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|OT| Donkey Kong Country: The Restored Tracks |OT| High Fidelity Jamz

ShadowFX

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Another completed restoration, track 'Brothers Bear Blues' (DKC3) 🐻 was done recently:

 
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Track 6, 7 and 8 of the DKC3 soundtrack (the Wrinkly tracks) were also completely restored recently:

Wrinkly's Save Cave 💾 :

Wrinkly 64 💾 :

Get Fit A-Go-Go 💾 :

DKC3 Soundtrack is getting lots of attention these past few weeks! 🎉
 
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Track 'Game Over' (DKC3) was also fully restored recently:

Completed restoration of track 'Baddies on Parade' (DKC3):
 
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DKC3 gets such a bad rep that I don't understand. I liked it more than two honestly. I enjoyed that the overworld map felt more explorable with hidden secrets and puzzles. I'll admit the game starts a bit stale with some of the levels but after the first two worlds the game gets so much more enjoyable.

The music is great too, while I'll admit not as great as two's, it still holds up. And hearing it without the SNES's sound chip RAM compressing it is amazing.

That being said, still waiting on the water level
 

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Surprised that no one else has mentioned it but the music to Donkey Kong Country 3 - Wrinkly 64 [Restored] sounds very similar to Mario 64 when you are roaming around the castle/outdoors!
When you enter Wrinkly's save cave during the game there are three things that can happen. One of those is of her playing Super Mario 64 on her N64, in which the music of Peach's castle plays, but in the DKC3 sound font.
 

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Airing live now! Restoration of tracks 'Fanfare' and 'Crazy Calypso' (DKC3):

 
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Live restoration of the track 'Stilt Village' (DKC3), missing instrument/sounds were found! 🏞

 
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With the live restorations complete above, both track 'Stilt Village' and 'Jungle Jitter' (DKC3) were restored!

Stilt Village 🗻 :

Jungle Jitter 🐒 :
 
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With the live restorations complete above, both track 'Stilt Village' and 'Jungle Jitter' (DKC3) were restored!

Stilt Village 🗻 :

Jungle Jitter 🐒 :
I tend to forget Jungle Jitter until I do a play through of DKC3. It's a banger for sure, yet I forget about.
 
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More live restorations! Track 'Nuts and Bolts' (DKC3) was continued because of found machine sounds 🏭

 
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Definitely, these restorations are without the compression applied by the SNES sound chip. You get the full quality of the original songs!
Alright I'm gonna check it out, thanks! I think the .rsn files sound great already, curious to hear what this offers over em.
 

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The MP3 versions are already very high quality. If you want the absolute maximum quality versions, consider the FLAC files available.
 

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A newer restoration of track 'Bayou Boogie' (DKC2, 2020) was posted today!

 
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Here's some catch up!

Live restoration of the 'Banana Bird Themes' tracks (Crystal Chasm / Mama Bird, DKC3) 🍌 :



Both track 'Crystal Chasm' and 'Mama Bird' (DKC3) completed restoration 🍌🐤 :

 
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Another nice in-between bonus video from Sam! 🎮 Live play-through of DKC2 with commentary:

 

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Almost there! Track 'Chase' (DKC3) has been restored🏃‍♂️ , one of the last tracks to be restored in the project :messenger_sun:

Live restoration:


Finalized track: