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ExitIsNearSign Rickety Rails ExitSign
World Cave
Type Minecart
Theme {{{theme}}}

Puzzle Pieces 5
Enemies Encountered {{{enemies}}}
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Rickety Rails is the first stage in the Cave world. It is preceded by Ruined Roost and is followed by Grip and Trip.




  • Barrels: 3
    • DK Barrels: 2
    • Wooden Barrels: 1
  • Banana Coins: 7
  • Hearts: 4

K-O-N-G Letters

  • K: When the Kongs start out riding in a Mine Cart, they come up to a group of bananas floating in the air. The letter K is between all of them.
  • O: Near the beginning of the stage, a crystal falls and smashes part of the track. Immediately after the gap created from it, the Kongs can find the letter O in the air near a bat.
  • N: After the Kongs jump away from the tilting section of the track, they can find a platform with the N on it.
  • G: When the heroes ride in the final Mine Cart, they can find a Barrel Cannon. As their Mine Cart heads down a small hill, they can blast through the cannon to collect the letter G.

Puzzle Pieces

  • 1. At the beginning of the stage, the Kongs can shoot into the background and head left into a hole in a large tree. They are immediately shot out of the hole through a Barrel Cannon when entered, along with the first Puzzle Piece.
  • 2. Inside the cave before the Kongs get in a minecart, they have to climb up some planks to reach a Barrel Cannon. If they go into the wall in this area, they can reveal a hidden alcove with the Puzzle Piece.
  • 3. Immediately after the checkpoint, the primates walk along a platform that falls apart with their weight. Under this platform is an opening leading into a Bonus Stage. Here, they must use a bouncy platform to reach many moving bananas. Once all of the bananas are collected, a Puzzle Piece appears.
  • 4. After the primates break through a few wooden boards near the end of the stage, they can reach the bottom of the area, where there is a platform that breaks apart with their weight on it. When the platform breaks, they can find a Barrel Cannon that shoots them into a Bonus Stage. Here the heroes must collect 60 bananas, two Banana Coins, and an Extra Life Balloon around many small platforms. Once all of the objects are collected, a Puzzle Piece appears.
  • 5. Before the Kongs enter the Barrel Cannon at the end of the second-to-last Mine Cart track, they should jump to the small platform nearby to collect a Puzzle Piece.


Donkey Kong Country Returns ~ World 4-1 (Rickety Rails) Puzzle Piece K-O-N-G Letters Guide-1467168569

Donkey Kong Country Returns ~ World 4-1 (Rickety Rails) Puzzle Piece K-O-N-G Letters Guide-1467168569

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