Button Barrel Blast

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Button Barrel Blast
Button Barrel Blast.png
World-Level 4-6
Game Donkey Kong Land
Music Construction Site
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Button Barrel Blast is the twenty-ninth level of the Game Boy game, Donkey Kong Land. It is also the sixth area of the Big Ape City.

Button Barrel Blast is the last construction site level of the game. Its unique feature is the use of Button Barrels outside of the Bonus Areas. The Kongs must use the nearby buttons to aim the barrels in the correct way, so they can shoot up to the higher ledge. Even though it is one of the last levels of the game, Button Barrel Blast only has a few enemies; Gnawties and Armies. Two Mincers also appear in one of the Bonus Areas, as well as a lone Zinger, who can be found in the other Bonus Area.

Level Layout[edit]

From the start of the level, the Kongs must cross a small gap and defeat a few Gnawties. After beating the enemies, they need to jump on the button nearby to slightly turn the barrel to the left of it. After the barrel points to the above Banana Bunches, they must shoot through it and get up to the higher ledge. Then, the Kongs should watch out for a few more Gnawties and then hit another button to change the position of the nearby barrel, which can blast them to the above DK Barrel. After that, they should travel east and defeat two Armies. When they are beat, the Kongs need to continue forward and cross a few abysses. Soon, they reach another Button Barrel. They must aim the barrel with the button next to it, and shoot to the letter K. After that, they land on a long platform, where they find the next Button Barrel. Once it is aimed to the right side, the Kongs must jump in it, and shoot to another Button Barrel. The barrel should already be pointing at the right angle, so they can simply hop into that and shoot to the next platform and hit the Continue Point.

Now halfway through the level, the Kongs needs to aim the next Button Barrel to the right and shoot to a small platform with it. Here, they must leap into a barrel that should already be aimed correctly, and blast another small platform. Here, they hit another Button Barrel and shoot towards the banana path. Here, they land on the next platform and defeat two Gnawties. Once they are beat, the Kongs need to hop into nearby barrels to the right and shoot over to another small platform. In this area, the Kongs must aim the next Button Barrel and shoot a long distance to the final platform. A portal leading out of the level is right above where they land.


Bonus Areas[edit]

  • Near the beginning of the level, the Kongs should find a Button Barrel that has bananas to the right side of it, as well as bananas under it. They should hit the nearby button to aim it down to the below banana trail, and then shoot there. They should land into a Bonus Area after doing this, where they must jump over a Zinger and quickly leap off a cloud to grab the letter O. At the end, they need to simply walk into a barrel and exit.
  • When the Kongs get to the first Button Barrel after the Continue Point, they should look over the large abyss ahead. Here, they should see a strange barrel in the center of it, in which they must jump into. When they land in it, it blasts them to the Bonus Area. Here, they need to avoid two Mincers and grab a few special items, such as a Kong Token or the letter N. Then, they can exit the Bonus Stage by blasting through the barrel at the end of it.

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

The letter K
The letter N
  • K: Obtained by getting launched out of a barrel cannon.
  • O: In the first bonus level.
  • N: In the second bonus level.
  • G: The Kongs are launched into the "G" near the end of the level.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボタンバレル
Botan Bareru
Button Barrel
Spanish Barriles explosivos Explosive barrels