Barbos

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Not to be confused with Burrbo.
Barbos
Barbos
Artwork of Barbos
Species Lurchin
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Barbos is a giant Lurchin and a boss appearing in both Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III.

Barbos is inconsistently gendered, since the Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide refers to Barbos as a female,[1] while an issue of Official UK Nintendo Magazine refers to Barbos as a male.[2]

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Barbos in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
The boss fight against Barbos in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Barbos is the boss of the sixth world, Razor Ridge, where she is encountered in her own level, Barbos's Barrier. Since Barbos is underwater, Dixie and Kiddy can only fight her after transforming into Enguarde. In the battle, Barbos first attacks by sending Lurchins after Enguarde, who can stab the Lurchins into the spiked balls protecting Barbos. Once the spiked balls are out of the way, Enguarde can stab into Barbos's soft body. After being hit, Barbos descends to a lower level and begins targeting Enguarde with missile shells. Enguarde must also lure the missile shells into the spiked balls protecting Barbos. After getting rid of them, Enguarde can stab Barbos again. On the final and lowest floor, Barbos shoots spikes at Enguarde. After avoiding the spikes, Enguarde has to quickly go up to Barbos and stab it. After stabbing Barbos two more times, Barbos is defeated, and she releases a Bonus Coin, or a bear coin in rematches.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Barbos and her domain were relocated to the end of Pacifica, with Kroctopus taking over her position as the boss of Razor Ridge. In this version, Enguarde only has to hit Barbos four times to defeat her, more specifically by stabbing it twice on the third and lowest floor.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Enguarde the Swordfish battling Barbos.
The boss fight against Barbos in Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Barbos is the boss of the first world, Cape Codswallop, where she is fought at Barbos Bastion. Like in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, the Kongs are forcefully transformed into Enguarde, who must launch three Lurchins into Barbos's face to defeat it. Each time Barbos is hit, it fires three Lurchin shells at Enguarde.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーボス
Bābosu
Barbos

German Barbos
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Italian Barbos
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Owsen, Dan, Terry Munson, and Paul Shinoda (1996). Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 92.
  2. ^ (March 1997). Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 54. Page 49.