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Sneeks are big rats and enemies who appear in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Sneeks are one of the weakest enemies in both games, and always move around in a back and forth pattern. In this regard, they act as the successor to two rodent enemies from the previous two games: Neeks from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Gnawties from Donkey Kong Country.
Unlike Neeks, Sneeks have a realistic and menacing appearance. In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Sneeks have gray fur, although official artwork shows it with brown fur. Sneeks have a battered appearance due to having notches on both ears.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Sneeks first appear in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
They play a major role in a few levels, the first of which is Murky Mill; the level shows that Ellie the Elephant is scared of Sneeks. Because most of the level is dark, Ellie does not get scared of Sneeks unless they are shown underneath a spotlight. If Ellie approaches a Sneek under a spotlight, she gets scared and runs a short distance away. Ellie can only pass a Sneek in a spotlight if she picks up a nearby barrel and throws it at the enemy.
Squeals on Wheels is the second level where Sneeks have a major appearance. In the level, each Sneek is running in a large, wooden mill. Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can only pass through a nearby gate if they defeat the Sneek corresponding to it. The Kongs can only defeat these Sneeks by throwing a Steel Keg at them. Every Sneek must be defeated for the final door to open.
The third level is Stampede Sprint, which also revolves around Ellie's fear of them. Near the start of the level, Ellie sees three Sneeks, which gives her a big scare. As a result, Ellie stampedes away for most of the level.
Sneeks appear in various environments, including mills, forests, jungles, and mountain ranges. They mostly appear in the earlier levels:
In the Game Boy Advance remake, Sneeks have the same sound effect as Neeks from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. In the original game, Sneeks are sped up and higher-pitched.
Donkey Kong Land III
In Donkey Kong Land III, Sneeks appear in almost every level. Sneeks retain their behavior and patterns from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Ellie is no longer scared of Sneeks.
Sneeks appear in almost every level:
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