Fuel Barrels are rare barrels found in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It has served two different roles in each game.
Donkey Kong Country
In the original Donkey Kong Country, the fuel barrel was only found in one stage late in the game, Tanked Up Trouble. The fuel barrel was an extremely important part of this stage. It was needed to keep the transportation platform running so Donkey and Diddy Kong can reach the end of a stage.
The amount of fuel left in the platform was measured by a five red dots (0=empty, 5=full) that slowly went down. The amount of fuel restored depends on the number of small red circles in the fuel barrel collected; 1 red dot means plus one fifth of a tank, 2 red dots means plus two fifths, etc.
Donkey Kong Country 3
In Donkey Kong Country 3, the fuel barrel has been redesigned and is featured in the stage Rocket Rush. Fuel barrels kept the rocket flying so it would not plummet down and crash. The Rocket Barrel must be steered into in order to get it.
|Transportation||Biplane • Bonus • Booster • Cannon • Diddy & Dixie • Funky • Ghost • Golden • Rocket • Rotatable • Steerable • Style • Tracker • Warp • Yellow Launcher|
|Projectiles||DK • Steel Keg • TNT • Vine • Wooden|
|Enemies||Belcha • Dumb Drum • Kaboom • Klasp • Klobber • Knocka • Kracka • Kuchuka • Oil Drum|
|Player Status||Animal • Invincibility • Kong • Plus and Minus • Star • Tag|
|Other Status||Check and X • Krochead • On & Off • Stop & Go • Switch|
|Fuel||Fuel • Ignition • Oil|
|Miscellaneous||? • Cranky's Training Barrel • Mega TNT • Shield|