DKC2: The Lost Levels

The Lost Levels is a ROM hack created by LucasRangel for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest which focuses on level design and completely altering the game’s original levels.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, released in 1995, is the second of Rare‘s side-scrolling platformers to come to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and is noted for selling so well that retailed had troubles handling the overwhelming demand for the title. This critically acclaimed title improved from its predecessor in every way, alleviating any grievances previously mentioned by critics in regards to the first game’s lack of complexity; overall, it was hailed for having a superior experience due to its detail, smooth animations, and varying color palette.

New Game Features

This game has the following new features

  • Redesigned Levels
  • Added Bonuses To Each Level

Game Description

If you want to see a video of The Lost Levels in action, check out the video below.

YouTube video

The Lost Levels presents an all new adventure for Diddy Kong and his girlfriend Dixie Kong with completely redesigned levels to explore filled with new challenges and places to uncover.

Kremcoin’s are hidden in various nooks and crannies and it may take new players a couple playthrough in order to find them all leading to the unlocking of all hidden levels in this hack.

This hack presents itself largely within the same difficulty curve as the base game but players have noted that after the first two levels that the game seems to get significantly more difficult. I will say that ever a sudden increase, the hack seems to level out and keep to a more steady, almost flat, difficulty from there.

Title Screen

This hack does not present any changes to the original title screen of base game.

The Lost Levels Title Screen


Out side of changing the layout of each of the levels of the game, this hack makes some changes to the color palettes of the original game.


The Lost Levels introduces substantially altered levels for a new playthrough experience that even veteran players will find a great enough change for the game to almost feel like a completely new title. The developer of this hack has put hours of innovation and creativity into this hack creating a brand new adventure riddles with many more bonuses and secret locations than the original game.


This hack does not make any changes to the original sound of the music of the Donkey Kong Country 2.


If you wish to play this game you can download the The Lost Levels Rom by clicking here.


So is this game worth a try? The Lost Levels acts like and extension from the original game, adding new levels and bonuses to find throughout. The hack is largely balanced similar to it’s parent title and is very well designed throughout. This is definitely a must for any long time fan of DKC2 who is looking for a little bit more play time out of their experience.

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