History VideoGame / DiddyKongRacing

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]].
17th Mar '16 12:58:54 PM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 11:05:27 AM Hossmeister
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* EarlyBirdCameo: [[BanjoKazooie Banjo]] and [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker]] both went on to star in their own series, and Tiptup made an appearance in the ''Banjo'' series. Timber was also slated to appear in his own game, with Bumper and Pipsy as his sidekicks, but it was cancelled.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: [[BanjoKazooie [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo]] and [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker]] both went on to star in their own series, and Tiptup made an appearance in the ''Banjo'' series. Timber was also slated to appear in his own game, with Bumper and Pipsy as his sidekicks, but it was cancelled.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Pilot]]'' was originally supposed to be ''Diddy Kong Pilot,'' focusing mainly on the game's planes. Rareware was bought by Microsoft, however, putting the kibosh on that.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie ''[[VideoGameVideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Pilot]]'' was originally supposed to be ''Diddy Kong Pilot,'' focusing mainly on the game's planes. Rareware was bought by Microsoft, however, putting the kibosh on that.
16th Mar '16 9:37:22 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 6:39:54 AM Silverblade2
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* FakeLongevity: One gets this feeling given that the single player mode requires you to, for each world, race on all the tracks, beat the boss, collect silver coins in each track, beat the boss again, and then face Wizpig when this has been done with all worlds. If you want the real ending, you need to enter a grand prix to win a trophy in each world, beat the bosses ''again'', and rinse and repeat the initial and coin races in a new world before facing Wizpig one more time.
29th Feb '16 1:34:05 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Conker, who later went on to star in one of the [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay nuttiest games ever made]].
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