Tiki Tong is the hidden main antagonist of Donkey Kong Country Returns and in its 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is the eighth and final boss of the game, residing in the massive Tiki Tong Tower inside the Volcano, and fought during the level Tiki Tong Terror. Tiki Tong is the leader of the Tiki Tak Tribe and the reason why the Tikis are running amok. He made his minions steal Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's banana hoard to make more Tikis and take over Donkey Kong Island. His fight music is one out of the three boss themes that can be unlocked, the others being Stu's and Mangoruby's.
Donkey Kong Country Returns
When the Tiki Tak Tribe was awakened from their centuries-long slumber inside the volcano, Tiki Tong made his commanders hypnotize the animals of Donkey Kong Island into stealing the banana hoard, which is their life source, and planned to conquer the island for their own. Tiki Tong had also set up a plant in the Factory, where Colonel Pluck would use his Stompybot 3000 to create more soldiers. However, Tiki Tong's plans were stopped short by DK and Diddy, who took down his commanders and Colonel Pluck. When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong invade Tiki Tong's lair, the Tiki Tak Tribe's commanders come and throw the remaining bananas in Tiki Tong's head. He then grinds the bananas into juice by spinning around, and then spits it on the Tikis. This action transforms them into his own pair of hands so that he can take care of the two once and for all. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong manage to defeat Tiki Tong, whose demise launches the Kongs out of the Tiki Tong Tower and into space. While there, DK and Diddy knock the moon down to earth, which crushes the tower. This releases the stolen bananas, which sends the moon flying back into orbit. With the defeat of the Tiki Tak Tribe, the effects of the hypnosis on the animals of the island are undone. DK and Diddy are able to land before they crash onto the island, and cheer as their bananas continue to rain from the volcano.
If the player beats the boss with only Diddy Kong, he is sent into space, but unlike with Donkey Kong, he panics and desperately tries to save himself from crashing into the moon using his Barrel Jet. It malfunctions however, and Diddy flies into the moon and bangs his head on it, making it fall onto the volcano like usual. He falls down to the ground unconscious, but DK catches him in his arms. They celebrate getting their bananas back.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Tiki Tong is a large, wooden head that bears a resemblance to a drum. He has sharp, wooden teeth with orange and purple stripes located below them. He has a flat nose and two, huge, spherical, and uneven eyes. One of the eyes has the same orange and purple stripes with pointed eyelids while the other is bare with normal eyelids. His sclera are black and his pupils are red. One of his eyes is notably larger, similarly to King K. Rool. Tiki Tong has red markings around his eyes and has red leaves where his “ears” are. He wears a wooden crown with the outer ring being purple with orange triangular markings on the front. He also has two hands with orange fingers and purple zig-zags on the backside.
As seen in the image gallery, Tiki Tong was originally going to have four fingers on each hand.
When Tiki Tong has both hands, he generally performs three attacks.
When his hands are hit twice, regardless if it was the same hand twice or once on each hand, he does the same attacks, except much faster. He can also fake out a hand slam or a clap, laughing for a few seconds before resuming the attack, except the attack happens almost instantly, leaving very little time to avoid the attack.
When Tiki Tong loses both his hands, he attacks by slamming his head into the ground, causing shockwaves. This will reveal his weakness: the button on his head. When it is damaged once, he can swoop his head down, which can be dodged by ducking. He can also send out four Flaming Tiki Buzzes that will chase the Kongs. When it is damaged once more, he can rain down Flaming Tiki Buzzes.
Tiki Tong's mode of combat makes him a hands and head boss. During Tiki Tong’s first phase, Donkey Kong must step on the red button on the boss's hands when it slams them on the stage. After each hand is damaged twice, they will explode.
During the second phase, the Kongs must jump on the red button on top of Tiki Tong's head to cause it damage. After Tiki Tong is damaged three more times, he is defeated.
Unlike all the other boss fights, the Tiki Tak Tribe members do not spectate during the Tiki Tong battle.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
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