Cranky's Kong Barrel

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This article is about the power-up items in Donkey Kong 64. For the type of barrel also called a "Kong Barrel", see DK Barrel.
Cranky's Kong Barrel
Artwork of all five of Cranky's Kong Barrels in Donkey Kong 64.
Artwork of all Kong Barrels.
Allows Cranky Kong to teach the other Kongs specialized moves based on what character icon is on the barrel.
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“You can now use my special barrel with your face on it. Leap into one and prepare to be amazed as you change size!”
Cranky Kong, explaining Mini-Monkey and Hunky Chunky, Donkey Kong 64

Cranky's Kong Barrels,[1] also known as Kong Barrels,[2] are objects appearing in Donkey Kong 64 only. These barrels contain certain moves that Cranky Kong can teach each Kong, and all of them are kept active from using Crystal Coconuts only. According to the manual, Cranky built them himself.[1] The moves that can be used from Cranky's Kong Barrels include the following, one for each Kong:


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Barile di Cranky Kong[3]
Cranky Kong's barrel


  1. ^ a b Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 26.
  2. ^ Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 12.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong 64 English-Italian manual. Page 37.