Kongo Jungle

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This article is about the place in the Donkey Kong franchise. For the Super Smash Bros. stage with the same name, see Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros.). For the Super Smash Bros. Melee stage formerly known by this name, see Kongo Falls.
World
Kongo Jungle
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Appearance Donkey Kong Country
Levels 5 + 1 boss
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The Kongo Jungle is a vast jungle in the game Donkey Kong Country, located on Donkey Kong Island and at the foot of Monkey Mines. It is the earliest residence of the Kong Family, which has since been replaced with areas like Jungle in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Kongo Jungle's name is based on the Congo Jungle in Africa. The only difference is that its name starts with a "K" instead of a "C"; this is a recurring theme throughout the Donkey Kong series, and Kongo Jungle is the earliest example of such.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Kongo Jungle is the first world in Donkey Kong Country. Most of the area is engulfed in a jungle, but features a long cavern about midway through. The cavern's exit leads to the second half of Kongo Jungle, which itself directly leads to a large lake.

Levels[edit]

Name Description
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Jungle Hijinxs
The first level of Kongo Jungle. It introduces basic enemies such as Kritters and Gnawties. Most of the level is straightforward, but has a few pits near the end. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong receive assistance from Rambi the Rhino, who about halfway through the level. He has the ability to ram into enemies and walls that patch up Bonus Areas.
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Ropey Rampage
Ropey Rampage takes place directly after Jungle Hijinxs, and takes place at night during a tropical rainstorm. The main theme of the level is for the Kongs to walk on treetops and swing on Ropes across large abysses. This level introduces the aerial enemy, Zingers, and rolling armadillos, Armies.
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Reptile Rumble
This level takes place inside a cavern tunnel with a bumpy ground. The level's elevation varies, and Tires are needed to reach the higher ledges. Kritters often guard the upper or lower steeped areas, Zingers usually lurk around the tires, and Slippas patrol on the ground.
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Coral Capers
Coral Capers is the first underwater level, and is set in a coral reef. The Kongs can free Enguarde from an Animal Crate to help defeat some aquatic foes. Every underwater enemy debuts in this level except Squidge. Like the other underwater levels, Coral Capers has no Bonus Areas. There are coral walls with Bananas or an Animal Token.
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Barrel Cannon Canyon
The fifth and final level of Kongo Jungle, and is therefore considered the hardest level of that world. As its name suggests, there are several Barrel Cannons and Auto-Fire Barrels located throughout the level. They are essential because they allow the Kongs to cross over the large pits. The level features several Kritters, including their bouncing variant. Zingers often patrol over the large pits. The Kongs can go on the treetops to access secret Barrel Cannons that allow them to quickly skip across the large pitfalls.
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Very Gnawty's Lair
The Kongs fight the world's boss, Very Gnawty.

Donkey Kong Country television series[edit]

Kongo Jungle reappears as the Kongs' residence for the Donkey Kong Country television series.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Main article: Kongo Jungle (Super Smash Bros.)
Main article: Kongo Falls
The recreated Kongo Jungle map in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure mode

Kongo Jungle (spelled "Congo Jungle" in the original Super Smash Bros.) appears as one of the arenas in Super Smash Bros. The Kongo Jungle stage is made out of a large wooden platform with several smaller, sometimes floating ones around it. There is also a vast jungle in the background of the arena and a Barrel Cannon underneath the arena. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, in addition to the previous Kongo Jungle returning, another Kongo Jungle stage (later renamed "Kongo Falls" in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) was introduced. This Kongo Jungle stage is constructed out of logs strewn together, which are sitting on rocks jutting out of a waterfall. In the background of this stage is a vast jungle along with what appears to be DK's Tree House. Kongo Jungle in Super Smash Bros. later returns in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while both versions reappear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

A recreation of the original Kongo Jungle world map appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure mode, World of Light, where it is named "DK Island." It can be visited via a portal on the east side of the world map. In DK Island, Donkey Kong-series spirits appear in the locations the levels were originally, in the following order: Kritter (Ropey Rampage), Cranky Kong (Cranky's Cabin), Zinger (Reptile Rumble), Enguarde (Coral Capers), Funky Kong (Funky's Flights), Candy Kong (Candy's Save Point), and Diddy Kong (Very Gnawty's Lair). Defeating Funky Kong's puppet fighter unlocks Funky Kong's Shack, one of the shops in Spirits mode.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レベル1 コンゴジャングル
Reberu 1 Kongo janguru
Level 1 Kongo Jungle
Spanish Jungla Kongo Literal translation
German Tiefster Kongo "Deepest Kongo/Congo"
Portuguese Selva Kongo Literal translation