In this minigame, Donkey Kong must score points by climbing an arc of oranges within a 30-second time limit. He earns one point per each orange that he climbs, or five points for a flashing orange. Donkey Kong must exceed a certain score in order to progress to the next minigame level, and he is ranked based on how many points he obtained.
Orange Picker has three levels in Challenge mode. If DK completes each of them, he can play the "Max" stage. The Max level does not have a time limit, and Donkey Kong must grasp on as many oranges as possible while avoiding Mines. The minigame ends when Donkey Kong misses an orange.