Screech

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Screech
DKC2 Screech.png
Artwork of Screech from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku (cameo) (2005)

Screech is a parrot enemy who appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. In both games, Screech appears in his titular level, Screech's Sprint.

Screech is a dark brown parrot with red tail feathers and a white beak and talons. He is slightly larger than Squawks. Screech has big yellow eyes with two small pupils, and has three claws on each talon. Screech's wings are red at the tip.

History[edit]

Squawks and Screech begin racing in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2

Screech has an identical role in both Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. In both games, during the second half of Screech's Sprint, the Kongs must enter an Animal Barrel to transform into Squawks, who must race against Screech. Like traditional races, Squawks's objective is to get in first place. He must fly between brambles and dodge Zingers as he makes his way to the finish line. The race ends when either Screech of Squawks crosses the line first. If Squawks ends up in last place, the Kongs lose a life and must restart the race.

In the ending's Cast of Characters, Screech is categorized under Lazy Landlubbers.

In the Game Boy Advance version, there is a running timer at the bottom-left of the screen to keep track of the race duration.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スクリーチ
Sukurīchi
Screech
French Croasser To screech

Trivia[edit]

  • Screech has his own theme music which plays when he is being raced. In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Screech's theme music plays while Diddy and Dixie (transformed into Rambi the Rhino) are being chased through the last stretch of the level "Rambi Rumble" by King Zing.
  • Screech appears in the background of the Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest box, where he whacks Squawks with a baseball bat. Screech also appears in group artwork where Diddy and Dixie move through a bramble area despite them never directly encountering Screech themselves.