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“Gluttonous fish that holds big bonuses if you get a chance to defeat him.”
Bounty Basses are bulky, red fish that appear in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. According to the game's credits, Bounty Basses belong to the enemy class Aquatic Attackers.
These aquatic enemies are found in the few underwater levels, such as Bazza's Blockade or Floodlit Fish. Like their airborne counterparts, the Booty Birds, Bounty Basses carry an item with them at most times, though only in Donkey Kong Country 3. If the player manages to defeat one, using Enguarde the Swordfish's stab, the large fish releases a few items, before swimming away. Most of the time, Bounty Basses carry bananas or Bear Coins, though they can sometimes hold K-O-N-G Letters.
Most Bounty Basses barely move their fins, but some of them swim back and forth. Any which way, these fish are minor obstacles. In the level Pot Hole Panic, however, their body mass takes up much of the remaining space in an area.
Bounty Basses' behavior in Donkey Kong Land III is slightly different. In that game, they are often found in river stages, and they tend to be more active; they swim back and forth in the underwater passages. Despite their names, Bounty Bass in that game do not hold items; they instead serve as a larger, and more difficult to avoid, version of Koco. They can still be defeated by Enguarde, however.
Gleamin' Breams are similar to a Bounty Bass, although they are yellow.
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