Ford Knocks is the third level in Donkey Kong Land III and of the first world, Cape Codswallop, where it is on the southern part of the map. Its name is a pun on Fort Knox, a massive storage of gold found in the United States.
Ford Knocks is the second level that takes place on a series of boardwalks. The stilts supporting the docks are much higher than in Red Wharf, so if Dixie or Kiddy fall into the shallow river, they may not always be able to return on the wharf. The Kongs can reach the end either on the boardwalks or by swimming in the river. Many of the bonuses, such as the K-O-N-G Letters and the first Bonus Barrel, are found on the docks. Sneeks and Kobbles reappear, and the level introduces three enemies, Buzzes, Knik-Knaks and Booty Birds. Down the gap at the start, the Kongs can swim left into an Enguarde Barrel to transform into Enguarde the Swordfish up until reaching the No Animal Sign, which is shortly before the Star Barrel.
Ford Knocks is one of the twelve levels in the Time Attack mode, where it was renamed to "Stilt". In Time Attack, the Kongs must complete Ford Knocks in under 48 seconds, by taking the upper portion because the river below slows them significantly.
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 the Level Flag. They can optionally go behind the Level Flag to collect a Bear Coin and a Banana Bunch.
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