Mini Panda

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Mini Panda
DKJB Panda.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Mini Pandas[1] are enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, appearing in two stages late into the game: Grim Volcano and Asteroid Belt. They have ballerina-like movements, such as when they first appear on the screen, and pirouetting when they are moving toward Donkey Kong. They can also jump across the screen. If Donkey Kong is nearby, they attack by slashing their claws at him. The Mini Panda's primary form of attack is their own version of the Sound Wave Attack, which can be deflected with Donkey Kong's; doing this stuns them and sends them into the air. If the player can reach them before the stun wears off, Donkey Kong confronts the Mini Panda similar to a Garigari, though the Mini Panda is falling down the screen and must be punched once when it lines up with Donkey Kong's punch to defeat it. Defeating a Mini Panda gives eight bananas.

Mini Panda as seen in New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.

In New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Mini Panda is retextured to be a blue bear rather than a panda. However, the formerly-white areas are still distinct from the rest of the fur if examined closely.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャオシャオ[2]
Syaosyao
Possibly "Xiao Xiao" (小小), the Mandarin Chinese character for "small" reduplicated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/MiniPanda.arc)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book. Page 172.