Cat O' 9 Tails

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Cat O' 9 Tails
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Artwork of a Cat O' 9 Tails from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA port) (2004)
“This crazy cat is a whirling dervish. It will tangle you up in its many tails and spin you round until it collapses.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 31

A Cat O' 9 Tails[1] (also spelled Cat-O'-9-Tails[2][3] and Cat o' 9 tails[4]) is a blue cat with many tails, encountered in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Its name is derived from the whip called "cat o' nine tails," even though Cat O' 9 Tails only appears to have seven tails.

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Cat O' 9 Tails are fairly rare enemies, encountered in only three levels in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (namely Mudhole Marsh, Screech's Sprint, and Fiery Furnace). If a Cat O' 9 Tails spots either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong, it will attempt to spin into them and whip them with its tails. The Kongs must avoid this attack and wait for a Cat O' 9 Tails to collapse from dizziness; it will then become vulnerable to being jumped on the head.

If the Kongs jump into a Cat O' 9 Tails from above while it is spinning, they will end up being flung into the air. This can help them collect items, although they can be thrown into another enemy or abyss. Also, while Cat O' 9 Tails is spinning, cartwheels and spins are useless against it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコのナインテール
Neko no Naintēru
Cat O' 9 Tails
German Power-Neunschwanz Power-Ninetail

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duve, Brandon. (2005). Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) The Kong Family Locations Help. GameFAQs. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 31.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 24.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Swanky's Bonus Bonanza (Krazy Kremland). YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2014.