Giant Spider

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Giant Spider
The Giant Spider from Donkey Kong 64.
Species Small Spider
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)

The Giant Spider[1] (alternatively known as the Spider[2][3]) is the larger counterpart of Small Spiders and a mini-boss in Donkey Kong 64. It can be fought by Tiny Kong inside the mill of Fungi Forest, but its room is only accessible at night.

The Giant Spider has been described as both a male[4] or female[3][5] spider. As a female, it is suggested to be the mother of the Small Spiders.[3][5]


Tiny Kong in a boss fight against the Giant Spider in Donkey Kong 64.
Tiny Kong battling the Giant Spider

The battle starts when Tiny walks on a large spider web below the Giant Spider. The Giant Spider wakes up and drops below its resting spot on the ceiling, dangling from a thin spider web string. It summons three Small Spiders to attack Tiny Kong and goes back to sleep. As the Small Spiders chase Tiny, the Giant Spider spits out red webbing or green phlegm. Tiny must avoid both, as they either trap her in ice or reverse the Control Stick directions. Since the Giant Spider is asleep, it cannot locate and directly spit at Tiny.

After Tiny defeats the three Small Spiders, the Giant Spider wakes up temporarily. Tiny must go into first-person and shoot at the Giant Spider's opened eye with her Feather Bow. This pattern repeats itself four more times.

After being hit a fifth time, the Giant Spider spins around, falls off its string, and crashes into the wall. It then shrinks into a Small Spider, and Tiny can defeat it like one. After its final hit, the Giant Spider falls on its back and disappears. Tiny is then awarded with a Golden Banana.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グモ[6]
Large Spider


  1. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Banana Guide on, Nintendo. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Tim Bogenn and Ken Schmidt. Donkey Kong 64 Official Strategy Guide. Page 95.
  3. ^ a b c Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 103.
  4. ^ Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams. Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Page 81.
  5. ^ a b Lockhart, Ryan. Donkey Kong 64 Official Perfect Guide. Page 69.
  6. ^ 「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 89.