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.
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.
I liked the music before, but now that I’m actively playing through these games for the first time it’s all that much better hearing these remastered versions of the OST. DKC3 needs to be brought on to the Switch soon these games are fucking amazing
Some updates were done recently to certain tracks, and a play-through of DKC3 by Sam with the new soundtrack in place:
'K. Rool’s Cacophony (Game Over)' (DKC1):
'Game Over' (DKC2):
'Welcome to Crocodile Isle' (DKC2, new 2021 mix):
'Funky the Main Monkey' (DKC2, new 2021 mix):
'Crocodile Cacophony' (DKC2, new 2021 mix):
DKC3 play-through with the new soundtrack (MSU1 patch):