Item containers, or simply containers, are objects in Donkey Kong Country Returns, 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They generally yield an item if the Kongs perform a Ground Pound or an equivalent action in front of one. Containers can have bananas, Banana Coins, Red Balloons, or Puzzle Pieces inside them.
The appearance, nature, and even names of specific kinds of item containers differ between environments, but they all mostly function the same. Item containers, as they are presented in the games' official game guides, form a different gameplay concept from barrels and DK Barrels.
Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
In Donkey Kong Country Returns and its enhanced port, many sorts of containers are scattered on Donkey Kong Island. They usually variate from world to world. Below is a list of every type of container included in the game, each accompanied by a physical description.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Containers in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are even more diverse than the ones in the predecessor, and the game introduces underwater containers that can be opened up with a corkscrew. Some item containers spew multiple bananas arranged in a certain shape, which players have an amount of time allotted to collect in order to earn a more valuable item such as a Banana Bunch, a Banana Coin, or even a Puzzle Piece. Containers, in general, include: