Monchee

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Monchee
A Monchee from Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Nintendo Switch.
Artwork from Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Variants

Monchees,[1] generically referred to as monkeys,[2] are monkey characters appearing in the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong, as well as Mario vs. Donkey Kong and its remake.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

Monchees are allies in the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong. They are first encountered in Stage 4-3 in the Jungle. Monchees have long tails that hang below their platforms that Mario can use like a regular vertical rope to cross gaps. Holding onto a Monchee's tail while gripping a vine or another Monchee will cause it to squeak as it finds itself unable to move. Monchees are also entirely harmless creatures that will pass through Mario if he contacts them from the side.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

Monchees are enemies in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. They have a toylike design, resembling cylindrical, almost barrel-like cymbal-banging monkey toys. They were also given a more robotic-looking variation that moves at a faster pace called Robo Kikki. Like before, Mario can grab and hold onto their tails, which usually hang below whatever platform a Monchee is pacing on. If Mario grabs onto a rope and a Monchee at the same time, the Monchee will remain in place until Mario lets go of either the rope or the Monchee. Riding a Monchee's tail can help Mario get across several obstacles such as spikes. However, unlike their previous appearance, directly touching a Monchee from the side will cause Mario to lose a life. If a Monchee is standing on a color-coded platform, Mario can press a switch of a different color to remove the platform. In the original version only, the Monchee's eyes bulgeMedia:MvsDK MoncheePanic.png as a result while falling to a lower elevation.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

モンキッキ (JP) / Monchee (EN)
Artwork of a Monchee from Donkey Kong.
Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ビーストぞく Tribe Beast clan
性格せいかく やんちゃ Disposition Naughty
登場とうじょうゲーム GBゲームボーイドンキー Game appearances GB Donkey
キーキーくサルたち

ながいしっぽをたらしながらあるまわるサル。このしっぽはつかまることができるので、うごくロープとして利用りようできる。つかまえてうごけないようにしてやるとキーキーくぞ。[3]

Squeaking monkeys

A monkey walks around with its long tail wagging. This tail can be held on to and used as a moving rope. If you hold on to it and make it unable to move, it will squeak.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

  • Instruction booklet description:
    • English:
      Grab their li'l monkey tails and ride across large gaps in style.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch) Model/Monchee.bfres.zs Monchee -

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンキッキ[4][3][5]
Monkikki
さる[6]
Saru
Portmanteau of "monkey" and「キーキー」(kīkī, Japanese onomatopoeia for monkey's screech)

Monkey

Dutch Monchee[7]
aap[8]
-
-
French Monchee[9]
singe[10]
-
monkey
German Monchee[11]
Affe[12]
-
monkey
Italian Monchee[13]
scimmia[14]
-
monkey
Portuguese macaco[15]
monkey
Spanish (NOE) Monchee[16]
Mono[17][18]
-
Monkey

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nintendo (2004). Mario vs. Donkey Kong instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 29.
  2. ^ Nintendo of America (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong - Nintendo Direct 9.14.2023 (0:51). YouTube (American English). Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  3. ^ a b 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 221.
  4. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga. Page 68Media:Donkey Kong GB enemies manga.jpg.
  5. ^ 2004. マリオvs.ブイエスドンキーコング (Mario buiesu Donkī Kongu) instruction booklet (PDF). nintendo.co.jp (Japanese). Page 15. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Nintendo 公式チャンネル (September 14, 2023). マリオvs.ドンキーコング [Nintendo Direct 2023.9.14] (0:46). YouTube (Japanese). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  7. ^ Nintendo (2004). Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet. Nintendo of Europe (Dutch). Page 81.
  8. ^ Nintendo Nederland (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong komt op 16 februari 2024 naar de Nintendo Switch (0:46). YouTube (Dutch). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  9. ^ Nintendo (2004). Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet (PDF). cdn02.nintendo-europe.com (French). Page 61. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Nintendo France (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong arrive le 16 février 2024 sur Nintendo Switch (0:46). YouTube (French). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  11. ^ Nintendo (2004). Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet (PDF). cdn02.nintendo-europe.com (German). Page 41. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  12. ^ Nintendo DE (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong erscheint am 16. Februar 2024 für Nintendo Switch (0:46). YouTube (German). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  13. ^ Nintendo (2004). Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet (PDF). cdn02.nintendo-europe.com (Italian). Page 121. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  14. ^ NintendoItalia (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong marcia su Nintendo Switch il 16 febbraio 2024 (0:46). YouTube (Italian). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  15. ^ Nintendo Portugal (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong chega à Nintendo Switch a 16 de fevereiro de 2024 (0:46). YouTube (European Portuguese). Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  16. ^ Nintendo. Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet (PDF). cdn02.nintendo-europe.com (European Spanish). Page 101. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "Espera a que el Mono que hay por allí se ponga a tu lado, y entonces agárrate a su cola." – Guía, trucos y ayuda de Mario vs. Donkey Kong FASE 2-3A (DONKEY KONG JUNGLE. Guías Nintendo (European Spanish). Retrieved June 12, 2018. (Archived April 26, 2020, 04:39:21 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  18. ^ Nintendo España (September 14, 2023). Mario vs. Donkey Kong desembarcará en Nintendo Switch el 16 de febrero de 2024 (Nintendo Switch) (0:46). YouTube (European Spanish). Retrieved October 27, 2023.