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Artwork of a Slippa from Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (SNES) (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)
“Scaly, slithering snakes that like to live in oil drums.”
Donkey Kong Country manual, page 29

Slippas[1] are snake enemies in the Donkey Kong franchise. They are orange with black stripes, resembling the real world coral snake.


Donkey Kong Country[edit]

A Slippa holding a "I" letter in the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country

The first appearance of Slippas is in Donkey Kong Country where they are uncommon, but basic enemies. They appear most in cave levels, and can easily be defeated by being jumped on. If a Kong touches them, without rolling or jumping, however, the monkeys will be damaged. The boss, Dumb Drum, also attacks the Kongs with Slippas, who will slither around and attack.

Slippas also appear in Donkey Kong Country's remake on Game Boy Advance, where they play the exact same role.

Donkey Kong Country novel[edit]

A single Slippa appears as a minor antagonist in the Donkey Kong Country novel. As the Kongs explore the Abandoned Mines, Slippa and Army ambush the group. Slippa proclaims that "thessse minesss are oursss" and attempts to attack Diddy, but Diddy stomps him with a double jump. Slippa then escapes back into the darkness.

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

Sprite from Donkey Kong Land

Slippas later appear in the Game Boy game, Donkey Kong Land, where they are much more common than in the game's SNES counterpart. They are essentially the same enemies as they are in Donkey Kong Country. Slippas are mostly found in mines, caves and occasionally factories. They are sometimes found coming out of baskets.

In Riggin' Rumble, however, they can be found climbing down ropes until they fall from the bottom. In this case, they are absolutely invincible; even rolling into the falling Slippa will result in the Kong talking damage instead of the snake.


Like most enemies, Slippas attempt to attack Donkey or Diddy by charging into them. However, the Kongs can jump on or roll over a Slippa to defeat it. Sometimes Oil Drums and other types of barrels will continually spawn an endless number of Slippas until destroyed.


Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Donkey Kong Land[edit]




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリッパー



  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country Nintendo Player's Guide, Page 17.
  2. ^ The Cutting Room Floor Retrieved on 2011-01-04