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

Barbos is a giant Lurchin boss in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. She is the mother of the Lurchins.[citation needed]


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

Enguarde fights Barbos in Donkey Kong Country 3.

Barbos first appears in Donkey Kong Country 3 as the boss of the area Razor Ridge, in a level called Barbos's Barrier, which takes place in a lake that appears to have a scowling face on it on the map. As Barbos lives underwater, Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can only fight her by transforming into Enguarde the Swordfish.

Barbos first attacks the swordfish by sending her Lurchin children after him. Enguarde must smash these Lurchins into the spiked balls protecting Barbos. Once these balls are out of the way Enguarde can smash Barbos's soft body.

After being hit Barbos drops down and begins to shoot Missile Shells at Enguarde. Enguarde must lure the Missile Shells into the spiked balls protecting Barbos, once the spiked balls are out of the way, Enguarde can hit Barbos again.

Barbos drops down a level again and begins to shoot spikes at Enguarde. These spikes must be avoided and Barbos must be hit again. After three hits, Barbos will be defeated.

When Barbos is defeated, she releases the Bonus Coin (Bear Coin in rematches) that she stole. However, even when she's defeated, Barbos can still hurt Enguarde if he comes into contact with her.

In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3, Barbos is moved to the new area, Pacifica. Kroctopus takes Barbos's place as the boss of Razor Ridge. In this version, it takes four hits to defeat Barbos, while in the Super Nintendo version it takes five. This is because Barbos takes one less hit to defeat in her final phase.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Barbos's return in Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Barbos returns as the boss of Cape Codswallop and is fought in a level called Barbos Bastion. In this battle, the player, as Enguarde, must smash three Lurchins into Barbos's face to defeat her. Each time Barbos is hit, she shoots three Lurchin shells at the swordfish; these must be dodged, as they cannot be attacked.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーボス