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“The waters of Donkey Kong Country are infested with many sharks!”
Chompses are shark enemies that populate the waters of Donkey Kong Island in Donkey Kong Country. They resemble tiger sharks and swim slowly from side to side, biting and injuring a Kong upon contact. Chompses can only be defeated by using Enguarde the Swordfish. They can be found in Coral Capers, Clam City, and Croctopus Chase. Chomps Jr., relatives of Chompses, move considerably faster at the cost of being smaller and easier to avoid.
Chompses return in Donkey Kong Land, although now they borrow the appearance of Chomps Jr.. This is suggested by an official Donkey Kong Land guide book published in Japan, which presents the regular Chomps as an enemy in the game. Here, they roam the submerged world of Kremlantis, being found in Kremlantis Kaos, Chomp's Coliseum, and Nautilus Chase.
Although Chomps don't appear, the original ending for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest featured similar entities proceeding to chew repeatedly on Kaptain K. Rool.
Several Chompses are seen in the trailer for Donkey Kong Racing in the background of the logo and underwater when Tiny Kong and Diddy Kong are riding on a regular Enguarde and a purple Enguarde. It is possible that Chompses were going to be one of the rideable creatures in this game seeing as another enemy species, Zingers were seen to be rideable.
In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Chompses once again appear as enemies that are only found in the underwater sections of Salty Sea, Shimmering Sea and Open Ocean. In this game, they are much bigger and look more intimidating than before, but they can still be defeated in one hit. Electrified Chompses are also found on Open Ocean. Like normal Chompses, they can be defeated in one hit, but the Chompses will also electrocute a racer and make them lose their speed, unless the racer attacked it while invincible.
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