Basket of snakes

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Basket of snakes
Slippa Jar DKL.png
Sprite of a basket of snakes from Donkey Kong Land
First appearance Donkey Kong Land (1995)
Black drum
A basket of snakes spits a Slippa at Donkey Kong

Baskets of snakes[1] are pot obstacles that appear in Donkey Kong Land and are the main obstacle of the level, Snake Charmer's Challenge. Baskets of snakes are similar to black drums in that they spawn indefinite enemies in the direction of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, although baskets of snakes only spawn Slippas, as suggested by their name.

The Kongs can stand on a basket of snakes, which causes Slippas to stop spawning. There are some baskets of snakes located in midair above a wide abyss, which the Kongs can only get across by jumping from the baskets of snakes. Sometimes the Kongs encounter a basket of snakes that rolls down the stairs, and they must avoid touching it or else they get injured. If a basket of snakes hits a wall as it rolls, it stops and faces upright. The Kongs can only defeat them with a TNT Barrel.


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 74, page 22. "Use a TNT barrel to the right of the letter 'K' to blast a basket of snakes on a tire. Once the basket is removed, spring off the radial. You can try jumping on the snakes, but you might get bitten!"