Flaming Tiki Buzz

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Flaming Tiki Buzz
Flaming Tiki Buzz
Screenshot from Donkey Kong Country Returns
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Tiki Buzz
Comparable

Flaming Tiki Buzzes[1][2] are enemies in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its port. They are a variant of Tiki Buzzes that are engulfed in flames, and appear the most commonly in levels of the Volcano world. Like their normal counterpart, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are drum-shaped Tikis with large, yellow noses, wings, and eyes carved into them, as well as dark tail feathers. Like their normal counterparts, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are able to fly up and down above gaps and other obstacles. However, unlike the latter, they cannot be jumped on because of their hot flames; any Kong that touches them takes damage and loses a heart. Flaming Tiki Buzzes can be defeated if a barrel is thrown at them. Additionally, the Kongs can put out their flames by blowing at them; this will make the Flaming Tiki Buzz temporarily vulnerable to jumps. However, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are usually flying in out-of-reach locations. Tiki Tong attacks with Flaming Tiki Buzzes during the second phase of his battle.

In Tree Top Bop, there is a Flaming Tiki Buzz with a sparkle effect around it. Defeating it with the DK Barrel from earlier in the level rewards the player with three Red Balloons.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキヒドリー[4]
Tiki Hidorī
From「火」(hi, "fire") and「ティキドリー」(Tiki Dorī, "Tiki Buzz"); lit. "Tiki Firebird"

Trivia[edit]

  • In some instances in the Prima guide for the original Wii version, the name is rendered as "flaming" Tiki Buzz;[5] however, in the Prima guide for the Nintendo 3DS version, these instances are corrected to "Flaming" Tiki Buzz.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flaming Tiki Buzzes are on fire, so don’t try to jump on them. Just jump over or duck under them or you will get hurt." – Knight, Michael (November 21, 2010). Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-47102-4. Page 25.
  2. ^ "Flaming Tiki Buzzes are on fire, so don't try to jump on them. Just jump over or duck under them or you will get hurt. It is possible to extinguish Flaming Tiki Buzzes by blowing on them." – Knight, Michael and Alexander Musa (May 24, 2013). Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-161497. Page 25.
  3. ^ Supper Mario Broth (October 18, 2022). Post. Tumblr (English). Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  4. ^ 2010. 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 20Media:DKR Shogakukan P20.jpg.
  5. ^ Knight, Michael (November 21, 2010). Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-47102-4. Page 41 and 96.
  6. ^ Knight, Michael and Alexander Musa (May 24, 2013). Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-161497. Page 41 and 104.