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Proto:Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (Game Boy Advance)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (Game Boy Advance).

Hiddenpalace.org logo.png  This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.

Forestofillusion.com logo.png  This was documented on Forest of Illusion.

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Prototype v0.6 of the GBA Donkey Kong Country 3 was released by Forest of Illusion on January 5, 2022. Dated May 6, 2005, around the time the game was presented at E3.

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Differences beyond the start of the game.

Title Screen

  • The Health & Safety screen is absent in this build.
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  • The copyright years were separated by a comma, instead of a dash.
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  • The title screen also opened up with an iris, instead of fading in like in the final.
    • The pre-save menu with the selections "Main Game" and "Extras" is unlocked from the start.

Pause Menu

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The lettering for the text in the Pause menu, and other instances like in Swanky's Dash, was a lot smaller.

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The text for saving a game was shorter.

Map Differences

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Belcha's Barn lacks a flag on the map. This is consistent with the SNES version, but not the GBA remake nor the other boss levels in this build.

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The level order in Kremwood Forest still matches the SNES version, with Barrel Shield Bust-Up as the first level and Springin' Spiders as the fourth.

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Brash's Stadium is still titled "Brash's Cabin", as it was in the SNES version. Given that the GBA version is clearly not a cabin, it was renamed for the final.

The flag outside of Arich's Ambush does not change even after clearing the boss fight.

Regardless of who clears a level, the flag outside will always become a pink Dixie Kong one.

Level Differences

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The two Karbines in the long vertical shaft in Fire-Ball Frenzy lag behind the platform in the prototype when it rises, rendering their attacks useless. This was fixed in the final.

Audio Differences

  • The regular boss theme has an instrument that is glitched. It gets stuck on one note for the entire track.
  • Enchanted Riverbank is arranged differently: Instead of having a "land" half and a "water" half which play depending on whether the Kongs are on land or underwater, it's a single long track that plays both halves one after the other.