- This article is about the boss from Donkey Kong Land. For the power-up from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 also referred to as "Hard Hat", see garlic bottle.
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Land (1995)|
- “This mole's on patrol, looking to dig the ground out from under Donkey's feet. He's in charge of the Mad Mole Holes!”
- —Donkey Kong Land manual, page 21
Hard Hat, also known as Buroughs in an early Nintendo Power preview, is a mole wearing a yellow miner helmet and the third boss of Donkey Kong Land. He is fought in the level Mad Mole Holes of Monkey Mountains & Chimpanzee Clouds.
The fight against Hard Hat is similar to a game of Whac-A-Mole: Hard Hat pops out from one of three holes and tries throwing his hat at Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. The active Kong must jump over his hat and jump on Hard Hat's head before he regains his hat. After being hit a couple of times, Hard Hat starts to throw his hat quicker. He can be defeated entirely after eight hits.
Names in other languages
- Hard Hat may be derived from an unused Animal Friend named "Miney" who was planned to appear in the original Donkey Kong Country.