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DKC3 Bazza.png
Artwork of a Bazza from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)

Bazzas are long, green barracuda-like fish found in the games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. In the SNES game, they can only be found in one level, aptly named Bazza's Blockade, while in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3, they also appear in several Pacifica levels such as Sunken Spruce or Ripcurl Reef. According to the game's credits, Bazzas belong to the "Aquatic Attackers" enemy class.

Bazzas live in underwater holes which they constantly swim in and out of in a straight line. They can also use tree trunks and large broken branches as hideouts, in "Sunken Spruce". If Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong swims too close to a Bazza, the fish will bite the Kong. These enemies can only be defeated by Enguarde the Swordfish, so most of the time the Kongs will have to avoid them. As revealed in the Game Boy Advance remake, Bazzas can live in both fresh and salt water.

Bazzas are the aquatic equivalent of Swoopies and Lemguins, other enemy creatures with attack patterns similar to the dangerous fish.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッザー


  • In an early screenshot for the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 3, Bazza appeared as a blue eel-like creature. Oddly, this screenshot was featured on the game's box.
  • Bazza seems to be a recurring name in games by Rare. In addition to the fish, it is also the name of a brand of battery found in Banjo-Tooie and a dung beetle in Conker's Bad Fur Day.