Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
System Super Nintendo
Developer Rare
Genre Platformer
Series Donkey Kong Series

One evening, Donkey Kong didn't return from his usual lazing around at the beach. Diddy and his girlfriend Dixie went to find him but instead found dozens of claw prints and a ransom note from "Kaptain K. Rool". The pair follow the trail to K. Rool's pirate ship, bound for Crocodile Isle, home of the Kremlings.

Diddy has not changed much since the first game, while Dixie has the ability to glide by spinning her ponytail. When you have both Kongs they can pick each other up and throw each other.

The Kong Family (including newcomers Wrinkly and Swanky Kong) must now be paid with Banana Coins, found throughout the game. There are also new animal buddies, items and abilities.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan スーパードンキーコング2 ディディー&ディクシー Super Donkey Kong 2: Diddy & Dixie 21 Nov 1995
US Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Dec 1995
Europe Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Dec 1995


System Japan U.S. Europe
Nintendo Power (SFC) 30 Sep 1997 - -
Wii Virtual Console 23 Oct 2007 21 May 2007 16 May 2007
Wii U Virtual Console 26 Nov 2014 26 Feb 2015 23 Oct 2014
New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console - - 24 Mar 2016

Ports & Remakes

Game Boy Advance Donkey Kong Country 2


Cranky's Cabin

Cranky's Cabin

Cranky Kong's cabin has a number of references to Rare's fighting game, Killer Instinct. There is a Killer Instinct arcade machine and a poster of Thunder, one of the fighters in the game.

On the map screen for Krazy Kremland, Cranky's Cabin appears as a fairground tent. There is a sign above it that reads "KI Here" and another Killer Instinct arcade machine outside.

Submitted by Fryguy64, The Qu

Cranky's Video Game Heroes

Cranky's Video Game Heroes

When you complete the game, the number of DK Coins you have collected determines your position on the pedestal of "Cranky's Video Game Heroes". Unless you have collected enough DK Coins, first place is Mario (from the Mario series), second place is Yoshi (also from the Mario series), and third place is Link (from The Legend of Zelda series).

There is also a trash can signposted "No Hopers", which has Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes, and Earthworm Jim's gun next to it.

Minus World

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In the instruction manual, the entry for the Plus and Minus Barrels reads:

"The Plus Barrels will add time to the timer, the Minus Barrel will send you into the Minus World! (Uhhh... wrong game. Actually they will take seconds away from the timer.)"

This refers to the Minus World, an infamous glitch in Super Mario Bros.

Submitted by Swedol

Rare Logo

Rare Logo

In the Animal Antics stage, the Rare logo appears made out of Bananas.

Submitted by The Qu, screenshot by The Qu

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