Monkey Mines

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Monkey Mines
MonkeyMines DKC.png
World map in the original version
Monkey Mines in Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Color.
World map in the Game Boy Color version
The world map of Monkey Mines from Donkey Kong Country on Game Boy Advance.
World map in the Game Boy Advance version
Game Donkey Kong Country
Level(s) 5
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“The vast mines of Donkey Kong Country have been stripped of any ore they may have once contained. All the tools of the miners remain, however, from mine carts to rickety scaffolding. There are special barrels that turn the lights on and off, and risky mine elevators full of slag. Without a hard hat, mine exploration is not recommended, but Klump is not about to give up his!”
Donkey Kong Country manual, page 23

Monkey Mines (simply known as Mines in the television series) is the second world of Donkey Kong Country. It has five levels, most of which take place in a subterranean setting. On Donkey Kong Island, Monkey Mines is located at the foot of the hill leading to next world, Vine Valley. Winky is the only Animal Friend who appears in the world. Master Necky is the boss fought at the end. The Ruins world from Donkey Kong Country Returns is thematically similar and has been suggested to be the same location.[1]

In the cartoon, this area is closely connected to King K. Rool and his minions' base. The area is alluded to in the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure story expansion, where it is mentioned in the description of Rabbid Cranky's Croaker Disposer. Since this weapon takes its design after Winky the Frog, the description references how the Animal Buddy first appears in this world in Donkey Kong Country.


Kongo JungleMonkey MinesVine ValleyGorilla GlacierKremkroc Industries, Inc.Chimp CavernsGang-Plank GalleonDonkey Kong Country - New version of the DKCMap.jpg file, but this time in PNG. Thanks, Scrooge200!
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レベル2 モンキーマインズ
Reberu 2 Monkī mainzu
Level 2 Monkey Mines

French Mines des Macaques
Macaque Mines
German Affen-Minen
Monkey Mines
Italian Mondo di Miniere
World of Mines
Spanish Minas Mono
Monkey Mines


  1. ^ KynanPearson (August 12, 2021). Tweet by Kynan Pearson (Archived). Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2022.