Capture Kong

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Capture Kong
CaptureKong MvsDK2.png
First appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015)
Parent species Monkey robot

Capture Kongs[1][2][3] are gray monkey robots found in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. If a Mini Mario touches one, the Capture Kong will capture it, and put it in the sack on its back. The player cannot use that Mini Mario anymore, unless a Fire Mini Mario burns the Kong or a Mini Mario hits it with a Hammer. However, doing this will only stun it temporarily.

Capture Kongs can collect as many Minis as they please and, in fact, can end the level in failure if all the Minis are trapped. Capture Kongs walk back and forth across level terrain, including spikes, but cannot jump.

In Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move they get a slight redesign. The "C" on their ties are changed to a "W" and the sack on their backs are replaced with a barrel. The red eyes are also noticeably bigger. This design was reverted in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, where they act the same as in their debut game, but the barrel on their back was kept.

Names in other languages[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Get Ready For Mini Mario-Mayhem Throughout The World! press release
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move Toy Collection name