Artwork of a Flipflap from DK: King of Swing
|First appearance||Donkey Kong 64 (1999)|
|Latest appearance||DK: Jungle Climber (2007)|
Donkey Kong 64
In Donkey Kong 64, Bats appear in Fungi Forest during nighttime, in Creepy Castle, and in Crystal Caves. Zingers replace Bats during the daytime in Fungi Forest. Bats attack the active Kong by quickly swooping at them. The Kongs can defeat Bats by either blasting them with their weapon, using their musical instrument, or by throwing an orange. They are not to be confused with the generic violet-colored bats found in dark places throughout the game, which are smaller and harmless.
DK: King of Swing
Bats reappear in DK: King of Swing, where they have been renamed to Flipflaps. They have a slight redesign in this game, with a more purplish body and a larger head.
Flipflaps are introduced in Contraption Cave, and they most often appear in cave levels. They fly back and forth in either a vertical or horizontal line while swaying slightly. Flipflaps can damage the player upon contact; however, unlike in Donkey Kong 64, they do not attempt to directly target the player with an attack. The player can defeat a Flipflap by performing a charge attack.
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DK: Jungle Climber
Flipflaps reappear in DK: Jungle Climber, where they are introduced in Cool Cool Cave and reappear mostly in caves and forest levels. Their behavior is exactly the same as in DK: King of Swing, except that they only fly in a horizontal pattern. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can defeat Flipflaps by performing a charge jump.
Names in other languages
- DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 22.
- Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 104 and 105.
- Donkey Kong 64 Banana Guide on Nintendo.com, Nintendo. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- 「ドンキーコング64任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 13.
- DK: King of Swing European instruction booklet, page 122
|Donkey Kong Barrel Blast|
|Playable characters||Kongs||Donkey Kong (Ultra Barrel) • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Lanky Kong • Tiny Kong • Funky Kong • Wrinkly Kong • Cranky Kong|
|Kremlings||Kritter • Kip • Kass • Klump • Kalypso • Kludge • Kopter • King K. Rool|
|Non-playable character||Candy Kong|
|Cups||Topaz Cup||DK Jungle • Salty Sea • Mt. Dynamite|
|Sapphire Cup||Scorching Canyon • DK Jungle Falls • Shimmering Sea • Mammoth Glacier|
|Diamond Cup||Open Ocean • Mt. Dynamite Remix • Parched Palace • Cranky's Temple|
|Platinum Cup||Dynamite Run • DK Jungle Sunset • Alpine Peak • Temple Heights • Cosmic Highway|
|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 • Spike • 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 • Mine • Peg • Peg Board • Question Barrel • Rock • Spike • 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|