|Game(s)||Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D|
Shifty Smashers is the twenty-third stage in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, as well as the seventh and final stage in the Ruins world. It is the world's secret stage, as all of the K-O-N-G Letters in the world must be collected to unlock it.
- 1. After passing a group of Bananas early on in the stage, the primates can travel to the left side of the next set of blocks to find a Puzzle Piece in the corner of the area.
- 2. In the large set of blocks where the heroes must travel to the bottom of the area and them climb up the other side of the blocks, they can find the Puzzle Piece in a small alcove between some golden cubes and a solid, stationary platform.
- 3. Before the primates head into the first area with spikes, they should head into a small alcove at the corner of the area under some of the blocks to spot a Puzzle Piece.
- 4. As the Kongs approach the end of the stage, along with the second and final area of spikes, they should travel under a small platform that is located between two large sets of cubes to encounter the fourth Puzzle Piece.
- 5. In the final area of spikes at the end of the stage, the fifth and final Puzzle Piece can be found in the center of the hallway.