Baboon Blast

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Baboon Blast
A Barrel Cannon course, entered by using Baboon Blast.

Baboon Blast (Barrelum Perilous) is one of Donkey Kong's special moves in Donkey Kong 64. It allows for him reach a special Barrel Cannon course. This move can be purchased from Cranky's Lab for three Banana Bunch Coins starting in Jungle Japes.

To use this move, the player must press Z Button while Donkey Kong stands on a Cranky's Kong Pad depicting his head. This fires him up into the sky, and he ends up in a Barrel Cannon challenge. In it, Donkey Kong must blast through a series of Barrel Cannons and Blast Barrels until he reaches the end goal. This usually either triggers an event in the world or rewards him with a Golden Banana.

Baboon Blast is used once in each world except Hideout Helm. The Barrel Cannon challenges for Angry Aztec and Frantic Factory are the only ones required for a non-101% completion. Without completing the Angry Aztec challenge, the Kongs cannot enter the Llama's Temple and free Lanky Kong. Without completing the Frantic Factory challenge, the Kongs cannot play the Donkey Kong arcade machine and earn the Nintendo Coin.

Pad locations[edit]

  • Jungle Japes - On a small cliff side above a boulder that rests on an X-marked platform with an X-mark on it. DK can reach it by swinging from a few vines on a nearby tree.
  • Angry Aztec - In front of the staircase by the entrance to the Llama's Temple.
  • Frantic Factory - In the center of the Storage Room.
  • Gloomy Galleon - On top of a block near the entrance to the lighthouse.
  • Fungi Forest - On a wooden walkway outside the giant mushroom, next to a Tag Barrel.
  • Crystal Caves - South of Cranky's Lab.
  • Creepy Castle - Outside the tree near the beginning of the level.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バレルブラスト
Bareru Burasuto
Barrel Blast

French Blasto-Babouin
Baboon Blast
Italian Colpo Baboon Blast[1]
Baboon Blast Shot


  • Frantic Factory's Barrel Cannon course is the only one to use the main world theme.


  1. ^ Donkey Kong 64 English-Italian booklet, pag. 32