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ExitIsNearSign Rocket Barrel Ride ExitSign
Rocket barrel ride
World(s) Cotton Top Cove
Type Falls
Music Theme(s) Cascade Caper
Animal Buddies Parry the Parallel Bird
Bonus Room(s) 2

Enemies Encountered Krumples, Krimps, Buzzes, Knik-Knaks
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Rocket Barrel Ride, (タルでたきのぼり Taru de takinobori in Japan), is the second stage in Cotton Top Cove from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It is preceded by Bazza's Blockade and followed by Kreeping Klasps. It is the first vertical level in the game.


Rocket Barrel Ride introduces the player to Rocket Barrels, hence the name. These Barrels ascend upon entering it and then shoot out Dixie and Kiddy. The level is the first to use the waterfall theme. The player has to ascend further and further utilizing the many Rocket Barrels.

Collectibles and Secrets[]

Animal Buddies[]

Parry the Parallel Bird can be found near the end of the level. If the player successfully leads Parry through the barrage of Buzzes, they are rewarded with a blue Extra Life Balloon.


There are five Bear Coins, four extra lives, and three DK Barrels scattered throughout the level.

Special Barrels[]

Rocket Barrels make their debut in this level. When jumped into, they will ascend and then blast the Kongs upwards.

Bonus Areas[]

The first Bonus Barrel is located shortly after the letter O. When using the Rocket Barrel next to the letter O, the player must jump left, bounce over a few Knik-Knaks and then land in the Bonus Barrel. The second Bonus Barrel is located below the Rocket Barrel blasting the player to the letter G.

DK Coin[]

The DK Coin is located on the far left side of the Stage Flag. To defeat the Koin, the player must throw a Steel Keg to the left, and then use a Barrel Cannon behind them to blast behind the Koin, so that it's back is left unprotected and the Steel Keg can roll him over.