Missile Shell

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Missile Shell
Shell Missile.png
Artwork of a Missile Shell from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)

The Missile Shells[1] are uncommon enemies from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. They are only found in Barbos's Barrier, and they are shot by Barbos. The Missile Shells have a purple cone-shaped shell covering their tentacle-based bodies, and display two beady eyes. When they are shot by Barbos, they start chasing the player. A while afterwards, they stop in place to home into the character, then shoot straight towards him before hitting a wall or a Lurchin. Enguarde cannot attack the Missile Shells, as he will get hurt if he tries to do so. Enguarde the Swordfish must lure them at the Lurchins that protect Barbos, leaving the boss open to direct attacks from Enguarde.

In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3, Missile Shells only die if they hit a Lurchin, as they can swim through the area's walls.

They look similar to the Electrasquid enemies of Donkey Kong Country Returns, due to the conical shell.



  1. ^ The Official UK Nintendo Magazine #54, page 49.