Yes
Tane no Uta Yes No No
That's the Way (I Like It) No No Yes
The Anthem No Yes No
The Legend of Zelda Theme Yes No No
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Yes No No
Trepak Yes Yes Yes
Trouble No Yes Yes
U Don't Have to Call No Yes No
Unpretty No Yes No
Viva Rock Yes No No
WA ni Natte Odorou Yes No No
Why Don't We Fall in Love No Yes No
Wild Challenger Yes No No
William Tell Overture No No Yes
Wish You Were Here No Yes No
Yankee Doodle Yes No No
Yeah! Me-cha Holiday Yes No No
Zenbu Dakishimete Yes No No


(Source: Mariowiki.com)