Question Barrel

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Donkey Kong launches himself toward a Question Barrel in K. Kruizer III Artillery.
“If you smash one of these open with an attack, peg boards will appear, doors will open, and other changes will occur.”
DK: King of Swing instruction booklet

Question Barrels[1] are a type of barrel which appear in DK: King of Swing.

These barrels resemble ordinary ones, except for a white question mark painted on their front. Donkey Kong can break open Question Barrels from a charge attack. They are most often required to progress through a level, as they either release a Peg Board or open a door. In some cases, such as Risky Reef, the released Peg Boards stray from the main level and lead to secret areas.

Many Question Barrels are featured in K. Kruizer III Engine, as breaking one usually reveals another, up until the last one reveals a Peg Board.

Question Barrels reappear in DK: Jungle Climber, with the same purpose.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クエスチョンバレル[2]
Kuesuchon Bareru
Question Barrel


  1. ^ DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Burabura Donkey instruction booklet, page 20.