Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! Cheats, Cheat Codes, and Secrets for SNES and Game Boy Advance

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! Cheats, Cheat Codes, and Secrets for SNES and Game Boy Advance

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! is a platform video game that is part of the iconic Donkey Kong franchise. The game was developed by Rare and published by iconic gaming giant Nintendo. It made its world debut on November 18, 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). And it was later ported to the Game Boy Advance on November 4, 2005.

After its release, the game received positive reviews from critics and players alike. The SNES and Game Boy Advance versions both still have high reviews to this day. It has been praised for its “top-notch” and colorful graphics, intelligent gameplay design, and replay value.

Donkey Kong Country 3 Premise

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! is set in the Northern Kremisphere, a fictional version of northern Europe and Canada. The game centers on Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong as they try to save Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from King K. Rool who went missing after Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.

The game has 8 different worlds that comprise of a total of 48 levels. Iconic elements from the series return like barrels, bonus levels, bonus coins, and more. The level designs are more diverse than previous games in the series. The levels are a mixture of traditional platformers, swimming, and on-rails levels. And inside the levels are also a variety of complex puzzles and obstacles. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! features a variety of settings like forests, cliff-sides, factories, and mountain tops. To traverse all of these areas and explore the game in a nonlinear way, players have to use unique vehicles like the Hover Craft, Motor Boat, or Turbo Ski.

Donkey Kong Country 3 Main Characters

Players control Dixie Kong and her baby cousin, Kiddy Kong as they explore the Northern Kremisphere. Both characters have their own unique abilities and design.

  • Dixie Kong: This young chimpanzee is Diddy Kong’s girlfriend. She has a long blonde ponytail that she can spin like a helicopter to slow her fall. Dixie wears a pink shirt and pink beret.
  • Kiddy Kong: This three-year-old primate is Dixie’s little cousin and the younger brother of Chunky Kong. Kiddy can bounce across open water. This large toddler wears a blue onesie.

Other Notable Characters

The game also has several characters, recurring and new, that play an important part in the story.

  • Wrinkly Kong: This elderly gorilla is the wife of Cranky Kong. After retiring from teaching at Kong Kollege and moving to the Northern Kremisphere, she can be found in her Save Cave. Players can use this cave to save their game. She also takes care of the Banana Birds Dixie and Kiddy rescue.
  • Funky Kong: This easygoing mechanic runs Funky’s Rental where Dixie and Kiddy can rent different watercraft vehicles like the Turbo Ski. In the Game Boy Advance version he has four minigames. If players beat all four, they get a Banana Bird.
  • Swanky Kong: This vibrant entrepreneur wears dazzling suits. In the SNES version, he runs Swanky’s Sideshow, a circus-themed minigame. Players can win Bear Coins and banana bunches. Competing costs Bear Coins. Both Dixie and Kiddy Kong can play. In the Game Boy Advance version he runs Swanky’s Dash, an auto-runner minigame only Dixie Kong can play. Winning the minigame can earn players bananas, banana bunches, Bear Coins, Extra Life Balloons, and a Banana Bird.
  • Cranky Kong: This cranky elder appears in Swanky’s Sideshow for the SNES version and competes against players in the minigames. He also appears in both versions of the game at the end to criticize Dixie and Kiddy over their victory. After the end-game cutscene, he can also be seen in the background doing water-skiing tricks. In the Game Boy Advance version he can be found in Cranky’s Dojo where players can play a dodging minigame to win a Banana Bird.
  • The Brothers Bear: These thirteen bears provide the players with services in exchange for Bear Coins, like teleporting the player somewhere, a box of chocolates, a shell, and more. Each bear has a different name that starts with a B and their own unique appearance and personality.

Donkey Kong Country 3 Series

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! is the third installment in the Donkey Kong Country series. It is a side-scrolling series that was based on the Super Mario series. The series was a major success that reestablished Donkey Kong as a major Nintendo franchise and transitioned Donkey Kong from a villain to a hero.

If you are looking for more of the iconic Donkey Kong and his Kong family, check out the rest of the franchise below.

Donkey Kong Country 3 Cheat Codes and Secrets

SNES Codes

These are the cheat codes available for the SNES version of the game. Some of the cheats require a Master Code to be pressed before using them. The Master Code will open a secret screen for you to type them in. All of the cheats, Master Code, and more can be found below. You will know the typed in codes were entered correctly when you hear the sound of Dixie Kong crying.

Extend the Game Over MusicOn the Game Over screen, press L, R, A, B, X, and Y.
Play with BlocksOn the Game Over screen, press L, R, X, A, B, and Y.
Master Code for the Cheats BelowHighlight the save lot and press L, R, R, L, R, R, L, R, L, and R.
Enable Auto Save After Every Completed LevelType ASAVE 
Gain 50 livesType LIVES
Access the Christmas mode in Bonus RoomsType MERRY 
Open Dixie Kong’s Music TestType MUSIC 
Colors SwitchType COLOR 
Enable a Harder Difficulty
Allows Players to 104% Complete the Game
Enable a Super Hard Difficulty with No Continue Barrels
Allows Players to 105% Complete the Game
Erases Time RecordsType ERASE 
Enter a Waterfall for 85 Bonus CoinsType WATER

And for players who have a Game Genie for their SNES, here are more codes to try out. They can give players all “banana birds”, infinite rocket fuel, and more.

SNES Game Genie Codes

Have 99 Bear Coins7E05C963 
Have 99 bonus Koins7E05CB63 
Have 99 Lives7E05D563 
Get All DK Coins7E05CF29 
Get All Cogs7E05D105 
Get All Banana Birds7E05CD0F 
Unlock Super Kiddy7E0914A5 
Access Hack Mode7E091E00 
Swim Mode for Both Kongs7E051000
Swim Mode Disabled for Both Kongs7E051002
Start Stage From Barrel #17E05B701
Start Stage From Barrel #27E05B702
Start Stage From Barrel #37E05B703
Infinite Bananas7E18CB99
Infinite Bonus Coins7E05CB63
Infinite DK Coins7E05CF32
Infinite Rocket FuelC28372CF

And for players who have a Pro Action Replay for their SNES, here are even more codes to test out. They can give players invincibility, give the characters a sky jump, and more.

SNES Pro Action Replay Codes

Have 99 Bear Coins68C173:3F
Have 99 Koins68C273:3F
Have 99 LivesE8C173:3F
Get All DK Coins74C075:3F
Dixie Kong Sky Jump7E1488:01
Dixie Kong Slow Fall7E08A0:01
Kiddy Kong Sky Jump7E14DA:01
Kiddy Kong Slow Fall7E090E:01
Dixie Kong Moon Jump7E1488:0A
Kiddy Kong Moon Jump7E14DA:0A
Freeze the Background Animations7E0000:01
Infinite Coins7E05C9:4F
Infinite Bananas7E18CB:99
Infinite Bonus Coins7E05CB:63
Infinite DK Coins7E05CF:32
Infinite Jumps for Dixie Kong7E08B0:01
Infinite Jumps for Kiddy Kong7E091E:01
Infinite Lives7E05D5:63
Infinite Rocket Fuel7E18EA:FF
Invincibility (When Hit, Other Kong Swaps In)7E05B0:40
Invincibility With All Characters04C344:3F
Invincible Dixie Kong7E08B3:01
Invincible Kiddy Kong7E0921:01
Infinite Hair Spins Dixie Kong7E08B8:01
Infinite Water For Ellie The Elephant7E1891:07
Keep Fish Happy7E0551:00
Fish Always Lit7E15E6:01
No Sniping Target in Krack-Shot Kroc7E0A68:02
Each Banana is One More Life7E18CD:99
Infinite Water Blasts7E1891:07
Win Race to 257E1BAF:19
Win “Collect” Game7E05D3:00
Win “Destroy” Game7E051D:00

SNES Secrets

The SNES version of the game also has several secrets for players to find.

  • Secret Honks: When riding the Hover Craft, Motor Boat, or Turbo Ski on the map screen, hold X and press L+R at the exact same time and you’ll honk the first notes of some popular songs, one of them being La Cucaracha.
  • Reach the Lost World: Use the Turbo Ski or Hover Craft, swim several clockwise circles around four rocks (On the first section of the map) for as many times as you can, until the Lost World forms.

Game Boy Advance Codes

And for players with the Game Boy Advance version of the game, here are all of the available codes. The cheats for the Game Boy Advance version of the game can be entered from the Cheat screen found in the Options menu.

Allows You to Play Funky’s, Cranky’s, and Swanky’s Mini-Games from the Main MenuType EXTRAS
Get all 98 Bonus CoinsType AQUA
Opens the Sound TestType MUSIC
Enable a Harder Difficulty with No Midpoint BarrelsType HARDER
Enable a Super Hard Difficulty with No Continue BarrelsType TUFFER
Start Game with 50 LivesType MONKEY
View the CreditsType KREDITS

Game Boy Advance Secrets

The Game Boy Advance version of the game also has its own secrets. These can be secret areas, a different ending, and more.

  • Best Ending: To obtain the best ending in the game, you must collect every Bonus Coin in the game, every DK Coin, and every Banana Bird, and defeat the last boss in Krematoa.
  • Reach Krematoa: To reach Krematoa (the Lost World), go to the four rocks east of Mekanos. Stay on the rocks as you circle around it clockwise about four times and the volcano will replace the rocks.
  • Reach Pacifica: To reach the new exclusive Oceanic area, when you get the Turbo Ski go up the waterfall right where you started the game. Go up the waterfall after that and swim to the hidden world marked by a K. Rool Flag.
  • Unlimited Bear Coins: Go to the Sunken Spruce level in Pacifica. After you get to the second Bonus level, go up and get the Bear Coin that’s by the Buzz, then go into the Bonus level. No matter if you win or lose, you’ll end up by the rope with the Bear Coin still there. Repeat this to get unlimited Bear Coins.

Donkey Kong Country 3 Cheat Code FAQ

Does Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! have any cheat codes?

Yes! The game has several cheat codes for both the SNES and Game Boy Advance versions. These cheat can give players infinite coins, extra lives, and more. And for there are even more codes to try for players who have an SNES and either a Game Genie or Pro Action Replay.

What are cheat codes?

Cheat codes are exploits that change the game’s behavior and give players an advantage. They may help win a puzzle, make the player invincible, or do some other action that wouldn’t take place without them.

They can also make the game more accessible and appealing to casual gamers or those who find its current state inaccessible.

What is a Pro Action Replay?

A Pro Action Replay is a cheat device that lets players input different cheats for multiple retro platforms. They manipulate the memory of the game code to allow cheats like more money or more saves.

What is a Game Genie?

A Game Genie is another cheat device, similar to the Pro Action Replay. They are available for retro platforms like the NES, SNES, original Game Boy, Genesis, and more.

What makes a cheat device different?

Since developers intentionally implement traditional cheat codes in their games, not every game has them. But that does not mean players don’t want them. Hence, cheat devices were born. Devices like the Game Genie or Pro Action Replay allow players to do things the developer did not intend, while the developers implement regular cheat codes.

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