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Ripsaw Rage is the eighteenth level in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, and the third area of Mekanos.
A giant saw is cutting down the remaining trees left on Mekanos as the Kongs work to reach the top of this level. The Kongs must be alert as they may have to run very fast from one side to another to avoid being cut. This level has many Bananas that can be difficult to get because of the saw. Aside from Koin at the end, the only real enemies in this level are an occasional Buzz and some Sneeks. There is only one way to get through this level.
At the start of the level the Kongs will be inside of a large tree towards the left. They must jump up to the top and exit the tree and walk across a branch to enter another tree. The letter K is found at the second tree's entrance. The monkeys should jump up the other tree, and they will find a DK Barrel just before the exit. They should then leave that tree and enter the tree on the left, avoiding a Buzz. In the next tree they will have to defeat a Sneek before leaving to the exterior momentarily, then re-entering, finding another Sneek. they must climb up that tree, which is empty. After exiting from the right, they must climb up the outside of the two trees, where they will find some Bananas. The next tree is a little different. As soon as they enter, they must exit and climb quickly around the outer branches and back into the tree to avoid being cut. The apes should then run across to the other tree, where they will find some bananas, and the letter O. Exiting to the outer branches and continuing upwards, the Kongs will find a barrel which is the key to the first Bonus Area. They must then enter another small area of a tree, which has one Sneek. One they exit the tree they will find yet another Sneek. They need to jump us this tree to find the Star Barrel.
Past the halfway point, the monkeys need to run out of the tree quickly then re-enter, then jump across to the left tree. They will find a Sneek there. They need to continue upwards, where they will find a DK Barrel before entering the next tree. In the next tree section there is simply one Sneek and some bananas. After exiting that tree, the apes need to jump to the left tree, grabbing the letter N along the way. They should continue to run forward, entering and then exiting the tree, or they will be cut easily. They need to go up before re-entering the tree, which should be exited quickly. The Kongs should jump across to the other tree, and they will find a Bear Coin there. In this tree they will need to run from left to right on the long platforms while defeating four Sneeks. They should then jump to the branch area, where they will need to climb up until finding a hole in the left tree, which they should go through and kill a Sneek. They will exit the tree breifly and find a DK Barrel out side. They will soon re-enter and jump across to a short section of the right tree, while collecting some bananas. They will soon jump over to the left tree where they will find a Steel Keg needed to get to the second Bonus Area. Continuing up, they should exit the tree to the left, then re-enter, jump across, and grab the letter G. They should then jump to the right tree, climb up quickly, and then exit to the branched area, finding a small alcove where the flagpole is.
The Kongs will notice a lone banana underneath the letter G. They must jump to it and a barrel will shoot them up to an invincibility barrel. They can ride the saw up to a steel keg, and then they must stand on the platform above Koin so that his shield is up while they throw the barrel.
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