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 (SNES) (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (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 (also spelled Cat o' 9 tails, Cat-O´-9-Tails[1][2] and Cat-O’-Nine-Tails[3]) is a blue cat with many tails and an enemy which only appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Its name is derived from the whip called "cat o' nine tails," although Cat O' 9 Tails only appears to have seven tails.

Description[edit]

Cat O 9 Tails DKC2.png

Cat O' 9 Tails are uncommon enemies that only appear in three levels: Mudhole Marsh, Screech's Sprint, and Fiery Furnace. If a Cat O' 9 Tails notices Diddy Kong and/or Dixie Kong, it will begin to rapidly twirl and move around, attempting to whip both Kongs with its tails. Cat O' 9 Tails are invulnerable to attack while they spin around, though after a while the Cat O' 9 Tails will collapse from dizziness. While dazed, the Kongs can defeat the Cat O' 9 Tails by jumping on its head or by rolling into it.

The Kongs must generally avoid a Cat O' 9 Tails while it spins around, lest they get caught in its tails. Should the Kongs get caught, the Cat O' 9 Tails will fling them upwards. While this allows the Kongs to collect out-of-reach items, this can also put them in danger, such as sending the Kongs flying into a hazard.

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
Italian Gattanovecode Catninetails

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 31.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 24.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 79, page 24.