Collapsing Clouds

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Collapsing Clouds
Collapsing Clouds.png
Level code 3-7
Game Donkey Kong Land
Music track Sky
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Collapsing Clouds[1] is the twenty-third level in Donkey Kong Land and the seventh level of the Monkey Mountains & Chimpanzee Clouds world. As the name suggests, Collapsing Clouds is a level with several collapsible cloud platforms that fall when stood on, although the larger clouds do not disappear. This is the first level where Expresso appears outside of a Bonus Area, and he helps the Kongs safely cross the pit below the cloud platforms.


Donkey Kong and Expresso the Ostrich encounter a Gnawty in Collapsing Clouds from Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong and Expresso encounter a Gnawty

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 the 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.


Items and objects[edit]

The following items and objects appear in the following quantities:

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: Above two small cloud platforms
  • O: On a cloud platform
  • N: Between two Zingers
  • G: Between two cloud platforms near the end of the level, with Zingers nearby

Bonus Areas[edit]

Donkey Kong in the first Bonus Area of Collapsing Clouds in Donkey Kong Land
The first Bonus Area

Collapsing Clouds has two Bonus Areas:

  • After the second Kritter, the Kongs must jump to the right on the first cloud platform and wait for it to drop them. As they fall, Donkey Kong or Diddy must move to the left a bit to land into a Blast Barrel. It shoots them to the Bonus Area, which has some bananas and three Kong Tokens. The Kongs can enter a nearby Blast Barrel to leave the Bonus Area.
  • Right after the Continue Point, the Kongs must go across some collapsing cloud platforms over an abyss. They must go a little farther while defeating a few Gnawties to encounter another large abyss. When they get on the second-to-last platform, the Kongs must wait for the cloud to fade and fall downwards. They are caught into another Blast Barrel, which blasts them to the Bonus Area. There, the Kongs can exchange their Kong Tokens for extra lives. When Donkey Kong or Diddy jump on a button, the Barrel Cannon shoots out a Kong Token. After all their Kong Tokens are used, the Kongs are redirected back into the main level.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スカイ・ハイ
Sukai Hai
Sky High

Italian Le nubi pericolanti[2]
The precarious clouds
Spanish Arriba en la nubes
Up in the clouds


  1. ^ Nintendo (1995). Donkey Kong Land instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 18.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Land Italian booklet. Page 18.