Leaping flame

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Donkey Kong, assaulted on his Rocket Barrel by two leaping flames in Hot Rocket
Two leaping flames attempting to surround Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Leaping flames[1] are fiery, serpent-like monsters from Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They appear after the fireball bombard in Hot Rocket.

As they emerge from lava, these flames begin chasing the Rocket Barrel-riding Kongs by revolving around them on a short distance. This way, the enemies attempt to cage the Kongs and limit their movement. If the characters crash their vehicle into the flame, they lose a life. The flames cannot be destroyed, and as they crowd around the Kongs, they become more difficult to avoid. After revolving several times, they move behind the Kongs.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘルファイヤー[2]


  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 141. "This part of the level requires you to dodge leaping flames."
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 24.