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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:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
marc_maxHacking

User Review Information

A already good port made even better!

Reviewed By: Dee-jay_Luig-jay on 28 Jun 2018

As a young kid this port had always felt off, not in the controls but with its over saturated graphics. This graphics restoration mod makes the game look 100 times better. At the time I am writing this review I am playing this hack on a AGB 001 backlit modded console and boy does it look amazing on this little screen. I gotta say thank you to the hacker for making such a wonderful restoration mod.

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