History VideoGame / DiddyKongRacing

3rd Dec '16 10:36:09 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The official strategy guide includes a disparaging reference to the bananas of distributor Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s own ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''.
21st Aug '16 5:42:29 PM DrNoPuma
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* WilyWalrus: Downplayed with Bluey the Walrus. Despite being one of the bosses that the heroes must race, and despite his MalevolentMugshot appearing on his racetrack, he doesn't really do or say anything particularly villainous, and comes across as quite AffablyEvil.
17th Aug '16 11:07:25 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* TakeThat: Nintendo Power's official strategy guide includes one to ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'':
-->''Forget everything you've ever learned about bananas from certain other racing adventures.''
15th Aug '16 3:13:01 PM Wingnut
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* AffablyEvil: Most of the bosses in this game are actually very polite. Wizpig? [[{{Jerkass}} Not so much]].

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* AffablyEvil: Most of the bosses in this game are actually very polite.polite, even if you lose to them. Wizpig? [[{{Jerkass}} Not so much]].
8th Aug '16 10:38:58 AM Wingnut
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* AffablyEvil: Most of the bosses in this game are actually very polite. Wizpig? [[{{Jerkass}} Not so much]].
25th Jun '16 3:34:26 PM Sleeping_Beauty
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* JackOfAllStats: Diddy, naturally. In the remake, Dixie joins him in this regard. Timber is also one.

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* JackOfAllStats: Diddy, naturally. In the remake, Dixie joins and Tiny join him in this regard. Timber is also one.
20th Jun '16 11:52:39 AM BSonirachi
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* ObviousBeta: A very rare (no pun intended) example of this ''not'' having any real negative effect on the game's enjoyability. The game was rushed to market so that Rare could have ''something'' out for Christmas 1997, and numerous signs of this are left in the game, including the fact that attaining OneHundredPercentCompletion requires two save slots (one for the normal adventure and one for [[NewGamePlus "Adventure 2"]]) and several not-quite-functional elements accessible via in-game cheats, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen a 2-player Adventure mode]] and a rather-broken sound test (all music tracks are only listed as numbers, are in no real order, include some beta elements, and exclude some music heard in the final game, and the VariableMix tracks do not have their individual versions listenable - only a mash-up of all versions at once). The core game itself is complete, however - many of the ObviousBeta elements are side-features that aren't in any way necessary to enjoy the game itself.
** This could also explain why Bubbler the Octopus is the only boss ''not'' seen in the ending.
17th Jun '16 12:41:58 AM erforce
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A MascotRacer spin-off of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' (sort of) originally released for the {{Nintendo 64}}, ''Diddy Kong Racing'' puts DK's pal Diddy in the spotlight once more. While lounging at his pad and eating bananas, Diddy gets a message from his far-off pal, Timber [[SpeciesSurname the Tiger]]. Timber's island home is in trouble--an evil sorcerer [-FROM SPACE-] named Wizpig has landed on the island from his UFO, and has claimed it for his own! The only way to oust the foul creature is by... [[SeriousBusiness racing him.]] Specifically, by racing each other, to gain [[PlotCoupon gold balloons]], to be able to race his minions, to claim [[DismantledMacGuffin pieces of his amulet]], to open the pathway to his hideout, so ''then'' they can race him. With the help of his friends (and [[GoKartingWithBowser a Kremling who snuck along for the ride]]), Diddy (and Timber) set out to rescue the island by racing.

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A MascotRacer spin-off of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' (sort of) originally released for the {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}, ''Diddy Kong Racing'' puts DK's pal Diddy in the spotlight once more. While lounging at his pad and eating bananas, Diddy gets a message from his far-off pal, Timber [[SpeciesSurname the Tiger]]. Timber's island home is in trouble--an evil sorcerer [-FROM SPACE-] named Wizpig has landed on the island from his UFO, and has claimed it for his own! The only way to oust the foul creature is by... [[SeriousBusiness racing him.]] Specifically, by racing each other, to gain [[PlotCoupon gold balloons]], to be able to race his minions, to claim [[DismantledMacGuffin pieces of his amulet]], to open the pathway to his hideout, so ''then'' they can race him. With the help of his friends (and [[GoKartingWithBowser a Kremling who snuck along for the ride]]), Diddy (and Timber) set out to rescue the island by racing.



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* InNameOnly: Only two characters (out of ten) in the original game were actually ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' related: Diddy, and Krunch the Kremling. The remake included Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong, in order to even the balance--and to replace Conker and Banjo, who had been removed for copyright reasons with Creator/{{Microsoft|Studios}}. [[spoiler: A secret sixth world was also added, which was full of DK-themed tracks--and ''finally'' used the VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry theme in the game.]]

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* InNameOnly: Only two characters (out of ten) in the original game were actually ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' related: Diddy, and Krunch the Kremling. The remake included Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong, in order to even the balance--and to replace Conker and Banjo, who had been removed for copyright reasons with Creator/{{Microsoft|Studios}}. [[spoiler: A secret sixth world was also added, which was full of DK-themed tracks--and ''finally'' used the VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' theme in the game.]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: On the character select screen, each character changes the instruments playing in the theme song, except Diddy, who replaces the melody with the song from VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: On the character select screen, each character changes the instruments playing in the theme song, except Diddy, who replaces the melody with the song from VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry.''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.
25th Apr '16 7:47:55 AM stuffedninja
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* ChristmasRushed: The game got this treatment, but for good reason. After ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' got delayed to summer 1998, Rare had to have ''some'' triple-A game to put out around the Christmas 1997 season, and the game they had at that point (which was miles away from the game you're reading an article about now) was revised extensively and ultimately published around mid-to-late November. According to general consensus, [[TropesAreNotBad the rushed state of the game did very little to hinder the actual playing experience]].
17th Mar '16 5:57:58 PM stuffedninja
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* ChristmasRushed: The game got this treatment, but for good reason. After ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' got delayed to summer 1998, Rare had to have ''some'' triple-A game to put out around the Christmas 1997 season, and the game they had at that point (which was miles away from the game you're reading an article about now) was revised extensively and ultimately published around mid-to-late November. According to general consensus, [[TropesAreNotBad the rushed state of the game did very little to hinder the actual playing experience]].
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