Squid Shot

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Squid Shot
SquidShot DKCR.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Squid Shots[1][2] are wooden turret machines appearing in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its port, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are short, cylindrical, have two built-in cannons on opposing sides, and are covered in starfishes and shells. They use Squidlys and sometimes Electrasquids as projectiles, and their firing line is always straight. A Squid Shot may have its own shooting pattern, sometimes depending on its position; some Squid Shots can be found stacked on top of each other. Squid Shots themselves are not harmful and can be stood on as on a solid platform, but are indestructible. They behave similar to Bill Blasters.

In-game, each Squid Shot is operated by a shady creature taking shelter inside the machine. Only its eyes can be seen as it looks through a hatch on the front of the Squid Shot. However, the concept artwork depicts a Squid Shot being manned by a crab-looking creature.

Squid Shots debut in the level Sloppy Sands of the Beach world, where they are widespread. They continue to appear in other levels of the Beach world, as well as in Tippy Shippy and Five Monkey Trial.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イカたいほう
Ika Taihō
Squid Cannon

French (NOE) Kanon a Kalmars
German Kalmarkanone
Italian Cannone Malacaro
Squidly Cannon
Spanish (NOE) Chipicañón


  1. ^ "Critters 2 Gallery" in the "Extras" section of Donkey Kong Country Returns.
  2. ^ "Round, turretlike structures called Squid Shots fire both of these enemies." – Michael Knight, Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26