Mainbrace Mayhem (Donkey Kong Land 2)

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Level
Mainbrace Mayhem
Mainbrace Mayhem DKL2.png
World-Level 1 - 2
World Gangplank Galleon
Game Donkey Kong Land 2
Music Lockjaw's Saga
Notes The first level of the game to feature ropes.
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Mainbrace Mayhem is the second level of Donkey Kong Land 2, and also the second place in the first world, Gangplank Galleon.

This level features lots of ropes and masts the Kongs can climb to reach the end. Enemies, such as Neeks, Click-Clacks, Klomps, Klingers, and Krunchas, also appear here. Mainbrace Mayhem is similar to the Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest's second level of the game, also named Mainbrace Mayhem.

Level layout[edit]

Dixie Kong walks towards a Neek.

The level begins on a yard that is connected to a large mast. Another yard is ahead higher up with a DK Barrel and a Click-Clack on it. After passing a barrel in the same area, the heroes find a third yard just past a small gap. This yard is tilted upwards. A few Neeks march on it. A set of ropes is ahead near a few more years that stick out of the side of the screen. One banana is on each of the two yards. If the Kongs climb up the ropes, they can reach a fourth full yard with more bananas and a Click-Clack on it. There is another yard just ahead, but a Zinger is on the edge of it. The letter K is also above the Zinger. If they dodge the insect, they can continue along the area and pass a Click-Clack. After they reach the end of an additional yard with another Click-Clack on it, they can find more ropes to climb up on. Bananas line the left side of the ropes, which lead to a yard with another Click-Clack on it. A tilted yard is next to this with a few Neeks and a DK Barrel on it. There are two additional yards placed on the other side of this platform. The bottom one leads to the letter O and some ropes that can be climbed to reach the DK Coin. Klingers climb along these ropes. The top yard can assist the heroes in jumping to a set of ropes that they can climb up to reach a tightrope connected to two masts. Bananas are all along the rope. A yard supporting the Star Barrel sticks out of the end of the screen.

From here, the Kongs can find a platform connected to a mast to their right. It can help them reach a long, tilted yard with some Neeks and a DK Barrel on it. There are two more yards at the top of this platform. While the yard on the right leads to a rope that can be traveled down to reach a Bonus Barrel, the left yard can help them progress to a larger set of ropes that they can climb upwards on. Click-Clacks and Neeks also walk along the yards. A Klinger attacks the primates as they climb the ropes. At the top of the ropes, they can notice another yard with a Neek on it. If they cross this yard, they can find an additional yard and a tightrope that they can climb along to reach some collectibles and the letter N. A long set of ropes can be found at the other side of the previously mentioned yard. It is infested with Klingers, but also has a few bananas on it. When the ropes are climbed, a yard with a pair of Krunchas and the letter G can be found. There is a platform connected to a wooden mast on the other side of it. If the heroes progress from here, they can reach another yard with a spring on it. They complete the level when they bounce on the spring.

Secrets[edit]

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: The letter K is above the first Zinger in the level, who is on the first full yard.
  • O: The letter O is on the yard located right above the DK Coin.
  • N: Shortly before the second-to-last yard, which has two Krunchas on it, the heroes can find a tightrope that they can climb across to find a few collectibles floating in the air. If they jump to them, they fall down to a yard with the letter N on it.
  • G: The letter G is on the second-to-last yard in the level between two Krunchas.

Bonus Levels[edit]

  • Unlike most Bonus Levels, when the Kongs find this Bonus Level, they do not discover a Kremkoin, but instead a shortcut through the level. Therefore, they do not have to find this Bonus Level to complete the game 100%. To find it, Dixie Kong should, after passing the letter K, drop down to the edge of the next yard and then roll off of the right of it. Before falling too far, she must jump in the air and use her Helicopter Twirl move to hover to a set of ropes with a Klinger on them to the left. If she or Diddy Kong jump to the left of a Banana Coin in this area, the primates land in a hidden Warp Barrel that sends them into a Bonus Level, where they can find a group of bananas on a yard, along with a No Animal Sign. If they walk to the right end of the area, they are taken out of the bonus and next to a spring in the main level. The spring sends them out of the level when bounced on.
  • Starting from the Star Barrel, the Kongs must climb east up to a nearby yard, which is crooked. As they go up, they need to jump onto the next yard, still going in the same direction. Once they near the end of this yard, they can find a rope under them that they must jump down to. There are some bananas to the left of here, and if they follow the trail, they make their way to a Bonus Barrel, which leads to a Bonus Level where they must move across several ropes and collect 20 stars within the time limit of 20 seconds. When all of the objects are obtained, a Kremkoin appears at the end of the stage to grab within the remaining time.

DK Coin[edit]

  • Starting from the letter O, the Kongs must jump down from the yard and get on the ropes below. While watching out for Klingers, they should see the DK Coin to the right. The Kongs must simply jump off the rope to grab it, and then land on the yard below.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メインマストクライシス
Meinmasuto Kuraishisu
Mainmast Crisis