Zer0 21-Dec-17 12:45 PM
0:34 - The icons for DK and Diddy are absent in the build Reggie's showing off.
The obligatory Final Build
To add on that note, there's a doorknob in that same early build (which is gone in the final build for some reason) and the planks (specifically the floor of the Kong Treehouse) are very slightly thinner than the final build.
One more thing, the Wiimotes in the early build lack the wonderful Wiimote Jackets in the final build.
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0:36 - In this build, DK punches the door off its hindges for no reason - even though there was a knob he could've used, but whatever.
Zer0 21-Dec-17 01:00 PM
Whereas in the final build, Diddy dropkicks an enemy and the door out of the treehouse. (I assume they installed a new door before launch - which may explain the lack of a doorknob)(edited)
(Though I'm not so sure if DK still punches the Tiki enemy out in co-op)
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0:38 - It may be me, but I swear the volcano looks a bit different between the two builds.(edited)
Here's the final's volcano.
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0:43 - A moment of silence - for these flowers near the rock didn't make it to the final build...
A snap of said final build.
...I should also bring up that the dock behind the Kong duo is raised in the final build and near said dock and on the right side of the screen you can see rocks that weren't in the early build.
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0:43 - I'm not 100% sure if this has been noted before but to be cautious, in the early build, Diddy's icon in the HUD has a turquiose background rather than the blue he has in the final build.
Of course it's the final's screencap.
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0:55 - DK's shocked not only because the flowers made it in, but there's an enemy and the Tutorial Pig... whereas the early build was a bit barren.
Zer0 21-Dec-17 02:12 PM
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1:48 - This does not look like a safe bridge. Thankfully there were plans of reconstruction and added more supports to the new bridge in the final game.
Le final build
After 2:06, Reggie talks with Jimmy Fallon about the then upcoming 3DS - pretty nostalgiac, but unfortunately ends our excavation.(edited)
If I have missed anything, feel free to notify me (for extra measures).