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This following article lists all of the regional differences between the North American, European and Japanese versions of Donkey Kong Country for Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Differences[]

North American[]

Unlike the European and Japanese versions, it had three different versions (1.0, 1.1 and 1.2).

European/Australian[]

  • King K. Rool instantly throws his crown after the cannonball attack. In the other two versions, this is no longer the case.
  • Mine Carts have less momentum, meaning their jumps are less far.

Japanese[]

Title Screen[]

North America/European Japan
DKCTitleScreen JapaneseTitleScreenDKC

In the North American and European versions of Donkey Kong Country, the title screen shows Donkey and Diddy Kong swinging on a rope. In the Japanese version, it says Super Donkey Kong (the Japanese name for Donkey Kong Country) and shows Donkey and Diddy walking with Rambi, Squawks and Expresso with a lone Slippa and some Zingers following them.

Map Icon[]

North America/European Japan
Kongo Jungle Overworld Donkey Kong Island (DKC)

In the North American and European/Australian versions, an extra icon coming from Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's Treehouse is found. The icon was removed in the Japanese version. Also, the Japanese version implies what world number the world in specific is.

General Changes[]

  • Gameplay demos are added.
  • When Rockkrocs are immobile, they can be defeated with Donkey Kong's hand slap attack. This is later possible in all of the Game Boy Advance versions.
  • Banana Bunches are now awarded for every three hand-slapped enemies.
  • Mankys must take two hits from Diddy Kong's jump attack and occasionally his rolling attack.
  • An exclamation mark is found right next to a world if all of the Bonus Rooms are found.
    • It can also be found if bosses are defeated.
  • This version is riddled full of DK Barrels.

Stage Changes[]

  • There is an extra DK Barrel before the letter N in the stage Barrel Cannon Canyon.
  • The third, fourth and eighth turned around Mine Carts have been removed in the stage Mine Cart Carnage. There is also another DK Barrel after the Extra Life Balloon along with the third, fourth and sixth Krashes being removed from the stage.
  • In the stage Millstone Mayhem, an additional TNT Barrel can be found next to the second and final perched Necky.
  • In the stage Vulture Culture, the Mini-Necky at the end of the stage has been removed.
  • At the letter O in the stage Clam City, one of the Bitesizes have been removed.
  • In the stage Snow Barrel Blast, the DK Barrel has been relocated over a Barrel Cannon at the start of the stage. Additional DK Barrels have been added at the flock of Nekcies and the group of three Klaptraps.
  • Also in the stage Snow Barrel Blast, the first Klaptrap found in the stage has been removed.
  • A Banana Bunch replaces the first DK Barrel in the stage Snow Barrel Blast.
  • The second and third Neckies have been removed. Additionally, a Zinger has also been removed after the group of three Klaptraps in the stage Snow Barrel Blast.
  • The second Army in the stage Slipslide Ride has been removed. Along with the Zinger above the second Army's location has been removed as well. The fourth Blue Kritter has been also removed. Two more Zingers and a Klaptrap have too been removed.
  • The second Klaptrap in the stage Ice Age Alley has been removed.
  • The final Squidge in the stage Croctopus Chase has been removed.
  • An extra Krusha has been added in the stage Torchlight Trouble.
  • The first, second, group of three Kritters and the third have all been removed in the stage Oil Drum Alley. Also, the Oil Drums delay their fire attacks by a second.
  • The Manky Kong at the end of the stage Oil Drum Alley throws his barrels slower.
  • One of the Mini-Neckies after the first ride have been removed in the stage Trick Track Trek. A Necky after the second DK Barrel (which has also been shifted a little to the right) has been removed.
  • At the end of a ride in the stage Trick Track Trek, platforms no longer fall down.
  • Three Slippas, two Klumps and a Mini-Necky have all been removed in the stage Elevator Antics.
  • There is an additional DK Barrel after the first Bonus Room in the stage Elevator Antics.
  • An additional Steel Keg has been added in the stage Elevator Antics.
  • A DK Barrel has been added shortly after the Star Barrel in the stage Elevator Antics. Also, an additional Banana Bunch has been added.
  • Four Bitesizes, the two Squidges surrounding the letter O along with one near the second DK Barrel and two Mincers have been removed in the stage Poison Pond.
  • A large group of Mincers have slowed down their speed along with a quick Bitesize at the end of the stage Poison Pond.
  • The fifth Necky in the stage Mine Cart Madness has been removed along with the tenth orange Zinger. Also, an Extra Life Balloon replaces a Banana Bunch at the end of the stage Mine Cart Madness.
  • A DK Barrel has been added after the Star Barrel in the stage Mine Cart Madness.
  • In the stage Blackout Basement, it is dark for forty-six frames and light for seventy-seven (compared to the international's sixty-two to sixty-two frames, respectively).
  • In the stage Blackout Basement, a regular barrel has also been added after the Star Barrel along with an additional DK Barrel being added in the first Bonus Room.
  • Two Klaptraps have been removed in the stage Blackout Basement.
  • Two Gnawties and a Zinger have been removed in the stage Tanked Up Trouble.
  • A Mincer found near the Rambi Animal Crate has been removed.
  • A Klaptrap has been removed after the first Mincer and a DK Barrel is added before a Necky in the stage Loopy Lights.
  • The first Army has been removed in the stage Platform Perils.
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