Aqueduct Assault

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Aqueduct Assault
Aqueduct Assault DKCTF.jpg
World-Level 6-3
Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
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Aqueduct Assault is the third level of Donkey Kong Island in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. This level is set in the Ruins world from Donkey Kong Country Returns, albeit frozen due to the Snowmads' invasion of the island.


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.


K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: It can be seen under the crumbling platform just after the first puzzle piece. Player can notice here that some items can be obtained by waiting until the platform collapses.
  • O: Located above Hootz.
  • N: Located very upper of the sliding platform. Player must use sliding ice block. The fifth puzzle piece can also be found here.
  • G: It is found on giant crumbling structure. Player must hurry here.

Puzzle Pieces[edit]

  • 1: Just before the K, there is a collapsing platform and it gives barrel cannon to the bonus room after the break down.
  • 2: After the O, there are eight rotating bananas. The Puzzle Piece comes out after grabbing all of them.
  • 3: Just after the second Puzzle Piece, there is a target and carry-able enemy.
  • 4: Before blasting into the backgrounder platforms after the checkpoint, there is a Puzzle Piece further than the cannon to the background.
  • 5: After grabbing the N, a Plump Yellow Fruit containing Puzzle Piece can be seen where ice block was previously.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese こおりのいせき
Kōri no Iseki
Ruins of Ice
Spanish Ruinas ruines Dastardly Ruins
French Aqueducs caducs Deciduous Aqueducts
German Glatteistrümmer Black Ice Rubble
Italian Fondo Friabile Brittle Bottom