A Snaggles as it appears in-game
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)|
Snaggles are enemies that resemble chubby great white sharks. They appear in both Donkey Kong Country Returns, its Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and its Nintendo Switch port.
Snaggles have a dark blue back and a white underside with a rounded belly. They have a large head and large shark fangs sticking out of their mouths. Parts of their body are shaped like a triangle, and Snaggles have tail fins shaped like a hook.
In Donkey Kong Country Returns, Snaggles appear in levels of the Beach world and a Ruins level, Damp Dungeon. They have a repeated pattern of peeking out of the water for a few seconds and then performing a high jump out of it, attempting to bite Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. When they jump out the water, Snaggles make a barking noise similar to a puppy's.
In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, they appear in Lost Mangroves and Sea Breeze Cove. Snaggles act the same way as they did in Donkey Kong Country Returns on the surface, and chase the Kongs if they see them underwater. Snaggles can only be defeated by the Kongs throwing a barrel at it, or by Cranky Kong's cane.
A Snaggles in the level, Sloppy Sands
Names in other languages
|Possibly a partial corruption of「乱杭歯」(rangui-ba, uneven teeth)|
|From the Japanese name and "鲨" (shā, shark)|
|From the Japanese name and 「鯊」 (shā, shark)|
|French (NOE)||Squalus||Roman name form of "squale" (shark)|
|Italian||Sgranocchio||Nibble/Crunch; same as Muncher|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Tubarôncio||From "tubarão" (shark) and the suffix "-ôncio" that can be found at the end of various portuguese names|
|Spanish (NOE)||Tiburoncio||From "tiburón" (shark)|
- The Prima Guide for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D instead refers to Snaggles as Nibbles; however, the in-game gallery still refers to the enemy as Snaggles.
- 迪迪刚的矿车之旅扩展关卡 71425 | 乐高®超级马力欧 | LEGO.com CN LEGO.com. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
- 狄狄剛的採礦車之旅 71425 | 樂高® 超級瑪利歐™ | LEGO®台灣官方網站 LEGO.com. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
- Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26.