Archy (fire)

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"Who disturbeth my beauty slumber?"
A fire Archy under a Flaming Falling Totem Pole
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Archy

Archies (fire)[1] are enemies from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port and member of the Snowmads. They are almost identical in appearance to their namesake, only being colored red instead of navy blue. Furthermore, they use the same attack technique, but are less common.

Archies (fire) usually tread back and forth slowly (with some being completely stationary), having a focused look on their target. At regular intervals, they raise their bow to shoot a flaming fish bone, which travels on a straight line and breaks upon contact with a wall. Unlike the fish shot by regular Archies, these fish bones cannot be stomped on, damaging the Kongs upon contact.

Archies (fire) 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); compare Boom Bird


  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 14Media:DKTF Shogakukan P14.jpg.