As the third level in Donkey Kong Country, Reptile Rumble does not feature any unique obstacles of hazards that distinguish it from any other levels. It does, however, introduce a new addition, tires, which must be used in the level to reach high areas. The level also introduces a commonly encountered enemy, Slippa. These snake foes can be found throughout most of the level in small pits or in large areas on the main path. Aside from them, there are blue colored Kritters, along with yellow and red Zingers.
From the beginning of the level, the Kongs can find a barrel sitting next to a small gap in the ground with a few Slippas in it. After passing another barrel located just ahead, they come up to several stair-like structures with Kritters hopping up them. The letter K waits at the bottom of the stairs next to a raised piece of land with a few bananas on it. A barrel is placed on the other side of the raised area with several Kritters following it. A tire waits at the end of this area. It can help the primates reach a higher piece of land with another tire on it. A tall piece of ground holding a DK Barrel can be found behind this tire. More stair-like structures are ahead after a third tire with many Kritters hopping on them. Near the bottom of the steps, the Kongs can find a small pit that they can cross with the use of a tire. Two thin gaps in the ground are located on the opposite side of the gap, and Zingers fly in them. The letter O and a tire are between the two gaps. After the primates pass the gaps, they come up to a low wall that they must crawl under. Upon reaching the other side of the wall, they find a tire that can be used to reach a raised area with the level's Star Barrel on it.
A Slippa moves along the pathway under this piece of land. It is followed by two small gaps with three bouncy tires in each of them. A piece of land is also between the gaps with a Zinger and the letter N above it. A DK Barrel wobbles on a high area of ground after the gaps, which can be reached with a tire found right under it. A simple barrel is right next to it. A rather deep alcove is in the ground ahead of here with a few Slippas within it. Higher pieces of land follow the alcove. If the heroes continue from here, they can find a tire that can assist them in crossing a small pit with a Zinger in it. A low ceiling follows here, but they can crawl under it with no problems. On the other side of the ceiling, the duo can find a pair of Kritters in an area almost completely enclosed by walls. An Animal Token floats at the top of the area, which they can exit if they crawl under another low ceiling. A tire stands in front of the exit to this thin passage. A gap with several Slippas slithering in it follows. The primates can find a sign with an arrow on it just ahead, indicating that the level is near complete. Stair-like platforms are located after the sign with a tire on each stair. Kritters hop down the rocky stairs. The letter G is also in this area. Once the heroes climb the stairs, they can find the way out of the cave, which takes them out of the level when entered.
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Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
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