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A map of Volcano in Donkey Kong Country Returns
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)|
|Levels||9 (8 regular, 1 boss level)|
|Next world(s)||Golden Temple (DKCR)|
The Volcano is the eighth world of the Kong Isle in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The boss of Volcano is Tiki Tong, the ruler of the Tiki Tak Tribe. The world comes after Factory and is followed by Golden Temple in Donkey Kong Country Returns and a location named Cloud in the remake.
Kynan Pearson approved the idea that Volcano is the world Gorilla Glacier from Donkey Kong Country, although with all of the its ice thawed, likely due to the volcano awakening.
DK and Diddy had to watch out for the Char-Chars that spread all over the volcano, risked destruction in a Rocket Barrel & Mine Cart ride, devastated rock barriers with Rambi in the midst from steam, escaped from fireballs, survived an eruption and reached the tower to battle Tiki Tong.
|Furious Fire||The pair exit the factory's back door dealing by Char-Chars in various sizes that are around the volcano as obstacles.
|Hot Rocket||The pair goes on the last rocket ride where they have to dodge resurfacing rocks, falling rocks, fireballs, fire creatures and running away from a lava wave.
|Roasting Rails||This is the last mine cart ride and the most aggressive that the pair goes through, due to the volcanic eruption.
|Smokey Peak||The last stage silhouetted amidst the volcanic smoke where Rambi makes his appearance to destroy various structures and stone weights. But first, the pair need to buy a Cranky Kong's key to unlock this level.
|Bobbing Basalt||There are several basalt platforms that move, some crush and even others sink when the pair step.
|Moving Melters||A great danger in this phase where the pair faced. A flood of lava taking the structures and several fireballs going in strange directions.
|Red Red Rising||In addition to the stones that emerge from the lava, there is also a volcanic eruption that complicates the pair's life.
|Five Monkey Trial||This is the last key temple in which the objective is to go through the 5 tracks where there are 5 monkeys holding the different fruits. For that, the pair have to complete the letters KONG in all the stages of the place.
|Boss level: Tiki Tong Terror||Before the final battle, the pair will have to ride a rocket barrel to enter the tower which is full of traps. Upon arriving from the tower, start the battle against Tiki Tong to retrieve the bananas from the reserve. DK & Diddy should be careful with firepower and physical attacks. But the pair always have to step on his hands twice and on his head 3 times when he do not have the crown.||Tiki Goon|
Flaming Tiki Buzz
- Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide (page 21): "The Volcano is the eighth and most dangerous world on the island. Hot lava bubbles below the platforms while fireballs and Char-Chars fly through the air threatening to singe your fur. Expect lots of flaming Tikis as you jump across narrow platforms that sink down into the lava. When you step into the Volcano, you definitely know that the heat is on. Keep a cool head as you progress through these levels, ultimately reaching the final boss. Tiki Tong.'"
- ^ KynanPearson (August 12, 2021). Tweet by Kynan Pearson (archived). Twitter. Retrieved January 30, 2022.