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DKL2 Light Barrel

Diddy Kong swimming in complete darkness about to touch a Light Barrel, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Land 2 for Game Boy.

The uncommon barrels dubbed Light Barrels are used for illuminating environments temporarily in the game Donkey Kong Land 2.


Light Barrels are found only in the stage Glimmer's Galleon of the world Krem Cauldron. As soon as the Kongs touch these barrels, they will light up the location, allowing the player see the environment of the underwater stage. However, the Light Barrels will work for only a few instants, forcing the player to progress through the stage quickly and find the next barrel. Many barrels are scattered around the stage, and the lamp icon on them will blink when they are active. Some of these barrels will stay active for longer than other ones. And, despite the darkness in the stage, it is still possible to see the main characters, enemies and objects, such as trails of bananas which can lead the primates towards a Light Barrel.