Footloose Falls

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Level
Footloose Falls
Footloose Falls DKL3 screenshot.png
World-Level 4-2
Game Donkey Kong Land III
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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.

Summary[edit]

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.

Layout[edit]

Ellie defeats a Sneek

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 an Auto Fire 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.

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DK Coin[edit]

The level's Koin is found by jumping on a platform to the right of a Knocka near the End of Level Flag.

Image Location
After the letter G, the Kongs must jump up a few rock platforms and cross another platform with a few Bristles. When the Kongs jump on the following platform, they must then jump to some hidden rocks in the air. By jumping along them, the Kongs are taken to a Tracker Barrel that helps them cross a small abyss and takes them to the Koin and a Steel Barrel. The Kongs must throw a Steel Barrel into the nearest wall for it to bounce back and hit Koin in the side. Koin is defeated and the Kongs obtain the DK Coin.

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: The first Booster Barrel launches Ellie into the letter K
  • O: The Booster Barrel past the No Animal Sign launches Dixie/Kiddy into the "O".
  • N: A Booty Bird houses the letter N.
  • G: To the right of a Knocka.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Image Type and description
FootlooseFalls-Bonus.png Collect the Stars!
Shortly after the Star Barrel, the Kongs find a group of bananas shaping a right arrow. Instead of following the arrow, the Kongs must go left west and hop over several small rock platforms. From the last cloud platform, the Kongs can jump into a Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 35 seconds to collect 18 stars, each appearing in groups of six. To collect the stars, the Kongs must ride up Booster Barrels and hop along rock platforms. After the Kongs obtain every star, a Bonus Coin appears at the top of the area.
Find the Token!
From where the Koin is, the Kongs must follow a short banana trail falling into a small gap. By going down the gap, the Kongs are caught into a Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 20 seconds to collect the Bonus Coin at the top. They must ride up a Booster Barrel to land on some rock platforms. Before the platforms crunch apart, the Kongs must jump into the next Booster Barrel, which blasts up near a platform with the Bonus Coin.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 足元に気をつけろ
Ashimoto ni ki wo tsukeru
Watch Your Step