Fritz

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Fritz
Fritz DKCTF.png
Concept artwork of a Fritz
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Fritz[1] are aquatic enemies that appear in the Sea Breeze Cove levels of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, starting with Deep Keep. Fritz are generally found in larger areas, though they sometimes appear in small spaces.

Physical appearance[edit]

A Fritz while stationary (left) and a Fritz discharging electricity (right)
A Fritz while stationary (left) and a Fritz discharging electricity (right)
A Fritz while stationary (left) and a Fritz discharging electricity (right)

They resemble yellow moray eels, hence their plump throats and elongated bodies. Fritz are patterned with violet stripes extending from their heads to their rear sides, dissolving towards their end. Their fins are cyan (yellow in the concept artwork) and placed behind their necks. They also have an underbite, which frames a wide grin, and have a lazy eye. They have a violet crest that goes along their scruff.

Attacks and behavior[edit]

Fritz are stationary creatures that regularly warp themselves between places through their self-generated whirlpools. Between warps, they grab their tail into their mouths and start swirling rapidly, producing a load of electricity. The electricity is then discharged in the form of plasma balls, which are spread uniformly around the enemy. Fritz releases the plasma balls in a single direction, and they disappear after reaching a certain distance. If the Kongs come into contact with Fritz or its plasma balls, they lose one heart from their health meter. The Kongs can defeat a Fritz with a corkscrew attack (while it is not charged with electricity) or with Cranky Kong's cane swipe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 13.