K. Kruizer III Artillery

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DK: King of Swing level
K. Kruizer III Artillery
Location K. Kruizer III
Neighboring levels Booster Barrel Skyway
K. Kruizer III Hull
K. Kruizer III Engine
Notes Many cannons are in this level.

K. Kruizer III Artillery is a level in the K. Kruizer III area of DK: King of Swing. It must be completed to unlock the K. Kruizer III Hull level.

As the level's name suggests, it is full of weapons, particularly cannons that shoot fireballs at Donkey Kong (or Diddy Kong in Diddy mode). However, there are no enemies in the level, so the Kong only has to worry about the cannons and falling into gaps. In addition to the cannons, there are also many barrels throughout the level that the primate must hit to alter his surroundings or release a banana. Although one of the shorter levels in the game, containing only two sections rather than three, it contains both a Crystal Coconut and a silver medal.

Level Layout[edit]

Donkey Kong falls towards the exit sign

At the beginning of the level, the Kong can find a set of four peg boards covered with bananas. Two cannons hang at the side of the area and shoot fireballs at the hero. If he destroys the barrel found above the peg boards, a pair of peg boards appears above it. Another barrel and some more peg boards wait above these boards. When the hero breaks the barrel, three peg boards appear between the two other sets of boards, allowing him to progress more easily and grab a large Banana Bunch. A cannon is positioned next to the Banana Bunch, and it shoots fireballs as it aims at the primate. Above, the Kong can find a long path of peg boards that stretches to the top of the area. Two barrels are on the way to the top peg board, both only containing Banana Bunches. Cannons turn and aim at the Kong all over the sides of the area on the way up as well. Eventually, he can reach a ledge that leads into the second section of the level.

Here, two peg boards vertically stacked up on each other can be seen at the beginning of the cannon-infested area. A large Banana Bunch sits on the top of the two boards. Another pair of peg boards floats across from the top peg board here, forming a horizontal path. Around the fire-ball-shooting cannons, two green peg boards can be found after the fourth peg board in the area, moving back and fourth. A set of four more peg boards is located right after the second green peg board around more cannons, and it is covered in bananas. A barrel above it makes a few small peg boards appear above when destroyed; they can be used to reach a ledge with an exit sign on it. When this sign is landed near, the level is completed. Optionally, the Kong can also break a barrel parallel to the previous barrel that makes some small peg boards appear as well; they can help him reach a Barrel Cannon that can blast him into a barrel that holds a special item.