How to Throw Donkey Kong in Super Nintendo

by James Gilmore ; Updated September 22, 2017

To navigate successfully through the numerous levels in "Donkey Kong Country" games for the Super Nintendo, you'll need to know how to throw barrels and/or characters. You can acquire new items by throwing and breaking open barrels and access hard-to-reach places by throwing your partner when teamed up.

Throwing Barrels

Start up a level in any game in the "Donkey Kong Country" series.

Press the Y button next to a barrel to pick it up.

Release the Y button to throw and break open the barrel.

Throwing Partners

Start up a level in either "Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest " or "Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble." (You cannot throw your partner in the original "Donkey Kong Country.")

Press the A button to team up with your partner if you have both characters accessed. If you don't have the other character accessed, pick up a barrel marked "DK" and throw it find your partner.

Press the Y button to throw your partner.

About the Author

James Gilmore has written professionally since 2005. Since then, he has written and proofread obituaries for "The Press & Sun-Bulletin" in Binghamton, N.Y., press releases for "Goals, Seminars and Consultants" and articles for Made Man and various other websites. He writes a good deal of music-related content and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ithaca College.