Puzzle Pieces are items in Donkey Kong Country Returns. They are orange, curved pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that glow with an orange light. There are various numbers of them hidden in each level in each world (excluding the boss levels). There are either 5, 7, or 9 Puzzle Pieces in each level. Puzzle Pieces are usually not easy to find and also require skill, intelligence, moves, and more to reach and find all of them. Puzzle Pieces are also obtained after the player collects every Banana, Banana Coin, and/or Extra Life Balloon in a Bonus Room. Every time all Puzzle Pieces are collected, the Image Gallery is updated with one photo. If the player collects all the Puzzle Pieces, it will show up as a certain fruit and then turns into a silver Puzzle Piece.