Coral Capers

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Level
Coral Capers
Coral Capers SNES.png
World-Level 1 - 4
World Kongo Jungle
Game Donkey Kong Country
Music Aquatic Ambiance
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Coral Capers is the fourth level of Donkey Kong Country and of the first world, Kongo Jungle.

Summary[edit]

Coral Capers takes place in a large pond. It is the first level that takes place underwater and to have swimming controls. It is the first level to have no Bonus Levels, which are also absent from subsequent underwater levels in the game. Coral Capers has a variety of underwater enemies, all of whom make their first appearance in the level: Bitesizes, Croctopuses, Chomps Jr., Chomps, and Clambos. Squidges are the only aquatic enemies that do not appear in the level. Between the coral walls, there are many hidden areas with bananas, and one of them has an Expresso Token.

The level is also the debut of the Animal Friend, Enguarde the Swordfish, who can be found after the first Croctopus in the level. It is optional for Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to ride Enguarde, who can defeat underwater enemies unlike the Kongs. A second Enguarde can be found just after the Star Barrel.

Layout[edit]

Two Enguardes are found in the level

At the beginning of the level, the Kongs swim through a wide underwater area containing a few Bitesizes and the level's first DK Barrel. A pathway leading north to the letter K and another area is ahead after a pair of Bitesizes. A channel stretching to the right of the letter K allows the heroes to access a square-shaped area with a large, coral structure in the center of it. A Croctopus swims around the area in a circular pattern. Another channel in this area leads to a large, open section with a lone Bitesize in it. An alcove at the bottom of the area, as hinted by a group of bananas shaping a down arrow, is where the Animal Crate with Enguarde is located. The swordfish can aid the Kongs as they head north through a long passage, making their way into another square-shaped area with a coral structure in the center of it. A Croctopus circles this structure, which has a Red Balloon to the right of it. A channel in the left part of this area leads to a wobbling DK Barrel and a curvy passage that takes the Kongs into a wide section with a few Bitesizes. The Star Barrel is farther into the area, next to a passage facing south.

Three gaps are above this passage: the one farthest to the left contains a Banana Bunch, the one in the middle holds the letter O, and the alcove on the far right carries a single banana. Once the heroes head down the aforementioned passage, they access another square-shaped section with a piece of land in the center of it. As before, a Croctopus circles the area. An Animal Crate containing the second Enguarde also sits in the corner of this area, which the heroes can exit with the use of a small channel that helps them reach a wider area with a Chomps Jr. and a DK Barrel in it. A passage facing north immediately follows this barrel with a few Chomps swimming around in it. The heroes can find a hidden pathway over a wall to enter a hidden alcove containing an Animal Token of Expresso the Ostrich. Once the heroes reach the top of this passage, they can find the letter N and a channel with a wider area on the opposite side of it. Several Bitesizes swim through here. The long pathway widens even more after they pass a Clambo in an alcove. In this wider section, two structures can be seen in the center of the area with a Croctopus circling them. The Kongs can nab the letter G between them. An exit sign stands nearby, and once the heroes pass it, they complete the level.

Enemies[edit]

Sprite Name Amount
Bitesize.png Bitesize 12
Croctopus-purple-DKC.png Croctopus 4
Chomps Jr DKC sprite.png Chomps Jr. 2
Chomps.png Chomps 2
Clambo DKC.png Clambo 1

Items and objects[edit]

The Kongs and Enguarde swim up to the Red Balloon
Sprite Name Amount
Banana DKC SNES.png Banana 82
Banana Bunch DKC SNES.png Banana Bunch 2
DK Barrel DKC.png DK Barrel 2
Expresso Token Sprite SNES.png Expresso Token In a hidden alcove to the right of the level's two Chomps.
Red Balloon DKC SNES.png Red Balloon After the first Enguarde Crate, the Red Balloon is found to the right in a square-shaped area guarded by a Croctopus, slowly floating upward.
Star Barrel DKC.png Star Barrel 1

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Image Location
CoralCapers-SNES-K.png The letter K is in an alcove at the top of the first passage that faces north.
CoralCapers-SNES-O.png The letter O is in a small alcove above a Chomps Jr. next to the Star Barrel.
CoralCapers-SNES-N.png The letter N is located at the top of a passage found immediately after the third DK Barrel in the level.
Coral Capers SNES 5.png Near the end of the level, the Kongs can find an arrow sign pointing to a nearby exit. The letter G is in a small channel nearby around a Croctopus.

Photograph[edit]

Image Name Location
Photograph DKC2GBA sprite.png Photograph (Game Boy Advance version) When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong find the letter G, they must swim directly below it to enter into a hidden area with the photograph, which shows a picture of Donkey Kong for the scrapbook.

Warp Barrel[edit]

Sprite Name Location
Warp Barrel sprite GBA.png Warp Barrel (Game Boy Advance only) When the Kongs find the first Croctopus in the level, they must swim down towards it to reach a large area filled with bananas. At the bottom-right of the area, the Kongs can enter into the hidden Warp Barrel, which takes them to the end of the level.

Gallery[edit]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サンゴの海
Sango no umi
Coral Sea
Spanish Travesuras de Coral Coral Antics
French Folies Coralliennes Coral capers
German Korallen Karambolage
Korallen-Kaos (GBA)
Coral Carom
Coral Kaos
Italian Barriera Corallina Barrier Reef
Portuguese Manto Coral Coral Mantle