Stampede Sprint is the thirty-sixth level in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and the first level of Krematoa. In the Game Boy Advance remake, due to the inclusion of Pacifica, Stampede Sprint is instead the forty-second level. Stampede Sprint is the last jungle level, and Dixie and Kiddy play as Ellie the Elephant for a majority of the level. An Animal Crate of Parry the Parallel Bird is nearby, and Parry can help collecting items in midair such as bananas and bear coins. Squawks and Squitter briefly appear in two respective Bonus Levels at the start. After blasting to the next platform, Ellie encounters three Sneeks, causing her to freak out and run across the level uncontrollably. In the Game Boy Advance version, Ellie runs a bit slower.
As Ellie runs uncontrollably, the player cannot control her movement except for her jumps. Due to her fast movements, Ellie has little time to anticipate incoming enemies or obstacles. Throughout the level, Ellie has to jump over abysses and avoid various enemies in the jungle, including Bristles, Buzzes, Kuff 'n' Klout (in their debut), and Krimps. Buzzes are usually out of reach but still harm Parry upon contact. If Parry crosses the No Animal Sign at the end, it turns into a one-chance Bonus Barrel. Similarly, if Ellie passes her No Animal Sign, she transforms into a Steel Barrel, which is needed to defeat Koin beyond the Level Flag.
The level starts with a DK Barrel hovering in midair. With both Kongs in play, Dixie must take the lead and use her Helicopter Spin to glide across a large abyss. On the other side of the gap, they land into an Animal Barrel, which turns them into Ellie the Elephant. After this, the elephant will need to hit a crate with Parry the Parallel Bird to free him. Once this is done, she jumps into a nearby barrel and blasts over a gap to the next part of the level. There, she meets a group of three Sneeks, who frighten her, causing the elephant to run. Ellie automatically runs through the level, passing some enemies, such as Bristles, and crossing gaps. The elephant makes her way over many, many more obstacles at high speed, eventually meeting Kuff 'n' Klouts running towards her. After crossing several gaps, she heads under some Buzzes and over a few other enemies to find the letter N. Farther on, Ellie travels over several more Kuff 'n' Klouts. After that, she runs through an area full of Bristles as she moves under Buzzes. Once she passes a few more Kuff 'n' Klouts, she finds the letter G and hop into another barrel. It blasts her to a safe area. If Parry is still safe, she turns into a Bonus Barrel. Farther on, the Kongs pass a No Animal Sign and turn back into the Kongs. The Kongs then reach the Level Flag and gain the first cog.
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Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Advance
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