Tiki Boing

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The concept artwork of two Tiki Boings

Tiki Boings[1] are Tiki Tak Tribe enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They commonly appear in the levels Jagged Jewels, Longshot Launch, and Tippy Shippy. Tiki Boings are drum-like Tikis that resemble Tiki Goon, though Tiki Boings have red wings and a tan body. They use their wings to repeatedly bounce and fly high in the air, trying to attack Donkey and Diddy Kong. Like Tiki Goons, Tiki Boings can be defeated by being jumped on or struck with a barrel. In the concept art, the Tiki has arms, but in the game, none of them have them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Tiki Hop -
Italian Tiki Balzo Tiki Jump

Trivia[edit]

"Early Lava Tiki"

There is concept artwork of a similar enemy referred to as "Early Lava Tiki" that would use lava as a form of propulsion. The image can be unlocked in-game by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in Roasting Rails. The picture's French and Italian titles ("Tiki Lave (Tiki Hop initial)" and "Bozzetto Tiki Balzo (Tiki Lava)" respectively) suggest that this enemy is actually an early design for the Tiki Boing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiki Gallery" in the "Extras" section of Donkey Kong Country Returns.