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Artwork of a Heart Boost in Tropical Freeze.
Usage Adds another Heart to the Kongs' health bar.
Location Cranky Kong's Shop (Returns/Returns 3D)
Funky's Fly 'n' Buy (Tropical Freeze)
Game appearances Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
"It's a heart! You'd better not think too much about that, bro..."
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

A Heart Boost is a power-up item which appears in both Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.


Donkey Kong Country Returns

The Heart Boost debuted in Donkey Kong Country Returns, where it can be purchased at Cranky Kong's Shop for twenty Banana Coins. If used, an additional heart is added to the Kongs' health bar. The item's effects wear off if a level is finished, exited, or if a life is lost. Like the other inventory items, this item cannot be used in Mirror Mode. In two player mode, this item, as well as all the others, can be only used by either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The Heart Boost reappears in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the Nintendo 3DS re-release of Donkey Kong Country Returns. If used in the new Easy Mode, the Heart Boost raises the Kongs' health bar by three hearts, as opposed to two in the original Wii version. An additional item at Cranky Kong's Shop plays a similar role, but instead of it raising Donkey and Diddy's health, the item increases the durability of Mine Carts and Rocket Barrels.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The Heart Boost makes a reappearance in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, where it functions exactly like it does in Donkey Kong Country Returns.