EXCLUSIVE: Swanky Saturday- Cranky Kong’s Dojo

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble for the SNES, Cranky Kong was a part of Swanky’s Sideshow where he would compete against Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong in a ball throwing game to see who could hit the most targets within a set amount of time. In DKC 3 for the Game Boy Advance, Cranky is given and additional role where he now runs his very own Dojo, which is located where the majority of Wrinkly Kong’s caverns used to be.

In Cranky’s Dojo, players take control of Cranky himself to deflect a total of thirty Bristles (rolling Porcupine enemies) with a shield. Defeating all thirty of them will reward Dixie and Kiddy with some Bananas, Extra Life Balloon, Bear Coins and a much sought after Banana Bird. It starts off relatively easy but once you reach the later parts of the game, it becomes increasingly more difficult as the Bristles get faster, making it harder to deflect them all.

The Dojo was a cool addition to an already awesome game. It’s fun, challenging and the reward is worth it if you hope to fully reach the title’s 105% completion. So if you’ve never played the GBA version, then it’s worth it not only for Cranky’s Dojo, but plenty of other additional features as well.