Archy (fire)

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A fire Archy under a Flaming Falling Totem Pole

Archy (fire)[1] is a type of enemy from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port and member of the Snowmads. They appear to be close relatives to their namesake, borrowing an almost identical appearance, only being colored red instead of navy blue. Furthermore, they use the same attack technique and are less common.

Carrying a bow and a quiver of dead fish, fiery Archies usually tread back and forth slowly (some being completely stationary), having a focused look on their target. After a short time, they raise their bow and launch a fish bone. Unlike the fish shot by regular Archies, these catch fire as soon as they are shot and are dangerous to stomp on. They follow straight paths in the air and will break when they hit a wall.

Archies themselves are harmful to touch directly, but are vulnerable to any of the Kongs' attacks, such as stomping, rolling or barrel tossing. In Scorch 'n' Torch, a stationary fiery Archy is crushed by a Flaming Falling Totem Pole.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナイペンギー[2]
Contraction of 「スナイパー」 (sunaipā, sniper) and 「ペンギン」 (pengin, penguin)


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 15.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 14.