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ExitIsNearSign Meltdown Mayhem ExitSign
World(s) Donkey Kong Island
Type Frozen Lava Cave
Music Theme(s) Snowmads Theme
Animal Buddies Rambi the Rhinoceros
Bonus Room(s) 1
Puzzle Pieces 5
Notable Feature(s) The level features ice and snow inside a lava cave. Rambi must be ridden in order to break through barriers and create temporary platforms over the lava.
Enemies Encountered Blue Hootzes, Speedy Tuck, Papa Painguins, Tuck, Hootzes, Trench Tuck, Waldough, Walnut, Puffton, Chum Chucker Charlie
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Wii U) (2014)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Switch) (2018)

Meltdown Mayhem is the eighth level of the world Donkey Kong Island, as well as the fifty-sixth level overall in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It takes place inside the frozen volcano. Along with Spinning Spines, this is one of two levels that feature lava as a main hazard. It is preceded by Frozen Frenzy or Icicle Arsenal, and followed by Volcano Dome.



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  • This level is based on the Volcano world of the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
  • During some sections of the level, an omnious laughter can be heard. It is assumed that the laughter belongs to Lord Fredrik, the final boss of the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.