Torch Tusk is fought in a volcanic area, and it stands on a platform separate from Donkey Kong. A river of lava divides Torch Tusk from the landmass that Donkey Kong is on. Like previous Tusks, Donkey Kong must throw Blood Pines at Torch Tusk to attack him. Torch Tusk uses the same laser attack of Grave Tusk except it aims at Donkey Kong more accurately.
Due to Torch Tusk's laser, Donkey Kong has fewer opportunities to throw a Blood Pine directly into its trunk, and he mainly has to throw them on his body, which does a lot less damage. After taking enough damage, Torch Tusk begins to shoot out flaming cannonballs, and the platform that it lands on is temporarily lit entirely ablaze.
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