Total Rekoil is the fourth level in Donkey Kong Land III and of the first world, Cape Codswallop. It takes place inside a large water-mill located in the center of the world. The level's name is likely a reference to either "total recall" (photographic memory) or the film Total Recall.
Set in a water mill, Total Rekoil has many ropes and elevator platforms that Dixie and Kiddy can use to progress in the level. Rekoils make their first appearance in the level, and as suggested by the level's name, Rekoils are the main enemy encountered. Rekoils either jump in place or from side to side. Kobbles, Sneeks and Buzzes are some of the other enemies encountered.
When the level starts out, the heroes jump onto an elevator lift and head to the second floor. There, they move along several ledges on a long pathway, defeating some Rekoils. Soon, they see an elevator lift that guides them to another lift. This lift takes them to the letter K and then to the next floor, where they travel east and dodge more Rekoils to spy a rope. If they climb up this rope, they reach an even higher floor. There, they drop down from a boardwalk and ride to the letter O on an elevator lift. Once they do this, they continue west and soon come up to the Star Barrel.
About halfway through the level, the monkeys ride up a set of lifts to reach yet another floor. There, they move east, beating some Sneeks and finding the letter N under a large boardwalk. Walking farther into the level, they jump over some ledges and find another elevator lift. It leads them to the next floor, where they head west again and find the letter G in a small alcove. Farther on, they pass a few Kobbles and a Rekoil to see a flagpole. If they touch the flagpole, the level ends.
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