Donkey Kong Country Returns
Screaming Pillars are Tiki-like enemies found in Donkey Kong Country Returns. Their first appearance in the game was in the very first level, Jungle Hijinxs. Screaming Pillars are gray pillars with sleeping faces. When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong get close, they will wake up. When he gets even closer, they will scream and fall, creating platforms. He can ground-pound the pillars once they have fallen, destroying them. He will sometimes get items for defeating them.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
In Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Screaming Pillars are a bit different. They were given the new name of Flaming Falling Totem Poles since they are engulfed in flames before they fall now.. Their first and only appearance in the game is within the level Scorch 'N' Torch.