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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! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Bazzas are long, green barracuda-like fish enemies appearing in both 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; in the Game Boy Advance remake, they also appear in several Pacifica levels, including Stormy Seas, Sunken Spruce and Ripcurl Reef. According to the game's credits, Bazzas belong to the "Aquatic Attackers" enemy class.

Bazzas live in the holes of the coral reefs, of which an indefinite number continuously swims in and out of from one side to the other. In this regard, they are essentially the aquatic equivalent of Swoopies and Lemguins, which are other enemies with similar attack patterns. They can also use tree trunks and large broken branches as hideouts, as shown in Sunken Spruce. Dixie or Kiddy Kong must avoid Bazzas, else it bites them. These enemies can only be defeated by Enguarde the Swordfish, and must usually be avoided.

In Donkey Kong Land III, Bazzas appear in all three coral levels: Seabed Shanty, Coral Quarrel, and Deep Reef Grief.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッザー
German Bazza -
Italian Bazza -


Bazza seen in an early screenshot
  • In an early screenshot for the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 3, Bazza appeared as blue with a more elongated head like an actual barracuda. The screenshot was even featured on the back of the game cover.
  • "Bazza" is 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.