Speedy Tucks

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Speedy Tucks
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Parent species Tucks

Speedy Tucks are uncommon Snowmad enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They resemble normal Tucks, having red trousers rather than green. Just like their parent species, they lay bent over the ground, burdened by hunched spines.

As a seemingly mere clone of Tucks, an ordinary Speedy Tucks is naturally seen strolling slowly on its path. However, Speedy Tucks charge and run towards the player-controlled Kongs upon spotting them, continuing to run in the desired direction even after the heroes eventually dodge them. Despite their moody personality, Speedy Tucks are still highly vulnerable foes that can be defeated by any method of attack: stomping, rolling, throwing projectiles, or ramming with Rambi into them are all efficient methods to knock them out.

As stated in the very beginning of the article, Speedy Tucks are rather uncommonly found by the Kongs, with them being introduced late in the game in Shoal Atoll, a level from Sea Breeze Cove. Nevertheless, there is a notable Speedy Tucks in Reckless Ride who navigates an entire destruction machine meant to hinder the primate heroes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンガラン
Portmanteau of "Pengar" and "run".
Spanish Vilgüino Veloz Portmanteau of vil (vile) and pingüino (penguin). Veloz means fast.
German Flinkuin From Flink (quick) and Pinguin (Penguin)