Diddy Kong equipped with his Barrel Jet in Donkey Kong Country Returns
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns|
The Barrel Jet is a special in-game ability that has been added to the recently-released Donkey Kong Country Returns.
This move is exclusively used by Diddy Kong and allows him to hover in the air for a short period of time(given how long you hold the 'A' button while in mid-jump). In one-player mode, the Barrel Jet can only be used while Diddy is riding on Donkey Kong's back. You can find him hiding in Buddy Barrels which are usually placed near the beginning and at any Pig Checkpoint that appears throughout a level. Be wary as you'll completely lose Diddy and your hovering ability once both pieces of his Heart Health are lost(or at least until you stumble across another DK Barrel).
In two-player co-op mode, Diddy can either use the Barrel Jet solo while dismounted from DK or activate it for the 1st player controlling Donkey Kong while riding on his back(whenever it's necessary).