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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze KONG Letter and Puzzle Piece locations guide

Secret Seclusion

These final levels are unlocked only when you've conquered every Kong temple, unlocked by collecting all KONG letters in the game. These are the most challenging stages the game has to offer. We'd recommend bringing Dixie along in each of these stages, as her twirl ability can really save your skin a lot of times. In some cases, you can't even get the puzzle piece without her.

7-1: Levitation Station 

Puzzle Piece #1

As you leap across the blocks at the beginning of the level, pause a moment before the third--the puzzle piece will appear in the clouds beneath it. Swoop under with Dixie's twirl to grab this.

Puzzle Piece #2

When the blocks start to assemble and reassemble into platforms, follow the upper path. You'll be able to grab the puzzle piece up here.

Puzzle Piece #3

Immediately after is a ring of bananas around a block. Collect these to spawn a second ring--collect these too to receive a puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #4

As you fall through the tower, several medals will appear. Collect all of these to spawn another puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #5

As you bounce along the owls near the end of the level, the final puzzle piece appears between two spike blocks. A careful bounce will get you to it.

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7-2: Rocket Rails 

Puzzle Piece #1

This appears atop a tall block at the beginning of the level. Dixie's twirl will get you to it.

Puzzle Piece #2

When you land in the mine cart, there will be a flying fish with the puzzle piece just ahead. Roll of the rails to get it, then bounce back to safety.

Puzzle Piece #3

When you land in water, climb out and move left. Slam the purple ornament here for a puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #4

In the next indoor section, you'll spot this under a platform. Dixie's twirl is the only way to get it.

Puzzle Piece #5

There's a string of bananas under the falling blocks in the rocket barrel section. Collect them all to generate a final puzzle piece.

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7-3: Crazy Clouds 

Puzzle Piece #1

When you spot this blue rock, make sure to grab every banana on your way up the wind current to spawn a puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #2

You'll spot this between two fire owls soon after. Use Dixie's twirl to reach them when they're unlit, then bounce over for the piece.

Puzzle Piece #3

When you spot this lone purple ornament, slam it. Grab the bananas that appear before they go away for a puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #4

Later, there's another lone ornament atop a propeller. Slam this for another puzzle piece.

Puzzle Piece #5

During the final plane ride, the last puzzle piece appears over a spike cube. Leap up for it while zipping past.

Congratulations - you've collected every KONG Letter and Puzzle Piece in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.