Spinning Platform

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Donkey and Dixie Kong fall through a Spinning Platform

Spinning Platforms[1], also referred to as trapdoors[2][3] or trap doors[4], are simple mechanisms resembling floor tiles. They are present in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, being noticeable by the empty gap underneath them.

If pounded, Spinning Platforms start rotating around their axis for a short time, allowing the Kongs to fall under them. They usually lead to hidden underground chambers or Bonus Areas, where the characters can find secrets. Spinning Platforms are semi-solid, meaning they can be walked on as on solid ground but can be crossed from beneath. Its spin can toss away and defeat any enemy stepping on the platform.

References[edit]

  1. von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25.
  2. "Next, pound the trapdoor just to the barrel’s right." Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 52.
  3. "[...] and then pound a trapdoor to drop into a hidden area." Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 135.
  4. "Pound on this trap door to drop down into a secret area." Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 135.