Puzzle Piece (Donkey Kong Country series)

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Puzzle Piece
An orange, curved puzzle piece

First appearance

Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)

Latest appearance

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Puzzle Pieces are collectible items that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As their name implies, Puzzle Pieces are shiny, orange, curved puzzle pieces, and there are either 5, 7, or 9 hidden in every level (except for boss fights). When the Kongs obtain every Puzzle Piece in a level, the player unlocks a new photo in the Image Gallery.

Most Puzzle Pieces directly appear in hidden parts of a level itself, but a few are obtained if the Kongs collect every item within a Bonus Stage before the time runs out.

On the results screen, after completing a level, the gathered Puzzle Pieces individually make up an image. The entire picture is revealed when the Kongs obtain every Puzzle Piece. From the world map, an icon of a Puzzle Piece also appears on a selected level if the Kongs have collected every one in the level itself.


Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D[edit]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Pieza de rompecabezas Puzzle Piece
Spanish (NOE) Pieza de puzle Puzzle Piece