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This stage is a big platform with poles that you can stand on. Sometimes, a boat with two Kremlings fire cannonballs that fall onto the ship and damage players, dealing 17% to anyone who gets hit by the cannonballs. A barrel will also appear floating in the water, it can be used as a platform before it eventually sinks after colliding with the ship's bow. In the background, the Scurvy Crew from Donkey Kong Country Returns appear frequently on small islands. They have no effect on the battle occurring on the Kremling's boat.
The main music track is titled Gangplank Galleon, a rock remix from Donkey Kong Country. Arranged by Alex Chernabogue Mourey.
Gangplank Galleon is considered to be banned in tournament play. The stage is physically long and contains walls on either side of the main fighting area, making horizontal KOs significantly harder. In addition, the bow of the ship is made up of sloped surfaces and the right-hand edge is a pass-through platform, leading to very glitchy interactions between players whenever they go anywhere near that area. The raised left side of the stage is a powerful camping location which forces the opponent to approach from the air.
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Gangplank Galleon is King K. Rool's vessel. In Donkey Kong Country, the ship is the stage containing the final boss of the game where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong encounter K. Rool. One of K. Rool's methods of attacking the Kongs was dropping a file of cannonballs on them, which translates to its main hazard in SSF2. Appearing again in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Gangplank Galleon served as the first world in the game and contained 5 levels. The ship also made major appearances in both Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong Land 2.