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Tag Barrel

Tag Barrels are barrels used to swap between playable Kongs (Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Lanky Kong, Tiny Kong, and Chunky Kong) in Donkey Kong 64. They replace DK Barrels from the Donkey Kong Country series.

At the beginning of Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Kong is the only playable character; thus, the only face on Tag Barrels is his. However, as the game continues and more Kongs are rescued, more faces will be added to the Tag Barrels, indicating that they are now playable.

When a Kong jumps inside a Tag Barrel, his or her health is replenished and the player can select a Kong available.