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|Game(s)||Donkey Kong Country|
Gangplank Galleon is the name of King K. Rool's ship, which first appeared in the game Donkey Kong Country, where it served as a stage for the final battle. It has made various appearances and changes in design since.
Donkey Kong series
The pirate ship known as Gangplank Galleon has made a series of appearances throughout the Donkey Kong franchise.
Donkey Kong Country
- Main article: Donkey Kong Country#Story
The ship debuted in Donkey Kong Country, as the stage for the final boss battle. It is where King K. Rool stored DK's Banana Hoard during the events of the game. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong traveled throughout the large Donkey Kong Island in search of their hoard, but it is only until beating Chimp Caverns that the ship is accessible (otherwise seen moving slowly towards the island).
Here, it was about the size of an actual galleon. In later appearances, the ship was made far larger. The ship is big enough to hold the final battle, where the Kongs entered the left side and found K. Rool on the opposite side. K. Rool is apparently able to make cannonballs fall down from the top of the ship, as well as do his own attacks. It is also where the GBA remake's enemy credits are shown (instead of DK's treehouse).
Donkey Kong Land
- Main article: Gangplank Galleon Ahoy!
Donkey Kong Country 2/Land 2
The Galleon would make a larger reappearance in Donkey Kong Country's sequel, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Diddy and Dixie traveled through the galleon, which was now wrecked, decaying, and abandoned on the left coast of Crocodile Isle, and holds many stages. The ship was redesigned and made more realistic, and now houses many enemies, not to mention a very large Mini-Necky boss living in the crow's nest, Krow. Beating this area gives access to the Crocodile Cauldron (or Krem Cauldron in Donkey Kong Land 2).
In Donkey Kong Land 2, Kaptain K. Rool raised the galleon from the waters, as with the rest of Crocodile Isle. It is ravaged somewhat from being underwater for so long, and is later sunken once more by the Kongs, this time for good.
Donkey Kong 64
In Donkey Kong 64, in the Gloomy Galleon's water cove, what is believed to be the remains of the Galleon lies on the seabed ripped in half. Despite all the decay and seaweed, Kaptain K. Rool's portraits and log book, as with the ship itself, remained in perfect condition (how this is possible is never explained).
"Donkey Kong Country" TV series
Though the Gangplank Galleon was never named as such, it did appear on the Donkey Kong Country television series. Here, the ship was owned by the dreaded pirate Kaptain Skurvy (instead of King K. Rool). On the show, the ship often met with disaster, such as being eaten by Junior the Giant Klaptrap in the episode "Booty and the Beast" and accidentally being blown up by Klump in the Christmas-based episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights".
"Donkey Kong Country" comic
The Gangplank Galleon, though only referred to as "King K. Rool's ship", also appeared in the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong Country". Like in the game of the same name, it served as the location for the fight between the Kongs and K. Rool. Besides the latter, several other Kremlings can be seen on the ship.
- In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest the Gangplank Galleon is crashed into the right side of Crocodile Isle and not the left like in the original Super Nintendo version.
- In the background, on the upper right, Kongo Bongo Island can be seen, where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong had their adventure in the TV series.
|Donkey Kong Country Series Worlds|
|Donkey Kong Country||Kongo Jungle • Monkey Mines • Vine Valley • Gorilla Glacier • Kremkroc Industries, Inc. • Chimp Caverns • Gangplank Galleon|
|Donkey Kong Country 2||Gangplank Galleon • Crocodile Cauldron • Krem Quay • Krazy Kremland • Gloomy Gulch • K. Rool's Keep • The Flying Krock • Lost World|
|Donkey Kong Country 3||Lake Orangatanga • Kremwood Forest • Cotton Top Cove • Mekanos • K3 • Razor Ridge • Pacifica (GBA) • KAOS Kore • Krematoa|
|Donkey Kong Country Returns||Jungle • Beach • Ruins • Cave • Forest • Cliff • Factory • Volcano • Golden Temple|
|Donkey Kong Land Series Worlds|
|Donkey Kong Land||Gangplank Galleon Ahoy! • Kremlantis • Monkey Mountains • Chimpanzee Clouds • Big Ape City|
|Donkey Kong Land 2||Gangplank Galleon • Krem Cauldron • Krazy Kremland • Gloomy Gulch • K. Rool's Keep • The Flying Krock • Lost World|
|Donkey Kong Land III||Cape Codswallop • Primate Plains • Blackforest Plateau • Great Ape Lakes • Tin Can Valley • Lost World|