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DK Attack - Jungle Hijinxs Kritter defeat

A screenshot of the mode. Note the timer and points.

DK Attack is a time-based mini-game of Donkey Kong Country's Game Boy Advance remake. The goal of the game is to reach the end of a level within the time limit and score points.


After selecting the level, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong will start with a default one minute time limit. The Kongs must rush through the level and gain time bonuses (indicated with a simple "+5", "+10", etc.) and reach the end before time runs out. Points are earned for getting Bananas, K-O-N-G Letters, Extra Life Balloons, freeing Animal Buddies and defeating enemies. Enemies killed quickly in a row will get their score multiplied by how many are defeated in a row (x2 for two enemies, x3 for three, etc.) Points are needed to get a high ranking in the end.

The end score is based on the following rubric:

  • Score (prior to winning)
  • Time Left, with 1,000 points added per second remaining (10 seconds = 10,000 points, etc.)
  • Buddy Bonus, for having an animal buddy at the end (always 5,000 bonus points)
  • Kongs Bonus, for having both Kongs at the end (5,000 bonus points)

The game will then add up the points and rate the player on a ribbon scale of "D-S", with "D" being the lowest and "S" being the highest, above an "A" rank.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest also had a time trial mode in its Game Boy Advance remake, though it worked a bit differently. It's name was also changed to Diddy's Dash.