Winky's Walkway

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Winky's Walkway
Winky's Walkway SNES 5.png
World-Level 2-1
World Monkey Mines
Game Donkey Kong Country
Music Life in the Mines
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Winky's Walkway is the sixth level in Donkey Kong Country. It is also the first level in the Monkey Mines area.

In this short walkway level, the Kongs encounter many Neckies and also meet a new Animal Friend, known as Winky the Frog. Winky helps them bounce to Banana Bunches, defeat enemies, and even reach Bonus Levels. This level also marks the first appearance of Oil Drums, although they only shoot enemies at the heroes here, rather than flames. Other foes in Winky's Walkway include Kritters, Gnawties, and a lone Zinger. This level is notably the shortest level in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy Advance versions of the game. In the Game Boy Color version, Winky's Walkway is expanded with more enemies and platforms.


Original and Game Boy Advance versions[edit]

The Kongs travel under Winky's crate, which sits between two Neckies.

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[edit]

Winky's Walkway in the 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.


Sprite Name Amount
Black Drum DKC.png Black Drum 3
Gnawty.png Gnawty 4 (placed in the level)
Indefinite (spawned from Black Drums)
Kritter-DKC.png Kritter 4
MiniNecky DKCGBC sprite.png Mini-Necky 1 (GBC version only)
Necky.png Necky 7
Zinger-pink-DKC.png Zinger 1

Items and collectables[edit]

Sprite Name Amount
Banana DKC SNES.png Banana 127
DK Barrel DKC.png DK Barrel 2 (4 in the GBC version)
Expresso Token Sprite SNES.png Expresso Token 1 (Guarded by a Zinger in the original and GBA versions, above a Necky in the GBC version)
Red Balloon DKC SNES.png Extra Life Balloon 1 (Near the end of the level, only in the GBC version)
Star Barrel DKC.png Star Barrel 1

K-O-N-G Letters[edit]

Original and GBA versions GBC version
Image Location Image Location
Winky's Walkway SNES.png The letter K is located above the level's first Necky. Winky's Walkway GBC K.png The letter K is located above the level's first Necky.
WinkysWalkway-SNES-O.png The letter O is placed above a small pit immediately after Winky's crate. Winky's Walkway GBC Bonus Area.png The letter O is placed in the center of the level's only Bonus Level.
Winky's Walkway SNES 6.png The heroes can find the letter N in the center of the level's Bonus Level. Winky's Walkway GBC N.png The primates can find the letter N next to a pit that is located near the final Oil Drum before the Star Barrel.
WinkysWalkway-SNES-G.png The letter G is located above the pit with the final Necky of the level. Winky's Walkway GBC G.png Shortly before the level's first and only Mini-Necky, the primates can find a small platform, which holds the letter G, hanging above them. They must bounce on a nearby Necky to reach it.


Bonus Levels[edit]

Original and GBA versions GBC version
Image Type and description Image Type and description
Winky's Walkway SNES 6.png Collect the Prizes!
After the Star Barrel, the Kongs and Winky must find a large platform with a Necky guarding a Bonus Barrel above it. They must either bounce on the enemy or hop into the barrel with Winky to reach the special barrel, which sends them to a Bonus Level. In this Bonus Level, the Kongs and Winky find a ton of bananas and Banana Bunches, along with the letter N. The Banana Bunches at the top of the Bonus Level can only be obtained with Winky's help. They can simply walk into the area ahead to exit the bonus.
Winky's Walkway GBC Bonus Area.png Collect the Prizes!
The first Bonus Level can be found before the Star Barrel. After the heroes pass the second DK Barrel, they can find a Necky hovering under an Auto Fire Barrel. They can bounce on it to reach the barrel or jump into it with Winky. It sends them into a Bonus Level, where, as is the original version, many bananas and Banana Bunches can be found.

Warp Barrel[edit]

Sprite Name Location
Warp Barrel sprite GBA.png Warp Barrel (Game Boy Advance only) When the primates reach Winky's crate, they should free him and begin to ride on him. If they jump to the left from the platform he is found on, they can reach a hidden Warp Barrel that leads to a slanted scaffold before the exit sign.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウインキーのどうくつ
Uinkī no dōkutsu
Winky's Cave
Spanish Camino de Winky Winky's Road
French Chemin de Winky Winky's Trail
German Winkys Trampelpfad (SNES)
Winkys Wanderpfad (GBA)
Winky's Trail
Literal translation
Italian Ponte di Winky Winky's Road