Autumn Heights

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Autumn Heights
Autumn Heights from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Level(s) 10
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“Those mountains are cool to look at, but totally not my style. This place is for the birds!”
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Autumn Heights is the second island explored by the Kongs in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port of the same name, unlocked after beating the boss of Lost Mangroves, Pompy. The boss of this world is Skowl.

The environment of Autumn Heights is heavily inspired after Swiss landscapes, being a grassy mountain or canyon where pine trees, birch trees, and various species of shrubs and flowers form the prevalent vegetation. Swiss architecture is also captured in many of the buildings found in early levels, such as windmills, steeples, and chalets. Some levels take place in greeny landscapes, while others are set in red, autumnal forests. The island also features a sawmill where the trees are chopped up and processed, as well as caverns used for cheese storage by sapient mice, the Cheesy Chesters, common enemies in this world. Other common species are Schnautzels, wild boar enemies that puff fireballs out of their snouts.

Hootzes and other Snowmad relatives seem to have established a town in the higher summits of Autumn Heights. However, some of the huts specific to this town can also be found near the base of the island, during Mountain Mania. Owl statues and constructions are dedicated to the presence of Hootzes. The highest summit of the island itself depicts the visage of an owl.


Code Name/Screenshot No. of Puzzle Pieces Description
2-1 Windmill Hills
Windmill Hills
9 A level in which the Kongs are venturing by and through many windmills.
2-2 Mountain Mania
Mountain Mania
7 The first level in the game to have Rambi the Rhino available. It also heavily features bell steeples which can be collapsed with Rambi's horn.
2-3 Horn Top Hop
Horn Top Hop
5 A level taking place in a musical forest, filled with birch trees, falling leaf platforms and alphorns played by Hootzes.
2-4 Sawmill Thrill
Sawmill Thrill
5 A level where minecarts and even a sawed log of wood must be ridden through a series of sawmill hazards.
2-5 Alpine Incline
Alpine Incline
5 A stage taking place right under and above the clouds, featuring numerous hot-air balloons that can be used as platforms.
2-6 Wing Ding
Wing Ding
5 A level taking place at high altitude, where Hootzes have presumably built a town. It takes the Kongs through a series of Zip-Line Vines.
2-A CrumbleCavern.png
Crumble Cavern
7 A damp cavern level with a lot of crumbly material.
2-B Screenshot of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Rodent Ruckus
5 A level that hosts the first Rocket Barrel ride sequence in the game. It takes place inside a cheese mine with a heavy population of Cheesy Chesters.
2-K Bopopolis.png
5 The second Hidden Kong Temple stage. It emphasizes on precise jumping and stomping rows of enemies.
2-BOSS Mountaintop Tussle
Mountaintop Tussle
0 The second boss level in the game. It hosts the fight against Skowl, the leader of the Hootzes.


Diorama of a scene from Autumn Heights
The Autumn Heights diorama

The following is extra content that can be unlocked in Autumn Heights. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.


Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. Below every image that follows is the name of the level it can be unlocked in.


A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Skowl, the Startling.

Audio.svg Windmill Hills - Plays in Windmill Hills.
File infoMedia:DKCTF WindmillHills.oga
Audio.svg Sawmill Thrill - Plays in Sawmill Thrill.
File infoMedia:DKCTF SawmillThrill.oga
Audio.svg Alpine Incline - Plays in Alpine Incline.
File infoMedia:DKCTF AlpineIncline.oga
Audio.svg Rodent Ruckus - Plays in Rodent Ruckus.
File infoMedia:DKCTF Rodent Ruckus.oga
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Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze content/Worlds/w03_alps w03_alps World 3: Alps. Along with Cannon Canyon's original "2-6" stage designation, this indicates that Autumn Heights was swapped with Bright Savannah before the game's release.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オータムアイランド
Ōtamu Airando
Autumn Island
French Cimes Automnales Autumn Summits
German Alpatoll From Alpen (the Alps)
Italian Vette Autunnali Autumn Summits
Spanish Cumbres Otoñales Autumn Summits