Animal Barrel

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The Enguarde Barrel is a type of Animal Barrel

An Animal Barrel[1], also known as a Goodie Barrel[2], is a Barrel with a picture of an Animal Friend painted on the side. Unlike Animal Crates, which contains an Animal Friend, Animal Barrels transform the Kongs into its depicted Animal Friend. These Barrels first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2 and return in Donkey Kong Country 3. They also appear in their handheld counterparts, Donkey Kong Land 2 and III.

If two Kongs enter an Animal Barrel, the resulting Animal Friend has two Hit Points, with an icon of that Animal Friend the bottom-left of the screen, or bottom-right in the Donkey Kong Land titles. This icon indicates the second Hit Point. The Animal Friend loses a Hit Point if injured, and its icon disappears. The Animal Friend loses a life if it loses its second and last Hit Point. It can touch a DK Barrel for another Hit Point, which represents the missing Kong. The Animal Friend transforms back into the Kongs if it crosses the No Animal Sign.

Clapper and Parry are the only two Animal Buddies in the featured games who do not have their own Animal Barrel. In Donkey Kong Land 2, Quawks' and Squawks' Animal Barrels look identical because of the Game Boy's monochrome palette.

While Animal Barrels do not appear in Donkey Kong 64, the Animal Crates behave like them as they transform a Kong into an Animal Buddy. This behavior was also recycled for the Game Boy Color remake of Donkey Kong Country.

Types[edit]

Name Animal Buddy Games
Ellie Barrel sprite.png
Ellie Barrel
Ellie the Elephant Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III
Enguarde Barrel sprite.png
Enguarde Barrel
Enguarde the Swordfish Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III
Quawks Barrel Sprite.png
Quawks Barrel
Quawks the Parrot Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Rambi Barrel sprite.png
Rambi Barrel
Rambi the Rhino Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Rattly Barrel sprite.png
Rattly Barrel
Rattly the Rattlesnake Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Squawks Barrel sprite.png
Squawks Barrel
Squawks the Parrot Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III
Squitter Barrel sprite.png
Squitter Barrel
Squitter the Spider Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アニマルバレル
Animaru Bareru
Animal Barrel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 18.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Nintendo Player's Guide, page 15.