The Banana Hoard is a large stash of bananas belonging to Donkey Kong that appears in the Donkey Kong series. It is often the target of King K. Rool and other villains that tend to steal them forcing Donkey Kong to go out on an adventure and retrieve them.
This game continues the trend of Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard being stolen. However, King K. Rool has stolen the Banana Hoard as means of slowing Donkey Kong down while he charges his Blast-o-Matic to blow up DK Isles. The bananas from the Banana Hoard are scattered throughout levels and appear as the main collectible items known as Golden Bananas. After K. Rool has been defeated, Donkey Kong (along with Cranky Kong) head into the caves where Donkey Kong builds back up his Banana Hoard.