Trick Track Trek

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Level
Trick Track Trek
Trick Track Trek SNES.png
World-Level 5 - 2
Game Donkey Kong Country
Music Life in the Mines
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Trick Track Trek is the twenty-fourth level of Donkey Kong Country and the second level of Kremkroc Industries, Inc.

Summary[edit]

In Trick Track Trek, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must ride a platform on a rail from start to end. There are a few boardwalks that they can move across along the way. The platform starts to move when the Kongs jump on it. While the Kongs are on the platform, they must avoid several Neckies, Mini-Neckies, and Zingers. The platform automatically slows down if the Kongs encounter a Mini-Necky on the track, or if a perched Necky throws nuts at them from above. During the second half, enemies such as Gnawties and Kritters walk down from a boardwalk and onto the moving platform with the Kongs, attempting to knock them off track. A purple Klaptrap is introduced in this level, though it only appears in a Bonus Level. Trick Track Trek is one of the longer levels in the game.

Layout[edit]

The first moving platform is put in view

The Kongs begin the level on a pathway of scaffolds with a Necky throwing eggs standing over them on a hanging platform. After climbing up a slanted scaffold, they reach a metallic platform connected to a long rail. Once they land on this platform, it is activated and begins to move, taking them up to a Necky with the level's first DK Barrel over it. The mobile platform then makes a few sharp turns, slowly heading downwards into an area with a Necky flying around in it. The platform then carries the heroes to a part of the rails that is higher up, where more Neckies are located. As the platform travels to the east, it comes under a Necky on a stationary platform and the letter K. It approaches another Necky as it moves up a rail leading to the north. It then leads the Kongs to the east, where the Kongs can find a trio of bananas and another pathway leading downwards for the platform to follow. As it moves down this area, a few Neckies fly in the Kongs' way.

The mobile platform soon follows a rail leading to the east, where another Necky flies towards the two friends. After moving farther upwards, the moving platform carries the heroes past a DK Barrel and a few flying Neckies. Once it rides along a few 90 degree turns in the rails, it leads the heroes towards a Mini-Necky, who shoots eggs at them. More Neckies fly towards the duo as they are led east. The letter O hovers above their heads. Eventually, the mobile platform begins to ride upwards again. Mini-Neckies shoot eggs at the Kongs as they rise. The platform then moves along a rail behind these enemies, so the Kongs must defeat them on the way down. After the moving platform makes its way to the bottom of the trail, it carries the heroes towards a slanted scaffold that they can climb to find a leveled platform with a Gnawty on it. The level's Star Barrel hovers to the right of here above another metallic platform, which begins to move after they land on it.

The platform leads them under a scaffold holding a Gnawty, who drops down from the platform and lands near the Kongs. A Zinger is ahead of here with a DK Barrel above it. Before the moving platform makes its way north on the railway, it carries the primates under two more scaffolds that Gnawties drop from. After passing these foes and moving upwards, it moves to the east, where the duo is attacked by a Mini-Necky and a Zinger. After the Zinger is passed, the platform moves down to a lower part of the railway, where another scaffold holding two Gnawties is put into view. The Gnawties drop from it as the heroes approach. A Kritter hops from another scaffold ahead of here, followed by a heavy Klump on a separate scaffold. The platform soon heads slightly lower in the area, where a Mini-Necky stands in the Kongs' way. Once they pass it, they are led under a scaffold holding a Klump. They then approach the letter N, found under an egg-throwing Necky, who stands on a stationary platform.

The Kongs reach the end of the level

A scaffold holding a Klaptrap that drops off of it when the heroes are nearby is ahead. The letter G is soon after this, being orbited by a Zinger. Once the platform climbs into a slightly higher area from here, two Klaptraps are dropped on the duo from a platform hanging above them. A scaffold holding a Manky Kong is ahead, but instead of dropping from the platform, the ape enemy hurls barrels at the heroes as the move along the railway. After passing this enemy, the moving platform leads the primates under a scaffold that drops a mighty Krusha on them. If the heroes manage to pass this foe, they are led along several sharp turns up to a set of scaffolds. After they head down a slanted part of this area, they encounter a Manky Kong with a platform hanging above it. The exit sign stands here, and once they pass it, they level is completed.

Enemies[edit]

Trick Track Trek has a wider variety of enemies compared to the other levels in the game.

Sprite Name Amount
Gnawty.png Gnawty 6
Klaptrap DKC.png Klaptrap Blue: 3
Red: 1
Klump DKC sprite.png Klump 2
Kritter-DKC.png Kritter 1
Krusha DKC blue.png Krusha 1 (Absent in Game Boy Color version)
Manky Kong DKC.png Manky Kong 2
Mini Necky DKC.png Mini-Necky 5
Necky.png Necky 16
Zinger DKC.png Zinger 5

Items and objects[edit]

Sprite Name Amount
Banana DKC SNES.png Banana 52 (main level)
DK Barrel DKC.png DK Barrel 4
Red Balloon DKC SNES.pngGreen Balloon DKC SNES.pngBlue Balloon DKC SNES.png Extra Life Balloon 1 of each in Bonus Level
Winky Token Sprite SNES.png Winky Token 1 (on a hidden scaffold to the right of the third Bonus Barrel)

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Image Location
Trick Track Trek 5.png Under a platform with the second perched Necky.
Letter O DKC.png Shortly after the first Mini-Necky, the Kongs must bounce on three Neckies to reach the letter O.
TrickTrackTrek-GBC-1.png During the second half, after the second Klump drops onto the moving platform, the Kongs find the letter N hovering under a perched Necky.
Letter G DKC.png Right after the letter N, the Kongs encounter a Klaptrap and then a Zinger that circles around the letter G.

Secrets[edit]

Bonus Levels[edit]

Image Type and description
Collect the Bananas!
When the first moving platform reaches the end of a track, right before the Star Barrel, the Kongs must roll jump under the slanted pathway to land into a Bonus Barrel. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs must jump on a platform that moves on an invisible track up and around the area. The Kongs can jump at several bananas arranged in a rectangular shape to collect them. They can exit the Bonus Level by either falling below or exiting to the right.
TrickTrackTrek-GBA-2.png Bash the Baddies!
After the first Mini-Necky from the Star Barrel, the Kongs must pass a Zinger that vertically moves on the track. When the moving platform starts to move down, the Kongs must roll jump onto a platform with two Gnawties and then do another roll jump to enter a Bonus Barrel to the right. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs must jump on a purple Klaptrap to gain Banana Bunches. Unlike the normal variant, the purple Klaptrapt jumps at the same time as the Kongs. After the Kongs jump on it ten times, the Klaptrap is defeated, and the Kongs are rewarded a Red Balloon. After winning or losing the challenge, the Kongs return into the main level.
Stop the Barrel!
At the very end of the level, the Kongs encounter a Manky Kong near the exit. They must defeat it and fall down onto a hidden scaffold with a Winky Token. The Kongs can jump left into the third Bonus Barrel. In the third and last Bonus Level, there are three barrels which alternate between a red, a green, and a Blue Balloon. The Kongs must jump at each of the three barrels so that they depict the Extra Life Balloon of the same color. By doing so, the Kongs are awarded with the Extra Life Balloon of that color. The Kongs return into the main level after either winning or losing.

Warp Barrel[edit]

Sprite Name Location
Warp Barrel sprite GBA.png Warp Barrel At the start of the level, instead of jumping to the metallic platform at the start, the Kongs must do a long roll-jump to jump up into a hidden Warp Barrel in the air. The Warp Barrel sends them to an arrow sign near the end of the level. The warp does not appear in the Game Boy Color version. In the Game Boy Advance remake, Trick Track Trek is the only level not from the first two worlds to have a Warp Barrel.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トリックトラックリフト
Torikku torakku rifuto
Trick Track Lift
Spanish Viaje con Truco Tricky Trip
French Trajet Toc Toc Crazy Route
German Trick-Track-Treck --
Italian Trekking di Trucchi Tricks of Trekking

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Japanese version, the moving platforms do not automatically drop at the end of a rail.