Silhouette Levels are new types of levels in the Donkey Kong Country series, first appearing in Donkey Kong Country Returns. They all have a light colored background, and the enemies, characters and landscapes appear as black silhouettes. Certain things appear in their original colors, such as Donkey Kong's tie, Diddy Kong's shirt and cap, the flames from the Barrel Jet, and the red logo on the DK Barrels. This type of level reappears in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, where some levels now switch dynamically between the silhouette art-style, and the normal one.
Silhouette levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns
Silhouette Levels in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- The theme music for all these levels is a jazz remix of the theme played in Jungle Hijinx.
- In Smokey Peak, the theme is not jazz, but rather more of a "tribal" remix.