Rumble Falls

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Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
Rumble Falls
Rumble Falls
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Universe Donkey Kong
Appears in Brawl
Home stage to Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Availability Starter
Crate type Normal
Tracks available Jungle Level Ver.2
Jungle Level
King K. Rool / Ship Deck 2
Bramble Blast
Battle For Storm Hill
DK Jungle 1 Theme (Barrel Blast)
The Map Page/Bonus Level
Bolded tracks must be unlocked
Tournament Legality
Brawl Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on Donkey Kong Wiki Rumble Falls

Rumble Falls (大滝のぼり, Large Waterfall Climb) is a stage for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, based off the Donkey Kong franchise, specifically Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for the GameCube, and was later remade for Wii. It was revealed on Smash Bros. DOJO!! on July 23, 2007.[1] If one counts the whole stage, it would be the biggest stage in the game.

Stage Description[edit]

Similar in concept to Icicle Mountain from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Rumble Falls requires the characters to climb upwards on a series of platforms until they reach the top; once the top is reached, the stage background fades into the starting waterfall and restarts itself. Randomly throughout the stage, a flashing warning sign that reads "SPEED UP!" appears and the stage scrolls quicker. There are ladders in the level that characters are able to climb. The stage also features buttons at various locations which activate traps or move platforms.

There are spikes throughout the level which deal damage and knockback. The first lone spike has enough knockback to OHKO any character if they don't tech.

Tournament Legality[edit]

Rumble Falls is banned from tournaments for some of the same reasons that got Icicle Mountain banned: its fast scrolling, and giving advantages to players with good jumps. Also, characters who rely on a tether to recover are hurt, the first spike has one-hit KO potential (though it can easily be teched), and the focus is more on the moving stage than the actual fighting.

Origin[edit]

Donkey Kong at the base of the waterfall in Rumble Falls, as seen in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
Donkey Kong progresses through the Sky Garden stage of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.

This stage is based on two stages in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. The bottom half of this stage is based off of Rumble Falls, which is the first level of the Pineapple Kingdom. In each level in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Donkey Kong must go maneuver through obstacles in order to get to reach a giant fruit. In Rumble Falls, the giant fruit is a pineapple. Rumble Falls in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is mostly a vertical stage that involves going through obstacles to go above a waterfall. The overall design of this part of the stage in Brawl is somewhat retained with minor differences; however, the layout of the stage is different. In Brawl, the stage features switches, ladders, and spikes, which weren't present in the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat stage.

The top half of this stage is based off of the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat level Sky Garden in the Orange Kingdom. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's Sky Garden, Donkey Kong's goal is to reach a giant orange. In Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Sky Garden features large vines in the background holding up large stone blocks. Sky Garden is mostly a horizontal stage that involves going through obstacles to get from one side of the stage to the other. The overall design of this part of the stage in Brawl is somewhat retained, including the giant vines in the background; however, it being a horizontal stage was not retained. In Brawl, there are spikes, moving platforms, and an airplane, which weren't present in the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat stage.

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Trivia[edit]

  • When playing as the Pokémon Trainer, the Pokémon Trainer seems to teleport around, even though it's not shown how he does so. Similar effects occur during the Subspace Emissary.
  • Stationary Final Smashes, like Negative Zone and Konga Beat, scroll with the stage, though Konga Beat will only move if performed in midair, but the stage will scroll much more slowly if DK is on the ground or in midair. Some other Final Smashes slow down the scrolling of the stage. End of Day completely stops the scrolling.
  • Bramble Blast, which plays on this stage, is one of only two tracks that play on a Donkey Kong stage to be unlocked by collecting a CD - the other is Kongo Jungle (Melee), which plays on the returning Jungle Japes stage (all tracks on 75m are unlocked with the stage, and all the other music pieces on Rumble Falls are available from the start).
  • The stage will not show the "SPEED UP!" warning when a Smash Ball appears.

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