Diddy Kong performing the Simian Spring off of a Power Pad
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong 64|
|Abilities||Allowing Diddy Kong to jump to great heights through springing off of his tail|
The Simian Spring, or Leapus Largium, is the power granted to Diddy Kong after he stands upon a Power Pad bearing the likeness of his face. It can be obtained at Cranky's Lab for a cost of 7 coins. It is in the exact same shape as the musical instrument pads and can also only be activated while pressing a button/button combo after the respective character is standing directly on top of the space.
This particular Power Pad allows Diddy Kong to jump twice the height of his normal super jump through literally springing off of the ground using his tail. The game designers more than likely through this Power Pad in the game in order to refrain from exploiting Diddy's Rocketbarrel Boost too much.