Steerable Barrel

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Steerable Barrel
A Steerable Barrel
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
Steerable Barrel

Steerable Barrels[1] (also referred to as Steer Barrels in an issue of Nintendo Power)[2] are a type of Barrel Cannon appearing only in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They can be distinguished from the control pad depicted on them. Steerable Barrels appear only in Fiery Furnace, where they have a crucial role of carrying Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong across the enormous lava gaps. While the Kongs are inside a Steerable Barrel, they can move it freely in any direction. However, unlike with Rotatable Barrels, a Steerable Barrel cannot be aimed and rotated, because it always faces a single direction. Most Steerable Barrels have a timer when entered, ranging between one to five seconds, and when the timer reaches zero, the Steerable Barrel blasts the Kongs out automatically and returns to its original location.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Barile pilotabile[3] Pilotable barrel


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 18.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Vol. 79, page 17.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2 European manual, pag. 114