- Not to be confused with Blast Barrel.
Artwork of a Booster Barrel from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Latest appearance||DK: Jungle Climber (2007)|
A Booster Barrel is a type of Barrel Cannon that first appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and later in Donkey Kong Land III, in which it has the same purpose. It functions like a rocket by utilizing a flame booster below to transport Dixie and Kiddy Kong to a higher area. It has an up arrow painted on it (similar to that of an Arrow Barrel), indicating that it carries the Kongs upward.
When the Kongs jump into a Booster Barrel, the flame beneath it grows slightly while using it. When the Booster Barrel reaches a predetermined location, it blasts the Kongs out. The Kongs can slightly maneuver themselves either left or right, which is necessary for landing on the ground. Upon blasting out the Kongs, the Booster Barrel slowly descends back to its original position. Booster Barrels most often appear in waterfall levels, such as Rocket Barrel Ride, as such stages usually require the Kongs to ascend vertically to the top of the waterfalls.
Booster Barrels also appear in DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber. In both games, they function somewhat differently than in their original appearance, because the Kongs are capable of steering the barrel itself while using it. Booster Barrels also expel a blue flame rather than an orange one.
Donkey Kong Land III sprite (Game Boy Color)
Names in other languages
Barile a reazione
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 25.
- Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō instruction booklet, page 31.
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet, pag. 53
- Donkey Kong Land III Spanish/Italian manual, page 48
- Donkey Kong Country 3, European manual, pag. 122
- DK: King of Swing European manual; pag. 114
- Donkey Kong Land III e-manual, pag. 13
|DK: Jungle Climber|
|Characters||Playable||Donkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Funky Kong|
|Non-playable||Candy Kong • Cranky Kong • Wrinkly Kong • Xananab|
|Enemies and obstacles||Bramble • Click-Clack • Flipflap • Flitter • Ghost • Klobber • Kritter • Lockjaw • Mini-Necky • Neek • Puftup • Shuri • Spike • Zinger|
|Bosses||Banana Ship • Junklomp • Mega Amp • Draglinger • King K. Rool|
|Items||Banana • Banana Bunch • Banana Coin • Crystal Banana • Crystal Star • DK Coin • Gem • Hammer • KONG Panels • Oil barrel • Torch • Wings|
|Objects||Booster Barrel • Cannon Barrel • DK Barrel • Giant flower • Handle Peg • Iron Barrel • Jack Peg • Mine • Peg • Peg Board • Question Barrel • Rock • Spike • Spirowarp • Spinner Barrel • Spinning Peg • Switch Peg • TNT Barrel|
|Worlds||Sun Sun Island • Lost Island • Ghost Island • Chill 'n' Char Island • High-High Island • Wormhole • Extra Stages|
|Minigames||Rolling Panic • Banana Grab • Speed Climb • Throw 'n' Crush • Orange Picker • Booster Battle • Banana Bonanza|