Barrel Drop Bounce
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Barrel Drop Bounce is the twenty-third level in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! It is also the third area of K3.
During this waterfall level, the Kongs do not find the Booster Barrels and Tracker Barrels needed to blast them to the top of the area. Instead, they have to jump from barrel to barrel as the objects pour down the waterfalls in order to make it to the top of this level. Parry can also be found here, and leading him to the No Animal Sign yields a green Extra Life Balloon. Krimps, Bristles, Buzzes and two Booty Birds all dwell in this area to attack the Kongs.
At the beginning of the level, the Kongs find a gap in front of the first waterfall in which they should cross. They can also use the passage behind the falls to cross. Farther on, they encounter a gap to large to get over. With the aid of a lone barrel, the apes should make their way over it and hop into one of the level's few Barrel Cannons blast to the letter K, as well as a higher area. Using barrels to cross another waterfall, they move farther down the damp pathway to find a passage behind a waterfall. Taking this path, the monkeys make their way to the letter O. After they travel down a straight pathway, passing a few Bristles behind a pristine waterfall, they find the Star Barrel.
About halfway into the level, the Kongs use a lone barrel to climb up a ledge to high to reach with a normal jump. The two apes soon make their way to a dead end in front of a waterfall. Falling from the falls are several barrels, which should be used to climb the large waterfall. When nearing the highest possible point on the waterfall by using the falling barrels, the Kongs find a second Barrel Cannon. If they get into the cannon, they are shot upwards. At that point, the player should make the monkeys move to the left while airborne to land in the next area. There, the group travels along the rugged pathway, jumping over a few small gaps to reach higher slants of land. They soon make their way behind a water on the wet ground when meeting a wall of Buzzes. Once they scale the whole area behind the fall, they find the letter N in the air, along with another Barrel Cannon. This cannon aims upwards, but does not fire the apes automatically. Instead, as the other barrels roll from the waterfall to the left, they fire themselves to a barrel and climb to another area of land. After that, the monkeys meet Perry, who is parallel to them until passing the No Perry Sign, or unless Perry is defeated by an enemy. Heading on, the Kongs and Perry cross another abyss with the help of two falling barrels. Once they get on land, they walk down the grassy pathway to find a high-up ledge. With a barrel falling from the behind waterfall, the group can reach the top of the ledge. After getting on the ledge, they meet a dead-end, so they need to climb to another ledge with a falling barrel. If they can do this safely, they head under a Buzz and cross a huge waterfall with the use a four barrels. After using the four objects as stepping stones in the air, they hop on one more falling barrel to reach a higher area, as well as the No Perry Sign. If Parry is alive at this point, crossing the No Perry Sign earns the Kongs a green Extra Life Balloon. Passing along a straight pathway in front of a waterfall, the apes finally find the level's flagpole, ending the level.
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