Hard Hat

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Hard Hat
Hard hat 01.png
Species Mole
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
Boss battle

Hard Hat, also known as Buroughs in Nintendo Power[1], 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 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハードハット[2]
Hard Hat


  1. ^ "Don't rile Buroughs! When he's angry, he's apt to rip off his hard hat and throw it at you. This mad mole is likely to be a major pain." - Issue #69 of Nintendo Power, page 92
  2. ^ Super Donkey Kong GB Kōryaku Guide Book.