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ExitIsNearSign Moving Melters ExitSign
Moving Melters 7
World(s) Volcano
Type Volcano
Music Theme(s) Furious Fire
Animal Buddies None
Bonus Room(s) 1
Puzzle Pieces 5
Enemies Encountered Tiki Goons, Char-Chars, Ultra Char-Chars
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Moving Melters is the sixth stage of the Volcano world and the sixty-first stage in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It is preceded by Bobbing Basalt and followed by Red Red Rising.


Moving Melters revolves around using large circles to move across large gaps of lava. Many flaming enemies are present.




  • Barrels:
    • DK Barrels: after the first puzzle piece.
  • Banana Coins: get the first barrel and right when you obtain it, jump and throw the barrel to get the first puzzle piece, After the first set of square melter, you will find it floating above a few bananas, Just after the K in the barrel sequence, you will find it at the end, go up the few square melters and go down and you will find a coin floating, you will find 3 where the O is, right before the Bonus Stage is 1 Banana Coin, the bonus stage has 2 coins, right after the N is a coin, just after the G will be a floating banana with a coin at the end, there will be another longer floating banana trail after this, and 1 final floating banana after this.
  • Hearts: After the 3rd coin, you will find a vase with a heart inside of it. 

K-O-N-G Letters[]

K - At the beginning of the level, the K will be floating in the air at the end of a small platform in the background. While on the “melters”, jump straight and you will collect it. After collecting it, jump quickly and get in the barrel that will shoot you past 3 Char-Chars lined with floating bananas.

O - after puzzle piece 2, continue onward a bit further and you will encounter 4 platforms with 1 Char-Char.

N - After the Bonus Stage for Puzzle Piece 3, you will come to an obstacle of 6 fire balls, each centering a Banana, the N, and another Banana. Shoot carefully.

G - Just after Puzzle Piece 5, there will be 4 fireballs, but they are in groups of 2, and there will be a large fireball. Jump quickly up the middle platform to get the G.

Puzzle Pieces[]

puzzle piece 1: There is a barrel at the beginning of the level that you must grab and throw at a sack holding it. It will drop down by 1 Char-Char, so watch out.

puzzle piece 2: Get on a circular melter underneath a platform where the second puzzle piece will be. Jump quickly onto the next melter to avoid the lava.

puzzle piece 3: Past letter O, get on the fast circular melter and then jump off at the very end right before it goes under the lava.

puzzle piece 4: this puzzle Piece is located at the checkpoint. You will find a blowing contraption that you will need to use Donkey Kong for. This will take you to a Bonus Stage sporting a barrel that will launch you downwards if you slip up. This will also give you 80 Bananas and 2 Banana Coins.

puzzle piece 5: Just after the letter N, you will hit a fast melter that goes to a lava wheel with 3 rows of platforms that are sinking. At the end of the 3rd platform on the bottom is the 4th puzzle piece.


Time Attack Medals[]

  • Gold:
  • Silver:
  • Bronze: