Trunk Twister

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Trunk Twister
World-Level 1 - 4
World Lost Mangroves
Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
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Trunk Twister is the fourth level of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, located in Lost Mangroves. It takes place on a minecart going through twisting tracks in the forest, hence the name. The level's name is a pun on "tongue-twister".

In Time Attack mode, a time of 1:51.00 is required to get a gold medal, a time of 1:53.00 for silver, and a time of 1:55.00 for bronze.


A swinging broken plane crashes into the Kongs

The level starts out in an area similar to part of Canopy Chaos, where the player can switch out Cranky Kong with Diddy Kong using DK Barrel found after a Thug Slug. Two tilting platforms with Dozys on them are found, followed by a Barrel Cannon leading to a Mine Cart. The Kongs must ride down a sloped track while avoiding pits and traveling across a plane. A Tucks and Monocle Monicas must be avoided. The Kongs must ride across some lowering hanging crates, followed by a plane. A group of boxes hanging down, along with a box on track, are found, followed by the first checkpoint and a pit.

Some fiery spinning fan blades are found, which must be ducked under, as well as the letter "O". In this area of the track, enemies such as Tucks and Waldoughs appear, and the course starts turning and twisting around a tree trunk, where roots must be jumped over and a fiery blade is found. After this, the Kongs go down a large drop and have to jump on some platforms, finding the letter "N". The second checkpoint is found, leading the Kongs to another twisting track, this one with tall barriers that must be jumped over and timed correctly, along with planes with flaming propellers that must be ducked under. Banana Coins can be collected on some platforms above the tracks. The Kongs then ride on a shipwreck with crates that slide as platform tilts. Boxes held up by a rope fall onto the track, causing the Kongs to be launched upwards. After that, the last piece of track crumbles, sending the Kongs down to a new one on a beach area with platforms that function as the player nears (for example, a boat tumbles from the background). After briefly going through the beach area, DK and Diddy are thrown out of the minecart and onto a lone platform with the Slot Machine Barrel, which ends the level.


K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

The Letter "O" beyond two flaming propellers
  • K: Right below a wood platform, jump with the cart must be timed correctly to get it.
  • O: Past the fiery blades soon after the checkpoint.
  • N: On a platform, after the twisting part of the track is over.
  • G: In between two of the barriers on the track, soon after where the third Puzzle Piece is.
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Puzzle Pieces[edit]

  1. Under the flipping platform before the Diddy Kong barrel, there is a secret area where the Kongs must collect all the floating bananas via Barrel Cannons to receive the Puzzle Piece.
  2. High above the track, near the Monocle Monicas.
  3. Between two platforms, after the twisting track with the boxes
  4. Under the two fiery blades, found soon after falling to the water area
  5. Underwater below the end platform where the Slot Machine Barrel is.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツイスタートロッコ
Tsuisutā Torokko
Twister Mine Cart
Spanish Avionetas y vagonetas Planes and Wagons
French Wagon vagabond Vagabond wagon
German Wipfelwirrwarr Treetop Confusion
Italian Rotaie russe Russian Rails – coming from montagne russe (Russian mountain) meaning "roller coaster".