Donkey Kong Island (world)
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Donkey Kong Island is the sixth and last main island the Kongs have to venture through in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. In the prologue of the game, the Kong family were blown away on a faraway island by Snowmads coming from the North Sea. Displaying a barbaric, viking-like behavior, these warriors raided the island and conquered it, transforming the tropical paradise into an improvised arctic inferno.
The levels of this world, with the exception of the optional stages, are each orderly based on a world from Donkey Kong Country Returns (the predecessor of Tropical Freeze), since Donkey Kong Island was the main area in that game. As such, Homecoming Hijinxs, the first level of this world, corresponds to the Jungle world from the past game; Seashore War to the Beach world, and so on until Meltdown Mayhem, a volcanic area that takes place inside the Volcano world.
Frozen still, guarded by Snowmad ships and forts, and reminding little of what it used to be, Donkey Kong Island indicates a hostile atmosphere and cold reception, heavily suggested not only by the surrounding snow heaps or the unlively vegetation, with palm trees burdened by snow, but by the dramatic music that plays in its levels during the game. The fauna of the whole island seems to have been replaced in its entirety by Snowmads, as there are almost no allusions to enemies from the past game. In Blurry Flurry, which is linked to the Cave world, the Big Squeekly that guarded the place is now seen frozen in a solid block of ice. Mugly can also be seen frozen in the Donkey Kong Island diorama. The only enemies returning from Donkey Kong Country Returns which the Kongs can physically interact with are Electroids in Frozen Frenzy (a stage in the Factory area).
Eventually, the protagonists reach the Snowmads' ruler, Lord Fredrik, in the Volcano Dome. They confront him in an arena inside the dome, and ultimately beat him and determine the withdrawal of the Snowmads.
During the events of the game, the map of Donkey Kong Island is navigated by using Barrel Cannons. Since the paths are not physically marked on the map of the island, there are arrows that indicate where the player can go, much like on the world maps of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
The following is extra content that can be unlocked on Donkey Kong Island. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.
Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. Below every image that follows is the name of the level it can be unlocked in.
A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Lord Fredrik.
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