The Super NES Classic Donkey Kong Country series has returned to the Nintendo Wii to much success.  Check out our guide to unlock all the secrets to maximize your Donkey Kong Country Returns experience.

Bonus levels

All levels in a world except 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 Orbs

Successfully complete the bonus level in a world to get a Rare Orb.

World 9 – The Golden Temple

There are 8 Rare Orbs to collect, one in the bonus level of each World. Once they are all collected, the path to World 9 via The Golden Temple will be unlocked.

Infinite DK Coins

In Level 2 – 2 ( Sloppy Sands) there is an area before the checkpoint pig with two squid turrets below a bridge. Use Diddy Kong’s jetpack to super bounce from the lower squid to the higher squid. Hit the squid and drop to the lower squid again. Keep bouncing between them for infinite DK Coins.

Extra lives – Low Battery Special

Resume a saved game with a Wii-mote that has a low battery. Cranky will warn you that your battery is low and give you three extra lives.  He’ll give you 5 extra lives for no reason sometimes.

Using Roll Recovery to get KONG letters

When there is a KONG letter hanging off the edge of a cliff, use the Roll Recovery move to get it. Roll off the edge of the cliff, and then jump at the last second to reach a safe ledge above. Note: This requires precise timing and is not easy to master, but it is the only way to get some collectibles.