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Monchee are monkey characters first appearing in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They first appear in stage 4-3 in the Jungle. Monchee have long tails that Mario can use like a regular vertical rope to cross gaps. Holding onto a Monchee's tail while gripping a vine or another Monchee will cause it to squeak as it finds itself unable to move. Monchee are also harmless creatures that will not hurt Mario.
Monchee reappear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, although their updated design resembles cylindrical, almost barrel-like toy monkeys that bang on cymbals. Like before, Mario 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. However, in this appearance, directly touching a Monchee will cause Mario to lose a life.
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)