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Not to be confused with Burrbo.
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.

In the strategy guide for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Barbos is referred to as a female;[1] however, in Official UK Nintendo Magazine coverage, Barbos is referred to as a male.[2]


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

Enguarde fights Barbos in Donkey Kong Country 3.

In Donkey Kong Country 3, Barbos is the boss of the sixth world, Razor Ridge, and is fought in the level, Barbos's Barrier. As Barbos lives underwater, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can only fight it by transforming into Enguarde the Swordfish.

Barbos first attacks the swordfish by sending Lurchins after him. Enguarde must stab the Lurchins into the spiked balls protecting Barbos. Once out of the way, Enguarde can stab into Barbos's soft body.

After being hit, Barbos drops down to the next level and begins shooting missile shells at Enguarde. 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 must quickly go up to Barbos and stab it. After stabbing Barbos two more times, Barbos is defeated.

When Barbos is defeated, it releases a Bonus Coin (or a bear coin in rematches). However, even when defeated, Barbos can still hurt Enguarde if he swims into it.

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

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

The boss fight against Barbos in Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Barbos appears as the boss of the first world, Cape Codswallop and is fought at Barbos Bastion. Like in Donkey Kong Country 3, the Kongs are forcefully transformed into Enguarde, who must smash three Lurchins into Barbos's face to defeat it. Each time Barbos is hit, it fires three Lurchin shells at Enguarde, who must avoid them because he cannot attack them.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーボス
German Barbos -
Italian Barbos -


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide. Page 92.
  2. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 54, page 49.