Cheesy Chester

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Cheesy Chester
Concept artwork of a Cheesy Chester.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Cheesy Chesters[1] are rodent enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They have vermilion-colored fur, indigo skin, a big violet snout, big ears, and small eyes. Cheesy Chesters appear in the Autumn Heights world, and are usually encountered in subterranean areas with cheese, such as Crumble Cavern and Rodent Ruckus.

Cheesy Chester
A charging Cheesy Chester

Cheesy Chesters have some anthropomorphic characteristics as shown from their ability to be bipedal, by only walking on only their back feet while swaying their front feet like arms. When a Cheesy Chester notices the Kongs, it starts walking on all fours and charges at them. If the Kongs get in contact with a Cheesy Chester, they lose a heart point. The Kongs can defeat these enemies with a jump attack, with a roll attack, by throwing a barrel at them, or by charging into them with Rambi. In addition, Cheesy Chesters can be stunned momentarily with a Ground Pound, a state in which they sit down and rock back and forth dizzily.

A few Cheesy Chesters appear in the brief introduction cutscene of Windmill Hills, and each one does something different: one Cheesy Chester is chopping wood, another is holding out a stick with a few bananas to a Schnautzel, and a third one is simply facing the screen. In Rodent Ruckus, Cheesy Chesters are seen extracting cheese from ores using simple mechanisms made of ropes and beams.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラットール[2]
Derived from "rat" (in a lengthened form), with the English diminutive "-le"


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 16.