Sea Breeze Cove

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Sea Breeze Cove
Sea Breeze Cove.png
Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Level(s) 10
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“Under the water is cool and all, but I still prefer up top on the rockin' rollin' waves!”
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Sea Breeze Cove is the fourth world and island in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port of the same name. It is opened once the Kongs beat Ba-Boom in the previous world, Bright Savannah, and its boss is Fugu.

Despite its name, Sea Breeze Cove consists of an archipelago. Its levels either take place on coastal land above water, or start off on land but take place mainly underwater. Many aquatic enemies appear throughout the world, including first-time enemies such as Fritz and Mama Saw, which are based on real-life electric eels and sawfish, respectively. Squiddicus makes a comeback after Donkey Kong Country Returns, in a stage called Irate Eight.

Many large dogū-like[1] statues are scattered throughout Sea Breeze Cove, forming the world's primary motif. Some of them lie on the beach sands in the background, while others are seen underwater. In a level called Rockin' Relics, electricity from bolts of lightning causes these statues to toss various objects in the air, such as platforms and obstacles.


Code Name/Screenshot No. of Puzzle Pieces Description
4-1 Deep Keep
Deep Keep
7 The first level where going underwater is mandatory to progress. During this level, the Kongs explore submerged ruins while avoiding many underwater obstacles, such as fish enemies, retractile spikes and giant fans creating currents.
4-2 Screenshot of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
High Tide Ride
5 The third mine cart stage in the game, where the Kongs often have to jump between tracks in order to avoid obstacles.
4-3 E3 2013 release screenshot of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Amiss Abyss
9 A silhouetted underwater level in which the Kongs can corkscrew into schools of bioluminescent fish in order to illuminate the area.
4-4 Squiddicus DKTF.png
Irate Eight
5 A level which marks the return of Squiddicus from Donkey Kong Country Returns, who chases the Kongs through tight passages, impeding them with its arms. Other significant obstacles found throughout the level are proximity mines.
4-5 Sea Stack Attack
Sea Stack Attack
7 A level that takes place entirely above water. Bomb-throwing enemies, such as Boom Birds, form the primary danger of the level, along with swaying, spike covered traps operated by Fluffs.
4-6 Current Capers
Current Capers
5 A level with many underwater currents, usually carrying urchin globes along set paths.
4-A Rockin' Relics
Rockin' Relics
9 A stage with ancient statues which use lightning electricity to impel various objects, such as urchin balls and platforms, into the air.
4-B Shoal Atoll
Shoal Atoll
5 An underwater labyrinth focused on finding five colored keys.
4-K Spinning Spines
Spinning Spines
5 The fourth Hidden Kong Temple stage of the game, where the Kongs need to travel past series of skewers and platform carousels.
4-BOSS Fugu Face-Off
Fugu Face-Off
0 The fourth boss stage in the game and the one to contain a battle against Fugu.


Diorama of a scene from Sea Breeze Cove
The Sea Breeze Cove diorama

The following is extra content that can be unlocked in Sea Breeze Cove. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.


Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. Below every image that follows is the name of the level it can be unlocked in.


A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating Fugu, the Frightening.

Audio.svg Deep Keep - Plays during the on-land section of Deep Keep.
File infoMedia:DKCTF DeepKeep.oga
Audio.svg Funky Waters - Plays during the underwater sections of Deep Keep and Amiss Abyss. A calmer version of "Deep Keep".
File infoMedia:DKCTF FunkyWaters.oga
Audio.svg Irate Eight - Plays during the Squiddicus chase sequence of Irate Eight. Features an intense arrangement of "Lockjaw's Saga" from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
File infoMedia:DKCTF IrateEight.oga
Audio.svg Aquatic Ambiance Returns - Plays during the second half of Deep Keep, the majority of Current Capers, and the entirety of Shoal Atoll. It is an arrangement of "Aquatic Ambiance" from the original Donkey Kong Country, and it is not to be confused with an identically named musical track from Donkey Kong Country Returns, which is a different arrangement of the original song.
File infoMedia:DKCTF AquaticAmbianceReturns.oga
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Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze content/Worlds/w04_ocean w04_ocean World 4: Ocean

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オーシャンアイランド
Ōshan Airando
Ocean Island

French Atoll tropical
Tropical Atoll
German Ozetanien
Pun on "Oceania"(?)
Italian Baia Azzurra
Azure Bay
Spanish Océano Cálido
Warm Ocean


  1. ^ "I worked with concept artist Toph Gorham to come up with the look for the ancient civilization seen in the levels. [...] I was inspired by the look of ancient japanese jomon dolls for the textures and look of some of the statues" — Eric Kozlowsky, former artist at Retro Studios, on his personal blog