Hornet Hole (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest)
Before Diddy and Dixie Kong can enter into the amusement portion of Krazy Kremland, they must travel through a Zinger hive. Being the first beehive stage, Hornet Hole introduces sticky honey coating one some of the walls and on parts of the ground, featured throughout the entire level. If the Kongs walk onto some honey on the ground, they become immobilized, and are therefore more vulnerable to being hit by enemies. They cannot even attack while in this state. The Kongs can only free themselves by repeatedly jumping from the honey until reaching normal ground, although Team-up allows them to walk across the honey quicker.
Upon jumping onto honey on the stage's walls, Diddy and Dixie cling to the wall. They cannot climb up the honey, but they can go higher by jumping up the honey wall until reaching the top. Alternatively, if there is another wall of honey adjacent to the wall that the Kongs are on, they can wall jump from both walls.
Zingers are the main threat of the level, and Spinies are the main enemies patrolling the ground. Aside from them, a few Click-Clacks appear near the start, and a few Krooks appear toward the latter half of the level.
Just before the Star Barrel, the Kongs can find a Squitter Crate. His crate appears on a floating platform, and to reach it, the Kongs must use Team-up to reach a hook and then jump up using the honey-covered wall. Squitter cannot be slowed down by the honey on the ground, and his web platforms allow him to access some hidden areas.
At the start of the level, the heroes need to travel east down several high ledges. However, they can also grab onto a nearby hook at the hive's entrance to be able to climb to a hidden area that contains some honey-covered walls to climb with. At the top of this hidden area, they can find a trio of hooks that are positioned above two Banana Bunches and a Banana Coin. A few entryways leading into Bonus Levels are also here. Once the primates begin to head to the east from the entrance of the hive, they come up to a DK Barrel and a few spots on the ground which are splattered with honey. It is too sticky to walk across, so they must jump through it. There are also Click-Clacks and a Zinger on the way over. Soon, they approach a wall of honey that they must hop on. It is sticky enough for the Kongs to hang on and climb to the next ledge. Another wall of honey is near this ledge that leads to the top of a structure with a Banana Coin on it.
Continuing east from here leads the heroes to a few Zingers hovering over some honey. A barrel rests near here, and it is followed by a Spiny and another Zinger above some honey. The group must then climb another wall of honey nearby, passing a lone Zinger on the way up. The letter K is also on the way up. At the top of the honey wall, they must begin to travel west to discover more honey with Zingers and Spinies above and around it. At the end of the path, the heroes have to jump across a small abyss to land onto a third wall of honey. A Zinger waits at the bottom of the honey. When the primates get to the top of this wall, they must continue to travel through the gooey honey all over the ground. They can find a DK Barrel on the way across this area. There are also some Spinies marching in a line on the way to dodge, and one of these Spinies is in possession of a photograph, found exclusively in the Game Boy Advance version of the game. After they are passed, the Kongs reach the nearby Star Barrel. An animal crate containing Squitter is located on a structure above this barrel.
At this point, the Kongs must continue forward and climb up yet another honey-splattered wall. At the bottom of this wall, there is a Zinger who guards a Blast Barrel. If the heroes have Squitter, they can defeat this Zinger to access the barrel and shoot to the top of the honey wall. As they travel to the top of this wall, they come up to a Zinger that surrounds a Banana Coin. Additionally, if they continue up the right side of the wall, they can reach a DK Barrel and the letter O. When they get to the top of the wall, they discover a few more Zingers hovering above the sticky honey. After they climb a few ledges, they reach a hook with a lone Zinger circling it. The hook can help them reach a ledge placed nearby, where there is a path leading to the east with a Spiny on it. Some sections of this path are covered in honey, and a Krook waits at the end of one of the honey piles. The honey pile following this is located under a Zinger that flies between a DK Barrel and a Banana Bunch. After passing a few Spinies ahead of here, the Kongs reach a small pit with a hook above it. As before, a Zinger surrounds it, so they must watch for the foe.
Several ledges coated with honey are on the other side of the pit, and Spinies walk along them. At the bottom of the ledges, there is a thin gap with a Zinger on top of it. If they defeat this foe, they can safely enter the gap to find a hidden area that contains a Blast Barrel and a wall of Zingers that block a room consisting of many bananas and a DK Coin. They can exit this secret area with the use of the nearby Blast Barrel. Outside of this gap, the primates can find another Blast Barrel being guarded by a Zinger. They can use this barrel or the nearby honey wall to reach a ledge with a Krook positioned on it. The letter N floats above this enemy's head. Another wall of honey is to the left of here, and as they climb up this, a fast-moving Zinger, who flies over another DK Barrel, gets in their way. If they travel west at the top of the wall, they come across more Spinies that walk over gooey honey. A ledge with a Bonus Level ahead of it is hidden at the top of this area, and it is guarded by a Zinger. To the west of here, there is a small pit that can only be crossed with the use of a hook that is surrounded by a Zinger.
On the other side of the pit, the group can discover a honey wall with a Zinger at the bottom of it. Once they reach the top of the wall, they encounter a Krook, who stands in front of a barrel. A large structure that can be reached with a hook is hidden above this foe, and it is covered in bananas. If they do not head along this structure, they must instead travel across a pile of honey with a Spiny walking along it. Two Zingers also hover over this honey. There is another pit ahead of here with a small section of honey just before it. A pair of hooks above this pit must be used to cross. As they use the hooks, the Kongs must watch for a Zinger that hovers under them. After they manage to cross, they come up to a No Animal Sign. If they reach this sign with Squitter, they are given a red Extra Life Balloon. A honey wall is near here, and if the primates climb it, they can find a ledge with the level's End of Level Target on it. The level is complete when this target is hit. Additionally, if the Kongs jump on the target from a high part of the honey wall, they can find a prize, such as the letter G.
Items and objects
End of Level Target prizes
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Advance
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