|First appearance||Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)|
|Latest appearance||New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)|
Karikari are a species of brown rodent-like creatures in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They generally live in packs varying in number, and latch on to Donkey Kong. Unless something is done, Donkey Kong will not be able to move until the creatures are knocked off him. By using the Sound Wave Attack, these creatures turn blue and are immobilized. Donkey Kong can then simply defeat the Karikari, who will each release a banana. These creatures appear in several levels throughout the game.
Names in other languages
|Japanese onomatopoeia for scratching sound|
- In the files of Super Mario Galaxy, a game later worked on by the same developers, the unused early design of Slurple is known as Kari Kari. The final version of Slurple has essentially the same behavior as Karikari's counterpart, Kamikami.