Unlike the previous two fights against Donkey Kong, this level is not based on an earlier fight, namely Level 3-DK. Instead, this level has several disintegrating platforms stacked on each other to allow the player to reach Donkey Kong. There are also two Kurasshās, one on both sides of the stage, that the player can use as an additional platform. Donkey Kong throws down Barrels and lava rocks, which bounce on any remaining disintegrating platforms and land on the ground or into the lava below. They will also follow the player's movements, always bouncing toward them, and Donkey Kong will occasionally throw a Barrel directly downward. The disintegrating platforms will disappear when either the player, a Barrel, a Kurasshā, or a lava rock touches it. To damage Donkey Kong, the player needs to wait for a Barrel to land, and then carry it up the platforms to throw it at Donkey Kong. Getting crushed by a Kurasshā or falling into the lava will result in an immediate loss. Throwing four Barrels at Donkey Kong will defeat him and the player can move on to the next world.