Tropical Tightropes

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Tropical Tightropes
Tropical Tightropes.png
Level code 5-1
Game Donkey Kong Land III
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Tropical Tightropes is the twenty-fifth level in Donkey Kong Land III and the first level of Tin Can Valley. It takes place in a rainforest area. The Konveyor Ropes reappear from an earlier level, Jungle Jeopardy. Dixie and Kiddy slide across the tightropes to progress through the level. Many Buzzes appear around the ropes. Along the way, the Kongs must also use Barrel Cannons to go across gaps. It is comparable to Konveyor Rope Klash, a level from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!


At the beginning of the level, the heroes will have to head down a long path, defeating a few enemies, such as Sneeks. Upon entering a nearby barrel, the group will be shot over a large abyss and land on the other end of it, where they will have to avoid some more enemies to find another barrel. Going into this barrel, they will be shot onto a moving tightrope. It will pull them towards some Buzzes, so the heroes will need to jump over each foe and hop carefully to the separate tightropes. After grabbing the letter O, the Kongs will need to enter another barrel and be shot into the Star Barrel on flat land.

About halfway through the level, the monkeys will have to trudge through the jungle and cross a small gap to find another barrel. It will shoot them to two parallel tightropes. The group should hop back and fourth to each rope to dodge a few Buzzes, then hop to the next tightrope connected to another tree. Following a small banana, they will have to plummet back to the ground and travel east. After avoiding some enemies, including a Bazuka, the apes will notice another barrel. Hopping into it, they will be blasted to more parallel ropes. Continually jumping back and fourth to each tightrope, they will, again, have to dodge several Buzzes. At the end of the final tightrope of the area, the Kongs will find the letter N. From there, they should fall off of the rope and head down the path. Nearby, they will see a barrel. It will shoot them onto yet another set of parallel tightropes. Jumping back and fourth between the rope, as before, they will need to watch out for Buzzes. At the end of these tightropes, they will have to jump into another barrel and find the End of Level Flag.


Items and objects[edit]

The following items and objects appear in the following quantities:

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

  • K: Below the first Konveyer Rope.
  • O: On a Konveyer Rope near a Barrel Cannon.
  • N: On a Konveyer Rope with a bear coin.
  • G: Obtained by leaving the second Bonus Level.

DK Coin[edit]

Dixie Kong holding a Steel Barrel at Koin in Tropical Tightropes from Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong
The Koin of Tropical Tightropes

At the start, the Kongs find a Steel Barrel in front of them. They must pick it up and carry it backwards to find a Koin. The Kongs must throw the Steel Barrel over Koin to the left edge of the screen. The Steel Barrel rolls back into Koin, defeating him and rewarding the DK Coin to the Kongs.

Bonus Levels[edit]

Tropical Tightropes has two Bonus Levels, listed by type:

  • Collect the Stars!: Just after the letter K, Dixie use her Helicopter Spin to hover across the nearest abyss. She must enter a Bonus Barrel in the center of a wide pit. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 35 seconds to collect nine stars around some Konveyor Ropes and avoiding Buzzes along the way. When the Kongs obtain all the stars, a Bonus Coin appears at the end of the area.
  • Find the Token!: At the end of the level, the Kongs must jump over the Level Flag to find a trail of three bananas leading into an abyss. They must follow the trail to land in a hidden Barrel Cannon, which blasts them to a hidden area with a Bazuka. They must jump into a Bonus Barrel next to Koin. In the Bonus Level, the Kongs have 15 seconds to jump from platforms, dodging Buzzes along the way, and reach the Bonus Coin on the other side.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とこなつのタイトロープ
Tokonatsu no Taitorōpu
Tightrope of Everlasting Summer