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DK: King of Swing
Developer(s): Paon
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform(s): Game Boy Advance
Release Date: Flag of Europe February 4, 2005
Flag of Australia March 17, 2005
Flag of Japan May 19, 2005
Flag of USA September 19, 2005
Genre Platforming, puzzle
Ratings ESRB: Everyone
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DK: King of Swing is a spin-off game featuring Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. The game only uses the Game Boy Advance's L and R buttons, but even with that simplistic design, the game still has surprises hiding around every corner. The main point of the game is to get to the end of the level while collecting bananas and coins and avoiding enemies, while sometimes having to manipulate the level in order to do so. The game also features multiplayer modes including a race mode and a battle mode. It is the predecessor to DK: Jungle Climber.


This game takes place at the time of the Jungle Jam Tournament, a huge festival in the jungle. Just when Cranky Kong was about to start the festival, King K. Rool arrives at the scene and steals all the Donkey Kong medals. Donkey Kong and Diddy are told to recover them, so Donkey and Diddy set off to explore the jungle. DK and Diddy go through temples, caves and jungles.  

At the jungle, the apes arrive the temple of Congazuma and obtain one of the stolen Donkey Kong medals from defeating Congazuma.  

Donkey and Diddy then travel to the ranch and go through cactus gardens, mines, canyons, and tornadoes. They are attacked by Fire Necky, the apes emerge victorious.  

The Kongs cross reefs, sunken ships, water falls, and water caves.The banana-loving apes eventually come across Davy Bones, who releases the medal after his defeat.  

DK and his sidekick transverse through a icy tundra where he crosses cold forest, icy canyons, cold ruins, and a ice castle. The apes then arrive at Sassy Squatch's lair who releases the gold medal he had.  

Finally, DK and Diddy breeze into the King Kruizer III in search of King K. Rool. DK advances through the Artillery, Hull, and Engine, the three main parts of the Kruizer III. DK and Diddy then confront their ruthless nemeses in a final battle. K. Rool, DK, and Diddy have a climbing race; DK and Diddy win, but K. Rool mocks then by saying that was just a warm-up. DK and Diddy race the King again, and they reclaim the final golden DK medal in the King's defeats.  

The Kongs then take the rest of the medals on K. Rool's hovercraft, flying home shortly after, leaving the King Kruiser III in pieces behind them.  

After the credits, Cranky says the Jungle Jam Tournament will now begin; Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, Funky, Wrinkly, and Candy cheer on DK and Diddy's return and victory as the tournament finally proceeds. 

Game Modes

  • Adventure
  • Single Jungle Jam Tournament
  • Multiplayer Jungle Jam Tournament
  • Extras: Includes Cranky Lectures, Time Attack, Diddy Mode

Diddy Mode differences

  • There is no tutorial stage.
  • The player controls Diddy Kong.
  • Bananas can only be obtained by defeating enemies or busting crates.
  • Bonus Barrels and Crystal Coconuts are removed.
  • Diddy Kong can jump a bit higher than Donkey Kong.








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