DK Barrels are items in Donkey Kong Country Returns. They are a type of Barrel that have the DK logo on them. If one of the Kongs (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong) is traveling with his partner and is hit by an enemy or obstacle, the ape will run away and the partner becomes playable. If a Kong is traveling along and is hit by an enemy or obstacle, the heroes lose an Extra Life Balloon. However, the lone Kong can break open a DK Barrel to reunite with his partner. The Kongs that ran away are stuffed into these Barrels. DK Barrels also appeared in Mario Party 8 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Mario Party 8, when the player steps on a DK Space or reaches a cannon in DK's Treetop Temple, Donkey Kong will appear before him/her by bursting out of a DK Barrel. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Donkey Kong's and Diddy Kong's On-Screen Appearances show them bursting out of a DK Barrel during a match. The DK Barrel also has a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.