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ExitIsNearSign Pirate Panic ExitSign
Diddy Kong at the very beginning of stage in Donkey Kong Country 2 for SNES.
World(s) Gangplank Galleon
Type Ship Deck
Music Theme(s) Klomp's Romp
Animal Buddies Rambi the Rhinoceros
Bonus Room(s) 2

Enemies Encountered Neeks, Klomps, Klobbers
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA) (2004)

Pirate Panic (Snes/SFC/GBA) is the very first stage in the games Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, as well as the first stage in the first world, Gangplank Galleon. It is followed by Mainbrace Mayhem.


Donkey Kong Country 2[]

The setting of the stage is on a ship's deck in the middle of the day which progresses to sunset near the end. This stage also features Rambi the Rhinoceros who aids Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong after halfway through the stage. There are nineteen Neeks in the stage (including the three from a Bonus Room) eleven Klomps (including the four in the same Bonus Room) and two Klobbers.

Donkey Kong Land 2[]

Like its semi-sequel, this area takes place once more on a shipdeck. There is also eight Neeks, six Klomps and two Klobbers. As this stage is the very first stage in the game, it has a low amount of difficulty.

Collectibles and Secrets[]

Donkey Kong Country 2[]

Animal Buddies[]


  • Bananas: 108
  • K-O-N-G Letters
    • K: Next to second DK Barrel after the group of three Neeks.
    • O: Guarded by two Klomps after the Golden Feather.
    • N: Next to Rambi (automatically collected after exiting the first Bonus Room).
    • G: Guarded by two Klomps after the DK Coin.
  • Extra Life Balloons
    • Red: First entrance soon after the beginning.
    • Green: Reward for going past the No Rambi Sign with Rambi.
  • DK Coin
    • On the top and end of the enormous stack of large barrels, located just before the letter G.
  • Golden Feather (GBA version)
    • Next to the first group of bananas shaped like an "A" (shaped like an "R" in the GBA version).
  • Banana Coins
    • Enter invisible Barrel Cannon at the very beginning of the stage. Requires team-up ability to reach it.
    • Next to the first group of bananas shaped like an "A" (shaped like an "R" in the Game Boy Advance version).
    • Underneath the large barrels and the Kremkoin in the first Bonus Room.

Special Barrels[]

  • DK Barrels
    • Shortly after the beginning.
    • Next to the letter K after the group of three Neeks.
    • Directly after the Star Barrel.
  • Star Barrel
    • Directly after the O letter.
  • Hidden/Hard-to-reach Barrel Cannons
    • Directly at the beginning. Team-up ability is needed to reach it. Blasts to a row of bananas and a Banana Coin.
  • Warp Barrel:
    • The Warp Barrel can be found after the first crate and on top of the first platform of large barrels. Diddy and Dixie Kong must use their Team-up ability on the left to reach the area. Then, the warp leads them on top of a barrel platform next to the End of Stage Target.

Bonus Rooms[]

  • The first bonus room can be found down in a hole, on the ground marked by a banana. In this bonus room, Diddy and Dixie Kong have to jump on stacks of large barrels until reaching the Kremkoin.
  • The second bonus room can be found in an area going past Rambi's animal crate, after falling down a large gap on the left wall. This area has a banana trail making a left arrow pointing to the area. Rambi's charge attack must be used to break the wall and access the room. Here, the monkeys must use Rambi to defeat all of the Klomps and Neeks and collect another Kremkoin within twenty seconds.

End Prizes[]

Donkey Kong Land 2[]


  • Bananas: 92 (including the fifteen from the warp room)
  • K-O-N-G Letters:
    • K: Directly after the first Klomp.
    • O: Above a pit where the first Extra Life Balloon can be found and three gaps above the Star Barrel.
    • N: Close to the DK Coin and the barrel platforms on the top-right of the DK Coin.
    • G: Close to the ending of the stage, near a Klomp.
  • Extra Life Balloons:
    • Found rising in a pit where the letter O is found.
    • Floating above a platform of barrels after the Star Barrel.
    • Floating above a barrel platform after the End of Stage Target.
  • Banana Coins:
    • Above two Klomps, shortly before the first Bonus Stage.
    • Found near a set of large barrel platforms.
    • Two can be found after the End of Stage Target on the top left of the lone barrel platform.
  • DK Coin: Close to the letter N and can be shot from three Barrel Cannons.

Special Barrels[]

  • DK Barrels:
    • Found after the starting point of the stage.
    • Shortly before the letter N.
  • Star Barrel: Shortly after the letter O and three gaps downward from it.
  • Warp Barrel: Above the first Neek in the stage, Diddy and Dixie must follow a trail of bananas above it until going into a Warp Barrel.


Donkey Kong Country 2[]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[]

Game Boy Advance[]

Donkey Kong Land 2[]

Names in different versions[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パイレーツパニック
Pairētsu Panikku
Pirates' Panic
Spanish Pánico Pirata Pirate Panic
French Panique à Bord Panic on Board
German Piraten Panik (SNES)
Piraten-Panik (GBA)
Pirate Panic


  • In the cabin located inside of this game, there are quite a few easter eggs. They are as listed:
    • A portrait of King K. Rool.
    • Skull and crossbones pirate flag.
    • Artwork image seeming to have land and water on it.
    • King K. Rool's crown.
    • A pirate sword.
    • A green sailboat (Game Boy Advance version only)

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