Stampede Sprint

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Stampede Sprint
Stampede Sprint.png
World-Level 8 - 1 (SNES)
9 - 1 (GBA)
World Krematoa
Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Music Hot Pursuit (SNES)
Jungle Ambience & Chase (GBA)
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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.


Name Count
Bristles DKC3.png
Buzz DKC3 green.pngBuzz DKC3 red.png
Green: 4
Red: 5
Total: 9
Krimp DKC3.png
Kuff Klout DKC3.png
Kuff 'n' Klout
Sneek DKC3.png

Items and objects[edit]

Sprite Name Count
Banana DKC SNES.png Banana 54
Bear Coin.png Bear coin 1
DK Barrel.png DK Barrel 3

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Letter Location
Letter K.png Rewarded if Squitter crosses its No Animal Sign, after the first Bonus Level
Letter O.png Shortly after the group of three Sneeks
Letter N.png After the second DK Barrel
Letter G.png Before the second Blast Barrel

DK Coin[edit]

Image Location
Stampede Sprint GBA Koin.png At the end of the level, Ellie crosses the No Animal Sign to turn herself back into the Kongs. Ellie then transforms into a Steel Barrel. The Kongs must jump and throw the Steel Barrel over the nearby Koin for it to rebound off the wall to the right and hit him in the back. Koin is defeated and the Kongs are rewarded the DK Coin.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Image Type and description
Stampede Sprint GBA Bonus Level 1.png Grab 15 Bananas!
At the very start of the level, Kiddy must perform team up and throw Dixie above into the hidden Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs are transformed into Squitter, who must use his web platforms to collect 15 green bananas over a small abyss within 45 seconds. After the Kongs collect all of the green bananas, a Bonus Coin appears at the other end. In the Game Boy Advance remake, the time limit was shortened to 40 seconds, and the area was made the smaller, making the bananas appear closer together. A No Animal Sign for Squitter is just outside the Bonus Level.
Stampede Sprint Bonus Level 2.png Grab 15 Bananas!
Just before the first DK Barrel, Kiddy can perform team up and throw Dixie into the hidden Bonus Barrel above. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs must break Squawks's Animal Crate and ride him. They have 45 seconds to collect 15 green bananas around two red Buzzes. After the Kongs collect the bananas, a Bonus Coin appears. A No Animal Sign for Squawks is just outside the Bonus Level.
Stampede Sprint Bonus Level 3.png Grab 15 Bananas!
After Ellie passes the No Animal Sign for Parry, it turns into a Bonus Barrel. Ellie has a single chance to complete the Bonus Level challenge within. In the Bonus Level, Ellie has 40 seconds to collect 15 green bananas (or 25 seconds in the Game Boy Advance remake). Parry briefly returns in the Bonus Level to help Ellie collect the green bananas. After the Kongs collect enough green bananas, the Bonus Coin appears. In the Game Boy Advance version, the red Buzz is lower and the green bananas also spawn lower.


Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぼうそうエリー
Bousou Erī
Unstoppable Ellie
Spanish Carrera Estampida Stampede Sprint
French Ruée Forcée Forced Rush
German Strampel-Getrampel Stampede Trampling
Italian Fuggifuggi Bestiale Beastly Run Away


  • The Super Nintendo version of Stampede Sprint features the normal "Hot Pursuit" music for the entire stage, while the Game Boy Advance version features its own music for the rushing Ellie part of the level (which is also heard when the Banana Queen is chasing King K. Rool in the alternative ending of the game), and uses a unique track called "Jungle Ambience" (which sounds similar, but not identical, to the ambience at the beginning of the GBA "Jungle Jitter" theme) at the beginning and end.