The Funky Barrel is first accessable by going to Funky's Flights. By doing so, Funky Kong will introduce himself and show DK/Diddy the barrel. This barrel can go to a world that the player has already been to easier, faster, and with Funky's own unique theme playing while doing so. It is also the only means of getting to the main overworld map without having to defeat a boss first.
In the original Super Nintendo version of Donkey Kong Country, it can only be accessed at Funky's Flights, but in the Game Boy Advance remake the Funky Barrel can be summoned anywhere on the map after meeting Funky once (the barrel itself is still available at Funky's Flights), and the theme was changed.
|Throw-able||DK Barrel • TNT Barrel • Mega TNT Barrel • Steel Keg • Wooden Barrel|
|Enemy-influencing||Check and X Barrels • Krochead Barrel • Stop & Go Barrel • Switch Barrel • Plus and Minus Barrels|
|Transformation||Animal Barrel • Invincibility Barrel • Tag Barrel|
|Transportation||Auto-Fire Barrel • Barrel Cannon • Biplane Barrel • Booster Barrel • Diddy & Dixie Barrels • Fuel Barrel • Funky Barrel • Ghost Barrel • Golden Barrel • Ignition Barrel • Rocket Barrel • Rotatable Barrel • Steerable Barrel • Tracker Barrel• Warp Barrel • Wooden Barrel|
|Bosses||Belcha • Dumb Drum|
|Misc.||Barrel Shield • Bonus Barrel • Button Barrel • Dumb Drum • Kong Barrel • Oil Barrel • Oil Drum • Star Barrel • Style Barrel|
|General vehicles||Mine Cart • Skull Cart • Toboggan • Rocket Barrel|
|Funky Kong vehicles||Funky Barrel • Biplane Barrel • Motor Boat • Hover Craft • Turbo Ski • Gyrocopter|
|Diddy Kong Racing vehicles||Car • Hovercraft • Plane|
|Mario Kart vehicles||Barrel Train • DK Jumbo • Rambi Rider • Wildlife|