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! (SNES) (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)|
The missile shells 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.
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide. Page 92. "Barbos will retreat downward, to a lower cavern and will launch homing missile shells at you."
- Official UK Nintendo Magazine Issue 54, page 49. "Here, lure the missile shells so that they’re facing Barbos then, as soon as the shells start flashing, swim out of the way."