Heart Boost

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A Heart Boost in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

A Heart Boost is an item that appears in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It can be purchased from Cranky Kong's Shop for ten Banana Coins. When Donkey Kong, or alternatively in two-player mode, Diddy Kong, equips a Heart Boost before entering a level, his maximum health will increase from two hearts to three for the duration of the entire stage, even if the player should lose any lives. When Diddy Kong is on Donkey's back, the duo will have a grand total of five hearts.

However, as with using Squawks the Parrot or Banana Juice, the effect will wear off should the Kongs either finish the level, or quit prematurely.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 体力アップ
Tairyoku Up
Strength Up