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A Slot Machine Barrel.

A Slot Machine Barrel at the end of a level in the Jungle.

Slot Machine Barrels are items in Donkey Kong Country Returns. They are a special type of Barrel. Slot Machine Barrels are found at the end of every level in the game. The Kongs (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong), however, must find the Slot Machine Barrel. If the Kongs succeed to find the Slot Machine Barrel and hit it, they'll receive a prize from it. The prize can be a Banana Bunch, Banana Coin, or an Extra Life Balloon, which are shown on a roulette on the front of the Slot Machine Barrel. The roulette also shows the DK logo. If the Kongs hit the Barrel with the picture of the logo, he is able to hit the Slot Machine Barrel several times before breaking it by shaking both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk (or the Wii Remote alone when played horizontally). The number of hits given to the Slot Machine Barrel multiplies the prize given that can be any of mentioned items. The multiplier does not, however, exceed over x15. A distinctive sound is heard when the Kongs find a Slot Machine Barrel and it appears on the screen. In Time Attack mode, the Slot Machine Barrel has a checkered flag attached to it. If the Kongs hit it, then the Tutorial Pig waves the flag and stops the timer in addition to finishing the level. The Slot Machine Barrel has a Mirror Trophy at the end of the Golden Temple. If the Kongs hit it, then Mirror Mode is unlocked for them to play.