--------- 6.2 Boxes ---------
Crate- A normal crate. They will have a random amount of fruit in them. They are often used to reach other, higher levels.
Spring Box- A box that can be jumped on 5 times to earn 10 fruit in total. They are often found in pairs. Sometimes they are used to reach otherwise unavailable areas. If you spin it, you will get nothing.
Mystery Crate- A mystery crate may have either a one-up, or a random amount of fruit in it. In addition, in the bonus levels it might contain an Aku Aku mask.
Aku Aku-Crate- Break it open to earn a single Aku Aku mask.
Checkpoint Crate- Break this crate, and you will start from the most resent one that you destroyed when you die, instead of the beginning of the level.
Crash Crate- Destroy it to get an extra life. Incredible. Slot box- A box that will switch between having different items in it. Usually it will have a one-up, a blank, and a ?. It will also sometimes have an Aku Aku mask. If it has a TNT in the sequence, then it will always need to be timed to detonate with that. If you wait to long, it will start switching faster and faster, and then turn into a steel crate.
Outline Box- A partially formed box. Hit a ! box to fill it in. Steel Switch box. A box with a ! on the side. Hit it to fill in the outline boxes.
Nitro Crate- A very volatile explosive. If you touch it, even slightly, it will go off, killing everything around it
. Nitro Switch Box- A crate found at the end of the level. It will destroy all of the nitro boxes in the level, including those in the bonus area.
Bouncy Crate- Jump on it to reach a higher level. Don’t forget to destroy it when you are finished.
Steel Arrow Box- Use it like the Arrow Crate, to reach a higher area. It is indestructible.
Iron Crate- A normal wooden crate, reinforced with iron bars. Use a body slam to open it. It can also be destroyed by making it fall on your hard-head.
Steel Crate- A completely indestructible, solid-steel crate. Made in the USA. Like the other steel crates, you do not need to destroy it to get all of the boxes in a level. However, if a slot box turned into one of these, then it will count against your score. They are usually used to reach other, distant areas. If one of these falls on you, you will die.
Health Box- These are found only in the flying levels. Destroy it, not the balloon holding it, and you will gain back 20% of your health.
Time Box- Found only in Time Trial mode, use these to pause the clock for the number of seconds indicated on the side. They are available in three flavors, one, two, and three second pauses.