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Donkey Kong Country Palette restoration

Hack of Donkey Kong Country

Description:

Here it is: a real restoration project for the infamous Donkey Kong Country for GBA. It wasn’t a bad port after all, the gameplay was completely intact and also had the new Hero and Attack modes.

It’s still a little behind from the SNES version due to the resolution reducement and soundtrack (which sounds worse, but still sounds good!). But it’s an undeniable improvement.

This wasn’t the typical SNES to GBA palette restoration. This was hell. After Rare reduced all sprites and tilesets, none of the palettes matched so they had to be repaletted manually using Photoshop and a custom tool made exclusively for this.

What’s missing:

  • probably a few bonus rooms
  • all new palettes not coming from the SNES version (basically, minigames and map)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Donkey Kong Country (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It).gba
  • CRC32: 41d277fe
  • MD5: c1fb9badf816b6d7836f4990f8119815
  • SHA-1: 8995f0be99a9cff66474a8975b8499bd69fb4c45

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Credits:

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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
marc_maxHacking

User Review Information

Amazing work

Reviewed By: r1ggles on 28 Jun 2018

Makes it feel like a totally different port altogether looks great on a backlit gba, even looks better on my non backlit one! Now my wish is to see DKC3 on GBA color corrected someday, that version has the soundtrack made by David Wise which in my opinion is much better, just a wish. This color correction is really impressive and much more than just turning down the color saturation.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Looks great on every screen i've triedbadcat30 May 20211.1Yes
Looks far FAR better!Kippykip04 Dec 20181.1Yes
A already good port made even better!Dee-jay_Luig-jay28 Jun 20181.0Yes
Amazing workr1ggles28 Jun 20181.0Yes