History YMMV / DiddyKongRacing

16th Sep '17 10:19:27 PM Prinzenick
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** The scene and jingle where Taj gives you a balloon isnt bad to hear at first, but considering it plays after ''every'' race you've first completed, it can get ''really'' annoying really fast. The dev team likely anticipated this and thus allowed you to skip these scenes by pressing B.
11th Sep '17 12:02:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* BrokenBase: The DS port. On one hand, it adds a ton of new content, like new tracks, new modes, new characters, new music, and even new fun doodads to mess with (like the Sound Recorder). On the other hand, the new quickstart is a ScrappyMechanic, the hovercraft is much more difficult to control, Banjo and Conker are lost to the copyright gods, the new voice clips are crappy, and trophy races and battle modes are no longer possible in single player. Fans are ''very'' divided.

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The DS port. On one hand, it adds a ton of new content, like new tracks, new modes, new characters, new music, and even new fun doodads to mess with (like the Sound Recorder). On the other hand, the new quickstart is a ScrappyMechanic, the hovercraft is much more difficult to control, Banjo and Conker are lost to the copyright gods, the new voice clips are crappy, and trophy races and battle modes are no longer possible in single player. Fans are ''very'' divided.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The ending after you beat Wizpig the second time.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
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The ending after you beat Wizpig the second time.



* MostAnnoyingSound: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXSGtGEL00 "No no no! Wrong way!"]]

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXSGtGEL00 "No no no! Wrong way!"]]



* ThatOneBoss: Bubbler the octopus is a very difficult race. The second race is even harder. And the second race against Wizpig himself.

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Bubbler the octopus is a very difficult race. The second race is even harder. And the second race against Wizpig himself.



* ThatOneLevel: Many of the normal levels during the Silver Coin Challenge, but especially Greenwood Village.

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Many of the normal levels during the Silver Coin Challenge, but especially Greenwood Village.



* ThatOneSidequest: Unlocking [[spoiler: T.T.]] as a playable character requires beating his best time on every track. And he's ''good.'' In the original, this means unlocking the fifth and final world... In the remake, this means both unlocking the final world ''and'' buying all the tracks in the [[spoiler:D.K. Jungle]] world. Of course, once you get [[spoiler:T.T.]], you have no excuse for losing to anyone ever. You practically need Drumstick to get some of the tracks, like Darkmoon Caverns.

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* ThatOneSidequest: ThatOneSidequest:
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Unlocking [[spoiler: T.T.]] as a playable character requires beating his best time on every track. And he's ''good.'' In the original, this means unlocking the fifth and final world... In the remake, this means both unlocking the final world ''and'' buying all the tracks in the [[spoiler:D.K. Jungle]] world. Of course, once you get [[spoiler:T.T.]], you have no excuse for losing to anyone ever. You practically need Drumstick to get some of the tracks, like Darkmoon Caverns.
5th Jul '17 9:03:54 AM N8han11
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* FridgeLogic: Why does Taj the helpful genie have all the balloons you need to win the game (and withhold them from you until you win a race)? Wizpig stole them all.
** FridgeBrilliance: Perhaps when he first appears, Taj had just finished taking the balloons back, but he doesn't consider himself ready to take on Wizpig and decided to give the balloons to the racers as they proved themselves ready over the course of the game?
20th Apr '17 6:06:00 AM Anddrix
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** The sound that plays when you try to enter an area you haven't unlocked yet. Doubles as HellIsThatNoise because it's loud, sudden, and can be triggered by just going ''near'' a door, meaning that you'll probably hear it by innocently stumbling upon something new for the first time.

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** The sound that plays when you try to enter an area you haven't unlocked yet. Doubles as HellIsThatNoise because it's It's loud, sudden, and can be triggered by just going ''near'' a door, meaning that you'll probably hear it by innocently stumbling upon something new for the first time.
19th Oct '16 2:15:56 AM Fynlar
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* ItWasHisSled: There is a fifth world, Future Funland. You get there by having 1st place trophies in the four worlds and colliding with the signpost placard that displays them.

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* ItWasHisSled: There is a fifth world, Future Funland.Fun Land. You get there by having 1st place trophies in the four worlds and colliding with the signpost placard that displays them.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZH82T3Ht4M This cutscene]] that plays when you go back out into the main hub area after collecting all the pieces of the Wizpig Amulet. In short, the giant stone head of Wizpig in the hub world ''comes alive and begins laughing medically'' after being restored to full flesh before giving the camera, which is slowly zooming in on the eyes, a DeathGlare.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZH82T3Ht4M This cutscene]] that plays when you go back out into the main hub area after collecting all the pieces of the Wizpig Amulet. In short, the giant stone head of Wizpig in the hub world ''comes alive and begins laughing medically'' maniacally'' after being restored to full flesh before giving the camera, which is slowly zooming in on the eyes, a DeathGlare.
14th Sep '16 5:33:34 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: It is rather easy to trigger dialogue with T.T. as he's wandering about the level hubs, even if you don't intend to. Especially pesky in the DS version, where he doesn't actually do anything ''useful'' besides make comments.



* StopHelpingMe: It is rather easy to trigger dialogue with T.T. as he's wandering about the level hubs, even if you don't intend to. Especially pesky in the DS version, where he doesn't actually do anything ''useful'' besides make comments.
20th Jun '16 11:52:01 AM BSonirachi
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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]].



* 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.
6th Jun '16 8:08:24 PM Kytseo
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* GameBreaker: If you unlock [[spoiler: T.T.]], practically every race becomes a joke. Thankfully when put into the hands of a computer, he drives at a much lower top speed.

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If you unlock [[spoiler: T.T.]], practically every race becomes a joke. Thankfully when put into the hands of a computer, he drives at a much lower top speed.speed.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSAlLkgu8zE The Acceleration Glitch]] is a GoodBadBug that allows you to go faster than your normal top speed. It allows you to take down certain bosses (and clear certain T.T. times) with ease.
25th Apr '16 7:48:14 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]].
14th Apr '16 12:41:03 PM SomeoneElse17
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*** There's also a special acceleration trick which only works on cars. Due to the immediate acceleration bump when you press the A button being so great with cars that it can override the designated top speed, repeatedly tapping the A button can make you go up to 10 mph faster than you're supposed to. This doesn't work with hovercrafts or airplanes, however, or when you're driving a car on off-track terrain, and seems to be a glitch since you're never told about it as an actual hint.
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