Ghastly King

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Ghastly King
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Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Latest portrayal Toshihide Tsuchiya
Ghastly King is the main antagonist of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. He first appears as Cactus King in the game, which implies that they are different beings despite their appearances and their shared Japanese name of "Final Kong".

Before reaching him, Donkey Kong must go through a wooded hollow. Once he enters the King's lair, Donkey Kong sees Cactus King on a Final Butapoppo. Once the battle begins, the Hawg begins to breathe out fire. Donkey Kong must clap at the fire until he can approach the Final Butapoppo and stun it, allowing him to attack it. Once Donkey Kong has landed enough blows on the Hawg, Cactus King will jump and crush the Hawg. Donkey Kong must fight Cactus King by wall jumping at him, swinging his legs, or knocking him forward. If he is knocked down, the player can pound on him. During the second fight however, the level is much harder. The new attacks include the ability to spit balls of energy out of his mouth at Donkey Kong, as well as being able to kick him in midair. However, the balls can be destroyed by using the Sound Wave Attack.

Like the other bosses, Ghastly King has 500 HP in both fights. He can be attacked by either encountering him face to face, or by throwing him into the walls, which momentarily knocks him out and allows the player to punch him. If the player attacks him face to face, Ghastly King attacks Donkey Kong with a backhand slap, throwing him into the wall. If Ghastly is attacked enough times, he flies into the wall and is momentarily knocked out.

When Ghastly King is defeated both times, Donkey Kong receives 800 beats.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイナルコング
Fainaru kongu
Final Kong

Trivia[edit]

  • At the very beginning of both fights against Ghastly King, there is a remix of the song that plays when Donkey Kong is climbing up the construction site in the original Donkey Kong.