Artwork of a Click-Clack from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)|
|Latest appearance||DK: Jungle Climber (2007)|
- “If you flip this beetle on its back, you can carry it around and use it as a weapon.”
- —Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 28
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Like most enemies, Click-Clacks move around in a set pattern. They are shown to have some durability, because Diddy and Dixie Kong can defeat a Click-Clack by jumping on it twice. From the first jump, the Click-Clack falls onto its back. It is defenseless while in this state, and the Kongs can jump on it again to defeat it. The Kongs can pick up a Click-Clack while it is on its back, and can also defeat it by throwing it at another enemy. Click-Clacks can instantly be defeated from either Diddy's Cartwheel Attack or Dixie's Helicopter Spin, by throwing a carriable object, such as a barrel or kannonball at them, or if Diddy or Dixie pick it up and throw it at another enemy.
During the end credits of the Japanese release, Click-Clacks are known as Beetles, rendered in katakana as ビートル in this game.
In the sequel Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, yellow Knik-Knaks act as the successor to Click-Clacks in that they are also defeated from two jumps, the first of which flips them over.
Donkey Kong Land 2
Click-Clacks make their second appearance in Donkey Kong Land 2. Here, Click-Clacks behave almost identically to their first appearance aside from one minor difference: if either Diddy or Dixie jump on a Click-Clack, the player can move them as they bounce back in midair. Click-Clacks appear in fewer levels than in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
As with Donkey Kong Country 2, during the end credits of the Japanese release, Click-Clacks are known as Beetles. However, unlike in Donkey Kong Country 2, the name is rendered in English instead of katakana.
DK: King of Swing / DK: Jungle Climber
Click-Clacks make a reappearance in DK: King of Swing and its sequel DK: Jungle Climber, where they patrol around Peg Boards. They cannot be attacked from the front, as this makes their pincers injure Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
A Click-Clack (under its Japanese name, which is just Beetle) makes a brief cameo in Volume 14 of Super Mario-Kun. The last part of the book has a series of comics based on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, including a 'find the differences' activity between several enemies, including Click-Clack.
Click-Clack appears in both Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 unless otherwise noted.
- Mainbrace Mayhem
- Topsail Trouble
- Lava Lagoon (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Red-Hot Ride (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Barrel Bayou (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Slime Climb
- Bramble Blast
- Hornet Hole (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Bramble Scramble
- Mudhole Marsh
- Gusty Glade
- Parrot Chute Panic (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Windy Well (Donkey Kong Country 2)
- Clapper's Cavern (Donkey Kong Country 2)
Poster featuring Diddy, Dixie and a Klampon in a castle, with a Click-Clack on the left
Promotional artwork featuring Diddy, Dixie, and Fulgore from Killer Instinct. A Click-Clack appears to the bottom-right.
- Click-Clacks may be derived from an unused "nasty beetle" enemy named "Veedub" (a play on "VW," as in Volkswagen) planned to appear in the original Donkey Kong Country.
Names in other languages
- Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 46, page 47.
- Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 36, page 21.
- Early DKC general naming sheet
|DK: Jungle Climber|
|Characters||Playable||Donkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Funky Kong|
|Non-playable||Candy Kong • Cranky Kong • Wrinkly Kong • Xananab|
|Enemies and obstacles||Bramble • Click-Clack • Flipflap • Flitter • Ghost • Klobber • Kritter • Lockjaw • Mini-Necky • Neek • Puftup • Shuri • Zinger|
|Bosses||Banana Ship • Junklomp • Mega Amp • Draglinger • King K. Rool|
|Items||Banana • Banana Bunch • Banana Coin • Crystal Banana • Crystal Star • DK Coin • Gem • Hammer • KONG Panels • Oil barrel • Torch • Wings|
|Objects||Booster Barrel • Cannon Barrel • DK Barrel • Giant flower • Handle Peg • Iron Barrel • Jack Peg • Peg • Peg Board • Question Barrel • Rock • Spirowarp • Spinner Barrel • Spinning Peg • Switch Peg • TNT Barrel|
|Worlds||Sun Sun Island • Lost Island • Ghost Island • Chill 'n' Char Island • High-High Island • Wormhole • Extra Stages|
|Minigames||Rolling Panic • Banana Grab • Speed Climb • Throw 'n' Crush • Orange Picker • Booster Battle • Banana Bonanza|