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Funky Barrel

The Funky Barrel (also known as Jumbo Barrel) is a jumbo jet plane shaped barrel in the game Donkey Kong Country that allows Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to travel to over worlds they have already been to.


The Funky Barrel is first accessible by going to Funky's Flights. By doing so, Funky Kong will introduce himself and show DK/Diddy the barrel. This barrel can go to a world that the player has already been to easier, faster, and with Funky's own unique theme playing while doing so. It is also the only means of getting to the main overworld map without having to defeat a boss first.

In the original Super Nintendo version of Donkey Kong Country, it can only be accessed at Funky's Flights, but in the Game Boy Advance remake the Funky Barrel can be summoned anywhere on the map after meeting Funky once (the barrel itself is still available at Funky's Flights), and the theme was changed.

It's featured on the background of Funky's Flights II in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Strangely enough, also in Donkey Kong Land 2 despite not even appearing in Donkey Kong Land.