Donkey Kong Country Returns Walkthrough

Wanna be the King of Kong? That title doesn’t mean much, now that platformers aren’t quantified in terms of an absolute “High Score,” but there are still bragging rights to be had. Donkey Kong Country Returns reintroduces gaming’s two favorite simians to your living room, and you’d better shape up your skills — 2.5 dimensions, two control schemes, a co-op mode, and a wide array of collectibles await your Wiimote-clutching hands.

Below, you’ll find a complete walkthrough for the game, delivered in detailed, step-by-step style. Check back on release day for the first of many meticulous updates. Check out our cheats page if you’re looking for hard facts, like lists of collectibles.

Table of Contents

World 1 – Jungle

Level 1 – Jungle Hijinx

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: You can find your very first puzzle piece simply by heading left from the start after you leap out of your hut to enter the empty banana horde. Inside is a puzzle piece.
  2. Once you’re back outside, it’s time to run through your basic moves. Head over to the dandelion, hold down and shake the remote to blow. Doing so will reveal a banana coin.
  3. Next, hold down the 1 button to run and shake the remote when near an enemy to roll through them. This is an invaluable skill that you will use not only for attacking, but for quick movement and for gaining extra distance on your jumps. Note that if you keep shaking the remote while you have Diddy, DK will continue rolling until he is stopped.
  4. Finally, jump on to the stone block, stand still, and shake the remote to pound the ground. This will break the rock and reveal a bundle of bananas.
  5. Now that you know your moves, time to proceed with the level.
  6. Grab the “K” by jumping on the stone block to the right and then leaping to the tree top to the left.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: The second puzzle piece can be found by jumping across the tree tops going left after getting the “K”. When you reach the large gap, roll off the tree and jump in mid air to clear it. Jump to the tree with the dandelion and blow it to reveal a puzzle piece.
  8. Keep on heading right, but be careful of the falling towers in the background.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: When the third tower falls on to the small block, jump on top of it and ground pound the two blocks to reveal the next puzzle piece.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: The next puzzle piece can be found by pounding the ground near the yellow flowers up ahead. The middle one contains a puzzle piece.
  11. Pound the ground while on top of the stone slab to flip it and wind up in a secret underground area where you will find a heart and a banana coin.
  12. Head forward and stop when you reach a bouncy flower in between two statues. Wait for the statues to start spitting bananas and try to collect them all.
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: Once you collect all of the bananas between the two statues, you’ll get a puzzle piece.
  14. Head forward and use a rolling jump over the gap to collect the “O”.
  15. You’ll pass the halfway marker and will spot a DK barrel. Press the “1″ button to pick it up and throw it to release Diddy, or give you a heart if you already have Diddy.
  16. Pound the giant DK Button up ahead to reveal a new area in the background. Use the barrel to launch toward it.
  17. Puzzle Piece #6: When you land in the background, jump and hover to the left and blow on the dandelion to reveal the next puzzle piece.
  18. Head to the right and collect the N on the bottom left platform before working your way up.
  19. Use the barrels to blast yourself back into the foreground and continue heading right.
  20. Puzzle Piece #7: When you spot a stone trapdoor, pound the ground to fall through and reach a bonus stage. Collect all of the bananas and collectibles here to get the puzzle piece.
  21. Continue heading right past the baddies and you’ll spot a slanted grassy platform. Jump on top of it and then head right to collect the “G”.
  22. Puzzle Piece #8: Jump back to the slanted platform and this time head left to find the next puzzle piece suspended in the air over a tiki statue.
  23. Puzzle Piece #9: The final puzzle piece is located at the end of the level. Instead of hitting the barrel, continue right through the wall to reach a secret location with the 9th puzzle piece.
  24. Hit the end barrel to complete the level.

Level 2 – King of Cling

  1. Run right and grab on to the grassy wall above the spikes to cling to it. Cross over the spikes to the other side. Make sure to pick up the DK Barrel to get Diddy.
  2. Hop on to the block and then jump to the platform to the left to collect the “K.”
  3. Puzzle Piece #1: While you’re still on the platform where you found the “K”, jump and hover into the wall on the right to find a secret area with a puzzle piece.
  4. Hop down and cling to the grassy ceiling ahead to make your way to the right
  5. Puzzle Piece #2: When you reach the grassy wheel, use it to get up to the platform on the left, then jump across the platforms to the left until you’re able to jump through the wall and find another secret area with a puzzle piece.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: Drop down and head right past the big wheel, but jump on to the next platform. Either hover jump or roll jump off the platform into the wall on the right to find yet another secret area behind the wall with a Puzzle Piece.
  7. Be careful as you use the grassy overhang to make your way further into the level, as leaping man eating plants try to make you their lunch. The small ones will snap twice before they jump, while the big ones will only snap once before they jump.
  8. Grab the DK Barrel on the ground level next to the bridge
  9. When you cross the first bridge, pound the ground near the flower to cause a barrel to appear. Use it to shoot to the background and collect the “O”.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: Before you leave the area where the “O” is, climb the grassy rock between the two wheels to find a barrel that will blast you to a bonus room. Here you must bounce off a moving platform to collect all of the bananas and banana coins.
  11. Ground pound the flower to create a barrel that will bring you back to the foreground and continue heading right.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: Bounce off the flower to grab on to the grassy ceiling, then wait for an opening to get above the giant Chomp and shake the remote to pound the flower. Inside will be the next puzzle piece.
  13. Continue heading right to reach the continue marker and a DK Barrel. When you reach the right end, you’ll have to start climbing upwards.
  14. Puzzle Piece #6: The next puzzle piece can be found after you move up one level past the first rotating grassy circle. Jump on to the platform above and then leap to the platform on the right. Head through the wall to find the puzzle piece.
  15. When you reach the two rotating circle, hop across both of them to the grassy wall on the right and then climb down to grab the “N.”
  16. Keep on climb up the grassy walls until you reach the next area where there will be a bouncy flower that can bounce you to the wheel above.
  17. Puzzle Piece #7: Jump over the bouncy flower and head through the wall to reveal a secret area with the final Puzzle Piece for this area.
  18. Be careful of the hidden chomps behind the walls as you continue to make your way upwards toward the end of the level.
  19. When you near the top you’ll find a bunch of bouncy flowers with Tiki Zings zipping back and forth. Carefully bounce to the right side to collect the “G”.
  20. Bounce on the top flower to reach a barrel that will shoot you to the end of the level.

Level 3 – Tree Top Bop

  1. Make your way to the right side of the level bouncing off the heads of the enemies as you go.
  2. The Tiki Drum needs to be jumped on three times before he goes down, so don’t just jump on him once and think he’s done.
  3. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found at the end of this first section, before you use the barrel to blast off. On the ground level, head to the edge and either roll jump or hover jump across the large gap to reach a secret area to the right with the first puzzle piece.
  4. Jump on top of the last two trees to reach the arrow barrel which will take you to the next area. If you fell down, you can get back on to the first tree by waiting for it to tilt toward you.
  5. Once you’re in the barrel, it will point up and move left and right. Press 2 to shoot out when the barrel is under the “K” and then just let yourself fall back into the barrel.
  6. Shoot into the automatic barrels to reach the treetops.
  7. Roll through or jump on the frogs as you continue heading right and use the barrel to blast off to the next area.
  8. You’ll eventually come to an area with frogs jumping on top of fairly tall tiki platforms. The frogs will alternate between short jumps and high jumps. When they do their high jump, quickly jump under them to cross the platform
  9. Hop on to the block in between the frogs to grab the “O”
  10. Head forward to reach the continue marker, then pound the thin stone platform to flip it and find a secret area with Rambi the Rhino!
  11. Rambi can plow through many blocks as well as most non-flaming enemies. Bulldoze through the Rambi blocks and use the barrel to shoot yourself above ground.
  12. Puzzle Piece #2: With Rambi, head left all the way until you reach a large spike pit. Rambi isn’t affected by spikes and can just plow right through them. You’ll spot a gray block in the middle of the spikes. Stand on top of it and shake the remote to reveal a secret bonus room. You need to move fast to collect all of the bananas and coins in this room. Use rolls to pick up some speed but be careful not to fall into the pits.
  13. Continue heading left with Rambi and running down all that get in your path.
  14. Puzzle Piece #3: The next puzzle piece can be found by running through the spikes and crashing through a group of blocks under a platform with several enemies on top.
  15. Use the seesaw platform to jump on to the leaning trees up ahead and then wait for the frogs to float down under the “N” so you can jump on them, collect the letter, and bounce to the next tree top.
  16. There is a flaming tiki guarding the gap between the last tree top and the ground. Make sure to avoid him as he can cause you to lose Rambi if you hit him. If You’re knocked off Rambi, quickly jump back on before he runs off the stage.
  17. Puzzle Piece #4: With Rambi in tow, run across the spikes and crash through the wall to reach a bonus room. Here you’ll shoot yourself between a bunch of barrels while you try to collect all of the bananas. You need to be quick, but also be careful. If you rush too much, you’ll blast yourself away from a barrel and will fall out of the bonus stage.
  18. When you emerge from the bonus stage, head left and pick up the “G” to complete “KONG”
  19. Puzzle Piece #5: Head all the way to the right past the end barrel and through the wall to reach a secret area with a bunch of bananas and the last puzzle piece for the level.
  20. Head back to the left and hit the end barrel to complete the level.

Level 4 – Sunset Shore

  1. In this level, Donkey Kong and his enemies will all be silouhetted, so you need to be extra careful not to rush, since many of the bushes are actually enemies in disguise that will come to life when you get close.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: You can find the first puzzle piece by heading left right at the start to find a secret room through the wall.
  3. You can also find the “K” right at the start by pounding the ground on top of the cracked platform.
  4. Continue heading forward and use Donkey Kong’s continuous roll by shaking the controller with Diddy Kong on your back to bowl through all of the Awks in your way.
  5. Keep heading forward until you see a bunch of platforms that are slanted. Get under them and pound the ground to straighten them out for a limited time. Use the middle platform to grab the “O.”
  6. When you come to a bunch of boxes lined up together, stay on them for a bit to cause the banana in th background to explode and shower coins and bananas all over.
  7. Continue forward and pound the weak ground to crash through. Move to the left to find a secret area with a couple of banana coins and a bunch of bananas.
  8. Head past the continue marker and throw the DK barrel to get Diddy back if you were missing him.
  9. Puzzle Piece #2: Hop on the boxes to press them down and make the sun in the background glow. Wait a couple of seconds and the ground will break, dropping you into a secret area where you can pick up a puzzle piece.
  10. Hop into the barrel to shoot back to the main part of the level and then head back to the left to find the “N” suspended above a tree.
  11. Puzzle Piece #3: Continue heading right and roll through the Awks into a secret alcove under a platform. Inside will be the puzzle piece and a couple of bananas.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: Continue to the right past the group of mimics to reach a pair of slanted platforms. Pound the ground to straighten them out and then leap on top of them to find the next puzzle piece.
  13. Head right and eventually you’ll be able to spot the “G” under a cracked bridge. Pound the ground to grab the letter and complete “KONG.”
  14. Continue going right and you’ll eventually reach a stack of blocks and the head of a statue.
  15. Puzzle Piece #5: Before you pound the blocks, jump on top of the statue and jump into a hidden alcove in the wall to the right to find the last puzzle piece for the level.
  16. With the puzzle piece in hand, head back to the blocks and pound them to open the mouth of the statue. From there you can just slide down to the level’s exit

Level 5 – Canopy Cannons

  1. Roll through the enemies to reach the barrel at the end to truly get this level started.
  2. You’ll get the “K” automatically as you blast through the stone block into the next barrel.
  3. Use the banana trail to help you aim your barrel blast so you don’t miss the next barrel and fall into the abyss.
  4. Keep on shooting from barrel to barrel until you reach solid ground again.
  5. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found by pounding the ground next to the flower as soon as you emerge from the previous barrel and land on solid ground.
  6. Jump past the frogs and into the next barrel. Fire when it faces straight up to collect the “O.”
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: The next puzzle piece can be found after shooting into the next barrel after getting the “O.” Instead of shooting to the right, shoot straight down to land in a barrel that will shoot you toward the puzzle piece.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: When you reach solid land again, pound the small trap door to drop into a bonus room. Here you must collect all of the bananas and coins by shooting between the two barrels, while taking care not to shoot into the middle barrel, which will shoot you down and end the stage.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: When you emerge from the bonus room, head left and pound the ground near the yellow flower to the left of the Awks for another puzzle piece.
  10. Head right past the continue marker and pick up the DK Barrel to release Diddy.
  11. Jump across the bouncy flowers to reach the next barrel and wait for an opening before shooting past the spiked block.
  12. When you’re about to shoot into the background, try to time your shot so you can snag the 1-Up ballon spinning around the barrel.
  13. The “N” will be floating around the next barrel, so time your shot to grab it and then continue moving from barrel to barrel.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: The last puzzle piece can be found by shooting toward the line of bananas instead of the next barrel near the end of this section.
  15. Collect the “G” by shooting up to it and avoiding entering the next barrel. When you get it, drop back down into the barrel and then shoot toe the automatic barrel moving side to side.
  16. Be quick when shooting between these last couple of barrels or you’ll get killed by the falling towers. Take note that while the first three or four barrels will immediately shoot you to the next one, the last two will aim up, then diagonal. Make sure you wait for the barrels to face diagonally before you fire.
  17. Bounce across a few flowers and shoot through a few more barrels and you’ll reach the end of the level.

Level 5 – Crazy Cart

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found by heading left from the start into a secret area.
  2. Head right and pound the giant DK Switch to create a bunch of platforms.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: Jump up the platforms and jump to the small bit of land at the top left to reveal a secret area with an opening leading to a bonus room. Collect all of the items in the room to collect your puzzle piece.
  4. Jump on the platforms to reach the top right ledge and then pound the ground over the wooden planks to drop down and then use the barrel to enter the mine cart.
  5. As you’re riding on the track, you’ll run into a couple of mole carts. When you get to the third mole, make sure to jump on him and hold down the 2 button right before you hit him to bounce up and grab the “K.”
  6. As a general tip for mine cart levels like these, make sure that your eyes are focused at the right edge of the screen rather than focusing on Donkey Kong. Every split second of reaction time helps.
  7. Puzzle Piece #3: When you see the second track appear overhead, make sure to jump over, not on, the mole cart to remain on the bottom track. Follow it to the end and jump right before you fall off to grab the puzzle piece.
  8. Jump right before you go down the very next slope to grab the “O.”
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: The next puzzle piece is in plain sight, but you must time your jump to get it safely. Jump too early and you hit the brambles above, but jump too late and you’ll miss it all together.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: The next puzzle piece is also in plain sight. Be ready to jump when the camera gets close and you pass by the bundle of bananas.
  11. You’ll pass a very important continue marker when you near the Flaming Tiki.
  12. Aim to get on the top tracks so you can snag at 1-Up balloon at the end.
  13. When you go down the slope, be ready to jump, and then be ready for a really tricky “N”. In order to get this letter, you have to hold off on jumping until literally the last second.
  14. Jump over the mole carts and between the first set of Flaming Tikis. When you reach the second group of Flaming Tikis, ride under the first two and then jump over the third.
  15. Keep on riding along the track until you reach the end. The letter “G” will be right at the end of the track, so again, wait until the last second before jumping off. The timing for this one isn’t as strict as it was for the letter “N,” thankfully.
  16. When you roll down the steep hill, be ready to jump at the end to land on the top track.
  17. Ride the track a bit more and you’ll eventually reach the end of the level.

BOSS – Mugly’s Mound

  1. Mugly attacks via two main methods. He will charge at you, and he will jump. When he’s not doing one of these two things, a spike one his back will prevent you from damaging him.
  2. When the battle begins, wait for him to charge towards you and jump on his back. Do this twice and he’ll start jumping.
  3. When he jumps, roll under him to bet behind Mugly, then jump on his back. Try timing your jump so that you start jumping right when Mugly is about to hit the ground after his own jump.
  4. After three hits, Mugly will change colors and start moving a little bit faster. The strategy doesnt change though.
  5. Three more hits and he will turn red. After two more hits, he will start jumping really high and create a shockwave when he lands. Be ready to jump over it.
  6. When Mugly is red, his back will also not always be vulnerable while he’s attacking. Make sure to take note of when that spike on his back is there and only go for the kill when its down.

World 2 – Beach

Level 1 – Poppin’ Planks

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: From the start, head right and pound the post sticking out of the ground to cause another one to emerge on the left. Use this post to jump to the platforms to the left and then leap off the far left one to grab the puzzle piece.
  2. These orange crabs will hurt you if you roll into them, so use your jumps to take them out.
  3. Hop across the platforms to avoid the spikes and then grab the “K” that is in plain sight on a platform to the left.
  4. Use your ground pound near treasure chests to open them up. Inside this first one is a 1-Up balloon.
  5. Puzzle Piece #2:Pound the post to cause one to the right emerge and unearth an automatic barrel. Hop inside to shoot to a bonus room where you’ll have to defeat two Pinchlys to cause the puzzle piece to appear. You can either pound the ground near them to flip them over and make them vulnerable to your jump, or you can jump on them and make them vulnerable to a roll. Just be careful not to bounce back on to them a if you decide to jump on them first.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: When you emerge, pound the post near the heart to cause a chest to appear. Open the chest to claim another puzzle piece.
  7. Continue to the right and pound the giant DK switch to cause a whale to put a bunch of bananas above the bridge to the right. Collect as many as you can and then continue heading right.
  8. When you reach a pair of platforms that are balanced like a scale, kill the Pinchly to make the platforms even, then jump to the right platform, and jump back when the left platform is high enough to let you jump to the “O.”
  9. When you get on the platform with a bunch of barrels underneath, pound it to make it fall into the water. From here, you can to solid ground and pass the continue marker.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: The next puzzle piece is inside the treasure chest near the continue marker.
  11. Puzzle Piece #5: Head forward from the continue marker and pound the ground next to the cannon. Jump on the platform up ahead and enter into the broken ship to reach a bonus stage. Once again, you need to collect all of the coins and bananas by shooting between two barrels without entering the middle barrel.
  12. Continue forward past the shark and collect the “N” thats suspended in the air in plain sight.
  13. The waves that flip the boards up ahead will also flip the spikes. Keep this in mind as you continue across
  14. Be patient as you work you way past this next area featuring swining and rising and falling platforms. If you rush it, you will likely get hit by a shark, or jump when the platform is too far away from you.
  15. The “G” is in plain sight and should be easy to get as you make your way to the end of the level.

Level 2 – Sloppy Sands

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: To get this first puzzle piece that you no doubt can see during the level intro, you’re going to need a barrel. Ground pound the post up ahead to give you way up to the platform above and grab the DK Barrel. Take it back to the start and throw it into the wall to grab the piece.
  2. Puzzle Piece #2: As you head right, you’ll reach an enemy cannon that is shooting squids at you. Jump over it and then ground pound the group of three posts to cause another group to emerge along with a heart, a bundle of bananas and your next puzzle piece.
  3. It should go without saying, but make sure not to try and jump on the electrified squids that get fired from the cannons. Only the standard squids can be jumped on.
  4. Drop down after getting the second puzzle piece and pound the ground near the cannon to make it fire into the background and drop a bunch of banana coins.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: After collecting the coins, head forward in between the two squid cannons and blow on the flower to reveal a puzzle piece.
  6. Continue forward and pound the ground near the treasure chest in between two squid cannons for a 1-Up balloon.
  7. Puzzle Piece #4: Jump on to the platform up ahead and look up. There is a puzzle piece just out of reach. If you go forward a bit though, a pait of squids will be shot your way. Wait for them to get under the puzzle piece and then jump on top of one and press jump just before you land on it to get the height you need to snag the piece.
  8. Keep on moving ahead and you’ll notice in the background an island with a “K”. Keep on moving forward until you pass the island and smash all of the wooden boxes. One of them will have a chest behind it. Open the chest to reveal a barrel, which will take you to the island and allow you to grab the “K” after rolling into the sand tower.
  9. Blast off back to the foreground and continue heading forward. The next puzzle piece should grab your eye under the pier.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: In order to get this puzzle piece, walk to the end of the pier and drop down next to the cannon. Ground pound to shoot the cannon and drop part of the pier, allowing you to jump across the floating debris and collect the piece.
  11. The “O” is just up ahead next to a trio of squid cannons. Take note of which one is about to fire by looking at the eyes that appear. When you see eyes, the cannon is getting ready to fire.
  12. The next letter is a bit tricky. The “N” is floating high in the air, far out of reach of a standard jump. However, a line of Squidlys are being fired in its direction. Stand on the pier and wait for a squidly to appear. Just before it crosses over your head, jump up, stomp it, and hold down jump to hover to the letter. If you need Diddy, there is a DK barrel just to the right of the continue marker up ahead.
  13. Puzzle Piece #6: The next puzzle piece is located under the pier you just used to help you get the “N”. Roll through the wall to reach a bonus room. Use the bouncy platform to collect all of the items in the room.
  14. Head to the right to find a giant DK switch. Pound it until its pressed and then use the barrel to blast off toward the fortress.
  15. Start heading up the platforms and moving water barrels until you can cling to the grass. Climb up and jump to the right wall to collect the “G.” before continuing heading up.
  16. After you clear the area with the grass wheel, climb up to the next platform and you’ll find a chest, which can be opened for a heart.
  17. Puzzle Piece #7: On this same platform as the chest with the heart, head into the barrels on the right to find the last puzzle piece.
  18. All that is left to do know is shoot up past the Squidlys and hit the end of the level barrel.

Level 3 – Peaceful Pier

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found right at the start of the level by b lowing the first light green bundle of grass.
  2. You’ll run into a flaming Tiki enemy as you move forward. Blow out his flames by blowing on him and then jump on his head like a normal enemy.
  3. Use the barrels to shoot yourself into the rocket barrel.
  4. Rocket barrels are controlled by holding 2 to give yourself altitude. The more you hold it, the higher you will go. By letting go of the button, the barrel will descend.
  5. This level is entirely skill based, but here are a few tips to get you through it.
  6. First is to always try to follow the banana trails whenever possible. All four of the KONG letters are at the end of banana trails, so it’s an easy way to make sure that you get all of them. In addition, being able to control your rocket to the point of being able to collect all of those bananas in a line is a skill that should be worked on for future, much harder levels that use the rocket barrel.
  7. When you pass the halfway marker, you’ll have to deal with cannonballs being fired from a ship in the background. The cannonballs themselves can’t hurt you; only the explosions. Use the cannonballs as a measure of where the explosion will occur and manuever yourself around it.
  8. Puzzle Piece #2: The second puzzle piece can be found by collecting all of the bananas in the banana trail right after flying through several rows of bananas.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3 and #4: These two Puzzle pieces are found one after the other. When the pirate ship shoots a line of cannons at the top half of the screen, get low to avoid the explosions, but then ascend to try and get the puzzle piece at the tail end of the explosions. The same is the case for the upcoming barrage of cannon fire assaulting the bottom half of the screen.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: When you reach the end of the level barrel, instead of hitting it, head to the right and pound the trap door to drop into a bonus area. Use the barrel to collect all of the items and snag the final puzzle piece.

Level 4 – Cannon Cluster

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found just to the right of the start. Pound the post, then pound the next one that emerges and head left to find the puzzle piece now on top of the first post.
  2. Take care as you head right across the beach that is being bombarded by cannon fire.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: When you reach the pits guarded by Jellyblobs, jump over the first one and blow the small flower to reveal a puzzle piece.
  4. As you move forward, you’ll likely notice the “K” suspended in the air underneath the platform above. Use a roll jump to bowl through the enemy and jump to the otherside. Remember, a roll jump is when you roll off a ledge and then jump before the roll finishes.
  5. Keep on heading right past the cannon bombarded pier until you’re back on sandy ground again.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: The next puzzle piece can be found by ground pounding the post, then jumping back onto the pier where another post has emerged. Hover or roll jump from there to reach the puzzle piece to the right.
  7. Puzzle Piece #4: A couple of steps to the right after getting the third puzzle piece is another post for you to pound. This will cause a post to appear next to a fan. Keep on blowing into the fan to cause a platform underneath the barrel to rise up. When its high enough, quickly jump to the platform and leap into the barrel to reach a bonus room. Collect all of the items here to obtain the next puzzle piece.
  8. Puzzle Piece #5: When you emerge from the bonus room, head right into the sand and you’ll spot a pair of crates in the middle of a cannon fire zone. Break the crates to reveal the puzzle piece and then quickly get away to avoid getting blown up by the cannonfire.
  9. Get platform and wait for a safe window to jump on the platform to the right and reach the platform above with the “O.”
  10. Head right and you’ll eventually reach the continue marker.
  11. Puzzle Piece #6: Before continuing, grab the barrel up ahead and back track to the wrecked ship. Throw the barrel at the wall with the white target to break it. Roll inside and you’ll find the next puzzle piece.
  12. As you’re jumping across the rocking ship parts, you’ll notice the “N” floating overhead. Jump onto the wooden crate and then leap toward the letter.
  13. Keep on running forward to reach another beach that is being hit heavily by cannonballs. Before going out into the deathzone, break the crates to find a heart.
  14. When you reach the end, before you break the crates blocking your way, jump on top of them and jump to the left to grab the “G”. You need to be careful not to jump into the cannonball’s explosion after grabbing the letter.
  15. Break the crates that block your way, but be mindful of how close the cannonballs are. You probably won’t be able to break the crates in a single attempt.
  16. Grab the barrel, but hold on to it. In order to get the last puzzle piece, you’re going to need to take it all the way to the end of the level.
  17. Puzzle Piece #7: Once you reach the end of the level with the barrel, throw it at the wall with the white target and head inside for a bonus room. The bananas fly around pretty erratically here, so be careful not to chase them too far and fall off of the bouncy moving platform.
  18. With the last puzzle piece in hand, you’re good to finish the level.

Level 5 – Stormy Shore

  1. Head right past all of the crabs and jellyfish until you’re able to reach the grassy wall. Climb up and switch sides to claim the “K.”
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: Climb up the grassy wall on the left side all the way to the top to find the first puzzle piece. Continue heading left to find a couple of banana coins as well.
  3. Continue heading right to pick up a DK barrel.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: Just to the right of the barrel is a trapdoor. Pound it and head inside the doorway to the right to reach a bonus stage. Collect all of the bananas, coins, and balloons to obtain the puzzle piece.
  5. Head right after exiting the bonus room to reach a continue marker and the “O.” You should be able to grab it by leaping from the higher platform on the right.
  6. Continue heading right along the bobbing pieces of wreckage in the ocean. If you can manage to jump off the line of three squidly’s and time your jump each time so you bounce high, you can grab a 1-Up balloon on the way.
  7. Puzzle Piece #3: When you spot a barrel in the water, hop in and wait for it to point straight up before firing. It’s extremely important to make sure that the barrel is pointing straight up and not slightly to the left or right. If you do it properly, you’ll be laucnhed into the puzzle piece and then will land back in the barrel.
  8. Puzzle Piece #4: Pick up the DK Barrel and then pound the nearby post to pop up the next puzzle piece.
  9. Continue heading right and pay attention to the background. The octopus’s arm will periodically come crashing down on a platform, taking it and whatever is on it out.
  10. Collect the “N” On the top platform of a piece of ship wreckage and then continue heading right.
  11. Keep on moving right to eventually reach a continue marker. In this next area, the octopus will pop up and have its arms block the gaps between platforms. Wait for the arms to fall before you jump across.
  12. Climb the clingy wall to the top.
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: When you reach the top of the clingy wall, open the chest to find the next puzzle piece.
  14. As you climb down the next wall, make sure to hop to the other side whenever you move past one of the arms.
  15. Grab the barrel at the bottom and use it to break open the bag with the green dot. A chest containing a bunch of coins and bananas will appear.
  16. Grab on to the clingy ceiling and carefully make your way to the right. Octopus arms will appear will little warning, so take it slow, especially if you’re low on life.
  17. You’ll find the “G” after passing the last continue marker. It is suspended high in the air and can only be grabbed by bouncing off the third squidly that appears. If it helps, you can try just bouncing off all three of them consecutively to reach the “G.” Thankfully, if you miss it, you can just die and restart from the nearby continue marker. Just make sure you have the lives to spare.
  18. After getting the last letter, continue forward a little more to reach the end of the level.

Level 6 – Blowhole Bound

  1. You’ll find the “K” on top of a platform close to the start. Grab the DK Barrel along the way and stomp the crablys.
  2. Use the nearby barrel to bowl through the line of enemies up ahead and continue forward until you spot a small trapdoor.
  3. Puzzle Piece #1: Ground pound the trapdoor to drop into a bonus room. Bounce off the moving platform to collect all of the bananas and coins to obtain the puzzle piece.
  4. Continue to the right until you’re on the back of a whale. Ground pound the anchor plugging its blowhole to cause the whale to start swimming forward.
  5. You’ll be on the whale for a while before you reach your next noteworthy collectible. Make sure to avoid the squidlys and crablys that try to damage you while on the whale. Whenever you see platforms, jump on them to avoid getting left behind in the water when the whale takes a dive.
  6. The “O” will show up when you come to the second set of platforms. Jump off the platform to get the “O” and then land back on the whale’s back.
  7. When you spot a couple of floating platforms in the water, jump on to them and jump across to reach an island.
  8. Puzzle Piece #2: Pound the ground near the tree next to the checkpoint to eventually shake out a puzzle piece.
  9. Open the chests and blow the dandelions for some banana coins and an extra life, then continue to the end and jump back on the whale.
  10. Puzzle Piece #3 The next puzzle piece is suspended high in the air over a group of squidlys. Make sure to jump on the non electrified enemies and press jump just before you land on them to bounce high enough to grab the piece.
  11. Jump in the next barrel and you’ll blast off to a series of platforms. You need to be quick as you make your way across or the whale will barge right through you. When you reach the last platform, wait for the whale to re-emerge and jump back on to its back.
  12. To get the “N,” position yourself over the whale’s blowhole and ground pound it once you’re right under the letter to get shot up into it.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4: Continue running away from the pursuing whale and you’ll eventually spot the next puzzle piece suspended in the air over one of the platforms. Quickly grab it and then immediately jump to the next platform. If you take too long, the whale will take out the platform you’re standing on and you’ll fall to your death.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: After getting the previous puzzle piece and jumping back on to the whale, you’ll come to a long line of bananas. At the very top will be the puzzle piece. This is tricky, but you need to jump on to the crab that boards the whale right as the puzzle piece comes into view. Make sure to jump again right before you land on the crab to get enough height to grab the puzzle piece.
  15. The “G” will come into the view at the end of the trail of bananas. Either jump off a crab to get it, or time your jump so that you can grab it just as it dips down.
  16. After getting the G, you’ll soon reach the end of the level.

Level 7 – Tidal Terror

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: The very first puzzle piece can be found right at the beginning of the level inside a chest to the right of the start.
  2. In this level you need to watch the waves in the background. When a wave approaches, make sure you get behind a rock that can withstand it — otherwise you’ll get washed off the level.
  3. Move from rock to rock as you move forward and grab the “K” suspended in the air over a bunch of crabs. You’ll need to bounce off the crabs before the wave kills them.
  4. The red buttons you see will provide you with temporary cover from the wave. Ignore the first one though since you can just stand behind the large rock just to the left of it.
  5. When its safe, dash rightwards and take cover at the next large rock. From there, run out again when the wave crashes and pause at the next red button. When the wave gets close, pound the button to get some cover.
  6. Continue heading right to reach a safe haven where you can cling to the ceiling.
  7. Proceed over the shark and drop down to collect the “O.”
  8. Puzzle Piece #2: Continue right to the wooden wreckage and pound the post to reveal a puzzle piece to the right.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: Right after you claim the previous puzzle piece, pound the nearby trapdoor to drop into a bonus stage. Take your time shooting from barrel to barrel to grab all of the items and grab your puzzle piece.
  10. Use the barrel to take out the line of crabs up ahead and then continue heading right when its safe to reach a continue marker.
  11. Climb across the clingy ceiling, not even pausing to avoid the sharks. They won’t hit you as long as you keep moving.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: Drop down when you see a small platform with a chest. Inside is the next puzzle piece.
  13. Use a roll jump to collect the “N” and then grab the DK Barrel on the next platform.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5 Continue forward until you come to a safe area with a clingy ceiling and a bucket. Keep on pounding the ground until a puzzle piece comes out of the bucket.
  15. This next part is a bit tough. Wait for the wave to crash against the wall and then dash out. When you spot the next button, wait for the crab to pass over it. Make sure not to jump on the crab! When the crab passes over the button, jump on it and quickly pound the ground to narrowly escape being washed away by the wave.
  16. Continue heading right to reach some wooden shelter from the waves. When you spot the “G,” you can either bounce off the squidlys to reach it, or use Diddy’s jetpack to hover over to it after jumping off the tallest cannon on the right.
  17. Pound the ground near the giant treasure chest to open it and reveal the end of the level barrel.

Boss – Pinchin Pirates

  1. This multiphase boss fight consists of fighting against three crabs at once.
  2. In the first phase, you just have to take them on one-on-one. Jump on their head to bring up their pincirs, then pound the ground to flip them and jump on their belly.
  3. You need to be quick with the initial jump. If you give them too much time, they might raise their claws up to get some cheers from the crowd, which will damage you if you happen to jump on them at that time.
  4. Once you’ve stomped each crab individually, they’ll stack on to each other. Now you need to wait for them to lift their arms up and then roll into them to knock them down.
  5. Once knocked down, you can jump on each of their bellies. You need to hit all three before they turn over to move on to the next phase.
  6. Next you’ll have to take them each on individually again, only this time they move much faster.
  7. The strategy doesn’t change much despite the added speed. If you find like they are getting you when they lift their claws up, you might want to just wait until they lift their claws, then jump on them as soon as they drop them back down.
  8. Once you stomp them individually, they’ll stack again and repeat the second phase, only faster.
  9. It may be a little tricky to bounce on all of the crabs’ bellies before they turn back over. After you knock them down, make sure that you roll to the outside so that when they fall, you can get some good momentum and bounce on all three. Remember to press jump right before you land on them to get extra height.

World 3 – Ruins

Level 1 – Wonky Waterway
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Level 2 – Button Bash

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Right at the start, pound the grond near the stone head and then quickly move away to avoid getting smashed when it falls. Hop on top of it to claim the puzzle piece.
  2. Puzzle Piece #2: Head right and use the barrels to shoot into the cave. When you land, head left and pound the flower to get the next puzzle piece.
  3. Pound the DK Button to cause three barrels to appear. You can use them to work your way up to the next platform.
  4. Puzzle Piece #3: But before you do that, hop into the second barrel and shoot over to the left so you grab on to the clingy wall. Follow the wall to the left to find the puzzle piece.
  5. Bounce off the Tiki Tank to reach the “K” and then use the barrel to hit the button and then shoot over to the right.
  6. In this next area you’ll have to defeat a bunch of humming birds before two barrels appear that you must shoot yourself between in order to light up a series of lights.
  7. Once you’ve lit all of the lights, use the automatic barrel to crash down below where you’ll find a series of barrels.
  8. Take your time when aiming your shot. First you need to hit the button to turn over the spikes, then shoot to the bottom barrel which will take you around.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: When you reach the last barrel that moves up and down, shoot out when you reach the lowest point to crash through the wall and into a bonus stage.
  10. When you return from the bonus room, walk to the left and wait for the Chicken Stilts to approach you so you can grab the “O” by bouncing off of it.
  11. Hit the next switch and use the barrel to blast into the background where there will be a continue marker.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: Grab onto the clingy wall above and climb to the left. Shake the remote near the flower to cough up a barrel that will shoot you to a bonus room.
  13. Climb the clingy wall again and this time head right. Drop into the barrel below and then shoot to the above barrel where you’ll have to press four buttons to make the spikes go away.
  14. Blow out the Tiki Torch and roll through him so you don’t bounce off his head and hit the spikes above.
  15. Puzzle Piece #6:Head to the right and climb down the circular grassy object to find the next puzzle piece.
  16. Work your way up using the barrels and clingy wall and then slide down the ramp to reach an extensive barrel section.
  17. Hit the red button to flip the barrels and then shoot to the barrel to the right to nab the “N.”
  18. Aim to reach the automatic barrel to return to solid ground. Kill the chickens in the next area to raise a switch.
  19. After pounding the switch, platforms will start to appear.
  20. Puzzle Piece #7: Heading to the top right will cause you to move on, but if you manage to get to the top left, you’ll find a puzzle piece waiting for you.
  21. Collect the “G” suspended in the air as you work your way to the top right barrel, which will shoot you into several automatic barrels.
  22. When you reach the last barrel, you’ll have to shoot yourself into the mouth of a monkey statue three times. You have three chances, so make them count. The final one has the statue spinning really fast, so make sure to fire well in advance

Level 3 – Mast Blast

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: After blasting into the background for the second time, head left and leap over the gap to a small platform with a dandelion. Blow on the dandelion to find your puzzle piece.
  2. Continue past the Tiki Torch and down the slope to find the “K.”
  3. Keep on sliding and blasting until you reach the beach
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: Head right past the check point to trigger some crabs to emerge. Lead them over to the far left where there are a bunch of boxes. Bounce off the crab to reach the top of the box and then start pounding through them. The last box will have a puzzle piece.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: Head right and you’ll find the next puzzle piece in plain sight under a breakable box.
  6. Continue heading right past the spike trap and quickly jump on the box to grab the “O.” If you’re not quick enough, the cannon balls will land on the explosive box, taking away your chance at getting the letter.
  7. Jump on to the nearby post and then leap on top of the stacked boxes to continue forward.
  8. When you spot a barrel under two explosive boxes, wait on top of them until a cannonball comes by and blows them up. Use the barrel below to blast over to the ship in the background.
  9. Use your rolls to break through the gates and work your way to the ship’s deck.
  10. Head through the red gate to the right to break a mast and then continue forward to reach a continue marker.
  11. Pound the red grate below and grab the “N” before blasting over to the next ship.
  12. Once on the next ship, roll through the steering wheel and drop down to the bottom level.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4: Once on the bottom level of the deck, position yourself over the explosive box and wait for a cannonball to blow it up. Head inside the barrel below for a bonus level.
  14. Once you get the puzzle piece, head back out and use the clingy ceiling above to drop into the automatic barrel.
  15. Use the next platform as a see-saw to grab the “G.”
  16. Puzzle Piece #5:Drop down and jump over to the platform on the right. Jump onto the stack of two explosive boxes and roll jump to the right to reach the front end of the ship. All the way on the right will be the next puzzle piece.
  17. Puzzle Piece #6: Head back to where the “G” was and this time head to the left side of the ship. Instead of jumping into the barrel, roll jump below it and aim to land on the arch. From there, roll jump over to the back of the ship and you’ll find another puzzle piece.
  18. Head back to where the “G” was and head once again to the left. Enter the barrel to shoot up where a cannonball will break a part of the ship.
  19. Puzzle Piece #7: Jump down to a platform underneath the swinging platforms and wait for a cannonball to blow up the explosive box. Inside will be the final puzzle piece.
  20. Jump on the swinging platforms to eventually reach a vine. Use the vine to reach the barrel, which will take you to the end of the level.

Level 4 – Dank Dungeon

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head forward into the ruins and grab the DK Barrel just after the first wheel. Hold on to the barrel as you ride the wheel up and then leap off to the right to use the barrel to destroy the bag. Inside will be the first puzzle piece.
  2. Climb across the clingy ceiling up ahead and drop down to grab the “K” be careful of the jumping sharks and crumbling platforms along the way.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: Right after you drop down from the end of the clingy ceiling, pound the ground to reveal a hidden room below with a puzzle piece.
  4. Puzzle Piece #3: Use the next waterwheel to reach a pair of platforms. Get on the bottom platform and pound the ground next to the lava lamp to break it and find the next puzzle piece.
  5. Puzzle Piece #4: Use the next small waterwheel to reach another platform that will soon be occupied by a falling statue in the background. Avoid the statue and then ground pound it to reveal the next puzzle piece.
  6. Jump to the next waterwheel and grab the “O”
  7. Puzzle Piece #5: Below the next water wheel is a dandelion. Blow on it to find the next puzzle piece.
  8. Grab the barrel and jump to the next platform to the right. Try to throw the barrel so that it hits all of the lined up Awks up ahead. Be careful crossing the platforms, as they will crumble a bit after you step on them.
  9. Puzzle Piece #6: After you pass the continue marker, drop down to the platform below and grab on to the faintly visible clingy ceiling to the right. Follow it to reach a bonus room.
  10. When you emerge from the bonus room, grab and throw the DK barrel above and continue heading right, killing the chicken on stilts on the way. Don’t enter the barrel just yet though.
  11. Drop down to the platform below and blow into the pinwheel to reveal a platform in the background. Use the barrel to shoot toward it.
  12. Puzzle Piece #7: As soon as you land, roll jump to the left to pick up the next puzzle piece. You need to be quick because the platform you land on after getting blasted by the barrel will collapse. When you get the puzzle piece, pound near the lava lamp and use the barrel to blast off to the right.
  13. Be careful of the sharks as you move across the various water wheels on your way toward the end of the level.
  14. Puzzle Piece #8: There is a barrel on one of the water wheels. Pick it up and carry it to the top of the second wheel where there will be a bag hanging over the gap on the right side. Use the barrel to break the bag and obtain the next puzzle piece.
  15. Grab the “N” as you jump into the barrel and then head across the clingy ceiling to get the “G.”
  16. Puzzle Piece #9: Right under the “G” is a trap door that will lead you to a bonus room.
  17. Continue across one more giant water wheel and jump past a giant shark to reach the end of the level.

Level 5 – Itty Bitty Biters

  1. Puzzle Piece #1:Right from the start, head left to find a clingy wall with a barrel at the top. The barrel will shoot you into a bonus room
  2. Grab on to the vine to open the statue’s mouth and head inside.
  3. Biters will suddenly emerge as you continue through the ruins and reach the area with a bunch of bags in the background.
  4. Continue heading right until you see a caged bite and the “K” suspended in the air. Pound the ground near the caged biter to flip it, then jump on top and pound it into the ground. Stay on top, and when it flips out of the ground, it will pop you into the air high enough to grab hold of the vine to open the door. Grab the “K” block while you’re at it as well.
  5. Puzzle Piece #2: Continue right and jump on the top platform up ahead. Jump into the wall on the left to find a secret room with a puzzle piece.
  6. Use the DK Barrel to kill the red biter. Normally these enemies would take two jumps in order to take out.
  7. Puzzle Piece #3: Another caged biter will block the way on a small platform. Do the same thing you did for the last one to boost yourself up to the barrel above and blast off to a bonus room.
  8. Continue heading right across the biter filled platforms until you reach the next stretch of solid ground. An “O” is placed underneath the last platform. In order to get it, you need to roll jump out to it and then quickly redirect yourself to land back on the platform.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Use the next caged biter to launch yourself up to the platform above and then fall down on the right side. Head into the small opening to the left to reach a secret room with the next puzzle piece.
  10. Up ahead you’ll run into a tower of brown biters known as an AckStack. Approach these guys to make them lean back and then attempt to fall on you. After they lean back, wait for them to open their mouths. Once they do, quickly run far away until they fall down. Once they’re grounded, you can jump on them normally.
  11. Lure the third AckStack to fall under the “N” and then bounce off them to get the letter.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: To get the next puzzle piece, you need to pound the ground to flip the caged biter, but instead of pounding it into the ground, blow out the two candles to the left and right. When they’re blown out, the puzzle piece will appear above, allowing you to reach it by pounding the caged biter for a boost.
  13. Puzzle Piece #6: We’re not done with this caged biter yet! Make sure you have Diddy for this next one. If you need him, there is a DK Barrel to the right. Pound it to get some height and then boost over to the wall on the left. You’ll move through it and reach a secret room with the next puzzle piece.
  14. Grab the DK Barrel and then jump across the gap to trigger a bunch of biters to appear. Bounce off them to grab the “G” and then continue to the right.
  15. Kill all of the biters in this room to cause a barrel to appear, which will shoot you into another biter room below.
  16. For this room, you’ll have to defeat a bunch of red biters. I’d recommend staying on the top platforms and letting them come to you.
  17. The next barrel will send you flying outside of the ruins.
  18. Puzzle Piece #7: After you land, pound the suspicious looking ground to the left to cause a bouncy mushroom to appear. Use it to bounce to the left and collect the final puzzle piece.
  19. Head to the right, blow all of the leaves off the ground to reveal a DK switch and then pound it to reach the end of the level.

Level 6 – Temple Topple

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head right to the DK Barrel and then jump to the platforms on the left to reach a barrel that will eventually shoot you to the first puzzle piece.
  2. Keep on heading right until you reach the Rambi Crate.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: Once you’re riding Rambi, head all the way back to the start of the level and break through the block on the left to reach the second puzzle piece.
  4. Now head back to the rambi crate. Just before you reach it, walk into the spikes under the platform and you’ll notice a trap door with a “K” underneath. Shake the remote to make Rambi pound the ground to break it and obtain the letter.
  5. Continue bulldozing through everything and make sure to nab the “O” at the end of the trail.
  6. You’ll drop down to an area full of blocks to ram through.
  7. Puzzle Piece #3: Crash through the first two blocks and then stop to look at the ground. Pound through the trap door and head right to reach a bonus room.
  8. Crash through the remaining blocks and you’ll reach a continue marker.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Shake the controller repeatedly to crash through everything as Rambi, but stop before you reach the second tower with the Flaming Tiki and pound the ground near the flower for a puzzle piece.
  10. Bounce off the flower to get the “N” and continue speeding along the level, crashing into whatever gets in your way. Unless a flaming tiki gets in your way, in which case you need to avoid it.
  11. After you pass the continue marker, the ground will start collapsing, making it extra important to shake the controller constantly and ensure that Rambi is always running at top speed.
  12. Try to avoid jumping on enemies whenever possible so you don’t have to adjust yourself. This will make it easier to jump across gaps and collect the “G.”
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: Once you reach the end, pound the ground near the lava lamp before hitting the end of the level barrel to get the last puzzle piece.

BOSS – Ruined Roost

  1. This giant bird named Stu flies around in its golden cauldron and likes to swoop in and drop bombs.
  2. Thankfully, those bombs can be picked up and thrown back at the boss to damage it.
  3. Whenever a bomb drops, take note of its fuse. If it’s black, it’s safe. If it’s flashing orange, it’s going to explode soon and probably should not be touched.
  4. Start throwing bombs at Stu as he flies around. Once you hit him twice, be prepared for him to swoop down and try to run into you. To avoid this, get on the bottom part of the level and crouch.
  5. Be careful of the bombs with a slightly more orange look. These bombs will spread fire throughout the level that will slowly creep along the blocks and ground in both directions.
  6. After three hits, the boss will drop a huge bomb in the middle of the arena that will send out a shockwave and destroy the bottom block from each stack. Make sure you’re close to the wall when the bomb drops.
  7. After about 4 or 5 hits, the boss will drop a huge line of bombs all across the arena. Find a bomb with a long fuse to pick up and throw it at the boss before he swoops into you.
  8. After 6 hits, the boss will go down.

World 4 – Caves

Level 1 – Rickety Rails

  1. Head forward and jump into the barrel to blast off into the background.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1 Head to the left side and jump into the small cave to find a puzzle piece.
  3. Ground pound near all of the flowers to find a barrel that will shoot you back into the foreground. Pound the detonator to open the entrance to the mine and then shoot back into the background.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: Head into the mine and continue all the way to the right as far as you can go. You’ll run into a secret room through the right most wall where the puzzle piece is located.
  5. Climb the platforms and jump into the barrel for a mine cart ride.
  6. This mine cart is a bit unique since you actually control Donkey Kong individually. So when you jump, DK jumps, but the mine cart continues moving.
  7. You should be able to get the “K” no problem and pass through this first section to reach the continue marker.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Drop down to the platform below the collapsing bridge near the continue marker and head into the secret room to the left for a bonus room.
  9. Jump across the collapsing platforms to reach a barrel that will take you to another mine cart.
  10. Be prepared to jump after the stalacite falls to get the “O.” Try not to jump on the bat and throw yourself off.
  11. Use the trails of bananas as your guides to make your jumps. Eventually you’ll have to jump across another set of collapsing platforms to reach another mine cart.
  12. Be ready to jump at the end into a barrel and blast all around into another mine cart.
  13. When you reach the track that tilts downward, be ready to jump at the very end to land on the next collapsing platform. Quickly jump to get the “N” and then get into the barrel.
  14. Puzzle Piece #4: After you finish a barrel blasting section and crash down on to a collapsing platform, drop down into the barrel below to reach a bonus stage.
  15. Jump into the next barrel and blast off into another mine cart.
  16. Puzzle Piece #5: When you use the barrel to shoot into the mine cart above, you need to hold off on your jump so that you don’t land in the barrel. Instead, you need to jump into the wall so you land on the small platform with the puzzle piece. After getting it, quickly jump into the barrel to the right.
  17. As soon as you get into the next mine cart, be ready to jump into the next barrel to blast off to the “G.”
  18. After getting the “G,” you’ll reach the end of the level.

Level 2 – Grip and Trip

  1. Get ready for another mine cart level. Climb across the clingy ceiling to the DK Barrel and then jump inside the barrel to blast toward the mine cart.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be claimed by jumping on to the first top track you see and following it to the end. Make sure to jump at the end.
  3. Make sure to grab the balloon floating over the second pair of floating Tiki Drums. It’ll stop you from losing lives if you end up dying a lot in the upcoming sections.
  4. Jump into the first automatic barrel you see to grab the “K.”
  5. Puzzle Piece #2: A short distance after you get the “K,” look for the top of a barrel peaking out in pit below. When you see it, jump out of the cart and land inside to reach a bonus level
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: After you emerge from the bonus room, be ready to bounce off the next flying Tiki Drum to grab the next Puzzle Piece.
  7. Climb across the clingy ceiling and then drop into the next cart. As soon as you do, jump to the higher track and be ready to jump at the end to get the “O.”
  8. Hold on to the clingy grass as the cart above takes you to the continue marker.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Pound the plant to the left of the continue marker for a puzzle piece.
  10. Bounce across the mushrooms to reach the clingy grass attached to the mine cart and prepare for a ride.
  11. Remember to always follow the trail of bananas to help you decide whether to jump to the top cart or the bottom. When you spot a group of two flying Tiki Drums, wait until you see the “N,” and try to drop into the letter and land in the bottom cart.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: After you drop down, ride the track to the end before jumping to collect the last puzzle piece.
  13. When the track slants upward, be ready to jump off at the end and bounce off of a flying Tiki Drum to enter a barrel that will shoot you into the background. Follow this track to reach the “G” at the end.

Level 3 – Bombs Away

  1. Head left from the start to find a stash of 45 bananas. Always pick these up if you die before the checkpoint so you can at least get an extra life for nearly other time you die.
  2. Hop into the mine cart and begin your ride through this tough level.
  3. A couple of tips to remember. If you’re jumping on to a small platform, make sure to jump early so you leave yourself time to jump again; When you see a sign pointing down, it’s telling you to duck; and remember the two types of jumps. Just tapping the button will make DK and his cart hop, while holding it while cause him to jump much higher. This will be very important in this level.
  4. The “K” is in plain sight early on and should be easily obtainable.
  5. Puzzle Piece #1 After you duck under the first low ceiling, be ready to jump on a Mole Cart and bounce to the top track. Follow it to the end to find the puzzle piece. If you miss the first mole cart, you can still bounce off the second one.
  6. The “O” is located just after the second low ceiling. You need to jump at the very last second in order to get it.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: Right after the “O”, there will be a gap and two tracks. Perform a tap jump to get on the lower track to grab the puzzle piece and then quickly jump to the higher track.
  8. Be ready to do a tap jump early as you slide down the slope. There are two small platforms coming up that are tough to hit.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: After you pass the part where the Mole Cart in the foreground throws bombs at you, he will throw a whole bunch of bombs that will start bringing down the ceiling. When the third stalacite drops, instead of jumping the gap, drop down and you’ll land on a track that will take you to the next puzzle piece.
  10. Continue along the track to reach a much needed continue marker.
  11. Puzzle Piece #4 When you come to the low ceiling area, be ready to duck as soon as you see the crystals start to protrude. At the end of the banana trail is the next puzzle piece. Make sure to duck as soon as you touch it to avoid the crystals that are about to pop out.
  12. When you spot the line of Mole Carts, do a tap jump on to the first one and don’t touch anything until you’re able to bounce off the fourth one ot reach the “N.”
  13. You’ll have to jump over more gaps created by the Mole Cart in the foreground for a little, then he’ll throw a huge bomb that will destroy the rest of the track.
  14. Instead of riding on the track, you’ll have to ride on a rolling circle. All you have to focus on is the gap. Make sure you jump when the gap approaches and you’ll be fine. You should also be able to pick up the “G” without even trying.
  15. After you exit the rolling circular track, you’ll reach the end of the level. But don’t hit the barrel just yet!
  16. Puzzle Piece #5 Head into the secret room to the right to find a bonus room. Collect all of the items here to grab the last puzzle piece.

Level 4 – Mole Patrol

  1. Puzzle Piece #1 Head left from the start into the door to reach a bonus room. Collect all of the items within the time limit for a puzzle piece.
  2. This is another rocket barrel level, so hop into the rocket barrel and press 2 repeatedly to get started.
  3. Once again, the best advice I can give for this level is to follow the trails of bananas, use a delecate touch and keep your eyes focused on what’s ahead of you.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2 The next puzzle piece and the “K” can be obtained by following the trail of bananas over the water. If you get all of them, a puzzle piece will appear.
  5. When you start to encounter the moles with ballons, take note that you can pop the ballons by running into them. In general, try to stay above them, not below them.
  6. The “O” is located in between a couple of stalagmites. After you pass the first four large rocks pointing out of the water, dip down a bit and be ready to grab the letter.
  7. Once
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Once you pass the checkpoint, make sure to collect the next trail of bananas to get the next puzzle piece.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4 When you reach the corkscrew track, the train will start throwing a bunch of Balloon Moles at you. Pop all of four of their balloons to get another puzzle piece.
  10. After you pass through the corkscrew track, dip down a bit to be ready to pick up the “N.”
  11. Eventually you’ll come to a part where you have to avoid getting hit by a series of falling stalacites. In the after the first three fall, inch up a bit to be ready to grab the “G.”
  12. After you get past the falling stalacites, you’re home free.
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: Before you end the level, pound the plant to the right for the final puzzle piece.

Level 5 – Crowded Cavern

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: At the start of the level, jump on to the large wooden platform to the right. As soon as it starts to shake, jump to the left before it breaks and grab the puzzle piece that appears.
  2. Puzzle Piece #2: Drop down and head left into a bonus room. Collect all of the bananas and coins inside for another puzzle piece.
  3. Head to the right and hop into the rocket barrel. Activating it will wake up the bats and ensue a chase that covers the entirety of this tough level.
  4. Follow the trail of bananas to the “K.” and then pull up to avoid getting bitten by the huge bat behind you.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: Coming up will be another large group of bananas. Follow the trail of the bunches to be led to not only a puzzle piece, but also the “O.”
  6. When you come to the section after the continue marker, you’ll have to avoid a variety of bats. Go under the first one, over the second, under the two small bats, over the next two, between the next two, then under, over, over, under.
  7. Puzzle Piece #4: In the next part, the giant bat will emerge from the ground after bumping against the ground twice. Right after it emerges, get close and drop down to pick up the puzzle piece just barely over the ground.
  8. Getting the next “N” is hard. This time the giant bat will come from the ceiling, forcing you to rise fast enough to get the letter, but not too fast or you’ll be unable to stop yourself from crashing into the ceiling.
  9. Continue forward and you’ll eventually a much needed checkpoint.
  10. This next part is really tough. The giant bat appear to the left and will start shooting purple sonic waves at you as you fly.
  11. Puzzle Piece #5: The last puzzle piece is located near the start of this section at the bottom. Once you get it, you don’t have to get it again unless you leave the level, so don’t stress about getting it and surviving.
  12. The hardest part is trying to get the “N” and surviving to the end. I’d recommend to start off close to the bottom, dodge his first shot and go up as high as you can. Wait for him to fire three more shots before dropping down to the middle. Narrowly avoid his next couple shots and try to get as close to the ground as possible to get the “N.” Once you get it, just try your best to avoid the remaining shots until you reach the end.

BOSS – Mole Train

  1. For the first part of this fight, all you have to do is dodge the pickaxes. You can duck under the high ones, but since you can just as easily jump over both of them, you might just want to do that. Make sure you don’t touch the control pad. All you have to do is jump.
  2. Eventually you’ll get close enough to jump on the main train and a game of Whack a Mole will play out. Get out of the way when a mole is about to come up and then jump on their head.
  3. Take special care not to lose Diddy in this battle. His jetpack will help out a lot in this section and the final phase.
  4. When you see electricity appear on the wheels of the carts, make way to the one cart that doesnt have any to avoid getting dropped off the stage.
  5. The carts will seperate and you’ll go back to dodging pickaxes. They come a little faster this time, so now you might want to consider ducking under the high ones. Also be prepared for bombs to be thrown your way. Pick them up and throw them away, but make sure that you don’t land in the way of a pickaxe. It might be wise to hold on to the bomb for a bit until you’re sure that your jump won’t cause you to get hit by the incoming pickaxe.
  6. You’ll repeat the above steps until you play whack-a-mole three times. In the final phase, you’ll have to do it against the conductor of the train.
  7. The conductor will try to trick you by going into several different carts before coming out and throwing a pickaxe at you. This is why its especially important to have Diddy. If you can hover over the carts just before he comes out, you can avoid getting hit by the pickaxe and still hit him before he goes back into the bananas.
  8. After jumping on the head of the conductor about four or five times, you’ll bring him down and complete this world.

World 5 – Jungle

Level 1 – Vine Valley

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head left from the start through the wall to find the first puzzle piece.
  2. Bounce along the mushrooms into the barrel and then shoot your way up to the treetops.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: Head past the first group of Chomps and swing across the two vines, but drop down instead of going to the platform above. Head through the wall on the right to reach a bonus room with a puzzle piece awaiting you upon completion.
  4. When you emerge, swing across the vines again to reach a continue marker.
  5. Continue forward across the vines and grab the “K” at the end before touching ground.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: Before jumping to the next vine, jump off the edge and aim for the bunch of leaves below. There is a barrel hidden behind them that will shoot you to the next puzzle piece.
  7. Use the vine to swing across the large gap and try to be on the bottom of the vine so you collect all of the bananas along the way.
  8. Puzzle Piece #4: On the next platform, pound the flower all the way to the right under the vine for a puzzle piece.
  9. Grab the vine to reach the next platform, but be careful not to stay on it too long or you’ll get eaten by the plant above. If you do get eaten, shake the remote to break free.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: You need Diddy for this one, so make sure he’s on your back. Jump to the grassy platform ahead and work your way to the top. Jump to the left and hover as far as you can to grab hold of the vine peeking out from the leaves. Climb up to reach a bonus room.
  11. Continue across the clingy platforms to grab the “O” at the end and reach the continue marker.
  12. Puzzle Piece #6: Grab hold of the next vine and make sure that you hold on to the bottom part so you collect all of the bananas. Collect both strings of bananas to cause a puzzle piece to appear.
  13. Keep on swinging and avoiding the Chomps as you make your way rightwards. You’ll spot the “N” in plain sight as you continue swinging.
  14. You’ll find the “G” between two vine plants as you get closer to the end of the level.
  15. Swing across two more huge vines to reach the end of the level barrel, but don’t hit it just yet.
  16. Puzzle Piece #7: Blow on the flowers on the platform to the left of the end barrel and collect the bananas that appear. After collecting all three, the puzzle piece will show up above you.

Level 2 – Clingy Swingy

  1. Throw the DK Barrel and move across the swaying grassy platform while being careful to avoid getting hit by the Tiki Zings below
  2. Continue across the hanging platform and the next group of clingy platforms until you reach a large clingy platform that is being held up by ropes. When you grab on to it, it will swing, giving you a chance to grab the “K” at the bottom.
  3. Keep on moving across the hanging platform until you reach a large platform with a grassy bottom.
  4. Puzzle Piece #1: To get this puzzle piece, you need to get on top of this platform. Climb across so that you’re on the right side and then either wait for a bat to come by that you can bounce off of, or just use Diddy’s jetpack to hover on top of it. Once on top, pound the ground near the flower to claim your piece.
  5. When you pass the continue marker, you’ll come across two more platforms with grass bottoms.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2:Do the same thing that you did before. Get on the right side of the platform, Wait for a bat to come by and then bounce off of it toland on the left platform. Head left and enter the barrel for a bonus room.
  7. Continue right and grab on to the giant swinging clingy hut.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Climb to the right side of this object and pound the flower for another puzzle piece.
  9. Swing from hut to hut and then continue across the hanging platform with the three Biters.
  10. Jump to the second swinging hut and drop down on to the first platform below to find the “O.” Continue to the right for a continue marker.
  11. Proceed along the hanging platforms and grab on to the giant object at the end. When it swings close to the bottom, drop on to the platform below. You can jump on to the tiny platform and then jump to the “N,” or you can just use Diddy’s hover.
  12. Wait for the object to swing back and this time grab on to the right side and let it swing you all the way to the right.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4: Jump while holding to the grass and try to get on top of this huge object. The camera will zoom out and you’ll see the puzzle piece suspended in the air.
  14. Jump to the hanging platform to the right and continue across the various grassy platforms, avoiding the snakes as you go.
  15. When you spot another large platform with a grassy underside, grab on to the grass and continue heading right to pick up the “G.”
  16. Puzzle Piece #5: The last puzzle piece for the level is located on the bottom of a circular clingy platform with two snakes. Wait for an opening and then climb to the bottom to pick it up.
  17. Swing across the last clingy swing and you’ll reach the end of the level.

Level 3 – Flutter Flyaway

  1. Jump across the moving platforms and grab the “K” that hovers over the largest platform.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: Jump on to the platform that climbs up the beanstalk in a figure eight pattern and wait for it to reach the top. Jump out to grab the puzzle piece to the left and make sure to land safely back on the platform.
  3. Continue hopping from platform to platform until you reach a barrel. You’ll eventually drop to a continue marker.
  4. Jump over the chomps while heading right and make sure to bounce off the spider to get the “O.”
  5. When you reach the second set of moving platforms, make sure you duck on the second platform to avoid getting pushed into the spikes.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: Hop off the platform and bounce on the mushroom while holding 1 to grab on to the clingy ball above. Climb to the top to find the puzzle piece.
  7. Puzzle Piece #3: After getting the previous puzzle piece, jump to the rightmost clingy ball and then jump off to the right and drop straight down to land on solid ground. Continue to the right to find a trap door that can be pounded to take you to a bonus room.
  8. When you emerge, bounce on the mushroom to reach the platforms above and then jump to the ledge to the right.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: The next puzzle piece is in plain sight in the middle of three orbitting platforms. Just wait for your platform to reach the bottom and jump to grab the piece. Just make sure to land safely back on the platform
  10. The “N” is located just to the right of the last puzzle piece in pretty much the same kind of location.
  11. Puzzle Piece #5: Continue heading right past the various chomps and you’ll reach a bouncy mushroom with a bunch of bananas above it. Collect all of the bananas to cause the puzzle piece to appear.
  12. Puzzle Piece #6:
  13. A bit further to the right will be a barrel that will blast you off to the next area, but there will also be a puzzle piece just past it. If you use a well timed roll jump, you can roll under the barrel and jump just in time to get in the next barrel to the right.

  14. The barrel will shoot you to a new area where a continue marker awaits. Grab the DK Barrel and hop on to the moving platforms for another ride.
  15. Puzzle Piece #7: When you reach the bouncy mushroom, land on one of the platforms that moves up in a figure eight pattern until it reaches the top. Bounce off the spider to collect the puzzle piece and then land safely back on the platform.
  16. Wait on the bouncy mushroom to the right and jump to the platform with the “G” and just the right time. Be careful not to jump too high or too straight up or you’ll hit the spikes.
  17. Just one more group of moving platforms and mushrooms before you reach the end of the level barrel.

Level 4 – Tippin’ Totems

  1. Start off by carefully making your way from totem to totem. Don’t rush! If you jump when a totem isn’t close enough, you’ll have a hard time getting back on the totem you just jumped from.
  2. Continue past the bats and eventually you’ll spot the letter “K” above a gap.
  3. Puzzle Piece #1: Drop down into this gap and move left to find the first puzzle piece.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: Hop back out and wait on the right edge for a totem to emerge. Hop on and collect all of the bananas as you ride to cause a puzzle piece to appear.
  5. Bounce across the Tiki Drums to reach a continue marker.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: Pound the trap door just to the right of the continue marker to reach a bonus room.
  7. Wait for the mouth to open on the right before heading through. Jump across the moving totem poles until you spot the “O” suspended high in the air.
  8. Get under the “O” and ground pound to reveal a small bouncy mushroom. Bounce up when its safe to grab the letter.
  9. Continue to the next checkpoint and you’ll eventually be stopped by a giant totem head with its mouth closed. Open it by blowing in its ear.
  10. Leap across the various totems and make sure to bounce off of one of the bats at the end to get the “N.”
  11. Puzzle Piece #4: After getting the “N” block, you’ll ride some totem poles under a couple of grassy tops. Grab on to the second piece of grass and pound the flower to get a puzzle piece.
  12. When you get to the end of the grass, jump down and get the DK Barrel.
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: Before you continue forward, you see the lone banana to the left? Jump to it and you’ll find a hidden barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  14. Puzzle Piece #6: When you emerge, jump on the totem pole to the right and roll jump to the left to snag both the “G” and the next puzzle piece.
  15. In this last section you’ll have to bounce across a bunch of hippos. Note that if you bounce on them too much, they will disappear.
  16. Puzzle Piece #7: To get this final puzzle piece, you need to collect all of the bananas in this section with the hippos. You’ll need to bounce on a few of them a couple of times, which is ok. Just make sure not to bounce more than four times.
  17. Hit the DK switch at the end to call the end of the level barrel.

Level 5 – Longshot Launch

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Right from the start, jump off the edge to the left where there is a coin. You’ll land in a barrel that will shoot you to the first puzzle piece and also serves as a nice shortcut.
  2. Puzzle Piece #2: When you’re shot back to the level from the barrel, head left until you see a barrel above. Jump off an enemy to reach that barrel to find the next puzzle piece.
  3. Continue heading right and bounce into the barrel. Shoot yourself from barrel to barrel, avoiding the flaming tikis along the way.
  4. You’ll spot the “K” after the second flaming tiki. Shoot to it and then drop back into the barrel before proceeding.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: Two barrels after getting the “K” block you’ll spot a little bit of a puzzle piece peeking out of the leaves. Shoot to it and you’ll experience a safe landing.
  6. Puzzle Piece #4: When you land, jump off the edge to the left to land on a flower that will bounce you to a secret room with the next puzzle piece.
  7. Puzzle Piece #5: You’re not done yet. Pound the trap door in the middle to drop down into another secret room. Pound the flower to the right for a puzzle piece.
  8. Use the mushroom to the right to get back on track and head into the barrel.
  9. Take your time as you aim your shot to get the “O” and then continue shooting from barrel to barrel.
  10. Be careful not to hit one of the green or red totems along the way or it’s an instant death.
  11. Get the “N” and when you complete this section you’ll blast off to a continue marker.
  12. Puzzle Piece #6: Grab the DK Barrel and continue heading right until you spot a trap door on the floor. Pound it to reach a bonus room and the next puzzle piece.
  13. Blast from barrel to barrel again, but pause once you see the “G.” To get the “G” you’ll have to fire when the barrel is facing northeast.
  14. The next tough section has you shooting through a bunch of totem monkey teeth. Take into consideration the amount of time it takes to fire fire into the automatic barrel to the right as well.
  15. Once you pass the teeth, you’re home free.
  16. Puzzle Piece #7: Before you touch the end barrel, drop down to the hidden platform below and pound the flower for the last puzzle piece.

Level 6 – Springy Spores

  1. The majority of this level involves DK and Diddy bouncing from mushrooms as the name would imply.
  2. Bounce across the various mushrooms, enemies, and other bouncy surfaces until you spot the “K.” Wait for the Flaming Tiki to rise, the bounce under it to grab the “K” without touching the jump button.
  3. Bounce up to the ledge above and grab the DK Barrel.
  4. Puzzle Piece #1: Swing across the vines and then pound the cracked log when you land. Inside this secret area to the left will be the puzzle piece.
  5. Pound the middle of the ground to reveal a mini mushroom in the secret area and use it to bounce back up.
  6. Start using the mushrooms to bounce up, but pause before jumping to the swinging platforms
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: On the left side there is a mushroom that will bounce you diagonally and to the right. Try to bounce and then hover to the left to get the puzzle piece. Be careful though. If you hover too far, you’ll go right into the spiked wall.
  8. Kill the enemies on the second swinging platform and then jump back to the first. Use a roll jump to get the “O” and land on the second platform
  9. Continue forward, being careful not to bounce too high and hit your head on the spiked ceiling, or move too fast and rush into a Flaming Tiki.
  10. Puzzle Piece #3: When you reach the second Flaming Tiki, jump over him and grab on to the clingy ceiling on the right side. Follow the grass left to reach a secret area with the next puzzle piece.
  11. Bounce off the hippo to get the “N,”then grab the DK Barrel and pass the continue marker.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: Head back and bounce on each hippo four times to make them fall. When they’re all down, a puzzle piece and a couple of coins will fall near the continue marker.

  13. Grab on to the swinging hut and climb around to the other side. Jump on the mushroom to reach the second one and hold on,
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: Climb down to the bottom of the second hut and drop where you see the trail of bananas. The barrel below will shoot you to a bonus room.
  15. Continue to the right and you’ll do a lot of bouncing across various mushrooms and hippos. Rememeber, don’t press 1 to super bounce when there is a spike ceiling above you.
  16. After the last of the hippos, you can roll jump to get the “G” on the swinging platform to the right.
  17. Puzzle Pieces #6 and 7: The last two puzzle pieces can both be found in this last area where you must bounce up a mass of mushrooms to reach the top. The first puzzle piece is located in the middle of the section all the way at the very bottom. The second is located on the left side a little bit above the hanging platform you came from.

Level 7 – Wigglevine Wonders

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: At the start of the level, bounce off the Tiki Drum and veer to the right to land on the platform above. Head to the left to claim the puzzle piece, then break the cracked wood to fall back down.
  2. Much of this level involves letting the Wigglevine guide you. Jump on the vine and follow the trail of bananas to get the “K.”
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: When you land, pound the flower for a puzzle piece.
  4. Jump on the next wigglevine and let it fall. Get on the bottom of the vine and leap to the opening on the right without jumping into the wall.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: Jump to the next ledge and then leap towards the wall to the right to reveal a secret area. Jump up the platforms and then use the wiggle vines to reach the barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  6. Bounce to the next Wigglevine and avoid the Tiki Zings by moving up and down the vine. To get the “O”, you need to go between the small gap made by the large and small Tiki Zings. After you get it, go down to the bottom of the vine to avoid the next group of zings.
  7. When you reach solid ground again, you have a choice to make. Do you want to take a shortcut and make it hard to get the “N?” or do you want to take the long way and make the “N” much easier to get. To take the short cut, pound through the cracked wood to use a barrel that will shoot you to the top of the next Wigglevine. If you do this, you’re going to have to jump off, grab the “N” and hope to make it back on the vine to get the letter.
  8. Otherwise, take the vine and just go on the Wigglevine the normal way. Eventually you’ll reach the checkpoint
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Bounce on the Tiki Drum and veer to the left to land on a secret platform where you’ll find a DK Barrel. Use the barrel to break the bag to the right and claim the puzzle piece.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: Just up ahead is a cracked piece of wood. Pound it to break it and you’ll be shot to a secret trail above that ends with a puzzle piece. Pound the ground at the end to drop back down.
  11. The next Wigglevine will eventually lead you to the “G,” but it’s tricky to get. It is at the tail end of a trail of bananas near the end of the section. You’ll have to position yourself at about the middle part of the vine.
  12. Puzzle Piece #6: Pound the flower on the platform just after the “G” for the next puzzle piece.
  13. Puzzle Piece #7: You’ll do a bunch more vine swinging and mushroom bouncing before you reach the next platform with a flower. Once you do reach that flower though, pound it to make it cough up the last puzzle piece.
  14. In this final Wigglevine section, you need to take into consideration the vine’s swing and the fact that you’re now moving diagonally. It’s possible to swing back into a zing that you thought you avoided.

Level 8 – Muncher Marathon

  1. As an overall tip for this level, it’s not a good idea to go for all of the puzzle pieces in one go. Play through the level, get KONG and then come back to it to get the puzzle pieces one or two at a time. Going for them just makes you go too much out of your way.
  2. Start off by heading right until you reach a pad made of bouncy orange balls.
  3. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found by bouncing off the second bouncy pad and hovering over to the puzzle piece on the left.
  4. Hop over to the cracked piece of wood and get ready. Man eating spiders will start chasing you as soon as you break through the first piece of wood.
  5. From then on, it’s a mad dash to the right as you try to avoid getting swarmed by the Munchers. Roll whenever possible to gain speed.
  6. You should spot the “K” in plain sight on a top platform as you continue heading rightwards. You should have plenty of time to grab it.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: The next puzzle piece is located in a flower above the next gate that you must roll through. Get it as quickly as possible and then quickly drop down and break open the gate.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Right after the previous puzzle piece there will be a clingy ceiling and a gap below it. Roll jump past the gap to get the piece and ignore the clingy ceiling all together.
  9. When you get to the next area with a grassy ceiling, look for a mark on the ground that you can pound. A mushroom will come up and you can use it to grab on to the grass and get the “O.”
  10. Continue rushing forward past all of the various obstacles until you come to the smashers. The third smasher will have an “N” inside. Make sure you jump inside it when it’s lifted its top half up.
  11. Puzzle Piece #4: Shortly after hte “N” you’ll be able to bounce over a platform with more orange bouncy egg pads. When you jump over it and drop down on the other side, head into the leaves to find another puzzle piece.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5:The next point of interest is another large gate that you must roll through. Instead of doing that though, you can drop down and run through the area obscured by leaves to find the next puzzle piece.
  13. Continue rushing to the end and eventually you’ll reach a continue marker.
  14. This next part is much easier. You just have to shoot yourself from barrel to barrel as you make your way up. Count the number of barrels you enter as you proceed. When you reach barrel number four, veer to the left to get the “G,” then get back in the same barrel. You should plenty of time to spare.
  15. Continue up to the top and you’ll find the end of the level barrel.

BOSS – Mangoruby Run

  1. Start the fight off by pounding the glowing arrow on the first grassy circle.
  2. This boss fight is actually pretty simple, but it can still be challenging. Your ultimate goal is to pound all of the glowing arrows on each of the grassy circle to make the boss vulnerable, then just jump on it.
  3. This is made tricky by the boss’s speed and the rotations of the circular platforms.
  4. As a general rule, always try to go with the rotation. If you try to go against it, you’ll move too slow and be too easy of a target for the boss.
  5. Try to keep Diddy alive as long as possible. You can find hearts inside the flowers around the arena, but once you lose him, it’s all up to just DK.
  6. Don’t rush! If you see the boss coming toward you, instead of just jumping to a new platform without thinking, wait to see which way he’s going to go. The boss can’t stop and a 180 degree turn, so he’s forced to go all the way around a platform if he wants to turn around.
  7. The wooden platforms are also safe zones. So if the boss is ever getting too close, just jump off to one of the platforms and wait for him to go back into the water.
  8. After three hits, the boss will go down and you’ll get to beat up another Tiki Tak Tribe member.
  9. World 6 – Cliff

Level 1 – Sticky Situation

  1. Jump from platform to platform, bouncing off the skeletons as you go and make your way toward the “K” suspended in the air.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: When you reach the bone platforms floating in the tar, get on the middle one and kill both of the enemies. Stand on the right side until the left side points up as far as it can go. Run across and jump to the left to grab on to a grassy area. Follow the grass up to find a puzzle piece.
  3. Wait before you try to jump on the skeleton head. It will crank its neck up as soon as you try to jump on it. When it brings its head back down, its safe to jump on. Make sure to jump on them twice to put them down for good.
  4. Head right across the platforms as they fall down from the tar falls and you’ll eventually reach a continue marker.
  5. Use the DK Barrel above you to take out the long necked skeleton and then continue heading right.
  6. More platform jumping. Take care not to take hits from the skeletons that guard the platforms. Wait for them to move before you jump.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: When you reach a barrel that will shoot you diagonally, instead of taking it, drop down. Break the stone over the puzzle piece and drop down to claim it. Jump back up and proceed across the tar to continue.
  8. If you’re still covered in tar from getting the puzzle piece, shake the remote to pound the ground until it’s off of you.
  9. When you reach the pier, jump in the tar and keep on jumping to stay on the surface as you move right toward the “O.” Once you get it, get the tar off of you and jump back up to the pier.
  10. Continue forward past the next couple of platforms to reach a continue marker.
  11. Puzzle Piece #3: Since you’ve saved at the continue marker, you can go for this risky puzzle piece now. Jump on to one of the falling platforms on the left and ride it down in to the smoke. The puzzle piece should be barely visible slightly to the right. Grab it and then quickly start jumping up.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: Head back to the checkpoint and blow out the dandelion for another piece.
  13. Use the barrels to fire yourself up to the platform with a giant skeleton head and a zebra to your right. Don’t slide down yet though.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: Roll jump into the skeleton head and aim for the zebra. You’ll enter a bonus room.
  15. Puzzle Piece #6: When you emerge roll jump to the left and head in the barrel to get blasted to the next puzzle piece.
  16. Slide down the neck and do some more jumping along the falling platforms. Be quick so you can get the “G” before it falls. If you miss your chance to get it, you can try to wait around by jumping from platform to platform until it falls again, but this is challenging.
  17. Puzzle Piece #7: Like the “G”, a puzzle piece will eventually come down in the column of platforms that fall between the two small walls.
  18. Puzzle Piece #8: In the last row, a platform will drop that has a plant on it. Quickly jump to it, pound the ground near the plant and grab the piece before it reaches the bottom.
  19. When you reach the end, you’ll see a barrel that will shoot you up to the end barrel location.
  20. Puzzle Piece #9: Before you hit the end barrel, kill all of the skulls on the platform and then make it tilt so that you can jump to the platform on the left and get the puzzle piece. From there, you can roll jump into the end of the level barrel.

Level 2 – Prehistoric Path

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head right from the start, but instead of jumping into the barrel, jump into the tar and continue right until you reach a bonus room.
  2. When you emerge, make your way to the barrel and get ready for a mine cart stage.
  3. The “K” will be in plain sight as you jump across a couple of small platforms. Remember, jump early to give your time to jump when you land.
  4. Duck under the spikes and try not to jump on the enemy in between the two spiked platforms.
  5. When the path splits into two, stay on the bottom track and jump at the very end to get the “O.”
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: After you get the “O”, you’ll come to another spiked platform. This time though, you can jump on to it to reveal a secret area with a puzzle piece.
  7. When you drop down from the platform, just let yourself do a short bounce off of the Tiki Drum, then make sure to do a big bounce on the next one so you can get over the rock. Make sure to bounce off the giant Tiki Drum as well.
  8. This next section involves large pieces of track collapsing and falling into place. Whenever you’re about to run out of track, make sure to jump. Also make sure to bounce off of the upcoming enemies until you come to the next continue marker.
  9. Once you do reach the continue marker, you’ll crouch under spikes, but must be ready to bounce off the next enemy immediately to get the “N.”
  10. Puzzle Piece #3: After getting the “N,” do a small bounce off the next enemy and then a big bounce off the one after that to reach the upper track where you’ll be able to get the next puzzle piece.
  11. When you see the “G”, don’t jump. Let yourself fall into it and then jump after you get it.
  12. Eventually you’ll fall into an egg. Jump over the gaps and obstacles along the way.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4: The next puzzle piece will come towards you near the end. Use a small jump to get it.
  14. Use a couple more small jumps to get past this last section and you’ll eventually reach the end.
  15. Puzzle Piece #5: Before you hit the barrel, pound the ground next to the plant for the last puzzle piece.

Level 3 – Weighty Way

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: To the left of the entrance you will find a plant that contains a puzzle piece. Pound the ground to make it cough it up.
  2. You will see lots of weighted platforms in this level. Standing on one platform will cause one to fall and the other to rise.
  3. When you reach the second weighted platform, kill the skeleton to remove the extra weight, then jump back to the left platform. The right platform will rise, giving you the opportunity to jump to it, then jump to the grassy ceiling and climb to the “K.”
  4. The platforms below the “K” will collapse shortly after you land on them, so be careful.
  5. Again kill the skeleton to remove the extra weight from the right side. Weigh down the left side so you can reach the platform up ahead. Don’t jump in the barrel just yet.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: Before jumping into the barrel, roll jump off the rigth side to reach a puzzle piece and barrel hidden off-screen.
  7. Now use the barrel to shoot toward the continue marker.
  8. Jump on the spring to grab the “O” and then continue heading right.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: When you reach a weighted platform that controls a horizontally moving platform with a grassy underside, jump into the wall to the right to find a bonus room.
  10. When you emerge, stand on the platform to cause the grassy platform to move left. Climb to the right and drop into the barrel.
  11. Pass the continue marker and then ride the platform down the sloped track until it reaches the bottom.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: Pound the nearby plant after you land for a barrel to shoot you into the background and then pound the next nearby plant for a puzzle piece.
  13. Hop across all of the platforms to reach the “N” on the left side.
  14. Now leap to the other side and pound the plant to reveal a barrel.
  15. Use the barrel to shoot to the next area and continue heading rightward to the next barrel.
  16. You’ll reach another continue marker. From there, head right, destroying the rock so you can weigh down the left platform.
  17. Eventually you’ll reach a spring that will take you to the grassy underside of a platform. Drop down into the barrel to be shot up on top of it.
  18. Grab the DK Barrel and then continue to the next part of the level by making it to the next barrel.
  19. To get the “G”, grab hold of the grassy platform and let it move forward a bit, but then jump back. Now you can jump on top of the platform and ride it down, collecting the “G” on the way.
  20. Puzzle Piece #5: Roll jump into the barrel on the right when the platform reaches the bottom to get launched to a clingy wall and collect the last puzzle piece.
  21. Head a bit more to the right to complete the level.

Level 4 – Boulder Roller

  1. Head right from the start and stand on the small platform so you can blow into the windmill and lower the platform. Jump on the platform and then leap to the vine to cause a DK Switch to appear.
  2. Pound the DK Switch to remove the giant boulder from your path.
  3. Head forward and bounce off the skeleton to get on the platform above where the “K” is.
  4. Puzzle Piece #1:
  5. After getting the “K,” roll jump to the left into the barrel to reach a bonus room.

  6. Continue heading forward, past the various skeletons, collapsing platforms and falling boulders. Again, don’t rush. Even though the platforms collpase, you usually have enough time to wait for a boulder to drop before jumping to the next platform.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: Before you jump to the platform with the DK Barrel. Pound the cactus next to the skeleton head for a puzzle piece.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Continue heading right, but pause when you start going down a slope and spot a flower in the middle. Make sure to avoid the latest boulder, and then blow on it to cause a puzzle piece to appear. It’s located just before the next continue marker.
  9. After the continue marker, bounce off the extending skeleton head to get the “O”
  10. This next part is tough because you need to mix 2D and 3D depth perception. Try to keep an eye on the rolling boulder’s shadows to indicate when it is safe to jump. Don’t neglect the falling boulders too though.
  11. Puzzle Piece #4: After jumping across the first group of platforms where the boulder rolls toward the screen, you’ll land on a platform with a skeleton for a bit of a break. On the next platform with the rolling boulder there is a small flower that can be blown to reveal a puzzle piece.
  12. When you get to the diving boards, jump between them until you get an opening to jump across the platform to the left where four boulders roll down one after the other.
  13. Head all the way to the right to find the “N” and then pound the stone block to reach a trap door.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5:Head right past the first rolling boulder and then jump on the platforms to the left to find the next puzzle piece at the top.
  15. Continue heading right. You’ll find a ramp with a long line of boulders rolling down. Don’t try to get between those small gaps. Just sit and wait until a large gap appears before you jump.
  16. When you cross the gap you’ll reach a continue marker.
  17. Head right to reach a ramp where two large boulders roll down. Get in one of the gaps and crouch as you wait for the two boulders to pass over you. Then run to the second gap and crouch again as you wait.
  18. Puzzle Piece #6:At the end of this platform is a cactus that contains a puzzle piece. Be quick to get it so you dont get smashed by the boulder.
  19. Head right and you’ll reach a larger ramp. You need to be especially fast to make it into the second gap and crouch before the next boulder drops. Use your rolls to gain speed and make sure to leave the first gap as soon as the boulder passes over your head.
  20. Get the “G” by bouncing off the head of the skeleton before moving on.
  21. This next part is especially tricky. There is no big gap that you can wait for, so you must always remain in between two of the boulders as they roll down the ramp. When you drop into the barrel, immediately launch out.
  22. Head down the next ramp and quickly pound the stone to drop to safety. fire the barrel when the boulder is out of the way.
  23. Puzzle Piece #7: You’ll automatically get this puzzle piece by dropping into the barrel.

Level 5 – Precarious Plateau

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Blow the flower just to the right of the start for the first puzzle piece.
  2. Bounce off the flying Tiki enemy to reach a hidden platform above where you can find a Rambi box.
  3. Use Rambi as you carefully make your way to the right. Don’t stay on the platforms too long or they’ll collapse with you on them.
  4. Rambi can run right through the spiked balls, so dont worry about them as you go to pick up the “K.”
  5. Continue going forward past the continue marker running through whatever gets in your path.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: You’ll notice a Rambi block near a wall as you continue forward. Break through it to reach a bonus stage.
  7. When you emerge from teh bonus stage, jump on the spring and head right. Pound the DK Switch to open up the path.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: Jump to the platform just before the barrel and dismount from Rambi by pressing down and 1. Blow on the flower to reveal another puzzle piece.
  9. Run across the platforms in the background quickly so you don’t fall along with the platforms. Collect the “O” along the way and then use the barrel to blast back into the foreground.
  10. Jump across the hanging rocks and collect the “N”. Be careful, the rocks will fall if you stand on them too long with Rambi.
  11. Continue jumping across the platforms and you’ll eventually come to the “G” as well.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4:At the end, if you still have Rambi, you can crash through these blocks to grab the next puzzle piece. If not, restart the level and try to get through it without losing the rhino.
  13. Blast off into the background and start moving toward the end of the level at the left end of this traik.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: If you collect all of the bananas in this background area you’ll get a puzzle piece.

Level 6 – Crumble Canyon

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head left from the start and blow on the flower inside the mine entrance for a puzzle piece.
  2. True to its name, parts of the level will constantly be crumbling as you walk across it. You need to be able to think and react on your feet as you move toward the barrel at the right end.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: After you get blasted to the next area, before you take even a step to the right, move left and pound near the cactus for a puzzle piece.
  4. Cross the toppling towers and then slide down the slope at the end. Slide all the way down to the bottom and make sure to grab the “K” before you jump. If you miss it, you can still jump back to the slope and pick it up.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: Continue right until you reach another seesaw platform. Stand on the right side to cause the platform to tilt and then jump for the puzzle piece on the left side.
  6. Continue across the crumbling and toppling platforms until you see the “O.” drop down to the platform with the “O” to grab it and then jump to the seesaw platform. Use it to reach the platform to the right and pass the continue marker.
  7. Puzzle Piece #4: Continue across the crumbling platforms as you work your way down into a barrel. When the barrel shoots you, jump up the slope heading left and jump into another barrel off the edge to reach a bonus stage.
  8. After emerging from the bonus room, continue heading right until you pass the next continue marker.
  9. Puzzle Piece #5: Move quickly as you escape the giant boulder that pursues you. When you start sliding, be ready to jump when you see the wooden ramp to reach the puzzle piece.
  10. Puzzle Piece #6:
  11. Right after you get the last puzzle piece and jump over a small fence, blow on the flower for another puzzle piece. You probably won’t survive if you try to get this though.

  12. When you see the “N” before you drop down, use a roll jump to grab it.
  13. Drop down and stand over the wooden part of the platform while you wait for the boulder to drop.
  14. Continue heading right, jumping on the top platform so you avoid the tar.
  15. Puzzle Piece #7: Jump on top of the next wooden barricade and then leap to the puzzle piece above. Note that if you go for this, you probably won’t survive the rest of the level.
  16. Puzzle Piece #8:Again, you likely won’t survive if you go for this puzzle piece, but just as you reach the end of the cave and are jumping over fences, you’ll spot the next puzzle piece suspended in the air. Jump straight up to nab it.
  17. The “G” is located a bit beyond the last puzzle piece and is gotten in the same way. Be quick after grabbing it to avoid getting run over by the boulder at the very end of the section.
  18. Puzzle Piece #9: The final puzzle piece is located in the tar under the end barrel. Just drop off to grab it and then use the barrel to shoot back up.

Level 7 – Tippy Shippy

  1. Start off by heading right and swinging off the vine. Continue by using the grassy sides of the ships and you’ll be able to get a 1-Up balloon before it flies away.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: The first puzzle piece can be found inside a secret room to the right of the second grassy ship. Head inside to the bonus room and collect all of items for the puzzle piece.
  3. When you emerge from the bonus room. continue across the tilting platform until you see the “K.”
  4. To get the “K”, you need to tilt the platform to the left so that it slants upwards toward the “K”. Then get on the top platform and roll jump so that you land on top of the platform the “K” is on.
  5. Drop down to the continue marker and DK Barrel and then start hopping across the various platforms that appear due to the cannons butting out.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: When you shoot over to the ship, head right past the first two cannons and pound the stone block on the ground. Head left to collect the puzzle piece.
  7. Continue heading right and carefully make your way across the cannon platforms. Wait for the cannon you’re standing over to fire before jumping to the next one. When you land on the third one, roll jump over to the barrel and collect the “O” along the way.
  8. After you shoot yourself from the barrel, continue heading right until you reach the next large ship with the grassy top overhead.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: Get on the grassy top by bouncing off the squids and climb to the right side so that the platform with the puzzle piece tilts down. Now head on the platform to the right of the rightmost squid cannon and perform a roll jump to get the puzzle piece.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: In between the two cannons on the right is a lone banana. Jump down and grab it to reach a bonus room.
  11. Continue heading right and you’ll reach a checkpoint after a series of cannon platforms. Remember, wait for the cannon to fire before you jump.
  12. Keep moving forward along the seesaw rock platforms and make sure you jump on the top platform when you see the wrecked hull of a ship. Roll jump off the right edge to collect the “N” and then drop into the barrel below.
  13. Only two of the cannon platforms will open, so when you jump on the second one, roll jump over to the vine.
  14. Ignore the puzzle piece in the background for now and keep moving forward until you reach a barrel. You’ll blast off into the foreground and collect the “G” automatically.
  15. Puzzle Piece #5: After getting the “G”, head to the left and pick up the puzzle piece you saw earlier. You need to be quick because the ground will start collapsing. Jump in the barrel after you claim the piece and you’ll be shot to the end barrel.

Level 8 – Clifftop Climb

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: As soon as the level begins, head righ and pound the DK switch three times to cause three skeleton heads to rise up. Climb up all three to reach the puzzle piece on the top head.
  2. Puzzle Piece #2: Head right and drop down to get the bundle of bananas instead of jumping into the barrel to find a hidden barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  3. After emerging from the bonus room, you’ll be dropped into a barrel that will launch you to a bouncy pad. You only get two bounces before this platform crumbles, so don’t waste them. The rest of the platforms here will crumble soon after you jump on them as well.
  4. When the you reach the next spring, avoid getting in the barrel and veer to the right to get the “K”
  5. Puzzle Piece #3:After you blast off to the next area, stay along the left side and work your way to the top left platform where there is a lone cactus. Pound it to get a puzzle piece.
  6. Roll jump to the barrel to the right and then blast over to the next area.
  7. Get the DK Barrel and pass the continue marker. Make sure that you grab the “O” as you jump across the two swinging platforms up ahead.
  8. Move from barrel to barrel and then shoot yourself on top of the first swinging platform.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Instead of jumping to the next swinging platform, wait for the platform to swing left and then jump and hover to the cave all the way to the left. Complete the bonus room for your puzzle piece.
  10. When you return from the bonus room, continue to the next swinging platform and then jump to the barrel to the right.
  11. Eventually you’ll be shot to another spring on not-so-solid ground. Quickly move to the left toward the barrel and collect the “N” along the way.
  12. Continue platforming and barrel shooting to eventually reach the next continue marker.
  13. Jump in the next barrel to reach another collapsing platform section. At the end, bounce off the spring into the next barrel.
  14. Shoot up between the gap and grab the DK barrel to the left.
  15. Continue shooting upward and avoiding hitting the stone.
  16. Collect the “G” as you shoot yourself up from barrel to barrel and platform to platform.
  17. Puzzle Piece #5: Just before the end of the level, you’ll have a barrel that shoots straight up to another one with two platforms on both sides of the barrel above. Try to shoot so that you pass the platform, but veer to the left to avoid getting in the next barrel. If you’re successful, you can pound the cactus on the left platform for the final puzzle piece.
  18. Jump back in the barrel and time your next shot so you avoid getting hit by the zings and reach the end barrel.

BOSS – Thugly’s Highrise

  1. The basic premise behind this boss fight is the same as the Mugly fight in world one. Dodge his dash and jumps and jump on his back when he’s vulnerable.
  2. Unfortunately, that metal plate on his back makes him much harder to hit.
  3. When he first dashes at you, you’ll only have a short window of opportunity to jump on his back. Having Diddy here helps because you can hover over him and then drop when his back is exposed.
  4. After the first hit, he’ll scratch the ground and then dash at high speed across the arena. Jump over him and then run to the opposite side. He’ll stumble backwards and fall over, exposing his belly to an attack. Get in between the rocks that fall from the sky so you don’t get hit by those, and you’re far enough away to not get hit by Thugsy when he rolls back.
  5. After two hits, he’ll kick his hind legs out. This indicates he’s about to jump. Get over to the opposite side and be ready to jump to avoid the shockwave when he lands.
  6. Next he’ll return to his standard dash. Hover over his back and drop on him when he is exposed.
  7. After three hits, he will destroy the arena and drop you down to the floor below.
  8. He adds in a flamethrower attack in this next phase. When you see fire start coming from his mouth, duck to avoid the attack.
  9. He won’t necessarily follow a set pattern this time, so be on the lookout for everything. When he snaps his mouth, he’ll do a standard dash; when he scratches the floor, he’s going to do a high speed dash and flip over after he stumbles backward; and when he kicks out his hind legs, he’s going to jump.
  10. After three more hits, he’ll change color again and its on to phase 3.
  11. This time he adds a new fire related attack. He’ll step back and then shoot a fireball into the air, which will then split into three smaller fireballs. The middle one will also split into three. Try to avoid by going under the middle fireball before it splits and stay next to the farthest fireball.
  12. After three more hits, the boss will go down for good.

World 7 – Factory

Level 1 – Foggy Fumes

  1. Puzzle Piece #1 The first puzzle piece can be obtained by jumping on the fan platforms to the right. Spin the fan by continuously jumping to a higher platform on the left side. As it spins, make sure to collect all of the bananas that fall out. Once you collect all of the bananas and the coin, a puzzle piece will appear in the middle.
  2. Jump across the swinging hook to the next fan and use the top platform to reach the “K” to the left.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2 When you reach the third fan, jump to the swinging platform above and then jump to the bent girder to the right to find a puzzle piece.
  4. Drop down and you’ll meet an electrified snake enemy. These guys do a short hop and then a big hop, so wait for the big hop and run right under them.
  5. Continue heading right and pick up the DK barrel on the way to enlist Diddy’s help.
  6. Use the barrel at the end of this next section to blast off into the background. You need to be careful here. Pin point platforming is required, but the smog makes visibility very low. Take your time and make sure that there will be a platform there before you jump.
  7. The “O” is located on the second platform closest to where you start out. After jumping on the first platform, drop down without jumping and you should land right on the “O.”
  8. Use the barrel at the end to reach a checkpoint.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3 Roll jump off the edge to the left and keep on jumping from platform to platform to eventually reach the next puzzle piece.

  10. Return to the checkpoint and continue heading right, avoiding the electrified snakes to eventually reach a fan platform.
  11. Spin the fan to lift the gate blocking your jump to the barrel. Be careful though, because when the fan stops spinning, the gate will start to drop again. You need to be quick.
  12. Be patient as you look for an opening to shoot past the flaming tikis and then blast off into the background.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4 When you reach the platform just before the barrel in this background platforming section, turn left and blow to remove some of the smog and reveal a puzzle piece.
  14. Blast back to the foreground and hit the checkpoint. In this next area, you’ll need to run across hilly landscape as you avoid the pursuing Tiki Zings. They are faster than you, so always be on the lookout for them catching up to you on the left side.
  15. Puzzle Piece #5 When you spot a pair of hanging platforms, jump on the second one and then jump through the wall to the right to find the next puzzle piece.
  16. Puzzle Piece #6 Roll jump off the platform to get the “G” and then blow the megaphone on the floor to reveal another puzzle piece.
  17. Puzzle Piece #7 Jump to the right to reach the next fan platform and spin it just once so that the top platform comes down. The next puzzle piece is on the top platform.
  18. Continue to the right and you’ll eventually see a huge red button in between two fans. Ground pound the button to remove the smog and get blasted over to the end of the level.

Level 2 – Slammin Steel

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: When the level begins, head right past the first crusher and on to the second conveyor belt. When it’s safe, roll jump off the right side and try to land the platform above the next crusher to find the puzzle piece.
  2. Drop back down to the left side and grab the DK Barrel and proceed across the next crusher.
  3. Jump across the gap and stay in between the two crushers. Grab the “K” while you wait for them to retract.
  4. As you make your way across the conveyor belts, always note which way the conveyor belt is going before you land on it so you know which way you need to run to avoid getting moved into an enemy or off the platform entirely.
  5. When you spot the “O” block above, you’re going to need to bounce off one of the robo chickens in between the two platforms. If you miss your chance, you can still reach the platform by heading rightward to the next small platform and then roll jumping to the left.
  6. Puzzle Piece #2: After getting the “O,” blow on the light bulb on the same platform for a puzzle piece.
  7. Quickly move across the platforms to your right to avoid getting smashed and hit the continue marker at the end/.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: When you reach a crusher that shoots up with no ceiling above it, remain on it to get shot into a secret area with a puzzle piece to the right.
  9. The next area includes a gigantic crusher with small gaps. Move steadily from gap to gap and use rolls to help you get some speed.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: As you move through this gigantic crusher, take note of the ground. When you spot a cracked portion of the ground, wait in the gap for the crusher to move back up, and then rush out and start pounding on it. You’ll be taken to a bonus room with a chance of getting another puzzle piece.
  11. Jump to the next group of conveyor belts and you’ll spot the “N” suspended high in the air. You’ll need to jump on the right most conveyor belt when the electric enemies give you a chance in order to reach it.
  12. You’ll move across another gigantic crusher in the next area. Take note of the electrified ceilings in some of the gaps. You can still rest in these to avoid getting smashed, just be sure to crouch.
  13. Pass through the next checkpoint and use short hops to jump over the pairs of electric enemies without touching the top one.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: The final puzzle piece is in plain sight as you’re racing to avoid getting smashed by the horizontal crushers. Roll to gain some speed as you rush to the left and jump up to reach the platform.
  15. Move quickly to avoid getting smashed by the group of three crushers as you work your way up and then pause when you reach the next safe platform. The “G” is suspended over a crusher on the left side. In order to get it, you’ll need to time your jump so that you land on top of the crusher.
  16. Bounce off the tire to the next platform above and then use careful timing to work your way up past the remaining crushers to the end of the level barrel.

Level 3 – Handy Hazards

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: You’ll see the first puzzle piece near the start, but it’ll take some effort to get to it. Jump past the first fist and wait for the second fist to be at its low point. Jump on it and then jump to the blue platform to the left. You might need to use Diddy’s hover in order to land on it when the fist above retracts. From there, jump to the next blue platform to reach the piece.
    Puzzle Piece #2: Jump back to the blue platform underneathe the fist and wait for the fist to the right to come down. When it does, jump on top of it and wait to be brought up to a barrel. Complete the bonus room and you’ll get another puzzle piece.

  2. Jump to the blue platform to the right with the broken fist above and wait there until the fists below retract. When they do, drop down and run across to get the “K.”
  3. Ride the barrels to the right and avoid the flaming tiki on the way. When you reach land again, take note that the robo chickens here will explode a short time after you stomp them.
  4. Puzzle Piece #3: Head into the next barrel and fire to the next barrel that’s being held by a hand. When this barrel reaches its peak, fire over to a platform on the left. Jump from platform to platform heading left ot eventually reach the next puzzle piece.
  5. Head back into the same barrel and this time fire in between the flaming tikis to get into the other barrel. Fire into the automatic barrel to reach a continue marker.
  6. Use the hand to help you across the gap and then wait for a block to appear to jump to the next ledge to the right.
  7. Puzzle Piece #4: Before you slide down the slope to the right, jump to the moving platform to the left and follow the trail of bananas to the next puzzle piece.
  8. Jump back to the previous ledge and slide down the slope, but be sure to jump and grab the “O” on the way down.
  9. Get the DK Barrel on the next platform and continue heading right. You should be able to get the “N” easily by proceeding between the two smashing fists.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: After you get the “N,” jump back to get on top of the fist to the left. From there, you can jump to the top of the next fist and then reach another platform above where you’ll find the next puzzle piece.
  11. Puzzle Piece #6: The next puzzle piece can be seen in plain sight high above. To get it, jump on the box to reach the next hand and then quickly roll jump to the left to nab the piece before the hand in the background crushes you with a box.
  12. Continue to the right to reach another continue marker. Jump across the series of hand platforms, making sure that you jump where a platform is going to appear rather than where the platform already is.
  13. Puzzle Piece #7: When you reach the section with the four hands that have boxes being placed on them, collect all four of the coins above to cause a puzzle piece to appear.
  14. Hop into the barrel at the end and shoot between the hazards to the next barrel. You’ll spot the “G” on a lone platform in the middle. Shoot to it and then jump into the next barrel.
  15. In the last section, you’ll have to shoot through the middle gap while a bunch of hands shuffle the three barrels below to confuse you. You can always keep track of which barrel DK is in by waiting until he pops his head out of the barrel. The challenge then becomes timing your shot so that you shoot in the middle.
  16. Once you successfully make it through, you’ll reach the end of the level barrel.

Level 4 – Gear Getaway

  1. Time for another rocket barrel level! But before that, you can get three puzzle pieces.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1:Grab the DK Barrel and throw it at the white target to the left of the start. Head inside to grab the puzzle piece.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: Next, jump on to the first piston to the right and jump to the left to touch the lamp to reveal a puzzle piece.
  4. Puzzle Piece #3: Finally, jump into the gap between the second and third pistons to find a barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  5. Now you can move to the right past the pistons and crushers to reach the rocket barrel and truly get this level underway.
  6. Puzzle Piece #4: Fly through the first trail of bananas that you see to get a puzzle piece.
  7. Up until the first checkpoint, you don’t have much to worry about. Just avoid touching the top or bottom of the cogs and it should be a relatively easy flight. Follow the trail of banana bunches to reach the “K.”
  8. Puzzle Piece #5: The next puzzle piece will appear when you enter the next cog gap. Inch upward to grab it without crashing into the top.
  9. After you pass the section with the trail of bananas at the bottom and a balloon at the top, get ready for the “O” to appear near the top.
  10. Puzzle Piece #6:Follow the next trail of bananas through the crushers to reach the next puzzle piece.
  11. The next checkpoint marks the beginning of the hardest part of the level. In this next section, you have very little room to manuever. Aim to stay in between the trails of bananas to avoid getting hit.
  12. Puzzle Piece #7: Follow the next trail of bananas to cause a puzzle piece to appear if you get them all.
  13. After getting the puzzle piece, immediately pull up to be able to snag the “N.”
  14. After passing the final group of narrow crushers, you’ll come to a wide open space. Here you’ll have to fly through the gaps in the teeth of the giant cogs in the background. In between the second and third ones is the “G.” It’s suspended in the middle of the screen.
  15. Once you pass through that, you’re home free!

Level 5 – Cog Jog

  1. Puzzle Piece #1:Head left from the start and leap into the light to find a puzzle piece.
  2. NOTE: This marks the first of four levels where you have to find a red button in order to unlock the final level of the world.
  3. Head right across the spinning platforms until you reach a barrel. Carefully time your shots so that you shoot through the gaps and make sure to grab the “K” by shooting into the wall and bouncing back into the barrel.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: After you get the “K” and are back on solid ground, jump off the left side and you’ll land in a barrel that will shoot you to the next puzzle piece.
  5. Work your way across the next group of moving platforms to your right until you reach a pair of platforms that will tilt as well as move.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: Jump to the second tilting platform and blow on the pinwheel to turn on the lightbulb and reveal a puzzle piece.
  7. Jump on to the next platform and ride it to the right. When it reaches the end, wait for it to tilt up, then roll jump off of it to grab the “O.”
  8. Get the DK barrel and hit the continue marker as you continue right.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Ride the next platform up and then jump to the left into a pipe near the flying tiki. Inside will be a bonus room.
  10. Puzzle Piece #5: When you come back from the bonus room, get back on the rotating platforms and ride it up to the top. Jump to hit the light to get another puzzle piece.
  11. Continue heading right until you reach the next piece of solid land. Make sure not to use the barrel yet!
  12. Puzzle Piece #6: Jump on to the platform above and work your way up to the top platform. Do this by jumping on to the bottom platform, riding it to the top, then jumping to the second platform when the platforms sways to the right and descends. Diddy’s jet pack will help immensely here. Once you reach the top, you’ll find the puzzle piece suspended in the air.
  13. Puzzle Piece #7:Head back to the left and grab the barrel. Bring it to the right and jump to the next tilting platform. Jump across the gap and hit the bag along the way to collect another puzzle piece.
  14. Continue to the right past the next barrel and you’ll land on a circular platform with a bunch of bananas forming an arrow that points down.
  15. Red Switch #1 Pound the circular platform to get it to start spinning. Wait until you see a hole to drop through and then pound the red switch.
  16. When you return to the level, head right and hop into the barrel. Shoot between the gaps and make sure to quickly jump into the next barrel.
  17. Puzzle Piece #8: Shoot to the next two barrels to land on a platform, then roll jump to the left to land on top of one of the rotating platforms. From there, you can grab the puzzle piece to the left.
  18. Head right and bounce off the flying tiki to get the “N.” Continue forward to reach a checkpoint.
  19. Grab hold of the grassy side of the spinning platform and ride it to the next one.
  20. Puzzle Piece #9: Ride the next grassy spinning circle all the way to the top to find the final puzzle piece next to a flying tiki.
  21. Continue heading right along the grassy circular platforms until you spot the “G.”
  22. The “G” is a little tricky to get. You need to ride the platform around until you’re able to jump off and land on the non grassy side of the platform. From there, you need to grab the “G” quickly and then jump on the edge of the platfor so you can either drop back on to the grassy side, or jump to the platform on the right.
  23. All that’s left is one more barrel blast to the end of the level.

Level 6 – Switcheroo

  1. This level can be quite the mind bender. The blue and red platforms are controlled by switches in the environment. When you touch a blue switch, the blue platforms will disappear and the red platforms will emerge. When you hit a red switch, the opposite will happen.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: Head right until you reach the open area with two red platforms and one blue. Get to the top right red platform and then roll jump to the left so that you don’t touch the blue switch. Continue to the left and roll through the chickens to reach a barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  3. Now head right, remembering to jump through the switch to make a platform appear under you.
  4. Get the DK Barrel and then jump over the electrified gap. Hit the switch to cause a tire to drop, which you can use to bounce to the switch above.
  5. Head right until you reach a large blue platform with multiple switches. Drop down on to the blue platform, jump through the two lone switches and make sure to land on the vine. When you swing through the line of switches, the blue platform should appear, so drop down and collect the “K.”
  6. Grab on to the next vine and climb up so you move through the gap of switches. Then drop down to the blue platform and continue heading right.
  7. Red Switch #2: Continue heading right as far as you can until you reach a wall and a blue switch above. Flip it and then head left. Drop into the gap to enter the switch room.
  8. When you return, start climbing up the vertical passage and collect the “O” along the way.
  9. Puzzle Piece #2: Jump on to the blue platform to the left of the long line of red switches. Roll jump to the right so that you get under the switches and still manage to get on the platform on the right while the switches are still red. From there, you can just jump normally through the switches and eventually reach the puzzle piece at the top.
  10. Head right to the continue marker and you’ll come to another tricky platforming section.
  11. Drop through the first set of switches to land on a red block. Jump through the switches again to land on a blue block.
  12. Puzzle Piece #3: This is tricky, but roll jump to the next blue block to the right and then from there, roll jump again to the right to land on a platform with a barrel above. Beat the bonus room to collect the puzzle piece.
  13. When you emerge from the bonus room, jump to hit the switch and then grab the DK barrel on the other side.
  14. Use the tires to bounce over the next three red switches but then hit the next one up high.
  15. Do a small bounce over the switch to the right. A small bounce is performed by just bouncing without touching the jump button. From there line yourself up with the “N” and do a high bounce to grab it.
  16. Continue to the next solid platform. Hit the switch and then jump to the tires on the left. Wait for the electric balls to move all the way to the left, then bounce over them and continue heading right before they can run into you.
  17. Hit the next continue marker and then short hop over to the blue platform so you don’t touch the switch above.
  18. Hit the next red switch and land on the red platform to the right. Next, jump to the blue switch and count on landing on the blue platform below.
  19. Puzzle Piece #4: Roll jump to the left so you jump through the red switches and land on the top red platform. From there, do another roll jump to the left to land on the blue platform above the checkpoint where a puzzle piece awaits.
  20. Get back on the previous blue platform and jump straight up to grab hold of the grassy top.
  21. Drop down to the red platform below without touching the switch. Duck to avoid the electric ball and then jump over the tire to get the “G.”
  22. Bounce off the tire and grab on to the grassy top again. Climb to the right and drop down when you’re over the blue switch so you land on the blue platform below.
  23. Climb down the grassy side and then jump to the left through the switch to grab on to the red grassy side. Climb up and jump to the red platform on the left.
  24. Climb across the grassy ceiling and drop down to the red platform without touching any of the switches. Jump through the right most switch and hold on to the grassy ceiling.
  25. Either jump over the top red switch with a high bounce or jump between them with a short bounce. Either way, make sure not to touch the next two red switches and grab on to the next grassy top.
  26. Drop down through the red switch to land on the red platform and then duck to avoid the electric balls.
  27. Jump to the right and start climbing up the blocks.
  28. Puzzle Piece #5: When you get on top of the first set of red blocks, roll jump to the left to find a platform with the final puzzle piece.
  29. Jump back and work your way to the top to reach the end of the level.

Level 7 – Music Madness

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: From the start, head left to find a vine that you can pull to open a door that will lead you to the first puzzle piece.
  2. A general tip for this level is to use the music as a guide to let you know when the drum is going to get hit
  3. Head to the right past the crushing drums and cymbals until you see a bundle of bananas sitting all by itself above a gap. Drop down into a barrel under the bananas it will shoot you up. Use this to get on top of the cymbals and collect the “K.”
  4. Continue heading right to the first continue marker.
  5. Puzzle Piece #2: Use the audio cues to let you know when the cymbal to the left is about to drop. When it does, roll jump to the left so you wind up on top of it. From there, continue left to reach a barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  6. Jump into the barrel to the right to blast over to a new area. Use the DK Barrel to kill the flamethrower robot and stomp the robochicken.
  7. Once again, use the audio cues to help you figure out when the platforms are going to move in this next area. It will help you out immensely.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: The next puzzle piece will show up about halfway through this section along the bottom. Get on the platform to the left of the piece and roll jump through it.
  9. Near the end, you’ll spot the “O” moving left and right between two platforms. Jump to grab it and make sure to land on the platform as it moves to the other side.
  10. Jump to the next ledge and hit the continue marker
  11. Head right past the long set of hammers and stomp on the robot to stun him momentarily.
  12. Puzzle Piece #4: While the bot is stunned, pound the ground near the container to reveal another puzzle piece.
  13. Carefully continue through the next set of hammers and then jump on the platform to the right. Let it rise to the top and then jump to grab the “N.”
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: Directly below the “N” is a trap door that leads to another trap door that leads to the last puzzle piece.
  15. Continue heading right, making sure to jump to the platform just as the hammer goes up.
  16. After you get past the hammers, you’ll reach another continue marker
  17. In this next section, the yellow jets will blow air and the red ones blow fire. You can use the air to rise up to collect items and use them as a break to wait for the flames on the next platform to subside.
  18. Red Switch #3 When you reach the area where you see two platforms, a trap door, two flame jets at the top and two robochickens on the bottom, pound through the trap door to reach the red switch room.
  19. Continue to the right until you reach a barrel that will take you to a section with gigantic hammers that will send you flying into the air.
  20. Use the lift you get from the hammers to leap over them. Be careful not to touch any part of the hammer or you will take damage.
  21. A couple more giant hammers and you’ll reach the end of the level.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You won’t be able to access the rocket that takes you to this boss until you find the three red buttons in the previous three levels. You’ll know which levels you’ve missed by looking at the world map and seeing which levels have red lights going to the rocket.

BOSS – Feather Fiend

  1. When the fight begins, run under his foot and wait in between his legs. When the second foot rises, run under that and wait at the right corner of the arena.
  2. The boss will eventually make its way back to you. When it is within one step of the right corner, get ready to run under his leg again. This time though, he’ll lift his right leg again, prompting you to run back to the right into the corner again.
  3. Wait again for the boss to reach the left corner. When it does, it will jump into the air and try to stomp you. Quickly roll out of the way.
  4. It will try to jump and stomp you one more time, so promptly run away and wait for its next attack.
  5. After the two stomps, it will jump over your head and spin around. Again, get out of the way, but this time remain close by when it lands.
  6. The boss’s bottom panel will flip and become grassy. When it lands, it will start alternately stomping both feet, so quickly run under the foot when it raises and grab hold of the grassy panel. Once you’ve grabbed on, start shaking the remote to punch it repeatedly.
  7. After you let go, run back to the right end of the arena and wait.
  8. Repeat the above strategy until its grassy panel is shown again. This time, instead of stomping, it will first scratch the ground for a little while. Just wait for it to finish.
  9. After scratching the ground, it will begin raising its legs again, giving you an opportunity to sneak underneath and beat up its underbelly.
  10. Repeat this process one more time to destroy the legs and move on to phase 2.
  11. In phase 2, the boss will fly overhead and drop chicken eggs. When they hit the ground, the eggs will be come enemies that will just roam around hoping you run into them.
  12. Find a gap between the chicken eggs and bounce on the chickens while you wait for the boss to attack.
  13. After a short while, the boss will crash down in an attempt to stomp you. Avoid this and then quickly jump on its head while its vulnerable.
  14. Repeat this process three times to bring this fight to its end.

World 8 – Volcano

Level 1 – Furious Fire

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head right from the start, past the jumping fireballs and head through the wall under the first platform to find a puzzle piece.
  2. Jump across the platforms to the right and make sure to duck under the large slow moving fireballs.
  3. Grab the DK Barrel and then continue to the right. You’ll spot the “K” suspended on a platform above. Wait for an opening between the fireballs and then jump to it.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: You’ll spot the next puzzle piece in plain sight as you continue heading right after getting the “K.” Continue moving forward until you’re able to jump up to the platforms above. Then just make your way carefully to the left until you reach the puzzle piece. Make sure you’re ready to duck under the fireballs coming your way.
  5. You’ll spot the “O” under a platform in a really tough spot. To get it, jump to the platform to the right and then roll jump so that when you jump, you go right through the “O” and land back on the platform above it.
  6. Pound the DK Switch up ahead to cause lava to rise and shoot your platform up to the next area. Pass the continue marker up ahead and then continue rightwards.
  7. The “N” is located near a flaming tiki on a small platform. Wait for the Tiki to move to the right side so you have enough time and space to blow on him to get rid of the flames. From there, just jump on him and grab the letter.
  8. Get to the top platform and then pound the cracked rocks to drop down to the platform below.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: After you get to the bottom, head through the wall to the left to reach a secret barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: Head right past the fireballs and flaming tikis until you spot a vine. Pull it down and then quickly jump across the platforms above to reach the puzzle piece at the end. The platforms will disappear fast, so make sure you’ve got a clear path before you jump on the vine.
  11. Continue heading right and you’ll eventually reach a tough maze-like section where fireballs come from the top and bottom all at once. Take your time and note the patterns of the fireballs before you jump right in.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: When you drop down a platform and spot the “G” to the right, drop down to the bottom floor and run to the left all the way through the wall. Inside will be the last puzzle piece.
  13. After you pass the “G”, drop down and head left to be able to pick it up.
  14. Once you pass this fireball section, all you have to do is jump across a couple more crumbling platforms to reach the end of the level.

Level 2 – Hot Rocket

  1. Head right from the start and pause on the left side of the tilting platform. When it’s tilted as far as it can go, roll jump off the right side to reach the barrel above. Complete the bonus room for a puzzle piece.
  2. Hop across the platforms to the right to reach the rocket barrel.
  3. This level is tough because fireballs actually come at you from the left as opposed to the right, giving you less time to react to them. This of course, is in addition to the collapsing ceiling that you also have to worry about.
  4. The “K” is located just under a collapsing rock. Try to touch it with just DK’s head so you don’t fly too high and run into the rock.
  5. Puzzle Piece #2: The second puzzle piece will be revealed when a fireball hits one of the falling rocks. It’ll start falling after revealing itself, so make sure you get it before it gets too close to the lava.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: After getting the previous puzzle piece, there will be two fireballs incoming from the left side that make a small gap. Try to place yourself between this gap so you’re ready for the next puzzle piece that appears on the bottom part of the screen.
  7. Eventually you’ll come to a spot that looks like a dead end. When you get close though, the passage will begin to expand, giving you a narrow opening. As you reach the end of this opening, start ascending to be ready to get the “O” high above.
  8. A short ways after getting the “O” you’ll reach a much needed checkpoint.
  9. You’ll spot the “N” in plain sight very close to the ground. It’s tough to get, but you’ve been through tougher.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: Shortly after the “N,” there will be a trail of bananas. Fly through this trail to cause a puzzle piece to appear.
  11. After you get the “N,” you’ll reach a part where fire snakes dance together and form circles. Fly straight to get in the center of the first circle, then ascend to get over the incoming snake. After you clear the snake, descend quickly, but pace yourself so you can level out before you touch the lava. Close to the lava will be the “G.”
  12. When you get the “G,” stay on the bottom half of the screen hovering of the lava until you don’t see anymore snakes in front of you. When that happens, quickly get back to the middle of the screen and remain there to avoid the next group of snakes.
  13. Puzzle Piece #5: In this last section, there will be a trail of bananas placed deathly close to the lava. You need to pick up every one of them in order to get the puzzle piece to appear. Good luck.

Level 3 – Roasting Rails

  1. Proceed to the right until you reach the barrel that blasts you into the mine cart.
  2. Puzzle Piece #1: Before you jump into the top barrel, jump into the one just below it to reach a bonus stage.
  3. Once you’re on the cart, jump when you’re on the third piece of track that bounces up to get the “K.”
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: Once you pass the clingy ceiling section and drop back into the next minecart, don’t jump at the next cliff. Let yourself fall to a platform below where a puzzle piece is waiting, then jump to the barrel.
  5. Puzzle Piece #3: As soon as you enter the next minecart, jump to land on a cart above and collect the next puzzle piece.
  6. Be ready to duck under the flaming tikis .
  7. Go down the next slope and jump well before the cart nears the end to avoid the fireball that jumps out from the lava ahead.
  8. Slide down the next slope but don’t jump until you fall into the “O.”
  9. Use short jumps to get into the carts ahead and make sure to jump at the peak of the track before it starts sloping down to grab the “N”
  10. Once you reach the bottom you’ll find a continue marker.
  11. Remember to jump earlier than you might normally would to avoid the flaming tikis up ahead. You need room to jump to the next platform.
  12. When you reach the sinking platform, wait for the fireball to drop before proceeding.
  13. Puzzle Piece #4: While you wait, pound the container for a puzzle piece.
  14. Bounce off the Tiki Tank at the end to reach the next cart
  15. When you reach the clingy ceiling section, drop down at the end of the first part and then continue climbing at the end of the second part.
  16. Puzzle Piece #5: When you reach the end of the third part, drop down and then quickly jump back to pick up the puzzle piece.
  17. Wait for the fireball up ahead to drop and then continue climbing along the ceiling until you reach a barrel that will take you to another cart.
  18. Ride the cart down the slope but be ready to jump as soon as you see the “G”
  19. Soon after the “G” the slope will empty in the lava and you’ll have to jump to another cart. Cart hop a couple of more times to reach the end of the level.

Level 4 – Smokey Peak

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Head right until you reach the DK Platform. Pound it to lower the platform with the Rambi box. With Rambi in tow, head back to the start and crash through the giant gear to open up the wall to the left, revealing a puzzle piece.
  2. Head right with Rambi and note that you can crash through the gears to drop platforms and plow through the block walls. Pause when you reach the platform just before the “K”.
  3. Dismount Rambi and leave him on this platform by holding down and pressing 1. Jump to the block platform to the right to get the “K”.
  4. Puzzle Piece #2: To get the next puzzle piece up ahead, you’ll need to bounce off the flying tiki.
  5. Once you get the puzzle piece, you can get back on Rambi and continue plowing through everything as you head right.
  6. When you spot the obstacles that drip molten lava, continue heading forward past them and count them as you go. When you reach the platform before the fifth one, dismount Rambi and head forward on foot to hop on the stone blocks and collect the “O”.
  7. Get back on Rambi and continue heading forard past the continue marker.
  8. Puzzle Piece #3: When you spot a spinning circle of bananas, collect all of them to get a puzzle piece.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: After you get the third puzzle piece, you’ll come to an area with lots of stone walls to plow through. When you see the Rambi gear, smash it and then pause before you break the next block. Dismount Rambi and hop on to the platform on foot to reach the platform with the puzzle piece.
  10. Head through the continue marker you’ll reach an area where you have to time your jumps to make it through lava falls.
  11. When you reach the second lava fall, the “N” will drop just after the last bit of lava. You need to time your jump so that just as the lava finishes dropping, you jump to grab the “N.”
  12. You’re going to need to pick up the pace in this last section. Remember to shake the controller continuously to make Rambi run at full speed.
  13. The “G” will appear on a small platform the second time the level slopes downhill. Be quick to jump off after getting it or you’ll fall along with the platform.
  14. Puzzle Piece #5: When you reach the end of the level barrel, dash jump to the right to reach a small platform with the final puzzle piece.

Level 5 – Bobbing Basalt

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Pound the cauldron to the left of the start for an easy puzzle piece.
  2. Time your jumps carefully in this level. Much of it involves jumping between lava pits while fireballs jump up and platforms sink into the lava. Take note of the glowing hot platforms. These will dip into the lava on the way down.
  3. Puzzle Piece #2: The next puzzle piece is in plain sight above a giant tiki drum. Bounce off its top to reach the piece.
  4. The “K” block is located in the area where a multitude of tiny flaming rocks fall from the sky. Carefully maneuver through them and pick up the “K” along the way.
  5. Use the barrel and pound the DK Switch to lower the next platform.
  6. Puzzle Piece #3: Collect all of the coins and bananas in the structure to the right and then jump to the small platform below at the end to get a puzzle piece.
  7. The “O” will be in plain sight between two platforms to the right. Just time your jump properly and it should be easy to grab.
  8. Avoid the bats and jump past the crumbling platforms to reach a continue marker and a DK Barrel. If you want puzzle piece #6, you’re going to need to carry this barrel all the way through the next couple of steps.
  9. Puzzle Piece #4: Shortly after you pass the checkpoing, head right to the next platform and wait for a plaftorm that sinks into the lava to appear. When it reaches its peak, jump to enter a barrel that will take you to a bonus room.
  10. Continue heading right. After you pass the single crumbling platform, there will be a section up ahead that presents you with two paths. Take the bottom path and jump along the small platforms to eventually reach the “N.” Use short jumps so you don’t end up on the top path.
  11. Puzzle Piece #5: After getting the “N”, jump up to the top path and head left. Blow on the pinwheel to cause bananas to fall. Keep on blowing and eventually a puzzle piece will fall as well.
  12. Head right and wait for an opening between the fireballs. You need to run in spurts to keep yourself inside this small opening while the fireballs continue shooting up.
  13. <Puzzle Piece #6: If you managed to hold on to that DK Barrel through this whole time, congratulations. Drop down to the small platform below and throw the barrel into the wall to the right. Make sure to complete this bonus stage or all of your efforts will have been for naught./li>
  14. Carefully time your jumps in this next section. All of the platforms that rise out of the lava will go back into the lava on the way down.
  15. Puzzle Piece #7: When you reach a stationary platform again, blow on the second plant to cause a puzzle piece to fly out.
  16. The “G” is really tricky to get. When you land on the platform just before it, inch as far as you can to the right. Wait for the platform to fall enough for you to grab it, and then immediately jump to the next platform before you fall to your death. From there, just jump from the next platform to reach the end of the level.

Level 6 – Moving Melters

  1. Puzzle Piece #1: Grab the barrel at the start and head right. Jump on to the end platform and wait on it as it gives you a ride down the lava stream. When you spot a platform, jump on it and then jump to the bag with the barrel still in hand. The bag will break and reveal a puzzle piece.
  2. Jump on the next platform when it cools down and avoid the flaming rocks by either jumping over them or ducking.
  3. Get on the wheel when it drops and be ready to jump for the “K” when it is within reach.
  4. Hop in the barrel before the wheel drops and time your shot so you go in between the flaming rocks.
  5. After you speed along the lava, jump to a platform and pound the cauldron for a heart.
  6. Continue moving from platform to platform to make your way to the right until you spot a couple of wheels moving down a slope of lava.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: Jump on one of the wheels and wait until it gets below the platform to the left. When you’re low enough, jump to the left to go through the puzzle piece and land back on the platform.
  8. Hop up the rolling wheels and you’ll spot the “O” on the top platform with a hopping fireball. Collect the letter and then jump to the next wheel.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: Try to wait on the left side of this spinning wheel in preparation for a puzzle piece to come out of the lava. It’s extremely hard to get this and survive, so don’t stress if you die trying to get it. As long as you don’t get a game over or quit the level before reaching the end, you don’t need to get this again.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: Jump to the platform on the left and blow the pinwheel to lower a platform. Jump on the platform and let it take you up into a bonus room.
  11. Shoot through the next barrel to grab the “N” and then ride the platform across the lava to a bunch of small platforms that are sinking.
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: Quickly jump to the platform on the right right to grab the puzzle piece before it sinks.
  13. Maneuver around the platforms to position yourself in the gaps between the fireballs. The “G” will eventually drop along with one of the platforms, so make sure to pick it up.
  14. Getting through this is probably the hardest single section in the game. The best advice I can give is to try to stay at the top as much as possible. This is where the most gaps between the fireballs tend to be. Once the amount of fireballs appears to die down and there’s no more platforms to jump on, get on the right side and be ready to jump to the end of the level barrel.

Level 7 – Red Red Rising

  1. The platforms in the first part of this level will shoot out of the lava for a brief period of time. Watch for the bubbles to let you know when they are going to emerge.
  2. Count four platforms out. When you reach the fourth platform, be ready to jump to the left to grab the “K,” then roll jump to the right to land on the next one.
  3. The next large platform you land on will slowly tilt and fall to the right.
  4. Puzzle Piece #1: This puzzle piece is also a shortcut. When you land on the large platform that slowly tilts to the right, stand on the left side and be ready to jump on a platform that is about to shoot up. You can look at the bubbles below to give yourself an idea of where and when to jump. Complete the bonus room for a puzzle piece and a trip past a couple of dangerous and tricky platforms.
  5. Continue past the next group of platforms to reach the continue marker.
  6. Head to the right past the flaming tiki and wait on the platform for the lava to start rising. Use the emerging platforms to work your way up.
  7. Puzzle Piece #2: Keep an eye out on the left side for a puzzle piece that becomes revealed when a slab of rock pulls away.
  8. When you reach the part with the fireballs, you’ll spot the “O” on the left side. This section is tricky. You don’t need to completely rush through it. Doing so will likely just get you hit by the fireballs. The lava doesn’t move up that fast, so as long as you can get a decent head start on it in the prior sections, you can spare some time here to make sure you don’t get hit.
  9. Puzzle Piece #3: When you come to the point where platforms come out of the wall, jump on top of the platform that squishes all the way and head right to find a puzzle piece.
  10. Puzzle Piece #4: When you spot the three platforms with a hopping fireball, wait for the stone to the left to extend all the way to find a puzzle piece.
  11. Bounce off the Tiki Tank to reach the “N” on the platform above
  12. Puzzle Piece #5: When you reach the next group of crushers, the final puzzle piece will be located on the left side of the last crusher.
  13. When you finally reach the end, you’ll spot a barrel. Hop in it and start blasting off. Start counting the barrels you enter from the start. On the sixth barrel, pause for a split second and wait for the “G” to move in front of the barrel before blasting to the next one.
  14. Keep on blasting and you’ll eventually reach the end of the level.

BOSS – Tiki Tong Terror

    Phase 1 – Tower Flight

  1. You’ve made it! Well, actually not quite. You still need to go through a rocket section before you actually make it to the final boss of the game.
  2. Press 2 to boost upward and remember to follow the banana trail to remain in safety.
  3. After you pass the first group of stationary obstacles, get ready to boost to avoid the obstacles that are about to encroach from the sides.
  4. Dodge the next group of stationary obstacles and then be ready to avoid sawblades that move right and left.
  5. In the next section, quickly boost to grab the 1-up. Balloons will come up from the bottom and track your movements. Lead them to the top corner, go under the one right below you, and then move to the opposite corner and do the same for the next one.
  6. You’ll dodge a few more stationary obstacles before having to boost again to avoid getting smashed by two more from the sides.
  7. Next, follow the banana trail to avoid slamming into the square blocks, then you’ll avoid another sawblade, and finally more platforms coming from the sides. Once you pass those, you’ll reach the top.
  8. Phase 2 – Tiki Tong

  9. The first goal for this fight is to destroy the boss’s hands. You can do this by jumping on the red jewels on top of them.
  10. In order to hit his hands though, you’ll need to avoid his attacks. I would recommend not standing in the middle for this fight. Stay close to one of the ends in case he goes for his clapping move.
  11. When he puts both hands on the sides of the platform with the palms facing down, duck to avoid getting swiped.
  12. When he raises a singe palm over your head, run left or right to avoid getting smashed. You can punish him for this attack by jumping on the jewel after he drops his hand.
  13. When he puts up his hands and wiggles his fingers, he’s going to slam the middle of the arena. Quickly roll to the side and jump on the top of his hands when he drops them.
  14. When he puts both hands on the sides of the platform with the palms facing toward you, he’s about to clap. Quickly run to one of the hands and jump on top of it. You’ll be able to bounce on top and just wait until he claps his hands together.
  15. When you destroy one hand, the moves will still be the same, but sometime he may go for a feint. If he feints, just keep moving to avoid his second attack, which will usually come right after he laughs for a bit.
  16. If you take damage, be on the look out for hearts after you hit his jewel, or when he uses his swiping attack with his palm facing up. If you jump instead of ducking under the hand, you’ll get a heart.
  17. After destroying both hands, the head will come into the foreground to join the fight. The first thing it will do is crash down into the ground. Jump over the shockwave and then bounce on the red switch on top of its head.
  18. After hitting him once, Tiki Tong will swoop over the platform. Duck to avoid taking damage.
  19. When the boss shoots a bunch of fireballs, either run under them right when they’re unleashed, or run all the way to the right and jump over them when they level out with the ground.
  20. If you end up needing health, the boss will periodically drop hearts. Wait for their flames to go out before picking them up.
  21. After three hits, the boss will be done and you’ll have completed Donkey Kong Country Returns!

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16 Comments on Donkey Kong Country Returns Walkthrough

ronnie

On November 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm

ummmm……it says “below you’ll find a complete walkthrough for this game….dont see it!!.lol….donkey kong country returns..

Jason

On November 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Methinks this page is still in progress.

batman

On November 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

what the , sure doesnt seem like a full walkthrough, the game has been out for a week now, im on the second last world and i beat the last level but for some reason it wont let me get to world 8, all i need to know is how to get to the last world

ToneEQ

On November 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

@batman
Find the 3 big red buttons in the last three levels in world 7.

leesha

On December 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm

How come there’s no walkthrough for the bonus levels in each world? (The ones that open up after you get all the KONG letters from every level in each world)

Darrell

On December 28, 2010 at 10:15 am

I am more confused on what is between the Golden Temple and world 1. It appears to be an entire world, do we need to get all the puzzle pieces on each world to unlock this?? Or is this time trials?

The rest of the game was extremely interesting and challenging. Now my 6 year old is working on the time trials.

Tommy

On January 4, 2011 at 12:48 am

This guide is awesome, the olny thing i have a concern with is the secret stages in each level. can you post the walkthroughs for those as well?

Mitchell

On January 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

Tommy,

To be honest, the reason why they weren’t included was because I was having a hard time with them myself haha. Now that I’ve beaten them though, I’ll get to work on including the secret levels within the week.

Ashley

On January 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Mitchell, this is an AMAZING guide! Thank you so much for making it! I have had such a blast beating this game! Please post the secret levels as soon as you can! I can’t wait to use them!!!

Luke

On January 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

AWESOME GAME great walkthrough I have beaten ccompletely now unlocked all secret levels, beat them to unlock golden temple, only one level in golden temple, lame I was more disapointed that the puzzle pieces dont do much i collected all including the temple and nothing! big reward is mirror now everything is backwards no diddy no inventory and you only get 1 heart.

joker

On February 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

hey batman why dont u get a life because you say the game has been out a week and you are already on world 7 wow do you do anyting else

Dlee

On April 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Could you please host the walkthrough for 3-1 (Wonky Waterway) and the secret levels? I have had enough of waiting already!

Cassie sayz boo

On June 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

Okay what about the golden temple where do you find the rare orbs???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Balto J. S.

On July 15, 2011 at 5:52 am

Still stuck trying to get to the top of the tower on the boss course in world 8. 2 button doesnt do anything, I still crash on the first obstacle that moves and get no further, lives are falling like dominoes.

larry

On July 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

This guide is incomplete. There is a level 9 if you wait till the end of the credits except I don’t know how to get the secret orbs. Anyone know?

supergirl

On June 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

ell im stuck on world 8 and i cant figure it out