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World(s) Lost Mangroves
Music Theme(s)

Puzzle Pieces 5
Enemies Encountered Punchy Paddies, Dozies, Sour Dodos, Monocle Monicas
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Zip-Line Shrine is the first secret stage in Lost Mangroves from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It is preceded by Trunk Twister and followed by Busted Bayou. It is unlocked after finding the secret exit in Shipwreck Shore.


As its name implies, this level is dedicated in its entirety to Zip-Line Vines, objects that self-describe as straight inclined vines the Kongs can grab onto and slide along.


The level starts in front of an entrance to a temple, which is opened by pulling the plug in the ground. Doing so also releases six Flying Bananas, which are later found throughout the level. Inside, the Kongs will find tilting platforms, and a Dixie Kong Barrel. Once outside, the Kongs will encounter the first Zip-Line Vine. By pressing and holding ZL or ZR, the Kongs can grab hold of and travel along the vine and collect the Bananas in its path. Shortly after that, there is another Zip-Line Vine, this time over a bottomless pit, with the first checkpoint being after some tilting platforms.

The Kongs will then encounter swinging vines, as well as more Zip-Line Vines and tilting platforms. The first pair of vines here has a to be dropped to avoid a Blue Hootz. After traversing the pit, there is a Barrel Cannon at the end leading to the second checkpoint. Another series of zip-lines lie past this point, but require more timing than before to avoid falling into the pit. The zip-lines lead to a pair of Barrel Cannons that launch the Kongs to a vine with an even larger swinging arc. While grabbing on, once the vine reaches the other side, the Kongs should jump off and into another series of Barrel Cannons that launch them towards the next checkpoint.

Using the Barrel Cannon, the Kongs must time the launch so they land on the tilting platform. After that, they will enter a longer series of Zip-Line Vines that lead to a platform with a vine. Using it, the Kongs should reach another Barrel Cannon and blast themselves into a tower, where they will find the two remaining Flying Bananas and trampolines that will bounce them up to the Slot Machine Barrel.



K-O-N-G Letters[]

  • K: Right after the second Zip-Line Vine.
  • O: On a tree platform past the swinging vine after the first checkpoint.
  • N: At the end of the Zip-Line Vine before the first Barrel Cannon.
  • G: Above a Hootz underneath the tilting platform right after the third checkpoint.

Puzzle Pieces[]

  • 1. In a hidden area underneath the first Zip-Line Vine, accessed by pounding through a panel in the ground.
  • 2. Just before the first checkpoint, there is a plug that produces multiple Bananas. Collecting them all before they disappear reveals the Puzzle Piece.
  • 3. Just before the first Barrel Cannon, there is a plug that reveals another Barrel Cannon leading to a Bonus Area. Collecting all the Bananas here will earn the Kongs the Puzzle Piece.
  • 4. While inside the moving Barrel Cannon after the large swinging vine, the Kongs should launch into the middle Barrel Cannon to collect it.
  • 5. Before entering the final Barrel Cannon at the end of the level, there is a plug that produces four Banana Bunches. Collecting them all reveals the Puzzle Piece.


Time Attack Medals[]

  • Gold: 1:50.00
  • Silver: 2:00.00
  • Bronze: 2:10.00


Videos []

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Level 1 A Zip-Line Shrine