Tracker Barrel

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Artwork of a Tracker Barrel from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
A Tracker Barrel

A Tracker Barrel[1] is a type of Barrel Cannon that appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. It is emblazoned with the capital letter T surrounded by two arrows, one pointing left and one pointing right. The T stands for "Tracker" on the barrel, and the arrows represent the barrel's ability to track the Kongs horizontally.

Tracker Barrels allow Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong to cross large horizontal gaps. When jumped into, a Tracker Barrel shoots the Kongs straight up in the air, following them as they move either left or right. Tracker Barrels shoot the Kongs higher in Donkey Kong Country 3 than in Donkey Kong Land III.

Tracker Barrels are found in waterfall levels, which often feature large gaps. In Donkey Kong Country 3, they appear only in Tracker Barrel Trek. In Donkey Kong Land III, they appear in three levels: Rocketeer Rally, Footloose Falls, and Rickety Rapids. Oftentimes the Kongs must carefully navigate around Buzzes while being shot out from a Tracker Barrel, especially in the levels Tracker Barrel Trek and Rickety Rapids.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トラッカーバレル[2]
Torakkā Bareru
Tracker Barrel
Italian Barile tracciante[3]
Barile segugio[4]
Barile T[5]
Tracking barrel
Tracker barrel
T barrel


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 24.
  2. ^ Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō instruction booklet, page 31.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet, pag. 52
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Land III; Spanish-Italian booklet, pag. 48
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3; European booklet, pag. 121