Bramble Scramble

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Platformer Level
Bramble Scramble
World-Level 4 - 3 (DKC2)
3 - 5 (DKL2)
Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Land 2
Notes This is the second bramble level of the games.
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Bramble Scramble is the nineteenth level of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, as well as the twentieth level of Donkey Kong Land 2, a similar game for the Game Boy system. It is the third area of Krazy Kremland in Donkey Kong Country 2, and the fifth area of the same world in Donkey Kong Land 2.

This is the second bramble level of the games, which is strangely located in the amusement park, Krazy Kremland. Here, Diddy and Dixie Kong must climb vine and use the help of the Animal Friend, Squawks, to progress. Squitter, found in this level only in Donkey Kong Country 2, can also be found in a hidden area of the level. Sharp brambles trace the outside of the area, and one touch of them can cause one of the two Kongs to run away. Several enemies also lurk around this level, including Krooks, Kannons, Kloaks, Zingers, Flitters, Click-Clacks, and Mini Neckies.

Level layout[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2[edit]

The Kongs stand at the beginning of the level.

At the beginning of the level, the Kongs must walk down a wooden path and jump over the brambles to reach a horizontal vine. On the way to the vine, they encounter a Krook and a DK Barrel. A hidden area is behind the entrance to the level, and it contains a Barrel Cannon, the letter K, a Banana Bunch, and, in the Game Boy Advance version of the game, a Diddy Barrel that can shoot the primates to a photograph. Once the Kongs reach the aforementioned vine, they encounter several Zingers that they must dodge to progress. One of these Zingers guards a Banana Bunch. There is a vertical vine near here that leads up to a Krook in a small alcove, and then up to a wooden platform that holds a Click-Clack. An Invincibility Barrel is hidden high above here, and it can help the heroes journey through a bramble-filled pit located just ahead, which leads to a Bonus Barrel. On the other side of this pit, the heroes can find a trio of spaced-out, wooden platforms that are structured on top of the brambles. A Krook stands between two of these platforms. The third of the three platforms here supports an Animal Crate containing Squawks the Parrot. The Animal Friend is required to progress north, where there is a wide path among the brambles that they must travel through.

There are Zingers and Flitters in the way, and one of the Zingers blocks an opening that leads a wide area that contains many bananas, a Banana Coin, and a DK Barrel. Once they pass a pair of Zingers, one of which that is red and therefore indestructible at this point of the level, they reach a DK Barrel in a corner. A path among the brambles is below here, and as the primates travel down it, a Krook throws its hook at them. A pair of red, indestructible Zingers also fly in their way as they descent. At the bottom of the area, they can discover more Zingers and Flitters. Some of these Zingers fly together in circles around the wide passage, much like Boo Buddies from Super Mario World. Upon passing these foes, the Kongs approach a Kannon that shoots kannonballs below it as it stands in a square-shaped section of brambles. Some bananas and a Banana Bunch float above the foe, but the area around them is much longer and thinner than the one below the enemy. After continuing past the Kannon and a lone Zinger, the primates reach an alcove with the letter O in it. If they head north from here, they come past two more Krook enemies, who throw their hooks at the heroes as they pass. The second Krook stands in front of a thin alcove that holds a pair of Banana Coins. A No Animal Sign sits on some wooden boards ahead of here, and once it is reached, Squawks disappears and the Kongs are given a Banana Bunch. The Star Barrel floats in front of a long, vertical vine nearby.

Squitter travels in a hidden section of the level.

To the right of the vine, there is a set of brambles that can be jumped through to reach a hidden area that contains an Animal Barrel that holds Squitter the Spider and several collectibles, including a DK Coin. At the end of this hidden area, there is a No Animal Sign that causes Squitter to disappear when reached. The Kongs are given an Extra Life Balloon in return. There is an Auto Fire Barrel ahead of the sign that can fire the primates out of the hidden area and to the section of the level that contains the second Animal Crate for Squawks. If the heroes choose not to take the hidden path, they can instead continue up the aforementioned vine to reach a horizontal vine with a DK Barrel under the end of it. A few Mini Neckies attack them as they climb the vine, and a Zinger also surrounds the DK Barrel. To progress, the primates much climb east along the horizontal vine, and, along the way, pass a Kannon that shoots kannonballs from above them. After they climb an additional vertical vine, they reach a long, thin area with a horizontal vine running through it.

A Kannon at the end of the vines shoots kannonballs across the area. A few alcoves are scattered along the passage to be used to the Kongs' advantage in dodging the attacks. They soon meet the Kannon, who they must jump over to reach a separate vine that they can use to hang over some wooden boards with Click-Clacks on them. If the primates manage to climb over the small wall of brambles to the right of here, they make their way down along a trail of bananas and onto an Animal Crate containing another Squawks. The parrot can help them pass a pair of Zingers in their way and fly through the large area located just ahead, which many more Zingers are scattered throughout. All of these Zingers are red, meaning that they cannot be defeated by any of the heroes' attacks at this point. The letter N floats in the top-right corner of this area, and in the bottom-right corner of it, they can find a passage that holds a DK Barrel. As they continue through the rather wide passage, a few Zingers, most of which that are red, fly in their way. The last two of these Zingers guard a Golden Feather in the Game Boy Advance version of the game.

North of here, there is a path that leads up to circular area with a few red Zingers flying through it. After the heroes make their way through here, they access a wider passage to the east with several red and yellow Zingers hovering through it. A few Mini-Neckies wait ahead of here to dive at the Kongs as they approach. The primates can then find another circular area to the north with several red Zingers flying throughout it. One of the red Zingers is stationary and blocks the Kongs' path, so they must take the long way around the round path. Once they successfully progress through here, they access a wider passage that contains a quadruplet of Kloaks that constantly throw crates at the heroes, until they are defeated. A No Animal Sign is near here on some wooden boards attached to the top of some brambles. Once they reach it, Squawks disappears and they are given the letter G in return. An End of Level Target is located at the bottom of a small ledge located ahead of here. If they hit the target from a high place, they are given a prize, such as an Extra Life Balloon.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Dixie dodges a few Zingers as she climbs down a rope.

The level begins in front of a Banana Bunch on some wooden planks that hold the Kongs over the sharp brambles. Some more wooden planks are ahead to help them progress safely. A DK Barrel is above one of the sets of planks, while a Krook stands on the planks after it. The primates can bounce on a nearby Flitter to reach a long vine that they must climb up to progress. If they climb down on the vine, they come past a Zinger and then reach a set of wooden planks that support a Click-Clack. The letter K is located in this area. To the right of the same vine, there is a Banana Bunch above more planks. As the heroes climb upwards on this vine, a Zinger flies in their way. Once they pass the foe, they reach a horizontal vine. If they climb to the left on the vine, they can find a Krook, a Banana Coin, and a Banana Bunch, but if they travel to the right, they progress to a Zinger and a short, vertical vine. They must drop down from this vine to land on some wooden planks that hold a Click-Clack. This is followed by some more planks and another Click-Clack. From here, they can reach the remaining part of the previous horizontal vine. As they climb across this, a Zinger tries to attack them. Soon, they make their way to a vertical vine that they must climb down to reach some more wooden planks with a Click-Clack on them. A trio of Zingers fly in their way as they climb down the vine.

An Animal Barrel is located at the bottom of the vine, and if it is entered, the primates are turned into Squawks the Parrot. The parrot can help them progress through a wide path placed among the brambles. As he begins his flight, he encounters a Zinger and a Banana Bunch, and then heads north. There are many bananas and Zingers on the way. At the top of the area, the hero meets a few Flitters, and then heads down another path full of Zingers. There is a fork-in-the-road on the way through here. If Squawks continues downwards, he reaches the letter O, a Banana Coin, and some bananas, but if he travels to the right as he heads down the area, he encounters some more Flitters and a DK Barrel. There are some more Zingers and Flitters north of here, but after they are passed, the parrot reaches a No Animal Sign, which causes him to turn back into the Kongs. As the primates continue forward, they must make sure to land on the wooden planks on top of the brambles. On the way along the platforms, they encounter a Flitter and a Click-Clack, and then reach a vertical vine that is surrounded by a few other vines. The vine to the right of here can help them access an area with a horizontal vine that leads past a Zinger and back to the platform holding the No Animal Sign. The vine to the left helps the Kongs reach some wooden planks with a Click-Clack walking along them. Another vine is northwest of the last vine, and it leads to a Zinger and a hidden Bonus Barrel. If the heroes continue west from here, they reach a long set of wooden planks with the Star Barrel and a DK Barrel above them.

Diddy climbs some vines near the end of the level.

There is a large group of vines ahead of here with many Zingers swarming around them. The letter N is located at the beginning of this vine area. Soon, the primates pass a Flitter and then head towards a vertical vine that they can use to climb past a few Zingers and safely reach a few sections of wooden planks that hold Click-Clacks. The last set of planks are placed under an Animal Barrel that must be entered to turn into Squawks again. The parrot must be used to ascend up a slanted path with a single Zinger at the beginning of it. As the parrot approaches the top of this path, he finds a Zinger guarding a thin passage. After he defeats this Zinger and the two other Zingers located after it, he accesses a large, hidden area that contains a DK Barrel, a Banana Bunch, some more Zingers, and a DK Coin. If Squawks heads back to the area that he found the Zinger guarding the thin passage, he can find a wider passage to the west.

As he heads along this curvy path, a few Zinger fly in his way. Eventually, he reaches a DK Barrel and then flies southeast towards a No Animal Sign structured on some wooden planks. If he tries to pass this sign, he is turned back into the Kongs, who must then travel to a large, wide area full of vines, Flitters, and Zingers. As they climb through this area, they discover a Banana Coin and the letter G, which floats above the head of a Krook at the bottom of the area. A Click-Clack patrols the small set of planks that holds this Krook. If the primates make their way east through this large area, they reach some sets of wooden planks that support Click-Clacks. A Banana Bunch is above each set of planks. Eventually, the heroes make their way to a long, vertical vine that they must climb down to reach a set of planks that hold a spring. As they climb down, a few Zingers try to interfere. If Diddy or Dixie jump on the spring, the level is complete.


Donkey Kong Country 2[edit]

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: At the beginning of the level the Kongs should jump over the brambles behind them to access a secret area with the letter K.
  • O: A pathway leading upwards to the first No Animal Sign in the level is shortly before the Star Barrel. Before this path is taken, the primates should look in the bottom-left corner of the area to find an alcove with the letter O in it.
  • N: The second time the Kongs find Squawks, they should move ahead into a wide area with many Zingers. The letter N is in the top-right corner of this area.
  • G: The letter G is the prize given when the Kongs pass the second No Animal Sign for Squawks at the end of the level.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Squawks helps the primates complete a Bonus Level.
  • To find the only Bonus Level in Bramble Scramble, the heroes must get to the platform that holds the first Click-Clack in the level. If they use their Team-up move here, they find an Invincibility Barrel. After they break it, they must jump into the first abyss to the right and run through the brambles. Although the surface is sharp, the Invincibility Barrel grants them with temporary invincibility so they can walk on the obstacles. Once they travel along all of the brambles, they make their way into a Barrel Cannon. With it, they can shoot along a nearby path of bananas to land in a Bonus Barrel. The barrel can take them into a Bonus Level, where they must have the aid of Squawks to defeat all the Zingers around the area, and then grab the stars that are behind them. If all 40 stars are collected within 40 seconds, a Kremkoin appears to grab within the remaining time. The Kongs are sent back to the main level empty-handed if they run out of time, hit into a Zinger, or touch the brambles.

DK Coin[edit]

  • After the primates find the vine with the Star Barrel in front of it, they should travel to the right to find a wall of brambles. They can jump through these brambles and head through the area to find an Animal Barrel containing Squitter the Spider. After they enter it, they are turned into the spider, who must build web platforms upwards into the area ahead to find a large group of bananas, as well as two Banana Coins. At this point, Squitter should notice a lone banana floating in front of the brambles to the left. Carefully, he must build his webs to create a pathway across and ahead of this banana. If he does so, he enters a hidden area with the DK Coin in it. The arachnid can grab the coin by building more platforms to it.

Golden Feather (Game Boy Advance version only)[edit]

  • After the Kongs find the second Squawks in the level, they need to enter the large area cluttered with Zingers. Once they leave this section of the level through the bottom right corner of it, they must head under a few Zingers. When they encounter the group of two Zingers that they must go under, they can find a Golden Feather above the foes in a corner. They can safely collect this item after defeating the second Zinger in the group, who repeatedly flies over it.

Photograph (Game Boy Advance version only)[edit]

  • To find the photograph in this level, which can add a picture of Diddy rapping to the eighth page of their scrapbook, the Kongs must head backwards at the beginning of the level to discover a hidden area with a Barrel Cannon and a Diddy Barrel in it. The Barrel Cannon can be used to shoot them into the Diddy Barrel, which only works when Diddy is in the lead. The Diddy Barrel is able to shoot the Kongs to a hidden Auto Fire Barrel, which can then fire them to a photograph.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: After the heroes reach the vine after the first Flitter enemy, they should climb downwards into a hidden area. The letter K is at the bottom.
  • O: A DK Barrel is shortly before the first No Animal Sign. Right before here, the primates can find a pathway that leads past a few Zingers. If they take this path, they can find several bananas, a Banana Coin, and the letter O.
  • N: The letter N is next to the second vine after the Star Barrel.
  • G: In the area of vines right after the last No Animal Sign in the level, the letter G can be found above a Krook at the bottom of the area.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Diddy Kong climbs to a star in the first and only Bonus Level.
  • After the Kongs pass the first No Animal Sign, they must climb up on the vines nearby. When they reach the third vine, they can notuce a shorter vine slightly northwest of them. If they climb up this vine, they can find a Bonus Barrel that is guarded by a Zinger. Once they access the barrel, they are taken to a Bonus Level, where they are given 25 seconds to collect 31 stars that are scattered throughout the area on top of several vertical and horizontal vines. Once all of the stars are obtained, a Kremkoin appears at the bottom-right corner of the area. The heroes are sent back to the main level without a Kremkoin if they fail of collect it before time runs out, or if they touch any brambles.

DK Coin[edit]

  • After the heroes turn into Squawks for the second time, they must fly upwards until they see a fork-in-the-road. Squawks would usually take the left path, but instead, he should take the path to the right, where there is a trio of Zingers in their way. The parrot buddy must defeat these foes to access a hidden area with some more Zingers and the DK Coin in it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スコークス ライド
Sukōkusu raido
Squawks Ride
Spanish Destrozazarzas Brambledestroyer
French Embrouillamini Joli Beautiful Mess
German Brombeer Gedrängel (SNES)
Dornen-Desaster (GBA)
Literal translation
Thorn Disaster

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スコークスライド
Sukōkusu raido
Squawks Ride