|hell yeah, I finally beat this game|
5-3... I was able to make it through most of the level with 4 banana medals, without using star power... but then I decided that last part wasn't worth it and grinded star power to clear the level instead.
then there was 6-1, another glass labyrinth level. that was pretty fun.. didn't need to use star power at all there.
then 6-2, another toybox level. that one actually REQUIRES multiple star power to get all the medals and DK coin... but the level itself is just like a fun jungle gym with almost no danger.
6-3 is the last level... I did use star power like once but mostly went without it, and got all medals and fought King K. Rool.
K. Rool's first form was just like in King of Swing. His 2nd form was intense and I barely made it after losing all 5 of my extra lives, beat him on my last life.
but... of course that's not 100%
11 extra stages were unlocked by getting all the banana medals. Dixie says these are the brutal stages..
The first few aren't that bad. Just single room stages with some tricky maneuvering techniques. Extra Stage 5 is the first one with enemies that you need to avoid.
6 you have to grab/throw bombs and rocks in midair after launching from a spinny peg... it's really tricky but not in a frustrating way.
7 is the worst so far.. you have to grab falling pegs that a kremling is dropping, and kill/avoid the kremling at the top.. the pegs are so spread apart and easy to miss..
9 is a crazy one where you gotta put bombs into pegs and use them right away..
10 is really fun.. its a crazy peg roller coaster where you gotta jump on and off the pegs as they move along the track.