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Donkey Kong about to trigger a Button Barrel to shoot a Kong Token inside a Bonus Room, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Land for Game Boy. Notice the player's current number of Kong Tokens at the upper right corner of the screen.

Kong Tokens are common collectables found in stages of the game Donkey Kong Land. They are used by the Kongs for receiving extra lives inside Bonus Rooms containing Button Barrels.


Kong Tokens are coins which have a picture of Donkey Kong on one side and Diddy Kong on the other. During the game, the player can collect a maximum number of ninety-nine tokens, however, the game files do not keep track of the current number of them. By loading a game file, the number will always return to zero.

Kong Tokens can only be used in Bonus Rooms where there is a Button Barrel. Inside the small room, the Barrel Cannon is at the top of the screen, moving back and forward, and rotating at 180 degrees constantly. The primates can step on the button below of it in order to trigger the barrel to shoot Kong Tokens. If the player is able to get the item, they will earn an extra life. However, good timing is required by the player when pressing the button, because of the erratic movements of the Button Barrel making easy to miss the tokens shoot. The ammunition of the barrel is limited by the number of tokens collected by the player before entering the room. That way, in order to use it at least once, there will be always a single Kong Token to collect above the buttons inside these Bonus Rooms. Despite being possible to leave these rooms earlier by using the exits, after all Kong Tokens are spent, the heroes will be sent out of them automatically.


Bonus Coin Static Items (excluding mostly Barrels) Bear Coin Static
General Animal TokenBananaBanana FairyBanana MedalBoss KeyCogCrestCrystal CoconutCrystal StarExtra Life BalloonGiant BananaGolden BalloonGolden BananaGolden FeatherHeadphonesK-O-N-G LettersPuzzle PieceRare OrbSupply CrateWatermelon
Coins Banana CoinBear CoinBonus CoinDK CoinKong TokenKremkoinNintendo CoinRareware CoinSilver Coin
Vehicles GyrocopterHot Air BalloonHover CraftMine CartMotor BoatRocket BarrelSkull CartTobogganTurbo Ski
Coconut ShooterCrateFeather BowGrape ShooterKannonballOrange GrenadePeanut PopgunPineapple LauncherTreasure ChestWatermelon Bomb
Shop Banana JuiceDK Barrel (DD, DX, CK & FK Barrels) • Heart BoostMap KeyRed BalloonSquawks the Parrot
Others Animal CrateEnd of Stage TargetHookKannonMelon CrateNo Animal SignRopeStage FlagTire
Miscellaneous Brothers Bear Items (Bowling BallMirror)