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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Schnautzels[1] are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are depicted as pudgy, boar-like enemies that sport orange fur, with a wide red stripe going along their hunched back that ends with a tiny, curly tail. Schnautzels' fur is also traced by wavy stripes resembling flames. Their name is a portmanteau of the German words "Schnauze" (snout) and "Schnitzel" (fried meat).

A Schnautzel in action in Horn Top Hop

Schnautzels attack by shooting rows of six fireballs out of their nostrils. Between each attack, they slowly tread back and forth, always facing the Kongs. They can be defeated by either stomping on them three times, rolling into them the same amount of times, or simply hurling a barrel onto them when possible. They only appear in the second world of the game, Autumn Heights, in the levels Windmill Hills and Horn Top Hop.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 14.