Swoopy Salvo is the thirty-ninth level in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and the fourth level of Krematoa. In the Game Boy Advance remake, Swoopy Salvo is the forty-fifth level. The level can be accessed after completing Tyrant Twin Tussle and when the Kongs pay Boomer to detonate the rocks on the world map that were blocking them from accessing Swoopy Salvo.
Swoopy Salvo takes place inside of two interconnected hollow trees. As suggested by the level's name, Swoopies are the main enemy and feature. Although Swoopies can be defeated by Dixie and Kiddy via jumping on them, it is hard to do so and it is recommended to avoid them instead. An indefinite number of Swoopies fly in through a hole in a tree and out another one. For the first half, the Kongs transform into Squawks, who must fly up the area and spit coconuts at the Swoopies and Buzzes that he encounters along the way. Just before the Star Barrel is the No Animal Sign, and from there onward, the Kongs must go through the level themselves.
Dixie and Kiddy must continue in the level by jumping from branches and climbing up some ropes. There are some individual Swoopies that try to charge into the Kongs directly. If the Kongs dodge the Swoopy, it gets its beak stuck in the tree bark, and the Kongs can jump on it as a platform.
At the beginning of the level, the Kongs will find a branch stretching outside of the first tree. While on the branch, a Swoopy will shoot out from above them and serve as a plat form to reach a higher branch. Climbing up the area, the apes will find an Animal Barrel. Jumping in, they will turn into Squawks, who will need to defeat the green Buzz blocking his path. After entering the second tree, the bird will fly upwards and dodge a long red Buzz before exiting the tree. Outside of its trunk, he will find a straight pathway leading back into the first tree. While flying upwards in this tree, he will avoid several Swoopies, flying in and out of the tree. Soon, the parrot will spot a small hole to exit the tree with. If he chooses to travel farther, he will grab the letter K and head into the second tree again. Heading north in the tree will take past a few red Buzz, and later to the tree's exit. He should get out of the tree and cross into the neighboring tree. In this part of the tree, the bird will simply fly upwards to a small hole. Going through it, Squawks will find himself in a large, open area. Many Swoopies will dive from tree to tree here, so he will have to dodge each one, until he makes his way to another one of the first tree's entrances. Once he safely manages to get in the tree, Squawks will find a hole above him leading outside of the tree. There, he will find another passage into a different tree, blocked by a Buzz. After he defeats the Buzz and gets back into the second tree, the parrot will fly farther upwards a avoid one group of Swoopies until he reaches an opening. It will lead him onto a strong branch outside, where he will pass the No Squawks sign. It will turn him back into the Kongs, who will then need to jump into the above Auto Fire Barrel. The barrel will blast them near a passage leading into the second tree. The heroes should get in the tree to find the Star Barrel, as well as a rope.
About halfway into the level, the heroes will climb up the rope and avoid many Swoopies, diving at them in a diagonal pathway. Once the apes make it to the top of the area, they will find their way outside of the tree onto a set of branches. They should climb up the branches and walk through the opening on the highest branch, watching out for some Swoopies. Soon, they will find a Blast Barrel in the air, which can only be entered by bouncing on a nearby Swoopy. The barrel will shoot them to some higher platforms, which the apes should climb up to find some more Swoopies. The birds will smash their bills into the wall, turning into a platform for the Kongs. If they monkeys climb up, they will make their way to a small opening. Going through it, the apes will walk across a large branch, traveling into the second tree again. There, they will find a rope to climb. As they clamber up the vertical tightrope, they will pass more Swoopies and find the letter N. At the top of the area, they will find another doorway leading out of the tree. Dodging the Swoopies diving through the doorway, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong will climb onto a branch to meet more Swoopies to use as platforms. They should hop upwards on the five birds and reach a high platform inside of the first tree, where they will jump up several smaller platforms in the trunk to reach the doorway out of the tree. On the end of the short branch that it leads to, the apes should make a big jump to reach the entryway into another area of the second tree. Inside, they will climb up some more wooden platforms and sneak through a small hole to find the outside of the two trees. There, they will need to bounce on some more Swoopies diving out of a small hole to reach a high area inside of the neighboring tree. Traveling through the tree, they will pass a Bristles and find the letter G. If they cross between the level's two trees by using a large branch, they will see a flagpole. Raising its flag will end the level.
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Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Advance
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