Swooper Dooper

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Swooper Dooper
Concept artwork of a Swooper Dooper
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
A Swooper Dooper looking down

Swooper Doopers[1] are avian enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They resemble secretarybirds with red feathers on their small wings and tails. They wear a tribal mask, accompanied by a crown of red feathers which is arched around their head. Their name is a pun on the phrase "super-duper", a colloquial phrase that describes something as very great.

As their name suggests, Swooper Doopers attack by swooping repeatedly from side to side. Swooper Doopers can injure the Kongs by flying into them, causing the Kongs to lose a heart point. Swooper Doopers can be defeated in any manner, including a jump attack, a roll attack, throwing an object, or with Rambi. By jumping on a Swooper Dooper, the Kongs can get a height boost into the air.

Swooper Doopers are one of the enemies that are native to Bright Savannah. They appear in every level of the world except Twilight Terror and Triple Trouble. In Cannon Canyon, Swooper Doopers only appear in the background, with one of them standing on a cliff and observing the Kongs shooting from a Barrel Cannon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスク・ド・スゥーパー[2]
Masuku do Swūpā
Mask'd Swooper; formatted similarly to Stilts


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 17Media:DKTF Shogakukan P17.jpg.