I've kidnapped that lumbering fool Donkey Kong and you will never see him again. Har-har-har-har!
— Kaptain K. Rool
DK has been captured, this time not by a livid, vengeful plumber but rather by his colder-blooded rival, King K. Rool. It's up to Diddy Kong and his monkey girlfriend, Dixie Kong to rescue him.
- Acclaimed music composer David Wise stated that his traveling experiences largely shaped the sound and mood of each soundtrack in the Donkey Kong Country series. Donkey Kong Country 2, he said, was composed during what he called his "experimental Paris phase".