There are many ice caves and deep ravines featured in the world, including a treetop village. Most of the levels feature icy, slippery ground that cause Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to slightly lose traction. In most levels, there is a 3-D effect of snow and dynamic backgrounds. In the Game Boy Advance version, some of the effects were removed or edited from the levels, and some of the levels were rearranged in a different order from the redesigned world map. One of the levels is the first and only location that the Kongs meet their Animal Friend, Squawks the Parrot.
In the Donkey Kong Country cartoon, the Gorilla Glacier portion of Kongo Bongo Island is referred to as the White Mountains. This area is the home of Eddie the Mean Old Yeti, and is otherwise fairly barren of features.
*The order of these two levels were switched in the GBA version.
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