ExitIsNearSign Necky Nutmare ExitSign
World Chimp Caverns
Type Cave
Theme Cave Dweller Concert
Bonus Stages 1

Enemies Encountered Mini-Neckies, Krushas, Armies, Neckies
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color)

Necky Nutmare is a stage exclusive to the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country. It comes before Loopy Lights and is among the hardest stages in the game. This is the final cavern stage in the game.


First of all, Donkey and Diddy must defeat a Mini-Necky, then defeat a Krusha and Armies. Then the two must crawl under an area to find a rope in the other part of the stage. In order for the monkeys to cross the rope, they need to jump on a nearby Necky, then they will reach the next rope and bounce off the other Necky and the Kongs must try to reach the other rope to swing them back on land. They then need to pass a Krusha and crawl under some walls until reaching the Star Barrel.

After that, the two must cross a large abyss and jump on three Neckies to cross it. After that, there is a Necky heaving nuts at the primates. Afterwards, Donkey and Diddy can find a large abyss where they need to jump on some platforms to help them cross the giant abyss. Then then need to jump up on a few ledges. Many nuts are then being thrown at them by Neckies and they must be careful and dodge all of the nuts. Next, they need to cross an abyss by jumping on three Mini-Neckies reaching the next stage.