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ExitIsNearSign Red-Hot Ride/Redhot Ride ExitSign
World(s) Crocodile Cauldron (in DKC 2),
Krem Cauldron (in DKL 2)
Type Lava Cave
Music Theme(s) Hot-Head Bop (in DKC 2),
Hothead Bop (in DKL 2)
Animal Buddies Rambi the Rhinoceros
Bonus Room(s) 2 (in DKC 2)
1 (in DKL 2)
Notable Feature(s) It is the only stage to feature Hot Air Balloons, floating platforms.
Enemies Encountered Klobbers, Krunchas, Zingers, Klomps (only in DKC 2), Flitters, Click-Clack (only in DKC 2), Neeks, Klampon (only in DKL 2)
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)
Adjacent Stage(s) << Donkey Kong Country 2 >>
<< Donkey Kong Land 2 >>

Red-Hot Ride, or Redhot Ride, is the fourth stage of the world Crocodile Cauldron of the Crocodile Isle and the tenth stage overall in the game Donkey Kong Country 2, as well as the fourth stage of the world Krem Cauldron and the tenth stage overall in the game Donkey Kong Land 2. In both games, it is preceded by Lava Lagoon and followed by Squawks's Shaft.


In both games, this stage is the second one to take place inside a lava cave. Most of the traversal over lava pits is made by using multiple Hot Air Balloons. After the Kongs step on these floating platforms, they will descend slowly until disappear at the bottom of the screen. The player can only control the descending direction of these balloons by pressing the "Right" or "Left" button. However, only in Donkey Kong Country 2, there are steam streams at lava pits which will elevate the Hot Air Balloons when they are positioned over the gas.

By finding an Animal Crate in Donkey Kong Country 2 or an Animal Barrel in Donkey Kong Land 2 during the stage, the primates can use Rambi the Rhinoceros. The Animal Buddy can also travel on Hot Air Balloons, and he can safely bounce on and defeat strong enemies, such as Zingers and Krunchas.

In Donkey Kong Country 2, yellow Klobbers, Klomps, Flitters, Click-Clack and Neeks are also enemies in this stage. In Donkey Kong Land 2, other enemies found here instead are Neeks, Klobbers, Klampon and Flitters.


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Donkey Kong Land 2[]

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