Jungle (Donkey Kong Country Returns)
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The Jungle is the first world of Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS port, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It is the successor to Kongo Jungle from the original Donkey Kong Country, as both are the first world of their respective game, are themed after a jungle, and appear at the bottom of Donkey Kong Island. It is also where Donkey Kong's Treehouse and its underlying Banana Hoard are located.
The Jungle reappears in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during the opening cinematic, where the Snowmads have turned the island into a cold, snowy environment. While the Jungle does not return as a world, it is featured as a representative level, Homecoming Hijinxs.
The Jungle is covered with trees, many of them being large. There is a large waterfall coming down from a high cliff next to the Temple, and there are some rivers running through the trees. The Jungle itself is on a big peninsula, mostly bordered by a sandy coastline. The part that is not bordered by coastline is bordered by a very high, sheer cliff face, which goes up half the mountain to the Factory. More giant hills and cliffs appear later in the world, and the world boss, Mugly, is fought on the highest hill.
The following is extra content that can be unlocked in the Jungle. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option in a file's menu. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.
Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. All images that can be unlocked in the Jungle area are listed below, along with their titles and the levels wherein they can be unlocked (mentioned in parentheses).
A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Mugly.