Forest (Donkey Kong Country Returns)
The Forest is the fifth world of Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It can be accessed after defeating the Mole Train. It is located on Donkey Kong Island, and directly stated by its name, is set within in a dense forest.
In some of the Forest's levels there are sun rays that shine through the trees in the background. It introduces new elements including: vines, moving structures with turf, platforms that fluctuate up and down in a diagonal fashion, and slow-moving pillars capable of crushing the Kongs. There are many plants appearing in the background that can be Ground Pounded for items and patches of grass that can be clung onto. It shares some elements with Jungle such as springy flora and similar enemies.
The Forest is shown to be a pine forest, though the levels do not feature fir trees. Most of the levels take place inside the dense forest, but in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the level Forest Folly takes place both inside and outside the Forest. Totem poles also appear in the Forest's levels as either decoration or actual platforms. Above the forest is the Golden Temple, whose land features waterfalls that lead into an area behind the trees. The world also features a large log where Muncher Marathon takes place.
The following is extra content that can be unlocked in the Forest. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option in a file's menu. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.
Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. All images that can be unlocked in the Forest are listed below, along with their titles and the levels wherein they can be unlocked (mentioned in parentheses).
A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Mangoruby.
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