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Footloose Falls is the twentieth level in Donkey Kong Land III. This large waterfall, which connects the Upper and Lower Great Ape Lakes, draws its name from the friable rocks that can be found all over the place.
To reach the top of the cascade, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong have to keep on their toes, as the rocky platforms tend to crumble when they step on them. Near the beginning of the level, the Kongs encounter an Animal Barrel which, upon being broken, releases their friend, Ellie the Elephant. This young elephant encounters many of the dangerous foes, Buzzes, Sneeks, Bristles and Kobbles, though her strong, water-filled trunk can be used throughout the level to defeat them, making her part of the level much easier. A few Booster Barrels and Tracker Barrels can be found here as well, allowing Dixie and Kiddy to reach higher ledges. However, since the waterfall is tall and large, the Kongs often have to choose between multiple paths. Following the Banana arrows is the best way to avoid dead ends, but finding both Bonus Barrels may require some more exploration. To make things harder for the Kongs, Footloose Falls is infested with various enemies, including Buzzes, Bristles, Sneeks, Kobbles, Kopters, Re-Koils, Krumples and even a single Booty Bird.
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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