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Monchee is an enemy in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Monchees are robotic monkeys, not unlike the Mini Donkey Kongs of their only appearance's sequel.
Monchees are cyllinderical, almost barrel-like robot monkeys that bang on cymbals. Although touching them defeat Mario, he can grab and hold onto their tails, which usually hang below whatever platform a Monchee is pacing on. Riding a Monchee's tail can help Mario get across several obstacles such as spikes.
Monchees are the successors of an organic, unnamed Monkey species in Donkey Kong and the predecessors to Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis's Cool Kongs. Crash Kongs, also seen in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2, resemble them, but serve a different purpose.
Names in other languages
|From the English word "monkey" and "kiki", Japanese onomatopoeia for a monkey's screech.
- ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong instruction booklet, page 29.
- ^ Monkikki's entry at the Japanese Super Mario Daijiten (Big Dictionary)