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Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong encountering Acks
Screenshot from Donkey Kong Country Returns
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Ack

AckStacks[1] are enemies in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its port. They are a group consisting of five yellow Acks that stand atop each other like a tower. If Donkey Kong and Diddy get too close to an AckStack, the Acks lean back and fall with their mouths open. Sometimes, AckStacks take up a large amount of space when collapsing and may knock the Kongs into an abyss. Donkey Kong can dodge an AckStack by jumping back, which causes every Ack to land separately, with their fangs stuck in the floor. These Acks are vulnerable to jump attacks. Unlike normal Acks, the Kongs can defeat them with a single hit. The Kong Roll is ineffective against AckStacks, but attempting it does not damage them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャリーズファイブ[2]
Pluralized form of「アカムクジャリー」(Akamukujarī, "Ack"), combined with "five"

German Hauf-Beerchen
Bunch of Berries


  1. ^ Knight, Michael (November 21, 2010). Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-47102-4. Page 26.
  2. ^ 2010. 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 22Media:DKR Shogakukan P22.jpg.