Fast Barrel Blast

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Fast Barrel Blast
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Level code 4-4
Game Donkey Kong Land
Music track Airship
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Fast Barrel Blast[1] is the twenty-seventh level in Donkey Kong Land and the fourth level of Big Ape City.


Fast Barrel Blast is the second and last blimp level. As the level's name suggests, there are many Barrel Cannons that Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must shoot from. Unlike earlier levels, the Barrel Cannons move faster. Some items such as a Kong Token or KONG Letters can be collected by launching if the Kongs shoot out at the right time. Sometimes, the Kongs can shoot over the Barrel Cannons to take a shortcut in the level. There are a few tires that the Kongs can use to reach certain areas. There are a few walking segments where uncommon enemies such as Mini-Neckys and Krushas are encountered.


Fast Barrel Blast
A Mini-Necky at the beginning of the level

When the level begins, the Kongs may collect a few bananas and bounce off of a few Kritters before landing in a barrel. This shoots them up to a ledge, where they must defeat a Mini-Necky before jumping down another ledge. After this is a large abyss which can only be crossed by shooting the Kongs out of barrels, sometimes with precise aiming and timing. After this, they must simply avoid a few Zingers before reaching the Continue Point.

Following this, the Kongs must fire themselves out of more barrels before reaching a couple of Slippas and another barrel. The Kongs must fire themselves out of the second barrel and bounce off of a tire to reach the next. They must continue over the gap before avoiding a few enemies. A tire embedded in the ground allows them to reach the next barrel. After this section, the Kongs encounter a Hogwash they may bounce off of as well. Upon completing this section, they must simply hop down to find a portal they may enter the complete the level.



KONG Letters

  • K: Above a barrel cannon that's used to cross an abyss.
  • O: Found in a barrel blasting segment.
  • N: Also located in a barrel blasting segment.
  • G: In the second bonus stage.

Bonus Areas

Image Description
Shortly after a Mini-Necky at the start, the Kongs must jump down a large ledge while following a banana trail. By doing so, the Kongs land onto a weak spot of the ground, causing a rope to rise out. By grabbing it, the Kongs are taken to the first Bonus Area. There, the Kongs must jump on a button to release their Kong Tokens from a Barrel Cannon individually. They earn an extra life for each Kong Token they catch. Once they run out of tokens, the Kongs return into the main level.
Fast Barrel Blast At the end of the level, instead of continuing down a ledge leading to the portal, the Kongs must instead go to the left end. They must do a roll jump to land in a Blast Barrel which blasts them to a Bonus Area. The area takes place in a jungle, where the Kongs must avoid three Mincers encircling the path. Afterward, the Kongs can bounce from a half tire stuck in the ground to reach the letter G above. A cave opening is next to the tire, and by entering it the Kongs return into the main level.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 飛行船2
Blimp 2

Italian Il colpo della botte veloce[2]
The fast barrel bang
Spanish Barriles y despegues
Barrels and launches


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Land Italian booklet, pag. 19