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Bonus level

All levels in a world except for the Boss levels have hidden K, O, N, and G letters. Collect all four of those letters in all levels in a world to unlock a bonus level. There are a total of eight bonus levels.

Rare Orb

Successfully complete the bonus level in a world.
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World 9

Successfully complete the game and collect all eight Rare Orbs to unlock World 9, "The Golden Temple".

Mirror mode

Complete World 9, "The Golden Temple". In this mode Diddy and items cannot be used, you only get one life, and the level is reversed.

Extra lives

Resume a game from a save with a Wiimote with a low battery. Cranky will warn you that your battery is low and give you three extra lives.

Music galleries

Defeat a Boss of the indicated island section to unlock the corresponding music gallery at the "Extras" menu. Note: You cannot use Super Kong to get past the Boss fight.

Beach music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Beach section.
Cave music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Cave section.
Cliff music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Cliff section.
Factory music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Factory section.
Forest music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Forest section.
Jungle music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Jungle section.
Ruins music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Ruins section.
Volcano music gallery: Defeat the Boss of the Volcano section.

Gallery images

Successfully complete the game and Mirror mode with all KONG letter and puzzle pieces collected. This will result in a 200% game completion and unlock the following gallery images.

Mole Carts
Steamy Adventure
Volcanic Ascension
Temple Entrance
Temple Exterior
Tiki Extremes
Tiki Tong Storyboard


Unlimited lives and coins

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World 1-1: Television control

Enter the tree house at the beginning of World 1-1. Go to the television and shake the Wiimote to have it display the title screen.

World 8: Volcano Boss reference

The final boss is a giant Tiki head, with hands that extend out to destroy you. Nintendo has used this final Boss type in multiple games, including Andross in Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64) and Magic Hands in Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo Gamecube).

Extra end of level rewards

When you collect your prize from the barrel at the end of the level, hold the Wiimote vertically and make punching motions to get multiple hits, and more rewards.

Donkey Kong playing a DS

Allow the game to idle. After about thirty seconds, Donkey Kong will start playing on a Nintendo DS.

Metroid reference

When playing in the silhouette level of the factory area, look at the factory equipment in the background to see that it forms the shape of Ridley's head.

Mr. Game & Watch refrenece

Look at the background in World 7-1, "Foggy Fumes" to see Mr. Game & Watch hammering on some pipes.




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