Longshot Launch

Longshot Launch
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Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong at the beginning of the Longshot Launch level.
Location: 5-5 Forest Location: 5-5 Forest
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns
Puzzle Pieces 7

Longshot Launch is the fifth level of the fifth world in Donkey Kong Country Returns: Forest.

[edit] Donkey Kong Country Returns

This level starts out on a tied-down wooden platform amidst the still forest ambiance. After walking through the section of a hollowed-out tree trunk in your path, you'll meet up with a gang of brown Skittlers and a brand new enemy which is introduced in this level: the Tiki Boing(note that there is a series of linked Danger Barrels that you can travel through in order to skip this short segment and snag a good amount of Bananas along the way, which can be accessed to your lower-left at the very beginning of the level). You'll then need to use a bouncy toadstool nested in the dead center of a Venus fly trap's mouth in order to reach a raised Launch Barrel and work through a shifting series of them(with careful timing and while dodging some nasty flaming Tiki Buzzes)in order to climb your way up an area of large, roped-off totem poles and fire off onto a series of bouncy flowers, landing you on a platform where you'll need to face some more Tiki Boings and then continue on by way of another Danger Barrel. This will launch you onto a single platform set before another Danger Barrel in between two Tiki Zings. After timing a safe launch through this obstacle, you'll be standing on another platform overlooking a Danger Barrel.

This will throw you into a series of Danger Barrels that you must travel through with precise timing in order not to meet with the unforgiving forest floor all too soon. The last barrel you'll reach will be a Launch Barrel, which will send you soaring into the background, through two large, curving, hallowed-out tree trunks and into a lone Danger Barrel that will drop you on another solid platform, standing directly in front of the first Pig Checkpoint. From here, a single Launch Barrel will take you through a series of sleeping, wooden trunk-shaped totem poles which will either try clamping down on you after you pass through their gaping mouths. After this is accomplished with careful timing and patience, you'll be rewarded with a single Launch Barrel that will send you careening through another large, curved, hallowed-out tree trunk, onto a bouncy flower, and right in front of the second Pig Checkpoint. Take out a small pack of Tiki Boings and Skittlers from here and you'll come across another Danger Barrel.

This barrel will connect with a series of similar ones which will send you traveling through groups of wooden pole totems that clamp open and closed in a constant pattern(really thought-out timing is required here!). From this point, you'll later come across a large, wooden monkey's face with a row of large, squared teeth that open and close in a wave-like pattern. With all of your most precise and diligent timing in tact, quickly wisp through this unforgiving mouth in order to reach the End-Level Barrel on a single platform located just on the other side.

[edit] Puzzle Pieces

Number Location Difficulty
1 In the midpoint path of the series of secret Danger Barrels at the very start of the level. Easy
2 High in the treetops above the first group of Tiki Boings and Skittlers which can only be accessed by way of an overhead Danger Barrel. Normal
3 Hidden in the treetops, just above a series of mobile Launch Barrels. Easy
4 Below the platform at the base of a bunch of vertical bouncy flowers, hidden by large, wooden shutters. Easy
5 In a sub-area below the shuttered area, hidden in the right-most breakable gourd. Easy
6 At the end of a Bonus Room located not too far from the second Pig Checkpoint. Normal
7 In a breakable gourd to the very right of the End-Level Barrel, on a smaller, lower platform. Easy
Last edited by DXD on 28 April 2011 at 00:36
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