As the level's name suggests, Winky the Frog is prominently featured, and even makes his first appearance. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can optionally free Winky from his Animal Crate and ride him throughout the level. Winky helps the Kongs jump between walkway, defeat enemies, and reach items. Neckies are the most common enemy in the level. Winky's Walkway also introduces Black Drums, and all of the ones in the level spawn indefinite Gnawties.
Winky's Walkway is considered the shortest level of the game. The level was extended in the Game Boy Color remake, featuring more enemies and platforms. The Game Boy Advance version reverted the level to its original size. Completion of this stage unlocks Mine Cart Carnage and, in the Game Boy Advance version, Cranky's Cabin.
Original and Game Boy Advance versions
The Kongs begin the level on a long set of scaffolds that hold three Kritters and a DK Barrel. A Necky also flies above the center of this area with the letter K above its head. The primates can find a pit at the edge of the scaffold set, which they can cross with the help of a Necky flying in it. A slanted scaffold covered in bananas is located on the other side of the pit. When the heroes climb to the top of it, they find a few leveled scaffolds with a pair of Neckies flying above them. An Animal Crate containing Winky the Frog sits on a small platform between the foes. If the Kongs continue forwards from here, they come past a Kritter and a small pit that is followed by a platform with several bananas hovering over it. The letter O floats above the pit. After the primates cross one more pit from here, they find themselves on a solid platform with the level's Star Barrel on it.
From this point, the primates can find a set of two scaffolds that support a DK Barrel and an Oil Drum that sends out Gnawties to attack them. On the other side of a nearby pit, the heroes can find a Necky hovering under a Barrel Cannon that leads into a Bonus Level. A slanted scaffold nearby leads down to another platform that holds an Oil Drum, which shoots out an infinite number of Gnawty enemies. Once the primates pass the beavers and the Oil Drum, they approach two smaller scaffolds that hang over a wide abyss. A Necky flies to the right of the second platform, and the vulture can be bounced on in order for the Kongs to cross the pit more easily. On the opposite side of the pit, they can find a Zinger circling an Animal Token of Expresso. They can find the letter G nearby after a small pit containing a Necky. When the duo reaches the scaffold under the letter, they find a sign, indicating that the level is almost over. After walking across two scaffolds, avoiding the Gnawties spawned from a nearby Oil Drum, they make their way over an abyss and onto a slanted scaffold that leads onto another platform with an exit sign on it. If they travel ahead of the sign, they complete the level and head over to Mine Cart Carnage.
Game Boy Color version
The Kongs start off on a long set of scaffolds, many of which are tilted. As in the original version, they can find a Kritter and a Necky with the K letter above it here. After passing the first Necky, they head along some flat scaffolds that hold a few Kritters. A small pit is ahead, which can be crossed with the help of a Necky flying over it. On the other side of the pit, they can find a slanted platform leading to some leveled scaffolds, which hold a Kritter. Two Neckies are also here that fly next to a hanging platform nearby, containing an Animal Crate with Winky inside of it. After hopping to a small platform carrying six bananas and then to a slightly larger platform with a DK Barrel on it, the Kongs can find a long, flat scaffold ahead of them that supports an Oil Drum that shoot Gnawties. Another set of scaffolds are ahead of here, and a Necky flies above the first of the platforms. A Barrel Cannon leading to the first Bonus Level floats over it. The heroes can also find another Oil Drum here after heading down a slanted platform. The Oil Drum is followed by two small platforms that hang over a large abyss. Upon landing on the second platform, a Banana Bunch is revealed from the ground. A Necky flies in a pit just before a long, flat scaffold ahead of here, and they can bounce on the vulture to cross it. They can find a Zinger guarding a Banana Bunch high in the air on the other side of the pit. Once the duo travels across the long scaffold, they approach a small pit with a Necky flying up and down in it. The letter N hovers above the platform following this pit. If the primates travel down some more scaffolds ahead of here, they find an Oil Drum and a small pit that is followed by a slanted platform leading up to a leveled platform. The level's Star Barrel floats above it.
Now about halfway through the level, the Kongs can find some scaffolds after a small pit, which hold a Kritter. Three smaller platform are ahead of here, hanging over a wide abyss. The first of the platforms supports a DK Barrel and is followed by a Necky, while the final platform is also placed next to a Necky, who flies under a hidden Animal Token of Expresso. A large scaffold is ahead of these platforms, and it holds a few bananas. The heroes can cross a wide pit ahead of it by bouncing on a nearby Necky. On the other side of the pit, they can find a slanted scaffold that leads the heroes to a more leveled platform. A scaffold hangs above it that supports a Gnawty-spewing Oil Drum. Another scaffold that holds a Gnawty-spitting Oil Drum can be found after a wide pit, which can only be crossed with the help of the two Neckies the fly in it. A slanted scaffold follows the Oil Drum with a small pit containing a Necky ahead of it. The vulture is followed by a small platform that holds a DK Barrel. After the heroes cross a pit ahead of this platform, they reach a set of scaffolds that lead them higher into the level. At the edge of the last scaffold, they can find a trail of bananas leading down to a small platform. A Necky flies near the banana trail that they can bounce on to reach a small platform supporting the letter G. The Kongs can find a long scaffold under this platform that is completely void of enemies, except for a single Mini-Necky at the end of it. A small platform follows the small bird enemy that holds a sign, indicating that the level is near complete. Once they cross a small pit containing a Necky, they reach a platform that hangs under a Zinger, who guards an Extra Life Balloon. A slanted scaffold is ahead of here that takes them towards an exit sign. If they travel past the sign, they are sent to the next level, Mine Cart Carnage.
Items and collectables
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Advance
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