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Ford Knocks is the third level in the Game Boy and Game Boy Color game, Donkey Kong Land III. Located in the south of Cape Codswallop, it is the third level in the area. Its name is a pun on Fort Knox, a massive storage of gold found in the United States.
This stilt level takes place on a series of boardwalks hanging over a river. The stilts supporting the docks are much higher than in Red Wharf, so if the Kongs fall into the shallow river, they may not always be able to get back on the wharf. Though the river may be the easier way to cross the level, most bonuses, including the K-O-N-G Letters and the first Bonus Barrel, are found in the upper half of the level. Therefore, it is wiser for Dixie and Kiddy Kong to stay on the boardwalks. Sneeks and Kobbles are seen again here, but Ford Knocks also introduces new enemies such as Buzzes, Knik-Knaks and Booty Birds.
In the Time Attack mode, unlocked after defeating Baron K. Roolenstein in the Lost World, Ford Knocks appears again to represent "Stilt" levels. It must be completed in less than 48 seconds. The Kongs must not fall into the water, as doing so will slow them down considerably.
At the start of the level, the heroes have to walk down some boardwalks and cross a small pit containing the letter K. After that, they need to walk along the wharves, instead of swimming underwater, getting over a few gaps. Eventually they begin walking along a straight path and then on to a high platform, supported by large stilts. Jumping off of the roof, they make their way up and down some boardwalks to an area full of tightropes. Without falling into the water, they need to climb across the ropes. As they travel, they have to avoid some Buzzes. After getting back on the boardwalks, grabbing the letter O, the apes find the Star Barrel.
About halfway through the level, the heroes jump up to a few ledges and soon cross a small gap. Traveling farther into the level, they find the letter N. After that, the apes cross another small gap and have to head down a straight pathway, defeating some Sneeks. Eventually, they jump above the sparkling water and grab onto a tightrope. At the end of the long rope, they find the letter G. Once the group makes their way onto more boardwalks, they collect a Bear Coin and have to cross a few gaps. As the monkeys get farther through the area, the stilts supporting the boardwalks become shorter, allowing them to swim through the water more. Eventually, the Kongs make their way up the wooden boardwalks to a flagpole. After they touch the pole, the level ends.
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