Screech (Donkey Kong Country 2)

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Artwork of Screech.
Artwork of Screech from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Species Parrot
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Konga 3 (cameo) (2005)

Screech is a parrot enemy who appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. He 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. His wings are red at the tip. Screech's role is the same in both games, where he appears at the second half of his own level, Screech's Sprint, where the Kongs must enter an Animal Barrel to transform into Squawks to race Screech, both of which compete to cross the finish line first. The race ends when either Screech or Squawks crosses the line first. If Screech wins, the Kongs lose a life. In the ending's Cast of Characters, Screech is categorized under Lazy Landlubbers.

Squawks appears in two pieces of promotional artwork, including the game cover, where he fights Squawks using a baseball bat, and in a bramble area, where Diddy and Dixie are seen passing by him.

Screech has his own theme music, "Bad Bird Rag," which plays during his race. In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Screech's theme music plays while Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong (transformed into Rambi) are being chased through the last stretch of the level Rambi Rumble by King Zing.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スクリーチ

French Croasser
To screech
Italian Screech
Spanish Screech