Gameplay

Barrels of Fun

Barrels of Fun

Donkey Kong Island is littered with barrels. Some become cannons that launch Donkey Kong in all kinds of crazy directions, and some are filled with goodies. A few can turn into Rocket Barrels, that send him flying through the entire stage! It wouldn't be a Donkey Kong adventure without a plethora of barrels now, would it?

Ride with Rambi

Ride with Rambi

Rambi the rambunctious rhinocerous pops up in certain areas, lending Donkey Kong a horn. Hitch a ride with him to knock pests out of the way, and uncover hidden rooms by busting down shaky walls. With Rambi by his side, tough obstacles become a piece of banana cream pie.

Manic Mine Carts

Manic Mine Carts

Traveling by mine cart is the best way to head through the many caves on the island. Those tracks have gotten mighty shaky over the years, so Donkey Kong will find himself leaping from track to track, and cart to cart often. Watch out for those bottomless pits–they’re everywhere!

Collectibles & Secrets

Collectibles & Secrets

Every stage on the island is filled to the brim with bananas, secrets and all sorts of helpful items. Collecting puzzle pieces and letters that spell out K-O-N-G are just a few of the challenges for the adventurous explorer. Look extra hard and you'll find secret stages, plus more.

Cranky Kong’s Shop

Cranky Kong’s Shop

Donkey Kong’s white-bearded, grouchy grandfather, Cranky Kong, has set up shop in each world to sell helpful items like balloons, which give extra lives, and more. He tends to ramble on about anything, but may provide some helpful hints amongst all that gibberish.

Play with Friends & Family

Play with Friends & Family

Want to share the fun of Donkey Kong Country Returns with a friend? A second player can join in before any stage as Diddy Kong using a second Wii Remoteª controller. Two players can help eachother to get past tough spots, collect secret goodies, and wreak havoc on the mischevious Tiki Tribe. Go on a romp through the island, and work together to save the banana hoard!

Super Guide!

Super Guide!

Having a spot of trouble on the island? If you lose enough lives in a row, Super Kong will come to offer assistance, and complete the stage for you. Just make sure to go back and try it yourself sometime, so you can get all the secrets and goodies!