Poisonous Pipeline

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Poisonous Pipeline
Dixie and Kiddy swimming through Poisonous Pipeline
Enguarde swims between four Lurchins in Poisonous Pipeline in the Game Boy Advance remake
Enguarde swims between some Lurchins in the Game Boy Advance version
Level code 7 - 5 (SNES)
8 - 5 (GBA)
World Kaos Kore
Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Music track Pokey Pipes
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Poisonous Pipeline is the thirty-fifth level in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, the fifth level of Kaos Kore, and the final level of the game, not including those from Krematoa. In the Game Boy Advance remake, it is the forty-first level instead, due to the introduction of Pacifica and its six levels. Poisonous Pipeline takes place in a long, flooded pipeline, and for almost the entire level, Dixie and Kiddy must swim through poisonous, purple liquid. The liquid does not harm the Kongs although it reverses the left and right buttons on the player's directional input. For the first half, the Kongs must swim to the bottom. During the second half, they must swim back up to the top to reach the Level Flag on the other side. For most of the first half, the Kongs can enter an Animal Barrel to transform into Enguarde up until the No Animal Sign, which is shortly after the Star Barrel.


At the beginning of the level, the Kongs swim through a long pipeline, passing many Lurchins and Kocos. At the end of the long pathway, the Kongs head through a smaller area downwards and swim left. They will meet more enemies here, especially the shell-covered Lurchins. Soon, they take a small pathway down to a lower part of the level. There, they will travel east and head down the first opening they see. Continuing downwards, they find the letter O and move to the right to find an upward pathway. Swimming around a few Lurchins, they make it to a slightly higher area, where they pass a large group of Lurchins and move downwards. They head through a thin pipe, where they find the Star Barrel.

About halfway through the level, the Kongs enter another long area, where they swim down a large pipeline and avoid countless schools of enemies. Soon, they find two Lurchins moving through a small pathway. Going under the enemies, they make their way into another area. There, they pass several Kocos and also find the letter K in an above alcove. Farther on, the Kongs pass many more Lurchins, assisted by the small Kocos. Once they begin to take an upward pathway at the end of the area, they will dodge some Kocos and travel west. Shortly after going this direction, they will come up to another pathway, which they should head up. They move around a few Lurchins as they make their way into the next part of the level, where they travel east past more enemies. Heading up again, they sneak between two Lurchins to see yet another upwards pathway. If they continue up from this area, they will eventually reach the surface of the poisonous water. On the nearby platform, they will also see a flagpole. If they pull on the end of the flagpole, the level will end.


The following enemies appear in the following quantities:

Items and objects[edit]

The following items and objects appear in the following quantities:

DK Coin[edit]

The Koin of Poisonous Pipeline
The Koin of Poisonous Pipeline

Right above the letter G, the Kongs must jump out the water and onto a small platform. A Steel Barrel and the Koin are on the platform. Dixie or Kiddy must pick up the Steel Barrel and throw it at the wall on the right. The Steel Barrel then bounces back and hits Koin from behind, which defeats him and rewards the DK Coin to the Kongs.

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Poisonous Pipeline
The letter G
  • K: Found above the second Lurchin in the level
  • O: A banana trail leading into a narrow pipe has the letter O at the end
  • N: Above the No Animal Sign
  • G: Below the area with the level's Koin, west of the End of Level Flag

Bonus Levels[edit]

Poisonous Pipeline Poisonous Pipeline
The first and second Bonus Levels respectively
  • Bash the Baddies!: After a platform with a Krimp, the Kongs must go down and then swim all the way left to find a Bonus Barrel behind two Lurchins. The Kongs must swim between the two Lurchins to enter the Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs are automatically transformed into Enguarde, who has 25 seconds to defeat numerous Kocos, after which the Bonus Coin appears.
  • Collect 30 Stars!: Near the end of the level, when the Kongs find a banana trail in a gap leading to the Level Flag, they must ignore it and swim left past three Lurchins. They must then swim down around two Lurchins that move up and down a tight passage. The Bonus Barrel is at the very bottom. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 25 seconds to collect 30 stars in a circular area. The stars are arranged as a trail that loops to the left back at the starting point, where the Bonus Coin appears. When the Kongs return to the main level, they are sent under the letter G.


Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese さかさまパイプライン
Sakasama paipurain
Reversed Pipeline
French Pipeline Tout Naze Useless Pipeline
German Pillepalle-Pipeline Easy-Peasy Pipeline
Italian Condutture Velenose Poisonous Pipelines
Spanish Tubería Venenosa