History Headscratchers / DonkeyKongCountry

29th Jun '16 5:55:36 PM nombretomado
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** [[note]]Well there's also the whole "floating bananas= coins/collect-a-thon" aspect, but I digress...[[/note]]It's because "Mario Clone" equals "Platformer Genre". Yes it doesn't make much sense, but most people tend to associate a genre with whatever game tends to stand out the most to them. It's the same contrived reasoning you see whenever action games are called "VideoGame/GodOfWar clones", every MMO ever being likened to WorldOfWarcraft, and any game involving raising monsters is ripping off Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, regardless of how varied the gameplay mechanics actually are.

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** [[note]]Well there's also the whole "floating bananas= coins/collect-a-thon" aspect, but I digress...[[/note]]It's because "Mario Clone" equals "Platformer Genre". Yes it doesn't make much sense, but most people tend to associate a genre with whatever game tends to stand out the most to them. It's the same contrived reasoning you see whenever action games are called "VideoGame/GodOfWar clones", every MMO ever being likened to WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and any game involving raising monsters is ripping off Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, regardless of how varied the gameplay mechanics actually are.
22nd Dec '15 10:57:41 AM Nyperold
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*** And, as with many video games, events that shouldn't be dependent on your progress inexplicably ''are'', like a BrokenBridge, but broken on ''his'' end. I imagine he hoped the Kongs would remain in their cells on DK Island (except Chunky, who's imprisoned kremside in Frantic Factory instead) and get blown up along with the island once he finally gets it to work. They only manage to start the countdown right as you enter Hideout Helm


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* That TV of K. Rool's. It's almost completely wrong! Look at what happens when DK gets his first Golden Banana. What actually happens: DK agrees to help K. Lumsy, K. lumsy dances, the rock in front of Jungle Japes' lobby breaks, DK goes to where it was, and there's a Golden Banana on the ground. What the TV shows: DK is under a Golden Banana, and he can't reach it, despite being able to jump that high, surely. He slams the ground, and it falls to where it was. And I'm not even getting into Lanky [[CutscenePowerToTheMax Orangstand Sprinting around the inside of the barrel where it looks like he is, or Diddy flying as nimbly as he does]]. What purpose does it serve to show something almost completely different from what happens, aside from result?
11th Jul '15 10:18:14 AM Bauglir100
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* A meta headscratcher for the cartoon: Where the heck was that show (well, the ''English'' version) recorded? We've got voice actors from the L.A. (Neil Ross, Charlie Adler, Frank Welker etc.) ''and'' Toronto (John Stocker, Andrew Sabiston, Len Carlson, etc.) areas, at least one writer (Ian James Corlett) is a voice actor from the Vancouver area (yet doesn't provide any voice-work himself, as far as we know), is produced by a Canadian company (Nelvana), and animated by a French company. So what gives?
6th Apr '14 10:57:00 AM Nyperold
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* More DK64: Troff and Scoff. In order to unlock the door to each boss, Troff, who starts out the heavier one each time, stands on the platform under the key and lock, while Scoff, who starts off the lighter one each time, stands on the other platform. I understand that this is to give you some sort of reason to collect some ever-increasing percentage of the normal bananas in each level, and not doing it this way means that Rare might as well have had an unlocked door with neither Troff nor Scoff involved, but thinking of it from the perspective of "these guys ostensibly want to help", wouldn't it have made more sense for them to have Scoff on the side with the key and Troff on the other, weighing his side down so Scoff could reach it?
23rd Jan '14 10:53:30 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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*** Throughout the DKC series. It's only [=DK64=] where Cranky claims to be [[=DK's=] father.
* In Donkey Kong 64, why do Cranky, Candy and Funky charge you for potions/ instruments/ weapons? It'd be one thing if they had no stake in the Kongs' success, but Kong Isle is ''their'' home, too. Considering the fact that the island will be vaporized if the Kongs fail, you'd think that they'd be willing to give their upgrades away for free. Well, maybe not [[JerkAss Cranky]], but definitely the other two.
** Probably the same reason that the [[SuperMarioSunshine residents of Isle Delfino]] make Mario play their games and bring them fruit, instead of just forking over the Shine Sprites they have directly, or why [[BanjoKazooie Jamjars]] refuses to teach Banjo all his moves in one go, even though Grunty is trying to zombify the island. Those sorts of characters are just inclined to BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.

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*** Throughout the DKC series. It's only [=DK64=] where Cranky claims to be [[=DK's=] [=DK's=] father.
* In Donkey Kong 64, why do Cranky, Candy and Funky charge you for potions/ instruments/ weapons? It'd be one thing if they had no stake in the Kongs' success, but Kong Isle is ''their'' home, too. Considering the fact that the island will be vaporized if the Kongs fail, you'd think that they'd be willing to give their upgrades away for free. Well, maybe not [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} Cranky]], but definitely the other two.
** Probably the same reason that the [[SuperMarioSunshine residents of Isle Delfino]] make Mario play their games and bring them fruit, instead of just forking over the Shine Sprites they have directly, or why [[BanjoKazooie [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Jamjars]] refuses to teach Banjo all his moves in one go, even though Grunty is trying to zombify the island. Those sorts of characters are just inclined to BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
14th Jan '14 12:29:42 PM LongLiveHumour
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** [[note]]Well there's also the whole "floating bananas= coins/collect-a-thon" aspect, but I digress...[[/note]]It's because "Mario Clone" equals "Platformer Genre". Yes it doesn't make much sense, but most people tend to associate a genre with whatever game tends to stand out the most to them. It's the same contrived reasoning you see whenever action games are called "VideoGame/GodOfWar clones", every MMO ever being likened to WorldOfWarcraft, and any game involving raising monsters is ripping off {{Pokemon}}, regardless of how varied the gameplay mechanics actually are.

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** [[note]]Well there's also the whole "floating bananas= coins/collect-a-thon" aspect, but I digress...[[/note]]It's because "Mario Clone" equals "Platformer Genre". Yes it doesn't make much sense, but most people tend to associate a genre with whatever game tends to stand out the most to them. It's the same contrived reasoning you see whenever action games are called "VideoGame/GodOfWar clones", every MMO ever being likened to WorldOfWarcraft, and any game involving raising monsters is ripping off {{Pokemon}}, Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, regardless of how varied the gameplay mechanics actually are.
14th Dec '13 1:06:03 PM VPhantom
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*** Throughout the DKC series. It's only DK64 where Cranky claims to be [[=DK's=] father.

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*** Throughout the DKC series. It's only DK64 [=DK64=] where Cranky claims to be [[=DK's=] father.
14th Dec '13 1:04:33 PM VPhantom
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* What in the world does Squawks spit in DKC3? Like, are those random nuts, or... they almost look like bits of honeycomb, but why would a parrot...

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* What in the world does Squawks spit in DKC3? [=DKC3=]? Like, are those random nuts, or... they almost look like bits of honeycomb, but why would a parrot...



**** Seriously?! I've only ever heard them being called coconuts before now! I wonder what I missed that had that info (along with other stuff jossing other fan theories, like the purple parrot in DKC3 being called Quawks when it's not in the ending cast roll)...

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**** Seriously?! I've only ever heard them being called coconuts before now! I wonder what I missed that had that info (along with other stuff jossing other fan theories, like the purple parrot in DKC3 [=DKC3=] being called Quawks when it's not in the ending cast roll)...
14th Dec '13 12:59:48 PM VPhantom
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* Why is there a factory level in every DK game except Crocodile Isle (DKC2)

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* Why is there a factory level in every DK game except Crocodile Isle (DKC2)([=DKC2=])
24th Oct '13 10:29:57 AM HighRollerHydra
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*** That must answer the early question above, though the bars are VERY widely spaced apart. Maybe DK found that oversight (despite the game saying he's a doofus) and ditched it.
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