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Bramble is a spiked vine-like plant found in the Donkey Kong franchise.
The first appearance of Bramble is in the game, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Here, it is an obstacle featured prominently in a few levels found later in the game. The theme for bramble-based levels is called Stickerbush Symphony, and a remixed version called "Bramble Blast" is available as a CD in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Brambles return in Donkey Kong 64. Here, it is found in only one area, Fungi Forest at night. In this game Donkey Kong must use a Strong Kong Barrel to transform into his Strong Kong mode to cross a large patch of bramble which conceals a Kong Switch which must be pressed to open a nearby locked barn door.
Bramble appears in DK: Jungle Climber, where they no longer make giant mazes, but still wildly grow in levels. Some also would constantly grow shorter and longer.
In the non-Donkey Kong game Super Mario Galaxy, a few giant brambles appear in the Gusty Garden Galaxy. Several of them grow on a ring-like planet with Pull Stars in the middle. Going to this planet is only optional, as a Launch Star is meant to shoot Mario through the ring, and only a well-timed catch from a Pull Star can get Mario into the planet. This type of bramble also appear in the same galaxy on the last planet before the battle with Major Burrows in the third mission.
Brambles make their second appearance in a Mario game in New Super Mario Bros. Wii in World 5, where they act as obstacles to impede Mario's progress. After Iggy Koopa, the world boss, is defeated the bramble vines will disappear. Also, a type of bramble enemy called Bramball appears in this game.
Bramble reappears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. It appears in Somnom Woods, and can be Side Drilled through. If Mario or Luigi touch it, it acts like a wall. When it is passed through, it slightly expands.