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Artwork of Slippa from Donkey Kong Country
Artwork of a Slippa from Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (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 which appear in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land. They are red with black stripes and resemble 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
Reptile Rumble from Donkey Kong Country
The Kongs jump over a few Slippas in Reptile Rumble

In their debut appearance, Donkey Kong Country, Slippas appear in four levels: Reptile Rumble, Millstone Mayhem, Elevator Antics, and Misty Mine; all of them are subterranean except Millstone Mayhem. Slippas move by quickly slithering on the ground. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can defeat Slippas by using any attack, including rolling, jumping, or throwing a barrel at them. When a Slippa is defeated, it makes a hissing noise. In Misty Mine, there are some black drums that release an indefinite number of Slippas.

In the boss level Boss Dumb Drum, Slippas are the second pair of enemies that Dumb Drum releases.

In the Game Boy Advance version, the Kongs can obtain a photograph of Slippa by rolling into three of them in a row.

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]

Donkey Kong encounters Slippas slithering down ropes in Riggin' Rumble

Slippas reappear in Donkey Kong Land, where they have slightly different role than in Donkey Kong Country. They appear in many more levels and in a wider variety of environments, including mines, jungles, and skyscrapers. Slippas sometimes pop out of baskets.

In Riggin' Rumble and Skyscraper Caper, Slippas slither down the ropes until they reach the bottom. These Slippas can only be defeated by a thrown barrel.

Slippas appear in fifteen levels:






Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリッパー
French Slippa -
Spanish Slippa -