Diddy Kong flying high with his Rocketbarrel Boost in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong 64|
|Abilitie(s)||Reaching great heights|
Rocketbarrel Boost, or Boostum Highus, is the power granted to Diddy Kong after he jumps inside of a floating barrel bearing the image of his face. They must first be activated by a switch or completed in-game goal through a particular character in order to use their respective Power Barrel, which is an essential commodity to reaching 100% file completion. Diddy Kong is able to purchase this ability through one of Cranky Kong's specialized potions for a cost of 5 coins at Cranky's Lab.
This particular Power Barrel allows our energetic little sidekick to soar through the air with a pair of mini-barrels strapped to his back, playing the role of a rather unsafe-seeming jetpack device. As all Power Barrel power-ups, the time to use this ability is limited, so be sure to use this power wisely unless you don't want to see Diddy Kong sent for a rather painful fall.