Mechanical Zinger

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Mechanical Zinger
Mechanical Zinger
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Variant of Zinger

Mechanical Zingers[1] are purple-and-yellow striped robotic Zingers and an enemy in Donkey Kong 64. Instead of wings, Mechanical Zingers have a propeller on their head, which they use to stay airborne, and a pair of small wheels for feet.

Mechanical Zingers only appear in the level Frantic Factory, which they appear entirely throughout. They also make a brief appearance in one of Lanky Kong's Hideout Helm challenges, where his objective is to shoot down three Mechanical Zingers. Like their normal counterpart, Mechanical Zingers try to attack the Kongs by dropping unripened, green oranges on them. Unlike normal Zingers, they do not attempt to dive-bomb at the active Kong. Also, unlike normal Zingers, the orange is shown being dropped out of a hatch on their undersides.

Mechanical Zingers are slightly more durable than normal Zingers: DK and Diddy Kong need two hits to defeat them, while Lanky Kong and Tiny Kong need three. Chunky Kong can defeat them in one hit with his Pineapple Launcher, however. A Mechanical Zinger will fly erratically and start smoking if it's hit by a weapon, but not defeated. A Mechanical Zinger can also be defeated from an orange or a Kong's musical instrument, both of which instantly defeat them. If defeated by Lanky, Tiny, or Chunky's weapons, or by an orange from any Kong, a Mechanical Zinger spews thick black smoke as it goes down.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブーザー[2]


  1. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコング64任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 13.