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Almost the whole level uses the Rocket Barrel. The main obstacle of this level are rotating gears that destroy the Rocket Barrel on contact. A few other other obstacles include machinery that smashes in an upward and downward direction. Some machinery can also create a very narrow gap that requires good timing and coordination to get through. Giant cogs in which Donkey and Diddy Kong must avoid also appear at the end of the level. Tiki Buzzes are the only enemies in this level.
In the Time Attack mode of the game, a time of 1:45:00 is needed to get a gold medal, a time of 1:55:00 for silver, and a time of 2:00:00 for bronze.
A cover of the song that plays during the Rocket Barrel segment of the stage appears in the Jungle Japes stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and in the Jungle Hijinxs stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The level begins on a straight pathway leading towards some platforms that quickly move up and down, pausing for about a second every time they finish reaching their highest or lowest point. There are four of these platforms that are spaced out so that the Kongs can fall between them. A Tiki Buzz is between the first and last two platforms, while bananas are around the middle two. More machinery is ahead that opens when approached to reveal a passage for the heroes as they head for the Rocket Barrel at the end of this area. When they start up the rocket, they immediately begin to fly between walls that open when approached, much like the opening machinery in the previous area. A curved banana trail leads the primates between large cogs. If they manage to avoid hitting into the cogs, they find themselves in an area full of bananas and Banana Bunches. The last column of bananas has the letter K of the K-O-N-G Letters in it. After the letter is the Tutorial Pig and the checkpoint on a solid platform.
Two large cogs move on the top and bottom of the area, and machinery that opens to create a passage for the Kongs when they approach is after them. Two larger cogs are after these objects that are so close that they slightly scrape against each other as they rotate. The cogs here are followed by two more sections with machinery that moves along the sides of the area when approached. After them are some collectibles located in a wide space; the top part of the area has an Extra Life Balloon, while the bottom has some bananas. Three pairs of machinery that open a passage when approached are after this, with the letter O between the first two of the groups. A longer section of these same objects is after some cogs that the heroes must ride through. At the end of this area is another Tutorial Pig and checkpoint on a solid platform.
Ahead of here are three sets of machinery that are placed on the top and bottom of the area. The objects move up and down, pausing every time they reach their highest or lowest point. Between the platforms at the top and bottom of this area are always small gaps that the Kongs can go through, but they change when the machinery moves up or down. More cogs are placed after this section of the level, and they are followed by a banana trail that leads the heroes under and above walls that can smash into them as they jerk up and down. More cogs are after this with the letter N between them, followed by more machinery that jerks up and down. Like the machinery right after the second section, this machinery is on the top and bottom of the area. The Kongs must ride through the moving gaps between them to reach a large area full of many giant cogs. These cogs are many times larger than the cogs discovered previously. The primates must maneuver around the large bars on these cogs, while finding the letter G between the second and third cogs, to make their way through a gap placed between two much smaller cogs. At this point, the Rocket Barrel begins to lose fuel and drops the Kongs on a solid platform with the level's Slot Machine Barrel; the level is completed when the barrel is hit.
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