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First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)
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Oil[1] is an enemy in the game Donkey Kong on the Game Boy. It appears in Stage 1-1 in the Big-City for the first time, which is after Stage 0. The enemy consists of fire in a tin resembling an oil drum with the text "oil" written on it. It floats up and down in place without trying to attack Mario, but touching it is deadly. It can be defeated with the hammer. Its only other appearances are in Stage 11 of Rocky-Valley, and Stage 2 of Big-City.

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Oil reappears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong and behaves the same way.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オイル[2][3]
Oiru Kan

Oil Can
Dutch Oil[5] -


  1. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong English instruction booklet, page 21.
  2. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 68.
  4. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong Shogakukan book
  5. ^ Game Boy Donkey Kong Dutch Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console digital manual, tab 15: "Tips".