A Ghost Barrel is a type of Barrel Cannon introduced in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and returning in Donkey Kong Land III. Ghost barrels in Donkey Kong Country 3 were very rare and only featured in one level, Creepy Caverns of KAOS Kore. They appear much more common in Donkey Kong Land 3 as they are featured in every cave level.
Ghost Barrels act somewhat like barrel cannons but with a twist; per the "ghost" name, Ghost Barrels tend to reappear and disappear suddenly during a level. Ghost barrels always return and disappear in the same spot, though for some Ghost Barrels, with every reappearance, they aim in a different direction. This makes them very tricky because their patterns are quick and a misfire often leads directly into an enemy (usually Buzz) or a wall.
|Throw-able||DK Barrel • DD Barrel • DX 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|