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Rocketbarrel Boost

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Rocketbarrel Boost
DK64 Rocketbarrel Boost.png
Diddy Kong using his Rocketbarrel Boost
Games Donkey Kong 64
Usage Reach high areas and secrets

Rocketbarrel Boost is Diddy Kong's special move that made its first appearance in Donkey Kong 64. It allows him to fly and use his Peanut Popguns. Rocketbarrel Boost appears in a few Mario spinoff games and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Donkey Kong 64

Rocketbarrel Boost (scientific name: Boostum Highus) is one of Diddy Kong's special moves in Donkey Kong 64. He can purchase the move at Cranky's Lab in exchange for five Banana Bunch Coins. Diddy must jump inside a Barrel with his face on it to use the move. Once he equips the jetpac, he can fly around and use his Peanut Popguns. The move is fueled by Crystal Coconuts.

Mario Power Tennis

In Mario Power Tennis, Diddy Kong uses his Rocketbarrel Boost to fly around while using his special shot.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Diddy Kong uses his Rocketbarrel Boost in Mario Hoops: 3 on 3. He flies around with it while using his special shot.

Super Smash Bros. series

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Rocketbarrel Boost, mislabelled "Rocketbarrel Blast" in Brawl's manual, is Diddy Kong's Up Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and wii U. It is his basic "recovery" move. By holding Up+B, Diddy will charge the rocketbarrels, and when fully charged, it goes a long distance, and it can be angled left or right as well. The distance depends on how long it was charged.

This move has a unique property to physically react when it goes into a wall (unlike most other attacks in Brawl that simply resume the animation). If Diddy collides with a wall or another character hits him, his flight will take an abrupt stop, his pack exploding and the tow rocketbarrels flying off randomly. He will receive a small amount of damage when he collides into a wall.

Trophy Info

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

# Name Appears In Description
120 Rocketbarrel Pack N64 Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Wii Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast (2007)
An item that looks like regular barrels but becomes a rocket-powered jet pack when Diddy Kong straps them on his back. It's a convenient gadget to have when adventuring, but for whatever reason, Diddy also uses it when playing tennis and basketball. The moves he can pull off with the rocketbarrel pack are so cool that they're almost not fair. Almost."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

# Name Appears In (Wii U version only) NTSC-U Description PAL Description
120 Rockerbarrel Pack N64 Donkey Kong 64 (11/1999)
Wii Donkey Kong Country Returns (11/2010)
Two barrels modified into jet engines—throw them on and you're airborne! You can charge them up for a bigger, more accurate boost, but be careful while using these. If you get hit while you're powering up on the ground or zipping around the sky, you'll lose all control of this jet pack! Two barrels equipped with jet engines. Strap them onto your back and the sky's the limit! Use this contraption to boost your jump and control where you land with pinpoint precision. Just try not to let yourself get attacked when you're charging the jets or in the air, or things'll go haywire!

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