Tiles of a bubbling cauldron in Fire-Ball Frenzy in the original game
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3 for Game Boy Advance (2005)|
Bubbling cauldrons, also referred to as boiling pots, are massive vats full of molten metal in the various factory stages in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (and its Game Boy Advance remake) and Donkey Kong Land III. Cauldrons appear in different depths and colors, but they always serve as a hazard that hurts the Kongs and their Animal Friends on contact. Generally, bubbling cauldrons are crossed via ropes above them or by bouncing off other objects or enemies.
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide. Page 77. "The letter O is perfectly balanced between two bubbling cauldrons. You won’t melt the soles of your shoes if you land squarely between the two boiling pots."
- Nintendo Power Volume 102, page 88. "Dixie’s helicopter spin makes her the chimp of choice in this stage. You can sometimes find a small spot to stand on between the cauldrons of molten metal, but Karbines are often stationed directly above these spots, so don’t linger too long."