Total Rekoil

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Total Rekoil
Total Rekoil DKL3c.png
World-Level 1-4
Game Donkey Kong Land III
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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.


Items and objects[edit]

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Letter Location
Total Rekoil DKL3 Letter K.png Found to the right of an elevator platform going up.
Total Rekoil DKL3 Letter O.png Located to the left of a short elevator platform while progressing through the level.
Total Rekoil DKL3 Letter N.png Under a platform with two Sneeks.
Total Rekoil DKL3 Letter G.png Is after the banana arrow, in a pit with a Rekoil.

DK Coin[edit]

Image Location
Total Rekoil DKL3 Koin.png After the first Booty Bird, the Kongs must go down a path, pass an elevator and continue left to find a Koin. Dixie or Kiddy can go on the boardwalk above to pick up a Steel Barrel. They must then go down and throw the Steel Barrel at a wall to the left of Koin, causing it to bounce into him from behind and defeat him. The Kongs are rewarded the DK Coin.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Image Type and description
Bash the Baddies!
When the Kongs start the level, they must jump up into an invisible Barrel Cannon, which blasts them into another Barrel Cannon and then into a Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have twenty seconds to go across a straight pathway and defeat four enemies, in order of a Buzz, two Rekoil, and a Neek; a Steel Keg is provided to defeat the Buzz at the start. After defeating the enemies, a Bonus Coin appears to the very right of the level.
Collect the Stars!
After the letter N, the Kongs must go past a Booty Bird and continue going right. They must jump onto an elevator platform and then to the right onto another one. When the second elevator reaches the top, the Kongs must jump up to a banana to land into a Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 30 seconds to collect 24 stars. Several of the stars are grouped together, and a Rekoil appears between some of the stars and directly under an Extra Life Balloon. After the Kongs collect every star, the Bonus Coin appears.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トータルリコイル
Tōtaru Rikoiru
Total Rekoil