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Concept artwork of Hoofer, from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Hoofer (known as Mooshin in Japan and the European GameCube version) is a large black wildebeest with yellow hair, red eyes and hooves and a light-brown mouth. He is one of Donkey Kong's Jungle Buddies in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, where he is featured in the ice levels.

Hoofer's abilities are similar to Rambi from Donkey Kong Country, as he can smash through enemies and barriers with ease. However, Hoofer runs constantly while Donkey Kong rides him. At the end of a level, after obtaining the giant fruit, he either performs a gigantic leap which can give Donkey Kong a certain number of beats depending on the distance traveled, or must leap between platforms to get more beats.

He later appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a collectible sticker.

Sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of Hoofer Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Battering Resistance +10

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モーシン
From「猛進」(mōshin, rushing madly ahead)
French Aurock[1]
German Frostbison Frost Bison
Italian Rottadicollo (At) Breakneck-speed
Spanish Cabrisonte[2]


  1. ^ New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat manual, page 37
  2. ^ New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat manual, page 55