Jungle Japes (ジャングルガーデン Jungle Garden) is a starter stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee and unlockable as a Melee Stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is also Donkey Kong's home stage, though Young Link and his teammates are faced here in Melee's All-Star Mode.
 Stage Description
The stage is divided into three parts. The right and left sections are about equal in length and are a little taller then the middle section. The middle section is the longest, with a smaller platform suspended above it. This stage may sound simple, but is actually rather dangerous. Getting caught in the current under the stage is likely to result in a KO as it is hard to get back on the stage. Klaptraps swim by every 10 seconds (in Brawl), jumping out of the water to attack (30% damage), resulting in a one-hit KO.
In Brawl, however, it is easier to get back on stage when caught in the current because all characters can swim for a time, floating in the river rather than sinking. The swift current will still carry players to the left very quickly. This makes the right side of the stage considerably safer.
 Tournament legality
The stage is currently banned in Melee, due to it favouring characters with good jumping and projectile abilites, gimping potential on the left side of the stage, and overly powerful stage hazard of the Klaptrap and its incredibly high ceiling, giving a disproportionate advantage to horizontal finishers.
The stage is also banned in the Unity Ruleset of Brawl, for the same reasons, though it has seen use in experimental rulesets.
This stage is infamous for causing glitches in Melee with CPU characters. Many computer-controlled characters will regularly self-destruct, even when set to Level 9. However those glitches have been fixed in Brawl. Some odd behaviors include:
While the name of this stage comes from Donkey Kong 64, the majority of the features in this stage first originated in Donkey Kong Country. One of the most common enemies in Donkey Kong Country is Klaptraps, particularly blue ones with yellow stripes on its back. The Klaptraps seen in this stage resemble the blue ones with the yellow stripes. One of the locations in Donkey Kong Country is Cranky's Cabin. Here Cranky Kong gives advice to the player while sitting in his rocking chair. The middle building of this stage resembles Cranky's Cabin with minor difference. One of the differences is the cabin in Donkey Kong Country had sheets of ribbed metal for a roof and the roof in this stage is made out of wood. Cranky Kong makes a cameo appearance as a silhouette and can be seen inside his cabin. He can be seen at times on his rocking chair. In Donkey Kong 64 Cranky Kong no longer gives advice, but he is now a scientist who gives the Kongs chemicals that give them certain powers to proceed through the game. Inside the cabin of this stage can be seen an Erlenmeyer flask and test tubes filled with chemicals. This is a reference to Cranky being a scientist in Donkey Kong 64. Another thing that is common in Donkey Kong Country are barrels. They are used primarily as a weapon. A building made out of a giant barrel can be seen in the left of this stage. In the background near the sunset, a flock of Neckies can sometimes be seen flying across the horizon from left to right. In Donkey Kong Country, Neckies were another common enemy. 
The music track used in Jungle Japes comes from the jungle levels in Donkey Kong Country.