Well, since 1.5 has been released I've been playing DK64 and haven't had a problem with it at all, until now. Everything ran smoothly, the sound was good, and had no trouble passing areas. Until now. I've verified the rom and it is a good rom file.
Currently I'm in the second area, Angry Aztec, battling the boss monster of that area, the Red Dragon Guy. You fight him on a central platform, that is surrounded by a large drop with lava at the bottom.
Well, I have no problems killing the guy, I throw three TNT barrels at him and he falls into the lava and dies. When he dies however, he's supposed to drop a key. And guess what? When he dies, he doesn't drop any key. Instead, when the camera zooms back out, the "boss music" stops, and I'm left standing on the central platform with no key. I can run around the platform, I can still pick up the reappearing TNT barrel and throw it, but that's it. Theres no item to collect and I can't even jump off the platform into the lava and kill myself, there's some kind of invisible wall preventing me doing so.
So, in other words, I'm stuck here and the area is unpassable, even though the game FAQ says that no areas in the game should be unpassable. Guess what? I probably just found one.
Has someone else run into this same problem? Is there any way I CAN pass this area?