Released: Nov 25, 1995
This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.
To activate cheat mode, select a file or start a new one, then highlight Two Player Contest and press Down on the D-pad 5 times. This will unlock the Music Test but if you press Down on the D-pad 5 more times it will unlock the cheat mode. Once the cheat mode is active, use the cheat codes below. If you enter them correctly, you will hear Diddy make a sound.
|Cheat Effect||Cheat Code|
|50 Lives||Press Y, A, Select, A, Down, Left, A, Down|
|Hard Mode (No DK Barrels)||Press B, A, Right, Right, A, Left, A, X|
To get 75 free Kremcoins as soon as your start the game, go to the first level "Pirate Panic" and walk forward until you see King K. Rool's cabin entrance. The entrance to the cabin will be at the first dropdown from the deck you are on and it will be on your left, also, make sure not the grab the two bananas in front of the cabin entrance. Walk into King K. Rool's cabin, make sure not to grab the red balloon, and walk back out avoiding the two bananas again. Walk till you get to the barrels with a bunch of bananas above them and grab the bananas. Now head back to King K. Rool's cabin while still avoiding the two bananas outside the entrance and enter the cabin. This time you will grab the red balloon, then make your way back to the barrels with the bunch of bananas above and grab the bananas again. Make your way back to King K. Rool's cabin one last time and you will be rewarded with 75 Kremcoins.
To view an alternate ending of the game, collect all 40 DK coins.
To unlock the Music Test, select a file or start a new one, then highlight Two Player Contest and press Down on the D-pad 5 times.
The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Super Nintendo (SNES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.
Note: There are two versions of the game, if the first cheat doesn't work, use the second one after the forward-slash.
|Cheat Effect||Cheat Code|
|Infinite Lives||C2A1-CE5B / C2A5-C37B|
|Start With 3 Lives||D465-3D67 / D46C-3D07|
|Start With 10 Lives||DB65-3D67 / DB6C-3D07|
|Start With 25 Lives||F665-3D67 / F66C-3D07|
|Start With 50 Lives||7F65-3D67 / 7F6C-3D07|
|Start With 99 Lives||1765-3D67 / 176C-3D07|
|Start With 255 Lives||EE65-3D67|
|Obtaining 100 Bananas Gives 2 Lives||D4A1-437C / D4A5-4AEC|
|Obtaining 100 Bananas Gives 5 Lives||D9A1-437C / D9A5-4AEC|
|Obtaining 100 Bananas Gives 255 Lives||EEA1-437C|
|Pressing Select With Game Paused Exits All Levels||DD6C-C7D4 / DD62-C4A4|
|Start With More Kong Family Coins||626D-4EBD|
|Kong Family Coins Don’t Get Used Up||C2B9-13B7 / C2B1-13F7|
|Start A New Game With More Kremcoins||626D-432D|
|Kremcoins Don’t Get Used Up||C2B9-1297 / C2B1-1A27|
|Diddy Jumps Higher||E1D0-735A|
|Mega-Jump For Diddy||EDD0-735A|
|Super-Jump For Diddy||E7D0-735A|
|Dixie Jumps Higher||E5D7-5AEA|
|Mega-Jump For Dixie||EDD7-5AEA|
|Super-Jump For Dixie||E7D7-5AEA|