|First Game||Donkey Kong Land (1995)|
|Appearances||Donkey Kong Land|
|Homeland||Donkey Kong Island|
|Located||Donkey Kong Island|
|Leader||King K. Rool|
Swirlwind is an obstacle, but sometimes considered an enemy in Donkey Kong Land.
They appear in the two levels named Snake Charmer's Challenge and Swirlwind Storm where they appear as the main obstacles. These obstacles chase after Donkey and Diddy until falling down an abyss. This obstacle can also help the monkeys reach higher areas when jumped on the top. These obstacles also injure the monkeys when touched.