- This article is about the world in Donkey Kong Country Returns. For the room in Luigi's Mansion 3, see Beach (room).
|Game||Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D)|
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- “Keep an eye out for large marine life. Some of those guys can get... testy.”
- —Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country Returns
The Beach is the second world of Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Like the other areas of Donkey Kong Island, it is infested by the Tiki Tak Tribe, who have taken Donkey Kong's banana hoard. Many of its levels take place around water or on ships. It also features some new mechanics that are not seen in the first world, Jungle, such as bomb-shooting ships. New enemies are also in this world, such as crabs and electric jellyfish. The Beach shares similarities to Aqua World from DK: King of Swing. When asked if they were the same location, senior designer Kynan Pearson approved of the idea.
The boss fought in the Beach area is the Scurvy Crew.
From the world map, the Beach appears to be a bay hosting several small islands on it, each one being a level. The world map shows Cranky's Shop and the boss level appearing on a patch of grass.
The earlier levels take place in a calm, peaceful atmosphere featuring a few clouds. A few patches of grass and palm trees appear in parts of the level. Many of the levels have small rocks sticking out from the water. Contrarily, a few of the later levels have dark clouds, strong waves, and a high tides. One of the levels takes place in mild, cloudy weather while another features numerous ships firing cannonballs directly at the Kongs.
Shipwrecks tend to appear in the level in a level, which can either assist him or impede his progress. Oftentimes Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can only cross over the water by jumping from pieces of wrecked ships.
|Code||Name/Screenshot||No. of Puzzle Pieces||Description|
|5||The first beach level of the game featuring platforms raised by cranes.|
|7||A level with many Squidlies and Electrasquids enemies.|
|5||The first level to feature a Rocket Barrel that also features a pirate ship that shoots cannonballs at the Kongs.|
|7||A level with many cannonball-shooting ships in it.|
|5||The only course with Squiddicus, a giant octopus which appears as a major enemy in this level.|
|5||This level features a whale that the Kongs can ride on.|
|5||This level features strong waves that can wipe the Kongs away.|
|5||The secret level that features platforms that sink into the lava.|
|0||The course where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong face the Scurvy Crew.|
The following is extra content that can be unlocked in the Beach area. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option in a file's menu. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.
Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. All images that can be unlocked in the Beach area are listed below, along with their titles and the levels wherein they can be unlocked (mentioned in parentheses).
A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating the Scurvy Crew.
- "Poppin' Planks" – plays in Poppin' Planks and Sloppy Sands. It also plays in Gushin' Geysers, a level from the Cloud world.
- "Aquatic Ambiance Returns" – plays in Blowhole Bound. It is an arrangement of "Aquatic Ambiance" from Donkey Kong Country and shares its name with a different arrangement of the same theme, featured in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
- "Tidal Terror" – plays in Tidal Terror.
- "Sloppy Sands" – plays in Sloppy Sands.
Names in other languages