Footloose Falls is the twentieth level in Donkey Kong Land III and the second level of Great Ape Lakes. It is a large waterfall connecting the upper and lower areas of Great Ape Lakes; it draws its name from the friable rocks found all over the place.
Footloose Falls is a waterfall level that Dixie and Kiddy must ascend by jumping from with brittle platforms which crumble when stepped on. Banana arrows point out the direction that the Kongs must take. At the start of the level, the Kongs can jump into an Animal Barrel and transform into Ellie the Elephant up until passing a No Animal Sign halfway into the level. Ellie can spit an unlimited amount of water projectiles at enemies along the way, especially Buzzes. Halfway into the level, Ellie transforms back into the Kongs, who must continue onward by jumping from brittle platforms, using Booster Barrels, and using Tracker Barrels. They encounter some Knockas and Krumples along the way. Kopters make their first level appearance in Footloose Falls.
The level begins with the monkeys heading down a pathway to find an Animal Barrel. This common barrel turns them into Ellie, who needs to run along the rest of the path, defeating a few Buzzes with her water-spraying trunk. After entering a Booster Barrel at the end of this path, the young elephant finds herself on a long platform. Running along the flat pathway, she meets several Sneeks and then jumps up a few ledge to find a higher area. In this area, she begins to travel east, passing a No Animal Sign. This turns her back into the Kongs, who make their way through the rest of the level, hopping along a few rock platforms to get into a Booster Barrel. This barrel carries them to the letter O and then onto a platform, where they find another Booster Barrel. The barrel pulls them a long distance up the falls, shooting them to a large area. There, they need to head west and climb around some platforms to find a Tracker Barrel. The barrel blasts them onto a rock, which they should quickly hop off of. Jumping along more rocks and moving west, the group soon makes their way to the Star Barrel.
About halfway through the level, the heroes travel along another long platform to find an abyss. They apes need to reach the platform above, but the only way to do so is by using some crumbling rock platforms. So, they need to use the platforms around the gap to find themselves in a higher area. Walking through this area, they pass under a few Kopters to find a Booster Barrel. It guides them to a long, flat platform, which they need to travel across to find a few more cloud platforms above them. Hopping along these falling platforms, they will make their way onto a small platform with a Blast Barrel on it. Using the barrel, they are fired across a small gap. Landing on the other end of the gap, they need to cross a few more gaps and defeat a few enemies to find a Tracker Barrel. It helps them cross a small abyss. Farther on, the group travels past several foes to reach another area of rock platforms. The platforms help them reach a higher area, where they find another gap to cross with a long rock platform. Eventually, the apes find the letter G. After grabbing it, they need to use several more cloud platforms to reach a high area. In this area, they avoid a few Knockas and cross some gaps to find a flagpole. Touching the flagpole ends the level.
The level's Koin is found by jumping on a platform to the right of a Knocka near the End of Level Flag.
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