Aqueduct Assault is the third level of Donkey Kong Island in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Corresponding to the Ruins world from Donkey Kong Country Returns, it takes place over the frozen ancient aqueducts.
The level starts off in a ruined temple, only lit up by a few torches. After this, Donkey Kong has to cross a series of frozen ruins platforms, which slowly sink downwards once he steps on them. Some of the platforms spawn items such as a Puzzle Piece after they have slid down completely. After this, the player encounters a short series of Barrel Cannons that explode after use, leading to an icy slope that leads inside a temple. Enemies such as a Waldough and an Archy are found, along with a Barrel. After more platforms with ice on them, another Archy and a DK Barrel that contains Diddy Kong can be found on a platform without ice on it. The player then finds another slippery platform, a bouncy platform which is frozen over, and Professor Chops.
After this is a few more icy platforms, some of which have giant ice blocks on them. This is followed by a Barrel Cannon, which launches the player into the background for another sequence similar to this one. Another barrel is present, launching them back into the foreground, where they must begin moving quickly along a giant temple which is sinking into the abyss below. A short Blast Barrel sequence is also found. Another Blast Barrel is present at the end of the area, and it launches the player to an icy slope, which leads to the level's Slot Machine Barrel.
At the very end, the statue of the Donkey Kong sprite from the Donkey Kong arcade games that appeared in Wonky Waterway can be seen in the background, now holding a Wii U GamePad instead of a Wii Remote.
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