Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

1995 platform video game

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (also called Donkey Kong Country 2 or DKC2) is the second game in the Donkey Kong Country series of video games and the second game in the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy, overall. It was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995. It is a sequel and direct follow-up to Donkey Kong Country and was followed by Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! in 1996. This video game was developed and created by Rare, Ltd. and published by Nintendo.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Developer(s)Rare, Ltd.
Director(s)Tim Stamper Edit this on Wikidata
Producer(s)Gregg Mayles Edit this on Wikidata
Composer(s)David Wise Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS), Nintendo Switch Online
ReleaseSuper Nintendo Entertainment System:
Game Boy Advance:
Virtual Console (Wii):
Virtual Console (Wii U):
Virtual Console (New 3DS):
Nintendo Switch Online:
Genre(s)Platformer, Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

This game was later re-released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004 and for the Wii's Virtual Console in 2007. On November 25, 2012, for reasons unknown, Donkey Kong Country 2 and the other two original Donkey Kong Country games were delisted from the Wii's Virtual Console worldwide except in South Korea, but on October 30, 2014, the games were relisted only in Europe and Australia. Around the same time, the games were released on the Wii U's Virtual Console in Europe and Australia, in Japan on November 26, 2014, and in the United States and Canada on February 26, 2015. For handhelds, Donkey Kong Country 2 ported exclusively over to the New Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console in March/April 2016. It was made available for the Nintendo Switch Online on September 23, 2020.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is the sixth best-selling Super Nintendo Entertainment System game, with its predecessor being the third. A similar Game Boy game was released a year later, in 1996, Donkey Kong Land 2.

Story change

The story centres around Diddy and Dixie on a quest to rescue Donkey Kong from the Kaptain K. Rool.

Worlds change

The world list in Donkey Kong Country 2 tallies up to eight total, one more than in Donkey Kong Country. There is also the newly introduced Lost World that requires a total of fifteen Kremkoins (the in-game currency) to access one level. The eight worlds are:

  1. Gangplank Galleon
  2. Crocodile Cauldron
  3. Krem Quay
  4. Krazy Kremland
  5. Gloomy Gulch
  6. K. Rool's Keep
  7. The Flying Krock
  8. The Lost World

Bosses change

There are six bosses in the game (seven in the Game Boy Advance version). The final boss, Kaptain K. Rool, is battled twice within the story: once in The Flying Krock and again in the Lost World. The seven bosses are:

  • Krow
  • Kleever
  • Kudgel
  • King Zing
  • Kreepy Krow
  • Kerozene (exclusive to the Game Boy Advance version)
  • Kaptain K. Rool