The Auto-Fire Barrel is an object and obstacle in Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is one of the types of Barrel Cannons featured in the game (also a type of Barrel. When the Kongs (Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong) jump into the Barrel, the barrel automatically launches them in a particular direction. The Auto-Fire Barrel can launch the Kongs great distances, and often allows them to reach a location that can't be reached by any other means. The Kongs, hence the name, cannot control when or in what direction they are fired, for they are launched automatically. The symbol on the Barrel is a white outline of an explosion, signifying the ability of the Barrel to blast the Kongs in many different directions and distances.