Rolling Barrel

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Artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

A Rolling Barrel[1][2] (also called Rotatable Barrel[3][4], Rotater Barrel[5] or Spinner Barrel) is a type of barrel that first appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, where it first appears in the level Barrel Bayou.

Rolling Barrels are similar to the Blast Barrel, although this type of Barrel can actually be rotated and fired in any direction. However, some of them have a time limit (indicated by a number that appears on the Barrel) to how long the Kongs can stay in the Barrel. After this limit, the Kongs will be launched automatically. Steerable Barrels are similar, except that their aim cannot be changed, and the player can move them around instead.

Rolling Barrels also appear in Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Land III, and DK: Jungle Climber, where there is no time limit regarding how long the Kongs can be in it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ローリングバレル
Rōringu Bareru
Rolling Barrel


  1. ^ DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber instruction booklet, page 14.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 18.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Land 2 instruction booklet, page 15.
  5. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 79, page 17.