This level takes place in a forest of giant hollow trees, inhabited by gruff Minkeys, Sneeks and Buzzes. Just like Minky Mischief and Redwood Rampage, the level is labyrinthine and filled with many different pathways that Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can take through the trees. As the Kongs go through the level, they must climb ropes and leap from bark platforms and gnarled branches. Arrow-shaped bananas indicate the main path but there are Barrel Cannons in several alternate paths. There are a couple of Barrel Shields that help the Kongs dodge the Minkeys' acorns.
Simian Shimmy is one of the twelve levels in the Time Attack mode. In the mode, it is simply named Tree and must be completed under 1 minute and 22 seconds. Shortcuts of hidden Barrel Cannons are vital to complete the level on time.
When the level begins, the apes walk across a few branches to reach another tree. Hopping up a few platforms, they enter a small opening to find the outside of the two trees. After jumping up the branches in that area, they can find another long area inside the second tree trunk. Continually hopping up the platforms in this tree, they can use a few Nids to help them bounce to the next outside area, where they start to climb up a few branches again. Grabbing the letter K on the top branch, they can find another crossing between two trees. Making their way to the next tree, they need to fall down some platforms and exit the trunk to find an area full of more branches. Climbing down the area and avoiding Buzzes, they enter a tree trunk with a long rope going down it. A few Minkeys are on the way down the rope, and the apes head to the left to get in another tree once they are passed. Hopping up more platforms and crossing into the next tree trunk, the heroes soon make their way down to the Star Barrel.
About halfway through the level, the apes travel up the first trunk in their path and jump along some branches to find the entrance to the next tree. Inside, they climb up a long rope while dodging Minkeys. A Barrel Shield can be used here to help the Kongs. At the top of this area, the heroes walk along more branches, jumping over a Buzz, to find the next tree. At the top of this tree, they find the letter N and the short pathway across a tree, leading to another tree trunk. There is a rope to climb down inside this area, and Minkeys interfere with the Kongs' progress as they make their way down. At the bottom of this area, they cross into another tree and drop down some more platforms and branches to find the next tree. This tree, as any other trees, has a long rope going down from it. With the help of some Barrel Shields, the group should be able to travel all the way up the rope, avoiding several Minkeys. Entering the outside of the trunk, the apes leap up a few more branches to find the letter G and make their way into another area of the tree. They can find the Level Flag there.
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