Warp Barrels are rare barrels that are found in the Donkey Kong Country series. They are quite useful when a player is able to locate one, as they will give a quick shortcut through most of the level. They are especially useful for doing speed-runs, though they are often well-hidden or in dangerous locations.
Warp Barrels would first appear in Donkey Kong County, they are found in some of the early world's levels. They are often difficult to find in these early levels, such as the one in the Stop & Go Station level where it can be found by going back through the door the Kong's had just came from at the beginning of the level. In the Game Boy Advance remake, more warp barrels were added to the earlier levels.
Warp Barrels could only be found in the first two worlds, Gangplank Galleon and Crocodile Cauldron in every level in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. The Kongs will be transported to a secret room, filled with bananas in the shape of a "!".
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! would mark the last appearance of Warp Barrels. They would appear in the first two worlds, Lake Orangatanga and Kremwood Forest. When used, they would take the Kongs to the level's end flag.