Chompasaurus

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Chompasaurus
Concept artwork of a Chompasaurus
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Relatives
A Chompasaurus from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
An in-game Chompasaurus

Chompasauruses[1] are carnivorous plant enemies inhabiting the Juicy Jungle in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They look very similar to the Chomps of Donkey Kong Country Returns due to their spotted, ball-shaped heads, slit by very large mouths arranged with inconsistent rows of sharp teeth. Apart from these traits, a Chompasaurus displays a mane of blade-shaped leaves, pointing backwards, surrounding its head. Chompasauruses walk using a set of bent tentacles arranged disorderly around their short bodies. Chompasauruses are colored in gradients of green, with their leaves and tentacles being more light-colored than the rest of their bodies, though their concept artwork depicts them with violet coloration on their skin.

Chompasauruses are capable of moving on the ground and ceilings alike. If one of them spots the Kongs on the same path or on a perpendicular direction, it lashes its long tongue, trying to grab the Kongs and bring them inside its mouth. Once there, the Ground Pound button should be pressed repeatedly to make the Kongs beat the plant from inside out and defeat it, freeing themselves. However, if this is not done on time or done insufficiently, the Kongs will end up losing heart points as the enemy slowly chomps on them. The Kongs can also get hurt if they touch a Chompasaurus from the left, right, or bottom side without performing any attack. Ground Chompasauruses perish if attacked with three stomps, three Roll Attacks, or if hit with a throwable object, such as a barrel. Chompasauruses that stick to the ceilings are unreachable with stomps or rolls and can only be defeated with a projectile.

Chompasauruses are first encountered in Fruity Factory, not counting the one Chompasaurus appearing at the end of Reckless Ride right beforehand; here, the Chompasaurus comes out in the background to consume the defeated Speedy Tucks, who has previously tried to hinder the Kongs with his enormous robot in the same level.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バクリザウルス[2]
Bakurizaurusu
From「バクり」(bakuri, onomatopoeia for biting noise) and the voiced version of "-saurus"

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier (February 21, 2014). Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-16252-4. Page 12.
  2. ^ 2014. 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 18Media:DKTF Shogakukan P18.jpg.