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Mekanos
The world map of Mekanos as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for SNES.
Number of Stages 6
Boss(es) KAOS
Brothers Bear's House Bazooka's Barracks in the SNES version,
Brigadier Bazooka Bear in the GBA version
Banana Bird Cave Sky-High Secret
Greater Location Northern Kremisphere
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)
Adjacent World(s) << << Donkey Kong Country 3 for SNES >> >>
<< << Donkey Kong Country 3 for GBA >> >> >> >>

Mekanos is the fourth world of the Northern Kremisphere in the game Donkey Kong Country 3.[1] After clearing the world Kremwood Forest and unlocking the Hover Craft, both this world and Cotton-Top Cove can be accessed depending on the player's choice. Mekanos is an industrial island which generates pollution around the location (to the dismay of the Brother Bear Bramble). KAOS is the boss of this world and fought for the first time here in the game.

Adjacent Worlds

Stages

Fire-Ball Frenzy

The first stage of Mekanos is factory-based. Throughout it, Karbines, owl enemies in the background, will shoot bouncing fireballs from small cannons they are carrying at the same plane of the Kongs at regular intervals and patterns. Dixie and Kiddy Kong must avoid contact with these projectiles at all costs. They also must avoid to fall into large tanks containing hot liquid metal. By entering the first Bonus Room of the stage, the primates can turn into Squitter the Spider.

Demolition Drain-Pipe

The stage takes place inside a large pipeline system. Dixie and Kiddy must traverse most of it by riding a Toboggan. The vehicle is capable of bouncing on and defeating enemies, including green Buzzes. However, each hero will be harmed if the Toboggan collides against gaps and obstacles on the way.

Ripsaw Rage

Inside of this stage of giant hollow trees, a giant saw will ascend and cut through the trees from the bottom, moving the screen along at certain speed. The Kongs must avoid harm from direct contact with the blade, while progressing across the location and going past enemies, such as Sneeks.

Blazing Bazukas

The second factory stage of Mekanos features Bazukas, small Kremling enemies with large cannons which shoot barrels constantly at the right or left direction. The primates must bounce on Wooden Barrels shoot by these enemies in order to traverse over tanks of liquid metal. However, some Bazukas fire TNT Barrels, forcing the heroes to avoid the projectiles entirely. There is also an optional Animal Barrel which transforms Dixie and Kiddy into Squitter the Spider, making the progress easier by using web platforms.

Low-G Labyrinth

This pipeline stage is filled with a strange, green gas that alters the force of gravity throughout it. The Kongs will move slower, but they will be able to jump high into the air. During the second half of the stage, Quawks the Parrot makes his first appearance here in the game. By turning into the Animal Buddy, the primates are capable of flying and carrying barrels.

KAOS Karnage/Kaos Karnage

The boss stage takes place inside a factory. Here, the heroes face KAOS, a large flying robot. Dixie and Kiddy must avoid contact with a rocket thruster while the boss flies around the arena. When KAOS stops of moving, two rotating blades on the boss' body must be used as stepping platforms by the Kongs in order to reach and bounce on his head. Later on, the boss' helmet will fly off and try to shoot lasers at the primates. KAOS is defeated and escapes after receiving a total of six hits in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of Donkey Kong Country 3 and seven hits in the Game Boy Advance version. The heroes will also earn a single Ski from the boss' destroyed helmet.

By also clearing the world Cotton-Top Cove and receiving the second Ski, the player can unlock the Turbo Ski at the Funky's Rentals. In the SNES version, the vehicle gives access to the world K3. However, in the GBA version, the Turbo Ski allows to reach the worlds Pacifica, K3 and Razor Ridge in any order chosen by the player.

Supporting Locations

Brothers Bear residences

  • GBA version:
    • Brigadier Bazooka Bear (replaces Bazooka's Barracks)

Banana Bird Cave

  • Sky-High Secret: suspended above ground at the east side of the world map. The cave is only accessible after a sidequest involving the Brothers Bear Blizzard, Blue and Bazooka, and by using the cannon of the latter.

Other

Profiles

"The toxic terrors luking among the rusted ruins on the industrialized island of Mekanos are not for the faint of heart. This world contains some of the toughest challenges in the game, especially when you're searching for Bonus Coins."
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide (SNES version), page 5
"Slime from the heavily industrialized island of Mekanos is polluing the water north of Funky Kong's rental shop. There's been some strange going-on late at night around the factories and wild tales about low gravity gases in underground chambers. Could this be where Diddy and Donkey are monkerying around?"
Nintendo Power Vol. 89 (SNES version), page 36
"After Dixie and Kiddy broke out of the gooey webs in Arich's Ambush, they found a patch to seal the hole in Funky Kong's Hovercraft. Now you can use the Hovercraft to glide across the rocks and sail to the Kremling factory on the Island of Mekanos. After you clean up this toxic waste dump, you'll finally kind Kaos the Robot."
Nintendo Power Vol. 91 (SNES version), page 56

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