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A Creepy sprite from Donkey Kong 3

A Creepy is a snake[1] enemy from Donkey Kong 3. They cannot usually be defeated, so when Stanley sprays them, they stop and swing. However, the Power Spray is potent enough to defeat them in one shot. In blue and gray greenhouses, one crawls along the platforms at the bottom of the screen. If it is sprayed enough before reaching the platform, the Creepy can be tricked into climbing up the vine for a short time. In a yellow greenhouse, three grey Creepies traverse the vines above Stanley and try to block his bug spray. Other enemies related to Creepy include Beespys, Buttiflys, Beetles, Moths, Buzzbees, Beebombs, Vine Eaters, and Queen Buzzbees. Excluding ports, remakes, and sequels, Creepies have not appeared in a new game since Donkey Kong 3.


  1. ^ "Creepy the snake will crawl down from the palm trees to attack." ~Opening quote of Card 4 of 5/codes 7-8 for the Donkey Kong 3 series of e-Reader cards.