Bouncy Bonanza

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Bouncy Bonanza
Bouncy Bonanza
Level code 2-3
World Monkey Mines
Game Donkey Kong Country
Music track Cave Dweller Concert
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Bouncy Bonanza is the eighth level in Donkey Kong Country and the third level of Monkey Mines.


Bouncy Bonanza takes place in a dark, purple cave. As its name implies, the level's main theme is lots of bouncing. The Kongs can bounce from tires to access secret locations, some of them being Bonus Levels. The only two enemies in the level are Kritters and Zingers. Every Kritter appearing in the level is capable of bouncing at heights, either in a straight, vertical pattern or in an arch. On the other hand, Zingers pose as obstacles both mid-air and in crawlspaces of the cave. About halfway through the level, the Kongs can find Winky the Frog in his animal crate. Winky's high jumping ability further adds to the bouncing theme.


The Kongs use a tire to reach the level's Continue Barrel.

At the beginning of the level the Kongs are greeted by a Kritter who bounces in front of a higher area of land. If the heroes climb onto this piece of land, they can find a barrel near a raised piece of land that is surrounded by a Zinger. A tire stands on this piece of land that can be rolled along the ground towards and area with a long alcove in it. A raised piece of land stands in the center of the alcove with the letter K above it. A pair of Kritters also hop over the small gaps around this piece of land. After passing this long alcove, the heroes reach two smaller alcoves with a Zinger flying between them. The raised platform between the two alcoves holds a tire. If the Kongs manage to progress from here, they can find a barrel and a small abyss with several tires after it. A DK Barrel wobbles above the tires to release any missing Kong. Once the primates climb over a large piece of land, they encounter two Zingers flying in vertical paths over an alcove. A wide abyss is ahead of here with two tires standing on stationary platforms within it. The tires can be used to help them cross the abyss, which is followed by an area of stair-like structures with Kritters hopping along them. At the bottom of the stairs, they can find the letter O being surrounded by a Zinger. A tire is ahead of here that they can roll under a low ceiling and bounce from to reach the Continue Barrel in an enclosed area.

A small passage under a ceiling can be found here that the heroes can climb through to reach a gap that they can drop into to progress. A platform hovers above the gap that, with the last tire on it, can be used to bounce to a hidden area, where they can find the letter N under a low ceiling being surrounded by a Zinger. A few Kritters hop in this area as well, along with a section containing tires and another DK Barrel. If the heroes do not take the secret path, they must take a path with several low ceilings above it. They must crawl under the ceilings to reach three separate rooms. The first room is filled with bouncy tires, the second contains a single Zinger that flies around some of its perimeter, and the third room holds two more Zingers and a DK Barrel. Once the Kongs pass through this area, they reach a tire that can bounce them into a Bonus Level containing Winky the frog. If they continue forward from here, they can find a tire sticking out of the ground near a Kritter on a raised piece of the ground. An alcove with two Kritters jumping over it is in this piece of land, which is followed by a large abyss that must be crossed with the use of two tires on stationary platforms.

A Zinger flies around one of the platforms. The heroes can find another abyss immediately after this is crossed. The abyss is nearly identical to the previous, but it contains two Zingers instead of one. A tire that can be used to reach a DK Barrel being orbited by a Zinger sits on a long stretch of land after the pit. The stretch of land is followed by an abyss with a single stationary platform in it. The platform holds a tire that is surrounded by two Zingers. An area of land with three small alcoves in it is ahead, and Kritters hop over the gaps. The second of the alcoves contains the letter G and a sign that indicates that the level is almost over. A tire follows this area with a Zinger right next to it. After the heroes pass the wasp, they come up to an abyss with a platform hovering over it that they can use to cross it with. The previous tire or Winky can also help them reach a Blast Barrel above here. Once the abyss is crossed the heroes can find a stretch of land leading past an exit sign into the level's exit.


Sprite Name Count
A red Kritter.A yellow Kritter. Kritter (red & yellow) 11 (yellow)
2 (red)
An green Zinger.Sprite of a yellow Zinger in Donkey Kong Country. Zinger (green & yellow) 14 (green)
2 (yellow)
16 (SNES)
15 (GBC)

Items and collectables[edit]

Name Count
The sprite of a Banana from the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on Super Nintendo.
83 (not including Bonus Levels)
Sprite of a DK Barrel in Donkey Kong Country.
DK Barrel
Rambi Token in Donkey Kong Country
Rambi Token


  • Located at the beginning of the level, above the entrance. The player must roll the first tyre that the Zinger is flying above back to the entrance, then jump on it to retrieve the token.
  • Among the possible prizes from the "Stop the Barrel" challenge of the first Bonus Level.
A Vine Barrel as it appears in Donkey Kong Country Sprite of a Barrel from Donkey Kong Country for Game Boy Color
Vine Barrel (SNES)
Barrel (GBC)
2 (SNES)

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Letter Location
Donkey Kong bouncing to the letter K at the start of Bouncy Bonanza. Near the start, floating over an elevated ground platform guarded by two bouncing Kritters.
The Kongs walk to the letter O in Bouncy Bonanza. After passing the second pair of bouncing Kritters down a staircase, the Kongs can find the letter O on the flat ground, guarded by a moving Zinger.
Bouncy Bonanza After passing the Continue Barrel, the Kongs can backtrack and push the nearby tire on a vertically-moving platform when it reaches below. As the platform goes back up, the Kongs must bounce from the tire to move through the wall on the right. This allows them to access a hidden area, where they can continue moving right to find the letter N in the center of a crawlspace guarded by a Zinger.
The G in Bouncy Bonanza from Donkey Kong Country Near the end of the level, the Kongs can find a trio of Kritters bouncing between ground platforms. There are three gaps, and the letter G appears in the second gap in the center, with the Arrow Sign indicating a nearby level exit.


Bonus Levels[edit]

Type Location
Bouncy Bonanza
Stop the Barrel!
Shortly after passing the letter K, the Kongs can find a Vine Barrel. Shortly after, the Kongs can find a large gap guarded by two vertically-moving Zingers. They must carefully fall into the gap while holding the Barrel and must avoid hitting it into a Zinger. The Kongs can sneak underneath the Zingers and ram the barrel into a wall on the right, revealing an opening. In this Bonus Level, the Kongs play a "shell game" where they must stop each barrel as it displays an image. They must stop each of the three barrels on the same image, either three bananas, Banana Bunches, Life Balloons, or Winky Tokens. By stopping two of the barrels on a different image, the Kongs lose the challenge and are not awarded with any prize.
The Winky crate room in Bouncy Bonanza from Donkey Kong Country After passing the Continue Barrel, the Kongs must either push the nearby tire through a series of crawlspaces or bounce from the tire and travel on top and pass the letter N. This way, they can either bounce on or fall down onto a ground platform with a visible opening. The Bonus Level is very small and empty, and only consists of an animal crate containing Winky the Frog, with the entrance and exit on the left and right sides respectively. (Even though it plays the Bonus Room Blitz theme, it is not a proper Bonus Level, as it doesn't add to the game total percentage.)
Bouncy Bonanza
Collect the Bananas!
After passing the letter G, the Kongs can find a tire before a Zinger. They must continue moving forward while pushing the tire and gently push it onto a platform horizontally moving over a pit. They must bounce from the tire and into a Bonus Barrel in mid-air. In this Bonus Level, the Kongs start in a rotating Barrel Cannon, with a trail of bananas located directly above it. The Kongs can blast upward to then collect more bananas while bouncing from two round tires to four partial ones attached to the ceiling. To exit the Bonus Level, the Kongs must fall into the pit below.

Warp Barrel[edit]

Sprite Name Location
Sprite of a Warp Barrel in Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Advance. Warp Barrel (Game Boy Advance only) After passing the letter K, the Kongs end up at the first abyss. They must jump down into it from the left side, where a Warp Barrel then catches them. It transports them just outside the level exit.


Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Boy Color[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレムリンのどうくつ2
Kuremurin no dōkutsu 2
Kremling's Den 2
French Filon Filant Free-running Seam
German Goldige Buckel
Hurtige Hopser (GBA)
Golden Humps
Fast Jumps
Italian Salti d'Oro Golden Leaps
Spanish Rebote Bonanza Bonanza Bounce