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Iguanagon as it appears in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Iguanagon is an enormous lizard enemy that appears in the game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Its name is a reference to the dinosaur Iguanodon and the Iguana lizard.

Iguanagon first appears in Silver Snow Peak. It chases Donkey Kong and Hoofer up a hill, while a snowball (that is rolling up the hill very slowly) blocks their way. The only way to get up the hill is to stay between Iguanagon and the snowball, while attacking the snowball with the clap attack. Eventually the snowball will bust, and Donkey Kong will reach the top of the hill. Iguanagon cannot chase him as well over flat ground, and it soon gives up the chase.

Iguanagon chasing Donkey Kong and Hoofer in the level Silver Snow Peak of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
Iguanagon chasing Donkey Kong and Hoofer up a snowy mountain

Iguanagon later gets its own level, "Iguanagon's Realm", where Donkey Kong (riding Hoofer once again) actually has to fight it. Hoofer will run into a cave, where Iguanagon will be seen crawling quickly along the ceiling. Donkey Kong will chase it this time. The only way to hurt it is to throw a Blood Pine at it. Every once in a while, Iguanagon will disappear into a hole in the top of the cave, and many Mini Slump Birds will come out and throw exploding balls at the hero. After a while, Iguanagon will come back. If enough damage is done to its body, it will start smoking. After a lot of damage, Iguanagon will explode, leaving only its head, which will promptly fall to the ground and explode as well, giving the player 100 beats. Iguanagon also appears in the ending segment of the Asteroid Belt, as an optional boss.

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Game File Name Meaning

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat ObjectData/Kameo.arc Kameo Shortening of Japanese name

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カメオン
Abbreviation of "chameleon"

Italian Kamelon
Derivation of Japanese name