Gusty Glade (Donkey Kong Land 2)
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This level takes place in a forest and the main obstacle in this level is the strong wind (hence the name of the level) that pushes the Kongs in the direction it blows. With several pits and enemies, the level becomes quite hard to pass. Hooks and Barrel Cannons are present in this level, helping the monkeys get over the abysses. The wind can also help the apes jump from one hook/barrel to another, since there are long distances between them. However, the gust can blow in the opposite direction, and the Kongs can easily fall into a pit and lose a life. Rattly the Rattlesnake makes another appearance within this level.
This is the only level in Donkey Kong Land 2 that is almost identical to Donkey Kong Country 2's version of the stage. Although some enemies or items may have been excluded or moved, the layout remains very similar. Even though the layout is alike in both games, however, some Bonus Levels and other secrets are still hidden in distinct places.
This level features strong winds that blow left and right throughout the level, as indicated by leaves being blown in the direction its blowing. Rattly the Rattlesnake can be accessed in an area behind the starting point, but it can be tricky to access him. At the beginning of the level, an invisible hook can be made visible by jumping for it -- it's a little to the right of the first background tree. Following the hooks up and to the left will lead to Rattly's Animal Barrel. He can be used for the first half of the level. Using Rattly will make it impossible to gather all four KONG Letters, but he can defeat the Spiny and Klampon enemies easily, and jump large distances with ease. He will become a Banana Coin after passing the No Animal Sign. After Rattly, Dixie Kong and Diddy Kong are on their own to combat the gusty wind. They must time their jumps accordingly, so that the wind carries them to safety. At some points they will have to manually fire a Barrel Cannon in coordination with the wind.