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A Tire is an object coming from the Donkey Kong Country series. It first appears in the first Donkey Kong Country game, where Tires can be moved around and can be jumped on to reach rather elevated places. Halves of Tires, which cannot be moved around, also appear on platforms floating in the air and stuck into the ground in certain areas. They also appear in Donkey Kong Land and function the same way. Tires later appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest where they only appear in the level Jungle Jinx. They appear much larger, and they can be hazardous as well if one lands on the Kongs or if a Tire crushes them by going into a wall. After several years of absence, they appear once again in DK Jungle Climber, where they come in several colors. They appear floating in mid-air in this game and they can be jumped on to reach several things such as a DK Coin. They reappear in the factory levels of Donkey Kong Country Returns looking different but acting just like they did in the first Donkey Kong Country.