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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Tucks

Archies are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They are penguin soldiers of the Snowmad army, each equipped with a bow and carrying a quiver full of fish on their back. Much like their Tucks relatives, they are stout and display navy-blue coloration. They also bear puffy wristbands fastened with leather shreds on their flippers, as well as hair knots on top of their heads.

An Archy in action
An Archy in action

Archies walk back and forth, keeping their look focused on the Kongs. After a short while, they start shooting three consecutive fish from their quiver, using their bows as if they were shooting arrows. When in mid-air, the fish travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, destroying themselves once they crash into a wall or reach a certain distance. The Kongs lose a heart from their health bar if hit by these fish projectiles. However, they can be stomped on and, occasionally, used to traverse pits or spiked floor. Archies themselves can be defeated by any attack method (e.g. stomping, roll attacks, tossed barrels).

Archy fish projectiles redeem the role of Squidlys from Donkey Kong Country Returns as slender, arrowy, and horizontally positioned enemies that are shot by a malicious creature.

Archies (fire), a red variety of Archies, also exist, which use fishbones engulfed in flames instead of carnal fish.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナイペンガー
Contraction of「スナイパー」(sunaipā, sniper) and「ペンガー」(Pengā, Tucks)

French (NOE) Gorfoufou archer
Archer Tucks
German Boguin
From "bogen" (bow) and "pinguin" (penguin)
Italian Pinguingo arciere
Bowman tucks
Spanish (NOE) Vilgüino arquero
Archer tucks