Capture Kong

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Capture Kong
Artwork of Capture Kong from Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (later used in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!)
First appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006)
Latest appearance Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (advertisment cameo) (2016)
Variant of Monkey robot

Capture Kongs[1][2] are gray monkey robots found in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, debuting in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. They walk back and forth across level terrain, including spikes, but cannot jump. If a Mini touches one, the Capture Kong will capture it, and put it in the sack on its back. The player cannot use that Mini anymore, unless a Mini in its fire form hits it with a fireball or a Mini hits it with a Hammer. Doing this stuns the Capture Kong temporarily and frees any Minis it has captured. Capture Kongs can collect an indefinite amount of Minis, and can end the level in failure if all the Minis are trapped.

In Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, Capture Kongs appear in Many Mini Mayhem, with a slight redesign. The "C" on their ties are changed to a "W", the sack on their backs are replaced with a barrel, and their red eyes are noticeably bigger. Capture Kongs also appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, where most of their design changes are reverted; however, they still use a barrel to hold Minis instead of a sack.

In Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge, a Capture Kong can be seen in one screenshot on an in-game advertisement for Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャプチャーコング[3]
Kyapuchā Kongu
Capture Kong
Italian Cucca Kong "Cuccare" is a colloquial word for "to take", so "Taker Kong"
Spanish (NOA) Kaptura Kong Capture Kong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look out for hordes of mini-minions, like Capture Kongs, Crash Kongs, and Mummy Guys!" - Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis box back
  2. ^ Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Toy Collection name
  3. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 Shogakukan book