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A round of snowflakes soars above Donkey and Cranky Kong in Forest Folly.
Several snowflakes falling

Snowflakes[1] are crystallized ice formations encountered as obstacles in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They frequently appear in the level Forest Folly. Snowflakes move on set paths through the air, with most of them constantly appearing from above. Their movements include swaying up and down, moving on an arc, circling around, and simply descending into an abyss.

If the Kongs touch a snowflake, they lose one heart from their health meter. Snowflakes can be destroyed with a thrown barrel or Tuff Tuck, or with a Cane Bounce.

Near the end of Forest Folly, larger indestructible snowflakes start to float from above, breaking the wooden platforms beneath when they come into contact with them. In that section of the level, the Kongs have to go to the Slot Machine Barrel and avoid getting hit by the big snowflakes, otherwise they instantly lose a life.



  1. ^ "As you move through this stage, take care to avoid the large snowflakes floating through the air. These slow-moving obstacles move along predetermined paths. Whenever possible, take a moment to observe a cluster of snowflakes before you attempt to slip past them." – von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide, page 228.