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 on top of the massive Tiki Tong Tower inside the Volcano. 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 level in the game is called Tiki Tong Terror, and the two music themes that play during the level are "Red Rockin' " and "Tiki Tong Song".
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Tiki Tong and his Tikis were created after the giant Tiki Tong Tower emerged from the erupting volcano on Donkey Kong Island. He made the Tikis hypnotize the animals to help them steal 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 and his robot Stompybot 3000 created more Tikis. However, Tiki Tong's plans were stopped short by Donkey and Diddy, who took down his commanders and Colonel Pluck. When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong invade Tiki Tong's lair, all of the boss Tikis come and throw the remaining bananas in Tiki Tong's head. It then turns the bananas into juice by spinning around, and then spitting it on the Tikis. This action transforms its minions into hands so that he can take care of the two once and for all. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong finally defeat Tiki Tong, who explodes into lots of bananas and launches the Kongs out of the Tiki Tong Tower and into space. While there, Donkey and Diddy knock the moon down to earth, which crushes the Tiki base inside the volcano. This releases the bananas, which sends them and the moon flying out of the volcano. With the statue destroyed, the effects of the hypnosis on the creatures of the island are undone. Donkey and Diddy are able to land before they crash onto the island, and cheer as their bananas continue to rain from the volcano.
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. Tiki Tong has red markings around his eyes and has red leaves where its “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.
When Tiki Tong has both hands, he generally performs three attacks.
When he only has one hand, he does the same attacks, except much faster. He can also fake out a hand slam.
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 fall apart into bananas.
During the second phase, the simians 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 explodes into bananas, destroying the remaining Tikis and lifting the curse put upon the animals. Tiki Tong Tower is subsequently destroyed when Donkey Kong punches the Moon onto it.
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
Names in other languages
Tiki Tong Terror