Sites of Interest
The red one earns you 1 life, the green earns you two, and the rare blue balloon earns you 3 lives. Note that most of these balloons float away if not grabbed quickly.
This barrel contains your partner. If you already have Diddy and Donkey, this barrel will contain nothing. You can also use this as a weapon.
These items are scattered throughout Donkey Kong Country. Collect 100 of these to earn 1 extra life.
Each one of these is worth 10 bananas on the normal levels, and may vary on the bonus levels.
Collect all four of these in a stage to get an extra life. It comes in four letters, K, O, N, and G. Collecting all letters will get you the word KONG.
Comes in Rhino, Ostrich, Frog, or Swordfish designs. Collect 3 of the same animal token to access a Bonus Stage.
Mini Animal Token
You can find plenty of these in the Animal Bonus Stages. Every 100 of these earns you 1 life.
It's larger than your playing animal. This token can be found hidden in the Animal Bonus Stages. It will multiply your Mini Animal Token collection by two.
This crate contains an animal buddy. The symbol outside of the crate shows the content.
This barrel once touched will enable you to continue from its location. This barrel can usually be found in the middle of a stage.