As the name suggests, Collapsing Clouds is a level with many cloud platforms, most of which collapse when Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong stand on them. The larger clouds do not disappear. As a result, the Kongs must quickly jump between cloud platforms. This level is the first to feature Expresso the Ostrich outside of a Bonus Area, and he helps the Kongs safely cross the abyss below the cloud platforms. The level has a few enemies including Zingers, Kritters, and Gnawties. Each Bonus Area can be found by dropping from a small cloud platform.
From the start of the level, the Kongs must walk to the right and jump off a cloud platform to reach a high up DK Barrel. Then, they should come up to an abyss and cross it by using a couple of collapsing platforms. After that, they will find a crate containing Expresso. They should break it open and begin to ride on their Animal Friend. The heroes have to cross another abyss after this and continue to use the cloud platforms in the air. Once over the gap, the group must defeat a few Kritters and hop along two more platforms to end up near a Gnawty. They should beat the foe and cross another gap with the cloud platforms they see. This gap is followed by another one, and it must be crossed in the same way. When these abysses are passed, the Kongs and Expresso must use some more collapsing clouds to reach other other end of a pit. Here, they can find the Continue Point.
Halfway through the level, the group has to bounce to each collapsing cloud in the air and make it over another abyss. After this, the should defeat a Gnawty and cross yet another gap with cloud platforms. On the other end of this, the heroes must watch out for some dangerous Zingers, who will move at a fast speed up and down. Soon, they will have to cross another really wide abyss. This time, there is only one cloud to cross it with. So, they should drop down into the sky and fall through the fading cloud they are on. They will land on other clouds in which they must continue to fall through. Eventually, the group will land in a barrel and be shot to the right, where they will land right on a solid large platform. As they are shot out of the barrel, however, automatically falls down through the sky, and the Kongs won't be able to get him back. Once on the main path again, the Kongs must get over another wide pit. As they jump to each cloud, they should watch out for the villainous Zingers, and then make it to the other end of the abyss. Right after getting over the gap, though, they will need to get over anther one nearby. When the Kongs hop to each cloud platform this time, there will be, again, some Zingers, who can be quite a hazard. Once the Kongs make it across this pit, they should travel a little farther until they see a portal. When they jump into it, they are taken out of the level.
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