TNT Barrels, also known as "TNT Drums" in Donkey Kong Country's manual, are explosive and dangerous version of a regular Wooden Barrel, TNT Barrels, as the name suggests, are filled with deadly Trinitrotoluene, or "TNT". As such, whenever they are thrown, they create a large, fiery explosion, usually killing all enemies in the radius.
Donkey Kong Country/Land series
TNT Barrel's earliest appearance was the intro of Donkey Kong Country, and were found in all the games in the DKC series as well as in the Donkey Kong Land series. TNT Barrels were mainly used to find secret bonus areas, by blasting a hole in the wall where it was hidden, or to defeat strong enemies such as Krusha, or the usually undefeatable Zingers, even red ones.
TNT Barrels explode on the slightest contact with anything once thrown, be it an enemy, floor, or wall. They will also begin to rattle and explode by itself if they are set down after picking up one just once, and if left alone if not picked up again. Some enemies such as Kaboom or TNT Knockas hide in these to use as their own weapon, when they charge at Kongs.
Donkey Kong 64
The explosive barrels return in Donkey Kong 64. TNT Barrels here were small and red, and were mainly used for bosses, such as Army Dillo and Dogadon. Kabooms also reappear, using them again as ramming weapons.
Diddy Kong Pilot
DK: Jungle Climber
TNT Barrels also appear in DK: Jungle Climber. They can be used to destroy dense objects around them and explodes if attacked.
Similar TNT Barrels, referred to as Exploding Barrels, bear a resemblance to Auto-Fire Barrels. They are seen during the first half of Booty and the Beast, where King K. Rool takes over Bluster's Barrel Works and begins manufacturing exploding barrels. However, Donkey Kong chased off K. Rool and production was halted.
- Donkey Kong Country (GBA):"Throw one of these powder kegs and the resulting explosion will harm any nearby baddies."
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA):"These, naturally, explode when thrown. Be careful, because some Kremlings actually live in TNT Barrels!"
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (GBA):"As you might expect, these detonate when thrown. Use the explosion as a weapon or to open hidden areas!"
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|Enemies||Belcha • Dumb Drum • Kaboom • Klasp • Klobber • Knocka • Kracka • Kuchuka • Oil Drum|
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