Arctic Abyss (Donkey Kong Land 2)
Arctic Abyss is the first level to take place in an ice cavern. A lot of the level involves Diddy and Dixie swimming in the water. They encounter various underwater enemies, including Flotsams, Shuris, Puftups, and Lockjaws. There are two Enguarde Barrels in the level, and they transform the Kongs into Enguarde the Swordfish, who can defeat the underwater enemies in his path. The enemies that the Kongs encounter on land include Klampons and Spinies.
From the start of the level, the monkeys must swim down the path and turn into Enguarde. Then, as the swordfish, they must continue between the icy walls of the abyss and defeat several enemies. Enguarde needs to use the help of bananas to guide him through the path, as there are many twists, turns, and dead ends. Once the fish makes it all the way down, he must swim upwards through another path. There are more enemies here, including Shuries, Flotsams, and even Lockjaws. Puftups also expand in tight spaces to become a hard-to-pass obstacles. Soon, the animal will pass the No Animal Sign, and turn back into the Kongs. The no longer transformed heroes must then hop over a few gaps and beat foes, including Spinies and Klampons. Then, they will pass the Star Barrel and walk along the path.
Halfway through the level, the monkeys must dip into the water and turn into Enguarde again. This fish needs to then swim downwards and defeat several enemies with his sharp nose. There are still the usual foes, Lockjaws, Shuris, Flotsams, and Puftups, as he makes his way down the watery abyss. At some point, the swordfish must make a U turn, and go upwards through a different path. As he travels between the icy walls, there are many, many Puftups in the way, and they must be avoided at all costs. With the help of the banana trails, Enguarde should be able to maneuver around each of the foes, and soon make it to another No Animal Sign. This will turn him back into Diddy and Dixie, who need to cross two abysses out of the water, as well as dodge a lone Spiny. After this, they will find a spring to bounce them out of the level.'
Items and objects
To the right of the Star Barrel, either Diddy or Dixie must perform their respective cartwheel or Helicopter Spin move to get on an elevated platform. As they continue, the Kongs can find the DK Coin.