Diddy Kong Pilot is a cancelled Game Boy Advance game released for the ROM that was released by Rareware Central webmaster Torrentstorm on November 5, 2011. This game was also released on the Rareware Central website.



A Klaptrap defeats another Klaptrap in a dogfight.

This build of Diddy Kong Pilot was first shown to the public on October 2, 2011 by Transparentjinjo and his gameplay video which can be found, but removed from the video..

This game has three separate teams with those teams being Team Kong (easy difficulty), Team Kremling (medium difficulty) and Team Cranky (advanced difficulty).

Apparently, the game was very far in development but only has a few bugs including the failure on other language options other than English. Any other language that is not English redirects to German and the only German text found in the game is on the title screen or on the language options. Another bug involves the Secrets section redirecting the player back to the title screen. Another one is, when Team Cranky is unlocked, the least advanced cup (Klaptrap Cup) has a bronze award and onwards until reaching the platinum trophy (the most advanced trophy). A fourth one is no matter which cup it is, Steamy Swoop (the first stage) is still shown to be the first course. A fifth bug is when the Sound option in the options menu is clicked on, it redirects the player to the initials select part. A sixth is the one where the numbers 22 always show up on the top-left corner of the Options screen.

This game also has a Single player mode which has a Cups option, a Time Trials or even a Cranky Challenge mode. The options mode has a language select option, a Sound option, Secret option, a Multiplayer Weapons mode which leads to the cutscene of the most recent dogfight battle defeat (another bug) along with Ghost leading them to a victory photo of a team (depending on the title screen) and the Clear Scores button erases all of the data.


  • K-O-N-G Letters: Collectibles later replaced by Jiggies in Banjo-Pilot.
  • Banana Coins: Items in Cranky's Challenge. Six must be collected while winning against Cranky too.
  • (Triple) Buzz: Sent after opponents to attack.
  • Blue Buzz: A homing Buzz missile. Does the same as the regular, but locks onto the target.
  • (Triple) Zinger: Can be left behind as an obstacle.
  • Rambi the Rhinoceros: Allows invincibility.
  • TNT Barrel: Allows the player to gain a boost when this item is used.
  • Wrench Barrel: Allows the player to temporarily stun all players and make them dizzy.

Race Courses

Klaptrap Kup

Kritter Kup

Klump Kup

K. Rool Kup

Dixie Cup

Diddy Cup

Funky Cup

Donkey Cup


Team Kong

  • Diddy Kong
    • Speed: 3/5
    • Acceleration: 3/5
    • Weight: 2/5
  • Dixie Kong
    • Speed: 3/5
    • Acceleration: 4/5
    • Weight: 2/5
  • Funky Kong
    • Speed: 4/5
    • Acceleration: 2/5
    • Weight: 3/5

Team Kremling

  • Kritter
    • Speed: 3/5
    • Acceleration: 4/5
    • Weight: 2/5
  • Klaptrap
    • Speed: 2/5
    • Acceleration: 5/5
    • Weight: 2/5
  • Klump
    • Speed: 4/5
    • Acceleration: 2/5
    • Weight: 4/5

Team Cranky

  • Cranky Kong (Put in four slots)
    • Speed: 5/5
    • Acceleration: 4/5
    • Weight: 2/5


  • If the game is completed by Cranky, the title would be Cranky Kong Pilot and if by a Kremling, then Kremling Pilot.
  • Also, when the game is completed as Cranky, the options menu has construction girders from the original Donkey Kong arcade game.
  • There's a spelling error when the player loses a dogfight. Instead of saying "YOU LOSE" it says "YOU LOOSE".
  • In the language selection screen, the cedilla in Français is missing and the tilde in Español is also missing.
  • Selecting Secret in the Options menu seems to unlock all cups, courses, and teams.
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