Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Console icon SNES

Game icon

Developer

Rare

Publisher

Nintendo

Released

November 21, 1995

Achievements

Authors: GalacticSpear (37), Brian (21), Dissection (14), Tiago17 (8)
There are 80 achievements worth 830 (3,494) points.
  • DK Coin

    (2) (2)

    Find your first DK Coin

    13,309 (7,132) of 14,334 – 92.85%

    49.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    92.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kremkoin

    (2) (2)

    Find your first Kremkoin

    13,976 (7,367) of 14,334 – 97.50%

    51.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    97.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • KONG

    (2) (2)

    Find all KONG letters in any stage

    13,178 (7,070) of 14,334 – 91.94%

    49.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    91.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Krow and Reach World 2 - Crocodile Cauldron

    8,189 (4,984) of 14,334 – 57.13%

    34.77% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    57.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Krem Quay

    (5) (7)

    Defeat Kleever and Reach World 3 - Krem Quay

    5,812 (3,667) of 14,334 – 40.55%

    25.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kudgel and Reach World 4 - Krazy Kremland

    4,511 (2,902) of 14,334 – 31.47%

    20.25% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat King Zing and Reach World 5 - Gloomy Gulch

    3,690 (2,431) of 14,334 – 25.74%

    16.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kreepy Krow and Reach World 6 - K. Rool's Keep

    3,315 (2,202) of 14,334 – 23.13%

    15.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach World 7 - The Flying Krock

    3,029 (2,038) of 14,334 – 21.13%

    14.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kaptain K. Rool

    2,779 (1,878) of 14,334 – 19.39%

    13.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Pay Klubba and Discover The Lost World

    3,997 (2,705) of 14,334 – 27.88%

    18.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish this silly game properly

    1,863 (1,444) of 14,334 – 13.00%

    10.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Wrinkly

    (10) (27)

    Receive all of Wrinkly's tips from all of her locations

    1,632 (1,407) of 14,334 – 11.39%

    9.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Cranky

    (10) (28)

    Receive all of Cranky's tips from all of his locations

    1,620 (1,393) of 14,334 – 11.30%

    9.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Swanky

    (5) (13)

    Answer all of Swanky's questions correctly at all of his locations

    1,769 (1,470) of 14,334 – 12.34%

    10.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.34% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Funky

    (5) (12)

    Hire a plane from all of Funky's locations

    1,873 (1,559) of 14,334 – 13.07%

    10.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in Gangplank Galleon

    3,739 (2,820) of 14,334 – 26.08%

    19.67% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in Crocodile Cauldron

    2,702 (2,124) of 14,334 – 18.85%

    14.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.85% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in Krem Quay

    2,366 (1,885) of 14,334 – 16.51%

    13.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in Krazy Kremland

    2,178 (1,742) of 14,334 – 15.19%

    12.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in Gloomy Gulch

    2,063 (1,650) of 14,334 – 14.39%

    11.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins and Kremkoins in K. Rool's Keep

    1,948 (1,560) of 14,334 – 13.59%

    10.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect the DK Coin and Kremkoin in The Flying Krock

    2,077 (1,593) of 14,334 – 14.49%

    11.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all DK Coins in The Lost World

    1,817 (1,444) of 14,334 – 12.68%

    10.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Kourse

    (10) (17)

    Reach 50% game progress

    4,448 (2,591) of 14,334 – 31.03%

    18.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Inkredible

    (25) (66)

    Reach 100% game progress

    1,927 (1,491) of 14,334 – 13.44%

    10.40% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kompletionist

    (25) (68)

    Reach 102% game progress

    1,768 (1,431) of 14,334 – 12.33%

    9.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach 10% game progress in Hard Mode

    758 (679) of 14,334 – 5.29%

    4.74% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach 25% game progress in Hard Mode

    693 (623) of 14,334 – 4.83%

    4.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach 50% game progress in Hard Mode

    614 (554) of 14,334 – 4.28%

    3.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Getting Kloser

    (25) (159)

    Reach 75% game progress in Hard Mode

    577 (520) of 14,334 – 4.03%

    3.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reach 102% game progress in Hard Mode

    536 (480) of 14,334 – 3.74%

    3.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of Gangplank Galleon in one session

    1,759 (1,440) of 14,334 – 12.27%

    10.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of Crocodile Cauldron in one session

    1,400 (1,186) of 14,334 – 9.77%

    8.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of Krem Quay in one session

    1,135 (996) of 14,334 – 7.92%

    6.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.92% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of Krazy Kremland in one session

    1,074 (931) of 14,334 – 7.49%

    6.50% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of Gloomy Gulch in one session

    1,079 (906) of 14,334 – 7.53%

    6.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of K. Rool's Keep in one session

    928 (812) of 14,334 – 6.47%

    5.66% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of The Flying Krock in one session

    1,004 (847) of 14,334 – 7.00%

    5.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all K O N G letters in all Stages of The Lost World in one session

    848 (737) of 14,334 – 5.92%

    5.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.92% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get 75 Kremkoins in Pirate Panic

    1,092 (885) of 14,334 – 7.62%

    6.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find all warps in Gangplank Galleon in one session

    896 (793) of 14,334 – 6.25%

    5.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.25% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find all warps in Crocodile Cauldron in one Session

    834 (751) of 14,334 – 5.82%

    5.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get at least 6 lives with the help of the same Kloak in Barrel Bayou

    716 (634) of 14,334 – 5.00%

    4.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Take the letter K by the secret path in Parrot Chute Panic

    889 (726) of 14,334 – 6.20%

    5.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Yep! Even Stronghold Showdown has secrets!

    692 (614) of 14,334 – 4.83%

    4.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find 3 Banana Coins in the Brambles section of Animal Antics

    544 (481) of 14,334 – 3.80%

    3.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Wait for long enough in The End screen and listen to one last tip

    921 (700) of 14,334 – 6.43%

    4.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.43% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Krow

    (5) (6)

    Defeat Krow without taking damage

    6,379 (4,157) of 14,334 – 44.50%

    29.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kleever

    (10) (16)

    Defeat Kleever without taking damage

    4,254 (3,027) of 14,334 – 29.68%

    21.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    29.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kudgel

    (10) (18)

    Defeat Kudgel without taking damage

    3,321 (2,414) of 14,334 – 23.17%

    16.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.17% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • King Zing

    (10) (21)

    Defeat King Zing without taking damage

    2,519 (1,932) of 14,334 – 17.57%

    13.48% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kreepy Krow

    (10) (23)

    Defeat Kreepy Krow without taking damage

    2,257 (1,739) of 14,334 – 15.75%

    12.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.75% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kaptain K. Rool without taking damage

    1,619 (1,288) of 14,334 – 11.29%

    8.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kaptain K. Rool at Krocodile Kore without taking damage

    1,682 (1,320) of 14,334 – 11.73%

    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.73% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Pirate Panic holding right the entire time using only Diddy (No Checkpoint)

    1,008 (870) of 14,334 – 7.03%

    6.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat all the Klingers with a single throw in the second bonus of Mainbrace Mayhem

    829 (685) of 14,334 – 5.78%

    4.78% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • After getting the warp in Topsail Trouble, do in the following order (B.Ballon, Bonus2, Ban.Coin, N, 2 Ban.Coins, O, Bonus1, K, G) (No Checkpoint)

    646 (584) of 14,334 – 4.51%

    4.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Hot-Head Hop collecting only 1 banana or less (No checkpoint, No Warp)

    732 (646) of 14,334 – 5.11%

    4.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get the Goal Post's Balloon in Kannon's Klaim

    845 (682) of 14,334 – 5.90%

    4.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Lava Lagoon without jumping on Clapper more than 4 times (No Checkpoint, No Warp)

    759 (669) of 14,334 – 5.30%

    4.67% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Krockhead Klamber without hurting any enemy (No Checkpoint, No Team Up)

    634 (557) of 14,334 – 4.42%

    3.89% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Rattle Battle collecting only 9 bananas or less (The invisible banana bunch doesn't count, no checkpoint)

    677 (597) of 14,334 – 4.72%

    4.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Bramble Blast under 2 minutes and 30 seconds (No Checkpoint, Timer pauses when the game is paused)

    641 (564) of 14,334 – 4.47%

    3.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • In Target Terror, collect at least 100 bananas without getting hit by any wall during the race (No Checkpoint)

    842 (691) of 14,334 – 5.87%

    4.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.87% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Bramble Scramble without taking damage (No checkpoint)

    758 (583) of 14,334 – 5.29%

    4.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Smash ALL runners while collecting all KONG letters and finish with 1st place in Rickety Race

    870 (706) of 14,334 – 6.07%

    4.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Climb the Ghost Ropes and enter the bonus barrel using only Diddy in Ghostly Grove

    1,132 (864) of 14,334 – 7.90%

    6.03% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Haunted Hall without destroying any minus barrel and without entering any bonus (No Checkpoint)

    662 (566) of 14,334 – 4.62%

    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish the entire Parrot Chute Panic without being carried by Quawks for more than 2 seconds (Checkpoint OK)

    675 (588) of 14,334 – 4.71%

    4.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.71% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Enter the first bonus in Castle Crush without transforming into Rambi (Impossible in Hard Mode)

    565 (511) of 14,334 – 3.94%

    3.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat 10 Zingers in Chain Link Chamber while you are invincible using only Dixie

    576 (515) of 14,334 – 4.02%

    3.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • In the bonus stage of Screech's Sprint, finish it using only Diddy (No team-up)

    605 (524) of 14,334 – 4.22%

    3.66% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 5 Banana Coins and 4 Banana Bunches during the race, and then finish Screech's Sprint (Must have less than 99 Banana Coins)

    533 (481) of 14,334 – 3.72%

    3.36% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • After Kaptain K. Rool's 2nd phase, beat his 3rd phase being affected by all three of his poisons and without taking damage [K. Rool Duel]

    577 (485) of 14,334 – 4.03%

    3.38% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish Jungle Jinx without hurting enemies in ANY way using only Diddy (No checkpoint, no team-up)

    579 (506) of 14,334 – 4.04%

    3.53% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.04% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect all 198 bananas in Fiery's Furnace (Start the Level with 0 bananas, No Checkpoint, Goal's Bananas doesn't counts)

    501 (446) of 14,334 – 3.50%

    3.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish the Brambles section in Animal Antics without taking damage

    691 (564) of 14,334 – 4.82%

    3.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Kaptain K. Rool in Krocodile Kore being affected by the first purple poisons he shoots during the entire fight

    560 (486) of 14,334 – 3.91%

    3.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kwik Kong

    (50) (215)

    Complete the game in under 1 Hour and 20 Minutes [Saves are Allowed]

    913 (832) of 14,334 – 6.37%

    5.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
Recent Players:
UserWhenActivity
Mars31415232023-10-03 21:35:30, 34% Complete, ⌚2h57:40.31
quilladin2023-10-03 21:35:25Overworld, 0% Complete, ⌚0:00.00
Bobadilla11112023-10-03 21:33:57Krem Quay, 38% Complete, ⌚1h48:06.41
Salefrok2023-10-03 21:33:24Gangplank Galleon, 0% Complete, ⌚0:56.08
Kashina2023-10-03 19:53:00Overworld, 0% Complete, ⌚0:00.00
JohnTravavolta2023-10-03 19:43:11Overworld, 76% Complete, ⌚4h18:00.43
SuperGamer182023-10-03 19:35:26Gangplank Galleon, 0% Complete, ⌚0:04.70
sharpicefire2023-10-03 19:09:41Playing Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
bldragon2023-10-03 18:51:55Gangplank Galleon, 18% Complete, ⌚33:52.53
KAWDROGO2023-10-03 18:09:50Krem Quay, 26% Complete, ⌚2h01:01.11

Recent comments

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coveredingas
coveredingas 4 Jan 2023 01:55
I think that's exactly what you did - and I don't know what they're on about considering games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 have achievements for playing whole zone without pressing left or collecting rings. There's nothing beyond that sort of challenge in this set.
markdarkness 4 Jan 2023 05:28
@GalacticSpear, that's possibly not the best assumption to make. I've cleared DKC2 some 15 or 20 times... sometimes on Hard mode. I know the game well enough. I'm just not looking forward to starting a playthtough with objectives that are so much more difficult than what I consider to be fit for an advanced level of gameplay for this game.

Put into other words, the difference between people getting "Donkey Kong Is Back" and something like "The Final FINAL Fight" is quite significant.
coveredingas
coveredingas 4 Jan 2023 05:37
I don't see it. Yes, completing this set is a challenge - but if you're up for completing the game, everything is absolutely doable with some practice.

There are games on here - I'm thinking of several entries in the Mega Man franchise - where you have to go through entire boss rushes without taking damage to complete the set. Those achievements are far more ridiculous than anything in this set.

I freaking love DKC2 and I wouldn't change a thing about this set as it is now. To me, it hits that sweet spot of being a legitimate challenge and making me play the game in ways I never would (or didn't know I could) otherwise.

Something that's closer to the current DKC3 set would be fun but dull. I like that this set is creative - and I don't like it when the mastery badge is easy to get. I really wanna see more sets that are like this. There's nothing in here that requires glitches to get. It rewards research and deep knowledge of the game. I came away appreciating DKC2 more than when I started, and that's the whole reason I signed up for this site.
GalacticSpear 4 Jan 2023 12:55
@markdarkness Again, you didn't play the set, doesn't matter how many times you have beaten the game, if you really played the game 15 times you would get all the achievements in a very minimal ammount of attempts, and the comparsion of "Donkey Kong is Back" and "The Final FINAL Battle" doesn't make sense, one is for beating the normal final boss and another is for beating the true final boss, it would make more sense to compare the later achievement with "Something's Fishy", but even still, one achievement launched in 2013 and another launched in 2021, which is a very big difference, and to consider that the lowest unlocked achievement in the set (Don't Forget the Banana Bunches at the VERY Start!), still has 328 hardcore unlocks even though the revision was released not too long ago and still nobody complained that the achievement or not any other specific achievement, actually was too difficult to core, this is more than enough proof that nothing from here is "much more difficult than advanced level" and should not be moved to the bonus set
PrimalGiratina 4 Jan 2023 13:06
As someone who actually played both the Main Set and the Bonus Set, I agree with everything GalacticSpear said, the achievements here are cool challenges that explored the game's full potential but are not impossible, comparing the achievements here to something like the achievement of clearing the wind section of Animal Antics using the spider from the Bonus Set is ridiculous. The people saying this have no idea what Bonus Sets are, they are places for SUPER HARD challenges only. And, like GalacticSpear said, the people who actually played the Set (myself included) enjoyed the challenges, the Set was bland before the revision.
MatheusBrazuca85 4 Jan 2023 13:33
@markdarkness If you want to talk about Bonus Set go in the Donkey Kong 64 page and see those core achievements where you need pratically to glitch the game to get them, intankable the RAzil.
GrayCloudSpectator 4 Jan 2023 16:22
This set and the revision of the first DKC are some of the best sets I played on this very website and I consider them like the SMW set to be the gold standard of what type of challenges a core set should include, since it's my belief that a core set should always strive for creating new experiences for a game beyond 100%ing it as long as it doesn't involve glitches or frame-perfect inputs while still being a challenge that can be mastered with practice and the study/observation of how a particular game works.
coveredingas
coveredingas 4 Jan 2023 20:24
I completely agree, @GrayCloudSpectator. This set is one of the reasons I signed up for RetroAchievements. I hate achievement systems in most modern games because they're boring and the majority of platinums are either handed to you or require ridiculous amounts of grinding - I don't care about achievements in them because they add nothing.

This absolutely did. And frankly, I'm staggered by anyone who thinks that beating the game at 102% - which is what you'd have to do to get "The Final FINAL Battle" - is unreasonable to ask of the player, or that anything here is truly beyond the pale for someone who is already capable of completing the game by the game's own standards.

If there's ANYTHING I would do with this set, I might remove the achievement that requires you to start with 0 bananas and collect every banana in the level. (Or close enough to it I don't recall there being a difference.) I found that a little tedious - but it took nothing away from the overall experience because you can save in every world and restarting from your last save makes retrying it FAR less tedious than some of the other achievements I've gone for. The best I've got as someone who thoroughly enjoyed this set is nitpicks.

@markdarkness following your suggestions seems like it would lead to much less interesting sets and would make me care about retroachievements as much as I do about most modern achievements - which is not at all. This was satisfying to pull off but well within reach of someone who has mastered the game in the conventional sense. That's what a good core set of achievements should be.

You want an example of a ridiculously difficult set that should be a subset - look at the hard mode achievements for Dynamite Headdy, or the bonus game achievements for Darkwing Duck on the NES.

Of all the sets to criticize - why this one? Why one of the most masterfully put together sets on the site? This should be the gold standard - not something further revised.
coveredingas
coveredingas 4 Jan 2023 20:51
I would be surprised if new players even came across Retro Achievements much less started with an interest in them.

If they did - there's no shame in softcore mode. Play however you like; in whatever way offers you enjoyment. Life is too short to get my knickers twisted over someone enjoying a game differently than I would.

Retro games themselves aren't for everyone. Part of the magic is they demanded that we meet them on their terms, and they didn't care if you couldn't overcome the challenges they threw at you. It was overcoming those challenges that have made a lot of them stick in our heads even decades after we first encountered them.

There's certainly a case for achievements that are TOO hardcore in core sets even for people who want to meet the game on its terms - but I think that's the yardstick: The game's terms.

There is absolutely nothing in this set that goes above and beyond what the game itself asks of the player. If anything, there's just some things I would never do if there weren't an achievement for it - but those things gave me a deeper appreciation for the game, and I think that's what a good set does.

The experience would be lacking if it were made easier to get the Mastery badge. If the badge is all someone cares about - the Completed badge can be gotten with any of the tools someone wants to use and completely trivializes anything in this set.

The subset would be hard to pull off even WITH save states. That's the difference.

Given that the ones most likely to be interested in something like this are likely deeply familiar with these games, it would be strange to craft sets entirely around newcomers who don't want to be challenged, or people who want to play the game exactly the same way they always have for the 100th time.

Some sets get it more right than others - I really don't see the criticisms for this one. Like I've said, I think this and DKC1 should be the gold standard for other sets to be compared to.
Kryle 16 Feb 2023 16:34
Remastered after originally completing set in 2020. If anyone complaining, the new cheevos added are pretty fun and not too difficult. If anything, it's more easy points to add to your score. If you already had badge for 100% completion then this should just be easy extra points.
evansfm428 7 Apr 2023 01:00
Yo just wanted to comment that this set is amazing!! I’m Not done yet but I will be soon and it’s going to push me over 10k points. Thanks for the great set very creative and fun!
highTrolla 19 Apr 2023 22:15
Feels good to master this game. The only achievement I can't say I liked was Mirror Treasure Hunting.
FernandoBaron 24 Apr 2023 00:29
Platinei essa maravilha!
EtledTheGamer 27 Apr 2023 00:32
I found a glitch in Jungle Jinx's achievement. I instantly lose the achievement whenever the first crocodile spawns on screen. It's either that,or I need to do something else,like finishing the level without killing any enemy and without using the tires... buit I think it's a glitch :/
nikola11 27 Apr 2023 14:12
Make sure that you are using only Diddy and that you don't use team-up! You can use tires, but don't hurt the enemies (including klobber). Best is to just avoid them.
EtledTheGamer 28 Apr 2023 23:51
yep, I figured it out a little after i posted the comment,thx anyways
EtledTheGamer 28 Apr 2023 23:53
My first Master! Kwik Kong almost made me jump out of my bed,since I only had 2 minutes left on the clock (yes I know I could just reset the emulator and reappear at wrinkly), and I had like, 4 game-overs lol.
macanetaabrefecha 3 May 2023 23:03
mazteleireiro
Rafa8000 31 May 2023 22:04
Really fun set revision, thanks!
RestlessTome 27 Sep 2023 19:34
Great set for one of my favorite games of all-time!