Jungle Hijinxs has a partially sloped main platform with a soft platform to the right and left of it and multiple Barrel Cannons. This stage is unigue in that it has another stage behind the foreground. The background stage consists of three main platforms of different heights with four soft platforms above the rightmost main platform and like the foreground, multiple Barrel Cannons. Players can switch between the foreground and background using the cannons. Attacks cause more knockback in the background. Players will smolder for a few seconds after being launched from the Barrel Cannons. Attempting to use a Barrel Cannon while smoldering will cause the cannon to explode. Occasionally, Screaming Pillars from the Donkey Kong series will block the cannon's launch path as someone enters the cannon knocking them back to the foreground or background depending on where they entered the cannon. Sometimes the foreground's main platform or all of the background will sink down past the bottom blast line revealing a few Barrel Cannons previously hid by the platform that sank. The platfrom rises back up after awhile, blocking the hidden cannons again.
Star KOs cannot happen in the default version of the stage, but can happen in the Omega form.
Jungle Hijinxs is the first level in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country Returns. The stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U is based on the one in Donkey Kong Country Returns. The level takes place in the Jungle. Shortly before the level started a tribe of Tikis known as the Tik Tak Tribe hypnotized all the animals and stole Donkey Kong's banana hoard. The level starts out with Donkey Kong attacking a Tiki Leader who failed to hypnotize him. After the Tiki leader is beat, Donkey Kong moves through Jungle Hijinxs pursuing the Tiki Tribe. Awks, Tiki Goons, Screaming Pillars, Frogoons, and Rawks are enemies encoutered in the level; none of them are hard to avoid. About halfway through the level, there are Barrel Cannons used to travel to the background; these appear in the Jungle Hijinxs stage in SSBWU along with Screaming Pillars.