Tiki Tong

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Tiki Tong
Tiki Tong.png
Full Name Tiki Tong
Species Tiki
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Tiki Tong is the main antagonist and final boss of Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is also the boss of the Volcano area. Tiki Tong is the leader of the Tiki Tak Tribe and the reason why the Tikis are running amok. He made his minions steal Donkey Kong's and Diddy Kong's Banana Hoard to make more Tikis. His level in the game is called Tiki Tong Terror.

History[edit]

Tiki Tong created his Tikis to help him take over Donkey Kong Island. He made the Tikis hypnotize the animals to help them steal the Banana Hoard, which is their life source. Tiki Tong had also set up a plant in the Factory, where Colonel Pluck and his robot Stompybot 3000 created more Tikis. However, Tiki Tong's plans were stopped short by Donkey and Diddy. When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong invade Tiki Tong's lair, all of the nine boss Tikis come and throw the remaining bananas in Tiki Tong's head. It then turns the bananas into juice by spinning around, and then spitting it on the Tikis. This action transforms its minions into hands so that he can take care of the two once and for all.

General Information[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong get set to fight Tiki Tong.

Tiki Tong is a large, wooden head that bears a resemblance to a drum. He has sharp, wooden teeth with orange and purple stripes located below them. He has a flat nose and two, huge, spherical, and uneven eyes. One of the eyes has the same orange and purple stripes with pointed eyelids while the other is bare with normal eyelids. His sclera are black and his pupils are red. Tiki Tong has red markings around his eyes and has red leaves where its “ears” are. He wears a wooden crown with the outer ring being purple with orange triangular markings on the front. He also has two hands with orange fingers and purple zig-zags on the backside.

Attacks[edit]

When Tiki Tong has both hands, he generally performs three attacks.

  • His first attack is to lay his hands flat in the air and quickly sweep them across the stage. This can be avoided by simply ducking. During this attack, the palms of his hands can face up or down. If the hands face up, a Heart may appear on one of them. Even if there is a heart, the Kongs should not attempt to jump on the hands. If they do, Tiki Tong will close his hands, squishing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. If the hands face down, however, jumping on them will cause damage to Tiki Tong.
  • Tiki Tong will also slam his hands on the floor. Sometimes, he quickly removes his hands, but other times, he leaves them there for a longer period of time, leaving an opportunity to deal damage to the exposed back of the hand. Tiki Tong may also only attack with one hand, instead of both.
  • Tiki Tong may also move his hands to both sides of the stage, and then quickly clap them together. If Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are caught in the middle, they will take damage. This can be avoided by jumping over either hand before Tiki Tong moves them.

When he only has one hand, he does the same attacks, except much faster. He can also fake out a hand slam.

When Tiki Tong loses both his hands, he attacks by slamming his head into the ground, causing shockwaves. This will reveal his weakness: the button on his head. When it is damaged once, he can swoop his head down, which can be dodged by ducking. He can also send out four Flaming Tiki Buzzes that will chase the Kongs. When it is damaged once more, he can rain down Flaming Tiki Buzzes.

Combat[edit]

Tiki Tong's mode of combat makes him a hands and head boss. During Tiki Tong’s first phase, Donkey Kong must step on the red button on the boss's hands when it slams them on the stage. After each hand is damaged twice, they will fall apart into bananas.

During the second phase, the simians must jump on the red button on top of Tiki Tong's head to cause it damage. After Tiki Tong is damaged three more times, he explodes into bananas, destroying the remaining Tikis and lifting the curse put upon the animals. The Tikis' tower is subsequently destroyed when Donkey Kong punches The Moon onto it.

Unlike all the other boss fights, the Tiki Tak Tribe members do not spectate during the Tiki Tong battle.

Gallery[edit]

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Tiki Tong Terror[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいけつ! ティキトング
Taiketsu! Tiki Tongu
Showdown! Tiki Tong
Spanish El Terrorifico Tiki Tong Terrifying Tiki Tong
German Großer Tiki Macht Terror Great Tiki Makes Terror

Tiki Tong[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキトング
Tiki Tongu
Tiki Tong
Spanish Tiki Tong -
German Großer Tiki Great Tiki

Trivia[edit]

  • If Donkey Kong loses a life after encountering Tiki Tong, regardless of whether or not he wins, the "Question Mark" icon changes to a silhouette of Tiki Tong's head.
  • Tiki Tong's fight music is one out of the three boss themes that can be unlocked; the others being Stu's and Mangoruby's.
  • All of the "Boss Tiki" instruments are used in Tiki Tong's fight music: kalimba, maracas, gong, banjo, flute, xylophone, accordion, and vocals, which probably represent Tiki Tong.
  • Tiki Tong and his battle style heavily resemble Wham Bam Rock, a boss from the Kirby series.