Blue Finley

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Blue Finley
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Blue Finleys[1] are regular fish enemies and members of the Finley group in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They inhabit many levels from the game, mainly those that take place underwater or at seaside. The first enemy the player ever encounters in the game is a Blue Finley in Mangrove Cove. Blue Finleys are colored with a light-blue hue and are either found solitary or in small schools. They are stout and approximately the size of Donkey Kong. They sport short pointy fins and also have expressions which denote angriness or restlessness.

Some Blue Finleys swim in straight lines, which can be either vertical or horizontal, while other members of the species follow circular paths, as seen in Deep Keep. A bump with a Blue Finley results in the enemy biting and injuring the Kongs, taking away a heart point. However, a Corkscrew move or a cane attack by Cranky Kong can defeat a Blue Finley.

There is only one time in the game when Blue Finleys can be found outside the water; that is, Rocket Rails. Here, they merely float in midair, and can be stomped on to defeat them. This way, they may also serve as improvised platforms, helping pass wide chasms.

Blue Finleys have red-colored relatives called Red Finleys, which travel faster underwater. Together, they can be compared to other pairs of submerged enemies from past Donkey Kong Country titles, such as blue and light-green Flotsams, or green and red Kocos.

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 12.