| "The trouble with you kids, is that you're all too soft!"
This world is a group of an ruins and monuments, probably of a really ancient city. The look of the monuments and architecture in this ruins seems to be Aztec-like, suggesting that they are Aztec ruins. This theory is also comproved by the extreme presence of Quetzalcoatl (a serpent god venerated a lot by Aztecs).
These ruins have also a still-running waterway that can be seen well on Damp Dungeon stage, and an artificial waterfall which falls into the sea.
Being abandoned for centuries a lot of wildlife starts to live there, also rare extinct animals originary of the age of this ruins like Stilts. Also some animals have been put voluntarily by the Aztecs (or the eventually fallen civilization who created the ruins, whatever it was), in fact for example there is a ruin full of Toothberries and with statues of that creatures that comprove they're not wild random animals.
The fallen civilitazion who built these ruins also hid a giant egg of a legendary ancient bird and a gold big cauldron which serves to hatch it. In the B-stage Ruined Roost the Tiki Gong-Oh takes the giant egg and put it in the cauldron (which has first filled by a lot of bombs), then he hypnotize it. The egg hatches and gives birth to the giant bird Stu, which serves the Tiki because of the hypnosis.
- Wonky Waterway
- Button Bash
- Mast Blast
- Damp Dungeon
- Itty Bitty Biters
- Temple Topple
- Shifty Smashers
- Ruined Roost
- In some levels of this world a statue of a smiling face can be seen really often on the ancient ruins. It looks like a lot the character King Dedede from Kirby's saga.(another Nintendo serie)
- Despite the really high possibility that ruins are Aztecs, they can also belong to an ancient human (or animal) race inspired in part by Aztecs which lived in Donkey Kong Island.
- In the first world of the game, the Jungle, there also other ruins really similar to the ones in the Ruins world. They were built for sure by the same civilitazion who built these.
- It's possible that the Pirate Crab float in the Mast Blast stage approached to Ruins to reach them and searching-robbing some treasures.
|Donkey Kong Country Series Worlds|
|Donkey Kong Country||Kongo Jungle • Monkey Mines • Vine Valley • Gorilla Glacier • Kremkroc Industries, Inc. • Chimp Caverns • Gangplank Galleon|
|Donkey Kong Country 2||Gangplank Galleon • Crocodile Cauldron • Krem Quay • Krazy Kremland • Gloomy Gulch • K. Rool's Keep • The Flying Krock • Lost World|
|Donkey Kong Country 3||Lake Orangatanga • Kremwood Forest • Cotton Top Cove • Mekanos • K3 • Razor Ridge • Pacifica (GBA) • KAOS Kore • Krematoa|
|Donkey Kong Country Returns||Jungle • Beach • Ruins • Cave • Forest • Cliff • Factory • Volcano • Cloud (3DS)|
|Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||Lost Mangroves • Autumn Heights • Bright Savannah • Sea Breeze Cove • Juicy Jungle • Donkey Kong Island • Secret Seclusion|