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ExitIsNearSign Spiky Surprise ExitSign
260px-CTRP DKReturns scrn03 Ev04
World(s) Cloud
Type Ruins
Music Theme(s) Ruin Rhapsody, Muncher Marathon
Animal Buddies None
Puzzle Pieces 5
Enemies Encountered
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Spiky Surprise is the third stage of the secret Cloud world from Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It represents the Ruins World. It is preceded by Gushin' Geysers and followed by Mischievous Moles.




Puzzle Pieces

  • 1. Immediately at the start of the stage, the player must walk to their left and climb a grassy wall and then pound a plant on the ceiling, releasing the first Puzzle Piece.
  • 2. After pressing the last switch before the checkpoint, the Kongs must wait until the second platform disappear, falling into a secret Barrel Cannon that blasts them to a Bonus Room. Here, they must collect every Banana and Banana Coin to get the Puzzle Piece.
  • 3. While in the vertical corridor, the Kongs must pound a vase to reveal the third Puzzle Piece.
  • 4. The player must pound another vase, this time after activating the first moving wall of spikes.
  • 5. During the second portion with a wall of spikes moving to the right, there is a grassy pillar with a plant, where the last Piece is hidden.


Time Attack Medals

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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - 9-3 Spiky Surprise All Puzzle Pieces