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A Mincer in Donkey Kong Country.
Donkey Kong Country sprite
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)
Variant of Tire
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong progressing through the Manic Mincers level in the Chimp Caverns.
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong attempt to jump over two Mincers in Manic Mincers

Mincers are spiky tire obstacles that debut in Donkey Kong Country. Mincers have the same movement patterns as Zingers, either moving continuously in a set pattern or remaining idle on either the ground or in mid-air. Mincers are entirely indestructible, including from Animal Friends and a TNT Barrel. Mincers are first encountered in Torchlight Trouble and appear in some of the later levels, most of which take place underground. However, Mincers also appear in an underwater stage, Poison Pond. Mincers lastly appear in Manic Mincers, of which they are the main obstacle and titular feature.

Mincers made their second and only other appearance in Donkey Kong Land, acting no differently than in their debut appearance. They appear in levels such as Reef Rampage, but also prominently within Spiky Tyre Trail. They usually appear in Bonus Levels, such as in Deck Trek and in Button Barrel Blast, their last level appearance.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スピナー

French Hachoir
Italian Tritatutto (DKC)
Ruota appuntita[1]
Spiky wheel
Spanish Picadora


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land Italian booklet, pag. 18