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Donkey Kong has been "kongnapped" by the nasty K. Rool and the Kremlings, and it is up to Diddy Kong and his girl-friend Dixie Kong to save him.

All the familiar enemies and helpful friends return, along with some new characters, including the wise Wrinkly Kong who will teach you some important lessons in gameplay. Again the emphasis is on banana collecting, where as every one hundred bananas makes one extra life. Apart from beating K. Rool and rescuing Donkey Kong, there are extra missions that can be completed. Collect enough K. Rool Kremkoins to open up the routes to the Lost World, while every level has a hidden Hero Coin to collect.

The Game Boy Advance version also includes a bonus game mode with three minigames (Expresso's Racing, Funky's Flights, and Bag a Bug) plus a time attack mode called Diddy's Dash (complete levels as fast as possible as Diddy Kong). This version of the game also includes an additional boss (Kerozene) and two more collectibles (Golden Feathers that increase Expresso's stats in the Expresso's Racing bonus game and photographs that fill out a scrapbook). Due to the addition of the bonus games and the scrapbook 28 more Hero Coins were also added.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Area map
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Pirate ship area
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Now who's got the most DK coins?
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Riding a rhinoceros makes you almost invincible

Promo Images

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Screenshot
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Magazine Advertisement Club Nintendo (Editorial Televisa, Mexico), Issue 47 (Year #5, No. 7 - 1996)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Render
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "大金刚城市2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Super Donkey Kong 2" -- Japanese GBA title
  • "Donkey Kong Country 2" -- US GBA title
  • "DKC 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Dajingang Chengshi 2" -- Chinese title
  • "スーパードンキーコング2 ディクシー&ディディー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Dec 08, 2012 10 out of 10 100
GameMAG SNES Feb, 1996 100 out of 100 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Jan, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Life New Nintendo 3DS Apr 07, 2016 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 SNES Aug 22, 2009 18 out of 20 90
IGN SNES May 29, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Nintendo Spin Game Boy Advance Sep 12, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Game Boy Advance Jan 12, 2005 8 out of 10 80
The Retro Spirit SNES Dec 20, 2012 3.5 out of 6 58


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Cancelled DOS port

According to David Wise, an DOS port was planned, but was cancelled because Nintendo wouldn't let them get away with that.


  • In Cranky's Museum (SNES and Wii version), a poster of the character Thunder from Killer Instinct can be seen on the wall.
  • After participating in Cranky Kong's "Video Game Heroes" contest, the players' results are tallied on a screen that shows the three top-scoring characters standing on pedestals. If you look below this, you will see Sonic the Hedgehog's red sneakers and Earthworm Jim's trademark plasma gun discarded alongside a trash can and a sign reading "NO HOPERS". Apparently they didn't make the cut.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #65 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • Game Players
    • Vol. 8, No. 13 (Holiday Edition) - Best SNES Game of the Year 1995
    • Vol. 8, No. 13 (Holiday Edition) - Best 16-Bit Graphics of the Year 1995
  • Mega Fun
    • 1996 - SNES Game of the Year
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