Ba-Boom

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Ba-Boom
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Species Mandrill
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Ba-Boom, the Boisterous is the third boss in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. He is the boss of Bright Savannah, appearing in the level Triple Trouble. Before the battle, the Kongs notice a Banana Bunch in the air by a wooden pole. As they try to grab it, Ba-Boom slyly snatches the bunch. He then splits into three, all of whom promptly mock the Kongs, angering them.

General information[edit]

The Ba-Boom trio, taunting the Kongs

Physical description[edit]

Ba-Boom is a black mandrill, as evidenced by his bright blue cheeks, though his name in both English and Japanese suggests he is a baboon, of which mandrills were formerly classified as. Aside from his cheeks, his face resembles a long version of Donkey Kong's, and he also has messy hair. He wears a Viking helmet with the Snowmad symbol, as well as blue bracelets on his arms and legs. Ba-Boom's split selves look exactly like him, except one of them has teal cheeks and bracelets, while the other has red cheeks and bracelets.

Personality[edit]

Ba-Boom and his siblings are rather boisterous and energetic, always on the move and using fighting tactics that compliment his speed and agility. He also loves pulling pranks on others and will not hesitate to openly laugh at anyone who falls for them, with no fear of provoking them. In addition, Ba-Boom deeply values his fellow triplets, as shown by the many team-based moves they use against their enemies. Despite this, Ba-Boom may not care as much about his brothers as he appears to, as he is completely unfazed when one of them is defeated, and does not lose his composure when he is completely separated from them. However, due to his casual attitude, Ba-Boom can sometimes be careless and a little clumsy, swinging into the fray without defending himself and sometimes even falling down onto his head after a seemingly simple jump.

Attacks[edit]

Ba-Boom, swinging to attack the Kongs

The three apes move quickly, often relying on his speed to attack. Ba-Boom and his copies attack by swinging a rope, and swinging a hammer. They can all perform a rolling attack, though they end up getting dizzy and vulnerable at the end of it. They also throw Watermelon Fuse Bombs, which can be spiky or green; the green watermelons can be thrown back at them. Ba-Boom can also call his siblings to his side if they are not defeated. When two of the brothers are defeated, Ba-Boom will create weaker shadow clones of himself, and repeat the aforementioned patterns. Him and these clones also swing back and forth in a chain formation while tossing bombs.

Combat[edit]

To defeat Ba-Boom, the Kongs will have to damage the brothers, either by jumping on them, or by throwing their Watermelon Fuse Bombs back at them. However, the Kongs can only jump on their rear ends, as their helmets will render jump attacks on the head useless. However, this can be mitigated by using Cranky Kong's cane jump. They are more vulnerable when on the ground, and they can be rolled into.

Each brother can only take up to three hits, and as they take damage, their fur color becomes lighter. When one Ba-Boom member is defeated, however, the remaining members will fully heal themselves before beginning the next phase.

Names in other languages[edit]

Triple Trouble[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese お命ちょうだい!バブーンでごザル
Oinochi chōdai! Babūn de Gozaru
"Your Life, Please! We are Baboons" (or "I am Baboon") Oinochi chōdai! is said to be how samurai issue a challenge, followed by them introducing themselves in the formal manner also used in the level name.
Spanish Triple trifulca Triple Brawl
French Le trio terrible The Terrible Trio
German Savannensause Savanna Brawl
Italian Trio di Tiranni Trio of Tyrants

Ba-Boom[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バブーンブラザーズ
Babūn Burazāzu
Baboon Brothers
Spanish Babum, el Bombardero Ba-Boom, the Bombardier
French Ba, Da et Boum, les Bagarreurs Ba, Da and Boom, the Brawlers
German Die Radikalen Rambazambas The Radical Rambazambas

Trivia[edit]

  • Ba-Boom uses ninjutsu in order to create two shadow clones, as evident by his usage of hand seal movements.
  • When Ba-Boom performs a rolling attack, the animation and sound effect are similar to Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin Dash.
  • Given how Ba-Boom lured Donkey Kong into a trap with a Banana Bunch, this makes him the only other boss in the game (besides Lord Fredrik), to have seemingly known about Donkey Kong before the two meet.