Jungle (Donkey Kong Country Returns)

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World
Jungle
JungleDKCR.png
Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Levels 8
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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.

Being the first world, the Jungle in-part serves as a tutorial world. Tutorial Pigs appear throughout, introducing the new and recurring mechanics of the game. Mugly is fought as the world's boss.

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.

Appearance[edit]

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.

Aside from its jungle theme, the Jungle features many ancient and dilapidated ruins. It also features a cavern area where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong ride around on a Mine Cart.

Levels[edit]

Name Screenshot Description
World 1-1
Jungle Hijinxs
01 DKCR.png The first level of the game that introduces the basic mechanics.
World 1-2
King of Cling
DKCR King of Cling 1.png A level that introduces a grassy, green turf Donkey Kong can climb on.
World 1-3
Tree Top Bop
Tree Top Bop.png A level with tilting trees and the first level with Rambi the Rhino.
World 1-4
Sunset Shore
DKCR sunset shore.jpg The first silhouetted level in the game on a ridge by the seaside.
World 1-5
Canopy Cannons
DKCR Canopy Cannons 1.png A jungle course with many Barrel Cannons.
World 1-6
Crazy Cart
DKCR Crazy Cart 2.png The first level with Minecarts
World 1-K
Platform Panic
PlatformPanic.png The first secret course with platforms disappearing shortly after the Kongs step on them.
World 1-B
Mugly's Mound
MuglyBattle1-DKCR.png The course where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong face Mugly.

Extras[edit]

The Jungle diorama, unlocked after collecting all Puzzle Pieces in Platform Panic and defeating Mugly

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[edit]

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).

Music[edit]

A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Mugly.

Audio.svg Jungle Hijinxs - Plays in Jungle Hijinxs and Tree Top Bop. Contains an arrangement of the first part of "DK Island Swing" from Donkey Kong Country.

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Audio.svg King of Cling - Plays in King of Cling and Canopy Cannons. It also plays in Clingy Swingy, Springy Spores, and Crushin' Columns of later worlds. It is an arrangement of the second part of "DK Island Swing" from Donkey Kong Country.

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Audio.svg Palm Tree Groove - Plays in Sunset Shore; also plays in Foggy Fumes of the Factory world, and a rearrangement can be heard in Smokey Peak.

File infoMedia:DKCR Palm Tree Groove.oga
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