Tiki Buzz

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Tiki Buzz
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014)
Flaming Tiki Buzz
Tiki Tork

Tiki Buzzes are members of the Tiki Tak Tribe and enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They have two variants, Tiki Torks and Flaming Tiki Buzzes: the former is a larger version and the latter is a flaming version of them.

Tiki Buzzes are wooden tikis shaped as a bongo drum, and they are nearly the size of Diddy Kong. They have carved black eyeballs, a yellow beak, red wings, and brown tail feathers. They have three beaded strings attached to the bottom.

Every Tiki Buzz flies in a different pattern: some move around vertically while others move horizontally. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can jump on them to reach higher locations and cross wide gaps. Tiki Buzzes are common in Mine Cart levels, such as Crazy Cart, where the Kongs must often land their Mine Cart on them to reach higher rails. Tiki Buzzes are weak enemies, and they can be defeated from a single jump, a Roll Attack, from throwing a barrel, or with help from Rambi the Rhino. Their behavior is comparable to Neckys from Donkey Kong Country.

Tiki Buzzes appear as Smash Run enemies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Like in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Tiki Buzzes can be defeated when a fighter jumps on them.

Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Image NTSC-U description PAL description
Tiki Buzz Tiki Buzz Trophy.png This member of the Tiki Tak Tribe appears in Donkey Kong Country Returns. It'd be really tempting to see what kind of sound that drum-shaped head of his would make. In Smash Run, they do a dive-bomb attack if a fighter passes below. You can bounce off their heads to boost your own jump! A drum-shaped, bird-like creature from the Tiki Tak Tribe. In Smash Run, they float around in the air, and if they end up above you, they'll suddenly drop down, right on your head. Jump on them instead, though, and you can bounce off and go flying through the air. So think twice before you tell these guys to buzz off!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキドリー
Tiki Dorī
Tiki Dolly


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