Glimmer's Galleon (Donkey Kong Land 2)

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Glimmer's Galleon
Glimmer's Galleon
Level code 2 - 7
World Krem Cauldron
Game Donkey Kong Land 2
Music track Lockjaw's Saga
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Glimmer's Galleon is the twelfth level of Donkey Kong Land 2 and the seventh level of Krem Cauldron.


Glimmer's Galleon takes place in a cargo hold of a crashed galleon. Despite the level's name, Glimmer does not appear unlike the eponymous Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest level. (This is a byproduct of most of the game's levels retaining the names of their DKC2 counterparts whether doing so makes sense or not; the levels' name in the Japanese version notably does not mention Glimmer at all.) The level starts completely dark, and throughout the level, Diddy and Dixie must swim into barrels because they each illuminate the level temporarily. The area flashes on and off to indicate when the level turns dark again. Glimmer's Galleon is a maze because of the many paths to take and the secret areas hidden behind the crates. Barrels, items, and enemies remain visible in the dark, and a banana trail often directs the Kongs to a light barrel. There are two Enguarde Barrels in the level, both of which the Kongs can enter to transform into Enguarde for most of the level.


Glimmer's Galleon
Dixie Kong touches a barrel that can illuminate the area as she begins the level

The Kongs begin the level in a dark area with a trail of bananas and a Flotsam in it. If they head east from here, they can find an alcove that contains a Banana Bunch and a hidden passage that leads them to a pair of light-giving barrels, some bananas, a few Flotsams, and a Bonus Barrel. A small area containing the letter K branches off of this passage. If the primates travel west from the level's beginning, rather than east, they come up to a light-bearing barrel and an arrow pointing downwards that is formed by a group of bananas. If they follow this arrow, they come down to a passage leading to the west, which contains a DK Barrel, a pair of Flotsams, a Lockjaw, and other obstacles. An Animal Barrel containing Enguarde sits below the Lockjaw in this area, who is followed by a light-giving barrel that the heroes must touch to illuminate the area. A passage is to the north of the barrel, and it contains an arrow pointing upwards that is formed by bananas. The passage allows the heroes to take a shortcut through the level, as if they continue west from the previous light-giving barrel, they make their way through a longer path towards a Shuri, a Flotsam, and another passage that leads to the north.

While they make their way up through this area, they come up to a Lockjaw and a Puftup and then travel to the east, where they can find the meeting point between the shortcut passage and the longer path. Above the meeting point, the heroes can find a Puftup and an arrow pointing to the east that is formed by more bananas. The heroes can follow this area to reach a passage that contains some more Flotsams and another light-bearing barrel. There is a hidden room below this barrel that consists of a few bananas, a Puftup, and a Banana Coin. A Lockjaw is also to the east of this barrel, and it is followed by a DK Barrel, an arrow of bananas pointing farther to the east, a Puftup, and an additional light-giving barrel. Two separate passages are above and below this uncommon barrel; the passage above it leads to a Shuri, another light-giving barrel, and a Flotsam, while the area below it leads to a Flotsam, some bananas, and yet another barrel that brightens the area when touched. The upper passage also contains a quadruplet of crates that the duo can journey through to reach a hidden section that holds two Banana Bunches. The two passages meet in an area that contains an arrow pointing to the east that is formed by a group of bananas.

Enguarde the Swordfish reaches the Star Barrel of Glimmer's Galleon in Donkey Kong Land 2
Enguarde reaches the Star Barrel

If they follow this arrow, they head through a passage that leads them towards a Flotsam, a light-giving barrel, and then farther downwards into a lower area that holds a Puftup and another barrel that can remove the surrounding darkness for a limited amount of time. The barrel is followed by a Flotsam, an arrow formed by bananas pointing to the north, a DK Barrel, and another Lockjaw. The arrow points to a wall, but a passage is below it that leads into a wide room that holds a Lockjaw and a Banana Bunch, which is located in the bottom-right corner of the area. To the right of the arrow, the primates can find a passage leading to the north with a light-giving barrel at the beginning of it. If they continue past this barrel, they come up to a Flotsam and another arrow pointing to the north that is formed by bananas. There are two separate passages above here; the one of the right is void of obstacles, but the one of the left contains a few Puftups. As Diddy and Dixie continue farther north, they come up to a small channel between the two passages. A light-bearing barrel and the level's Star Barrel are ahead of here at another meeting point between the two passages. The Kongs can find a small channel immediately before the Star Barrel that leads them to the letter N and acts as a shortcut through the level.

Glimmer's Galleon
Enguarde swims into an area with a light barrel and a Lockjaw

An arrow made of bananas pointing to the west is next to the level's Star Barrel, and if it is followed, the heroes come up to a few Flotsams and a small alcove that contains a banana. The Kongs can find a passage below this banana that contains another Animal Barrel, which contains Enguarde. If they enter it in their usual forms, they turn into the swordfish, but if Enguarde himself enters it, he is simply given a second life in case he is attacked by an enemy. An area is to the right of the Animal Barrel with a Lockjaw, a Banana Bunch, and the letter N in it. The duo can also find a passage to the left of here that holds a few Flotsams and some bananas located in small alcoves. The passage leads to a wider area with a light-bearing barrel and a Lockjaw in it. At the top of this area, they can find an alcove that holds a DK Barrel, and to the left of here, they can find a thin passage that consists of a small alcove with a Banana Bunch and a light-giving barrel in it. After the heroes pass this barrel, they enter a more open area that contains a trio of Puftups that float upwards. In the bottom of this area under these puffer-fish-like foes, there is a small area that contains a Lockjaw, a few bananas, and the letter G.

If the heroes head west from the top of the Puftup-filled area, they come up to a Shuri, a Lockjaw, and some bananas in a narrower area. Soon, they reach a lone Puftup, who is followed by a light-giving barrel in a U-shaped passage. At the bottom of the passage, Diddy and Dixie can find another Puftup and a Banana Bunch in a small alcove. Soon after, as they swim up north through the curved passage, they reach a DK Barrel and an additional Puftup that guards a barrel that is able to light up the dark, underwater area. After the primates head past the Flotsams and the Shuri northeast of here, they reach a No Animal Sign that causes Enguarde to disappear when passed. A shallow area of water is ahead of here, and the primates soon come up to a deeper area under it that holds another light-giving barrel, some Flotsams, and another Lockjaw. An alcove is also hidden to the left of the first Flotsam, and it holds a Banana Coin. The primates then come up to another Flotsam as they approach another light-giving barrel, which sits next to an arrow pointing upwards that is formed by a group of bananas. If they follow this arrow, they reach a No Animal Sign, which is positioned on top of a pile of crates that the heroes can swim through. If they make their way through these crates, they can find a hidden area that contains a light-giving barrel, a Flotsam, and a few Puftups. A Bonus Barrel is also at the top of this area above the surface of the water, and a Banana Bunch is at the bottom of the room in a corner. If the heroes pass the No Animal Sign mentioned previously, they come up to a group of crates that they can jump on to find a spring, which they must bounce on to successfully complete the level. There is also a small pool of water to the right of this spring that holds a Banana Bunch.



KONG Letters[edit]

Glimmer's Galleon (Donkey Kong Land 2)
The letter G
  • K: After the first light barrel when traveling to the right, the Kongs must swim up a thin passage to the letter K.
  • O: Just before the second DK Barrel, the Kongs can pass through a few small crates at the top. On the other side is a room with the letter O.
  • N: After crossing the Star Barrel, the Kongs or Enguarde must go down slightly and through a thin passage to find a small room with the letter N.
  • G: Shortly after passing the first DK Barrel after the Star Barrel, the Kongs can find a light barrel followed by a line of three Puftups. The Kongs must go to the bottom-left of these enemies to find a hidden area with the letter G at the end.

Cranky's Video Game Hero Coin[edit]

A while before reaching the Star Barrel, the Kongs find a group of bananas as a right arrow and a light barrel next to it. From here, the Kongs must swim to the wall and to the top-right corner where there are three small crates that they must pass through. Behind the crates is a wide room with a few enemies and the Video Game Hero Coin.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Image Type and description
Glimmer's Galleon Collect the Stars!
At the start, the Kongs must continue straight right, where they encounter two light barrels and a few Flotsams along the way before eventually reaching the Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 25 seconds to collect 40 stars around a path that eventually takes the Kongs back to the start. When the Kongs obtain every star, the Kremkoins appears at the starting point.
Dixie Kong swims down to a light barrel in the second Bonus Level of Glimmer's Galleon in Donkey Kong Land 2 Find the Token!
After the Kongs pass the second and last No Animal Sign, they must continue right until finding a light barrel under a group of bananas shaping an up arrow. They must swim through a row of three crates to the right to go into an open area with a few Puftups and a Flotsam. Between the two Puftups, the Kongs must swim to the surface of the water to enter the Bonus Barrel above. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 20 seconds to swim around a maze and to the end with the Kremkoin. The maze has light barrels which the Kongs must activate along the way.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くらやみダイビング
Kurayami Daibingu
Diving in the Darkness