Desert Oasis (level)
Desert Oasis is the sixth level of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and the second area of the Watermelon Kingdom. As the name implies, the level takes place in a desert oasis. There are many strange, yellow fairies floating around in this level, and if Donkey Kong sends a sound wave toward them, they form platforms and other objects to help him progress. Coconuts also appear in this level, which Donkey Kong can throw at enemies to defeat them. At the end of this level, the Kong must eat the giant watermelon to complete the stage and begin the battle against Rogue-Hog.
At the beginning of this level, there is a straight pathway across the barren desert. A few bananas and Banana Bunches can be found around here, as well as many Blooms. Enemies attack Donkey Kong as he travels through this area, including white Mini Pig Poppos. If Donkey Kong jumps off of these enemies, he can reach a few platforms above, which only appear when he sends a sound wave towards the yellow fairies nearby. Many Banana Bunches are located on these platforms. Farther into the level are some flowers that shoot bananas in the air when the player claps their hands, as well as more yellow fairies nearby. Donkey Kong can send a sound wave at them to make them form a platform, and then wall jump to stand on top of them. If he manages to reach the area above with the help of these fairy platforms, he finds even more of these creatures. They form slanted platforms, which must also be used to reach a higher area.
There are some Banana Bunches on the way up, and a Gale Hawg waits at the top of the area as well. Once the enemy is defeated, Donkey Kong travels over a small gap and them summons another group of fairies to make a platform to bounce on. This new object can help him bounce upwards, where more fairies can be summoned to catch him. There is a pathway to the left of here, but it is infested with Stingas. Donkey Kong must defeat these foes and wall jump to the area above him, where there are some more Mini Pig Poppos (including black ones in the GameCube version). To the right of them is a Coco Pig, who hides in a coconut tree. By countering the foe's attacks, the ape can defeat him and move on to a tree branch nearby. There is a giant watermelon growing on it, and once Donkey Kong bites into it, the level ends.
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