Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Cheats

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Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Cheats


The first three cheats must be entered on the save select screen with the “Erase Game” option highlighted. Press the A Button to ensure that Erase Game is highlighted and enter the codes very carefully to avoid accidentally deleting a save file. The final cheat must be entered during the intro where Cranky Kong can be seen cranking an old gramophone. All of or just a few of these cheats can be active at one time.


50 Lives

Highlight Erase Game (Make sure Erase Game is flashing) and enter the following code:

B, A, R, R, A, then L

You will start with 50 lives. Works for saves and new games.

Music Test

Highlight Erase Game (Make sure Erase Game is flashing), then enter:

Down, A, R, B, Y, D, A, and Y

A tone will sound and you can use the Select Button to cycle through the music. The screen will flash off for a moment as the sound tracks switch.

Two Player Competition 

Highlight the Erase Game option again (Make sure Erase Game is flashing), then enter the following code:

B, A, Down, B, Up, Down, Down, then Y

A chime will play to confirm this code. With this cheat active, players can steal control from each other during a team game.

Practice Bonus Rounds

Enter this code during the intro:

Down, Y, Down, Down, and Y

The game will automatically switch to a screen where players can collect statues that unlock the various bonus rounds in Donkey Kong Country. Players are free to practice the bonus games as much as they like.

The preceding cheats, which originally appeared in Tips and Tricks Magazine, have been compiled and transcribed to this site for the sake of posterity as well as for the convenience of our visitors. They have been tested thoroughly for accuracy. Feel free to contact us if you have problems getting these cheats to work or know something we do not.

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