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ExitIsNearSign Topsy Turvy ExitSign
World(s) Cloud
Type Forest
Music Theme(s) Treetop Rock

Puzzle Pieces 5
Enemies Encountered
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Topsy Turvy is the fifth stage of the secret Cloud world from Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It represents the Forest World. It is preceded by Mischievous Moles and followed by Tar Ball Fall.



Heading right, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong will immediately find Skittlers and two rotating rectangular platforms. Beyond the bouncy mushrooms are more rotating platforms. Unlike the previous ones that remain available for use as platforms when rotating, these platforms are flat and can only be stood on when in a horizontal position, but not when vertical. The Kongs must time their jumps to traverse the pit. After that, the Kongs can use the rotating platform (when vertical) to climb the grassy ceiling to collect bananas and cross the bed of spikes or simply jump over it. A yellow button then must be pounded several times to reveal the next area in the background, as well as a Barrel Cannon leading to it.

Past the first checkpoint are four flat platforms, with the latter two rotating at different times to the former two. Here, the Kongs must make quick jumps to get across. After the bouncy mushrooms are two rectangular platforms, but this time, their longest sides are covered in grass and they rotate more frequently. They must be used to cross the wide bed of spikes and to reach an area with multiple flat rotating platforms with Tiki Torches between them. Two bouncy mushrooms lie past the pit (the circling bananas between them can be collected to reveal a 20 Banana Bunch), as well a much wider flat rotating platform. Another yellow button past the platform (which must be pressed three times) reveals a wider grass-covered rotating rectangular platform (which also rotates less quickly and frequently), and the next checkpoint.

The Kongs must reach the top of a vertical area using the fast rotating rectangular platforms. At the top, the Kongs must climb the ceiling grass and jump on a variety of rotating platforms to cross the spikes and pit. At the cave's exit, there is a wall of grass which leads to many more previously encountered rotating platforms as well as Tiki Zings. Here, the Kongs must carefully time their jumps to reach the top-right stationary platform where the Slot Machine Barrel is located (there is a Barrel Cannon located at the bottom-right just above the pit that leads back to the cave's exit should the Kongs fall off the platforms).


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