Parrot Chute Panic (Donkey Kong Land 2)
Parrot Chute Panic is the third and last hive level, and it is also the only level to have Quawks. There are three Animal Barrels of Quawks throughout the level. The Animal Friend is similar to Squawks except it cannot spit eggs and slowly descends the beehive. Pressing "Up" slows Quawks's descent while pressing "Down" does the opposite. Quawks must avoid many Zingers as he descends. He can glide between a few of them to find a few items such as Banana Coins or Banana Bunches. Between the Quawks segments, Diddy and Dixie must avoid Klampons, Krunchas, and Spinies along the way. Some of the floor is coated in honey, making movement difficult. Both of the Bonus Barrels and the DK Coin are hidden between the segments where Quawks is playable.
At the beginning of the level, an Animal Barrel can be seen at the edge of a ledge. To the left of here, there is a small gap that the heroes must drop through to reach a hidden area with the letter K, two Banana Bunches, and another Animal Barrel. If one of them is enter, they transform into Quawks. The parrot slowly descends through the hive, due to his inability to fly. As a passes down a rather wide passage, he approaches several bananas. A DK Barrel can be found here at a small turn. After the bird travels farther down, he enters a large room with a few Zingers around the center of it. The letter O is between two of the Zingers, who are found vertical to each other. A narrow passage stretches from the bottom of the room. As the hero descends through this part of the dangerous hive, he passes a few Zingers scattered along the walls.
A small number of Zingers can be found in the center of the area farther down. Collectibles such as Banana Bunches float between some of the wasps. Soon, Quawks reaches a solid piece of land with some honey splattered on it. A Spiny marches along the sticky substance. A No Animal Sign stands next to the honey, and once it is passed, Quawks transforms back into the Kongs. The two friends can find a gap ahead of them. If they jump in, they can find a flat piece of land with the Star Barrel on it. Honey is also placed along the ground. Additional honey is laid across the ground farther ahead. A Spiny walks along it as a Zinger floats in a vertical path, moving up and down. There is a Flitter nearby at the edge of a gap. It can be bounced on to reach a Barrel Cannon that can blast the heroes into the DK Coin. If they drop into the gap, they can find a spot of honey on the floor of the hive. A Zinger also flies nearby.
After passing a lone Kruncha located at the edge of a gap, the heroes can find another Animal Barrel that turns them back into Quawks. Once they resume this form, Quawks descends down a curved passage with many Zingers all around it. A straight, wider section of the level is ahead with a few more Zingers present throughout it. Some of these Zingers fly back and forth from wall-to-wall, while others stay stationary in the parrot's way. The bird soon enters a narrower passage, which is immediately followed by a large room. Platforms stand in the center parts of the room, creating two different paths for the hero. The first set of paths leads Quawks along a banana trail between several Zingers, some of which who are in motion and others stationary. The second set of paths both feature two stationary Zingers who hover across from each other with a small space between then.
After this large room, Quawks enters a narrower passage with the letter N above it. Zingers fly around the middle of this passage, which is followed by a second large room with platforms in the center of it. The short platforms create two separate paths for the parrot to travel through. As he approaches the first platform, he can find one side with a Zinger around it, and the other with no enemies in sight. The next platform that splits the area is farther down. Zingers are on both sides of it, but a Banana Coin hovers in the left side. A third platform separates the pathway as well. The right side of it holds a Banana Bunch, while the other features no special items. Once the parrot passes the third wall, he arrives in a narrow passage with Zingers all around in it. A flat, solid piece of land is below here with a No Animal Sign on it. If the hero crosses the sign, he turns back into the Kongs. A small gap can be found next to the sign for the primates to jump into. If they fall into it, they land on a ledge with a Klampon marching on it. Two Spinies are also ahead, found on piece of land at slightly different elevations. Another gap is nearby, but it has an Animal Barrel in it. The letter G is in the air above this barrel. The barrel transforms the primates into Quawks, who approaches many Zingers as he travels through the narrow passage beneath the gap. Some turns are also along the passage. Soon, the parrot reaches a flat area of ground with another No Animal Sign on it. Once passed, the buddy turns back into the Kongs. A spring is ahead of here. If it is bounced on, the level is completed.
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