Snapjaw (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest)

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A Snapjaw is an invulnerable piranha-like species of fish. They resemble pink Lockjaws.

Snapjaws appear normally near the water's surface, following the Kongs throughout the level to attack them when they fall into the water. Once locked on to its prey, the Snapjaw goes after the Kongs. They can not be defeated and move at a very fast pace.

The first appearance of Snapjaws is in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. In this game, one Snapjaw appears in two levels: "Slime Climb" and "Clapper's Cavern". In "Slime Climb", a Snapjaw follows Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong throughout the level, a half-sunken ship that is still sinking at a rapid pace. In "Clapper's Cavern", a Snapjaw once again follows the Kongs throughout the level. In order to avoid the hungry fish in this level, the Kongs have to employ the freezing powers of their Animal Friend, Clapper the Seal.

The only known way to get rid of Snapjaw is by means of a glitch. First, Diddy and Dixie must jump into the water at the beginning, hurriedly moving to the bottom as fast as they can, but not low enough to kill them, let Snapjaw bite either of the Kongs, and the surviving Kong can rise to the surface without Snapjaw. From then on, either Diddy or Dixie will be allowed complete freedom in the water.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スナップジョー

See also[edit]

  • Nibbla, another fish species who chases the Kongs through certain levels.