Rambi shows up again in a level in world 3. In fact,he shows up for one level of the following worlds:World 1,3,6,7 and 8. He pretty much got the same treatment Yoshi got in NSMBW. And you can buy squawks in Cranky's shop.
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Ah yeah you're right. Sorry for not retaining a minor video game characters name from 16 years ago. My bad. Because it's obviously sooooo important to know that in order to fully enjoy this game. Next time I see a """"rhino"""" box in a level, I'll just pass over it because I don't deserve it.
By the way you might wanna stay away from any future Final Fantasy titles, as I hear they won't be giving the chocobos names
No Enguarde due to lack of underwater levels, even if Retro drew some concept art of DK riding a giant fish underwater.
Also I think Diddy's barrel rocket invalidated the use of Espresso and Winky was a frog, and the frogs have all gone Tikki mad. The rest were probably not even considered as actively as they were from DKC2/3 and this was taking cues from DKC1.
Enguarde could have easily been included, to ride ABOVE water. Whale-riding level, anyone? Just change his gameplay mechanic, to where Enguard can leap out of the water and momentarily duck below it. Piece of cake.