Screech's Sprint (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest)
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The first half of this bramble level is similar to other bramble levels of the game, where Diddy and Dixie Kong must climb vines and dodge brambles, while the second half is a race against Screech. In this portion of the level, the Kongs transform into Squawks, who must race Screech to the finish line at the end of the level. In order to succeed, Squawks needs to hurry without touching any thorns, and at the same time, avoid many Zingers in his way. If Squawks loses the race, he will also lose a life, so winning is mandatory. In addition to Screech and the Zingers, Klingers, Kloaks, Kabooms, Cat O' 9 Tails, Flitters, and Mini-Neckies are also found here.
From the start of the level, the Kongs must cross a small gap and defeat a Cat O' 9 Tails. Then, they need to cartwheel-jump across another gap and later dodge a Kloak, and deal with the Kaboom it throws. Once the foe floats away, they should carefully jump over the brambles and cling onto some ropes, with Klingers on them. Without hitting the Kremlings, the heroes must climb across all the ropes and get to the next platform. After that, they must hop over more brambles and climb across another vine, while moving past a group of four Zingers. Then, they should let go of the rope and pass two Cat O' 9 Tails. After that, the monkeys must cling onto a vine and climb up, but while watching out for several Mini Neckies that will swoop down at them. At the top, the will have to leap to the platform to the left hand side and begin to jump platform to platform over the brambles. Eventually, they will come up to the Star Barrel, as well as an Animal Barrel that will turn them into Squawks.
Halfway through the level, Squawks will meet up with Screech, and shortly after, race him. When the race begins, Squawks will have to hurry west and then survive the twists and turns of the bramble surrounded track. Soon, he will need to travel a far distance north and then turn east, beating all the Zinger in his path. After that, he must follow the banana arrow pointing south. The parrot will come up to many twists and turns in the track shortly after going here, and get through what seems to be a maze between many, many brambles. Using the banana trail for help, the bird should make his way out of the maze to avoid trouble, and then move east again. Once Squawks defeats all the Zingers in the way here, he must zig-zag his way up north, and then turn west shortly after. While he travels in this area, he will have to maneuver around several red Zingers, who can not be defeated. At the end of this path, the parrot must continue through and fly north between the sharp brambles. After getting through this narrow passageway, he should quickly beat some Zinger and cross the finish line. If he was able to beat Screech, he may continue through the level, and cross the No Animal Sign, turning him back into the Kongs. Then, the no longer transformed monkeys must simply hit the End of Level Target and exit Screech's Sprint.
Golden Feather (Game Boy Advance version only)
Photograph (Game Boy Advance version only)
After the start of the race, just before the player first starts to head upwards, if they instead head low and to the left, there is an invisible Barrel Cannon between some thorns that will fire to the left and upwards.
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