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The Spell it Out! title screen from Donkey Kong Country (GBA)

Spell it Out! is a type of Bonus Stage from the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country, as well as the GBA version of Donkey Kong Country.

In this Bonus Stage, the player is sent to a small area where there is a circling wheel of letters with Kremling heads in between each letter. The player selects a letter by jumping into it. When a letter flashes, that letter should be selected. If the player selects a Kremling head, a sound will be made indicating that it is not to be selected. If the player selects a letter that is not flashing, another sound will be made and the wheel containing the letters and Kremling heads will disappear, indicating that the Bonus Stage has ended and the player has lost. If the player succeeds in selecting the flashing letters, they will be granted a prize, such as an Animal Token or an Extra Life Balloon of differing value.

Many words are spelled through this Bonus Stage, such as "K-O-N-G", "R-A-R-E", and even lengthy words such as "N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O".


Below is a list of stages where the Spell it Out! Bonus Stage appears.