Squeekly

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Squeekly
Squeeklyfamily.png
Concept artwork of the Squeekly family.
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Species Origin Bat
Sub-Species
Bobbin' Squeekly
Big Squeekly
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong find the Squeekly Family sleeping.

Squeeklys[1][2] (alt. plural Squeeklies[3]) are purple bat creatures that inhabit Donkey Kong Island and appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns. Squeeklys are semi-common enemies that appear in some levels of the Cave and the Forest. For Donkey Kong and Diddy, these baddies are more of an obstacle than an enemy, as all they do is fly straight forward. The Kongs can defeat a Squeekly by jumping on it or throwing an object like a barrel at it.

They make a prominent appearance in the Crowded Cavern level of the Cave, alongside Bobbin' Squeeklies and a Big Squeekly that appear in a specific formation. There are some small Squeeklies that attack in the front, medium size Bobbin' Squeeklies that attack by flying up or down when they feel their victims coming, and a Big Squeekly that chases the Kongs throughout the level, able to emit powerful sonic waves from its mouth to hurt the primates. Unlike the Squeeklys that appear in other levels, these Squeeklys cannot be defeated in any way, although the large Squeekly shows problems avoiding large walls during the chase and is eventually knocked down by one at the end of the level.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コモリン
Komorin
From 「こうもり」 kōmori, meaning "bat".

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "Squeekly Family" concept artwork, "Critters 1 Gallery" in the "Extras" section of Donkey Kong Country Returns.
  2. ^ Michael Knight, Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide, page 26. The author mostly uses this plural form, as seen at pages 82 and 83.
  3. ^ "Your main enemies here are Mole Miners and Squeeklies." – Michael Knight, Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide, page 19