Concept artwork of the Big Squeekly, along with the other Squeeklys
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)|
The Big Squeekly is a giant Squeekly in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It only appears in the level Crowded Cavern, along with the other members of the Squeekly family. The Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima guide implies that multiple Big Squeeklys exist in the level; however, in the game, only one Big Squeekly can be seen on-screen at a time. They are even larger than Chū Komorin.
Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
When Donkey and Diddy Kong enter Crowded Cavern, they find the Squeekly Family sleeping quietly in the rocks. In order to progress through the level, the Kongs must use a nearby Rocket Barrel, though it gives off a loud noise that awakens the entire Squeekly Family. The Big Squeekly and the other Squeeklys then start to furiously chase and attack the Kongs throughout the level for awakening them from their sleep.
The Big Squeekly is capable of destroying rocky walls with its head and emitting large, purple sonic blasts to damage the Kongs. At the end of the level, the Big Squeekly hits into a crystal and gets knocked out.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the Big Squeekly makes a cameo appearance in the background of the level Blurry Flurry, trapped in a block of ice. As the Kongs pass it, its eyes and mouth twitch briefly.
Names in other languages
- Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 82. "After getting into a barrel and flying past small Squeeklys, a Big Squeekly will start chasing you."
- Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 83. "Once you get past the checkpoint and a long area with lots of Squeeklys, you enter a section with wooden planks. Big Squeeklys will stick their heads out from these planks. […] Stay down a bit since the next Big Squeekly drops from the ceiling. […] After passing another checkpoint, you will be chased by a Big Squeekly that fires sonic rings at you."