The appearance of a Star Barrel in Donkey Kong Country
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
|Later Appearances||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Land III|
|Function||Checkpoint in the middle of the level if Kong dies.|
The Star Barrel is a special item which first appeared in Donkey Kong Country. It has appeared in the other Super Nintendo Donkey Kong Country games and Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III. It is present in every level in the games except for the boss levels.
It can be found floating in the air and it is not used for any sort of weapon. When it is touched, it will shatter and indicated that it has been used. It is used for being a "checkpoint" and located in the middle of a level. If both Kongs die, then they will start the level from the Star Barrel. It can also be found in Candy's Save Point, as a mean to save the players game.