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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

Click-Clacks, also formatted Klick-Klack,[1][2] are blue beetle enemies who appear in both Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Click-Clacks first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They are common enemies and appear in several levels in every world (except The Flying Krock and the Lost World).

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

A Click-Clack in Super Mario-Kun

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.






  • 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.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビートル
Spanish Click-Clack -


  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 46, page 47.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 36, page 21.
  3. ^ Early DKC general naming sheetMedia:DKC general naming.jpg