Flaming Tiki Buzz

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

Flaming Tiki Buzzes[1][2] are enemies that are featured in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are a variant of Tiki Buzzes that are engulfed in flames. Like their normal counterpart, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are drum-shaped Tikis with large, yellow noses, wings, and eyes carved into them. They also have dark tail feathers, and, as mentioned before, are on fire. Flaming Tiki Buzzes are most common in the Volcano world.

They act in a similar way to Tiki Buzzes, being 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキヒドリー[3]
Tiki Hidorī
From「火」(hi, fire) and「ティキドリー」(Tiki Dorī, Tiki Buzz)

Trivia[edit]

  • In some instances in the Prima guide for the original Wii version, the name is rendered as "flaming" Tiki Buzz;[4] however, in the Prima guide for the Nintendo 3DS version, these instances are corrected to "Flaming" Tiki Buzz[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25. "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."
  2. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25. "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."
  3. ^ 「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), page 20.
  4. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 41 and 96.
  5. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 41 and 104.