Switch Peg

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Donkey Kong pulling on a Switch Peg to reveal a Peg Board in the level Underwater Ruins

Switch Pegs[1] are variants of pegs appearing in DK: King of Swing. They appear as a lever with two pegs for handles attached to either a red, green, or blue box. If held onto with both hands, the lever is pulled down, revealing additional Peg Boards or pegs to help Donkey Kong progress through the level. Donkey Kong is able to pull the lever down if the player presses and holds both L Button and R Button while he is on the Switch Peg. They first appear in the level Contraption Cave in the Jungle World.

Switch pegs, also referred to as Switch Handles,[2] return in DK: Jungle Climber, where they function exactly the same. They first appear in the level Glass Labyrinth in Lost Island.

In-game description[edit]

DK: King of Swing instruction booklet

  • "Grab with both hands to lower the lever and operate the mechanism."

DK: Jungle Climber in-game tutorial

  • Xananab: "The Glass Labyrinth sure is a strange place, fanana. You have to pay CLOSE attention, or it's easy to get tricked, fanana! You need to use the switch pegs above to keep going, fanana. Grab the switch pegs with both hands or they won't work work bo bork!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイッチトッテ[3]
Suicchi Totte
Switch Grip
Italian Appiglio a barra[4] Plank handhold


  1. ^ DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 15.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber English instruction booklet, page 14.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  4. ^ DK: King of Swing European instruction booklet, page 113.