Chomps Jr.

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Chomps Jr.
ChompsJr.jpg
Artwork of a Chomps Jr. from Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
Parent species Chomps
“A smaller variety of shark, but nonetheless deadly!”
Donkey Kong Country manual, page 30

A Chomps Jr. (stylized as Chomps, Jr. in the Nintendo Player's Guide[1]) are small, blue shark-like enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country. Chomps Jrs. are smaller and more nimble variants of Chomps.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

The Kongs and Enguarde swim toward a Chomps Jr. in Coral Capers
A Chomps Jr. next to the letter Z in the Game Boy Color port.

In Donkey Kong Country, Chomps Jrs. appear in all four underwater levels, Coral Capers, Clam City, Croctopus Chase, and Poison Pond. Just like their larger counterpart, Chomps Jrs. attack either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong by swimming into them. They move considerably faster than Chomps, at the cost of being smaller and easier to avoid. Like the other underwater enemies, Chomps Jrs. cannot be defeated by the Kongs alone; they can only be defeated if they are stabbed by Enguarde.

Chomps Jr. appears in a short segment of the ending credits in Donkey Kong's Treehouse, where it chases a Squidge off-screen, possibly trying to eat it. It then swims back on-screen, fleeing from a group of four angry Squidges.

In the Game Boy Color port, the player can print a sticker of Chomps Jr. with the letter Z from the Game Boy Printer.

In the Game Boy Advance remake, Chomps Jrs. appear in the Funky's Fishing mini-game. In the main game, Chomps Jrs. are the main feature of Vine Valley's challenge, where the Kongs must reel in 15 Chomps Jrs. within the time limit.

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

Despite Chomps Jr. themselves not being present in Donkey Kong Land, regular Chomps in this game are reskinned to look like Chomps Jr. This is traced from an official Donkey Kong Land guide book from Japan, which lists the regular Chomps as an enemy in the game instead of Chomps Jr.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョンプスJr.
Chonpusu Jr.
Chomps Jr.

Trivia[edit]

  • Chomps Jrs. and their larger counterpart, Chomps, appear in the game trailer for the canceled Donkey Kong Racing, during the scene where Tiny and Diddy race each other on Enguardes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country Nintendo Player's Guide, page 18.