Turret Tusk

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Turret Tusk
Artwork of Turret Tusk from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Species Tusk
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Turret Tusk is the first Tusk and ruler of the Apple Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. It is a massive mechanical elephant with a brown camouflage body and bright, red eyes. Turret Tusk is fought at a small, partially forested canyon. Turret Tusk attacks by firing cannonballs out of its trunk and trying to suck Donkey Kong into it. Turret Tusk can be attacked by having the player grab a Blood Pine from the ground and throw it at Turret Tusk's trunk, causing it to suck it in. The Blood Pine explodes inside Turret Tusk's body, causing it to fall over and spit out more Blood Pines, while briefly exposing its heart. Donkey Kong can further damage Turret Tusk by throwing Blood Pines at its heart, where they stick into until exploding. Afterward, Turret Tusk gets back on its feet, and the cycle repeats, but midway through the battle, Turret Tusk begins releasing sparks from the damage, capable of electrocuting Donkey Kong on contact. Once enough Blood Pines are thrown at Turret Tusk's heart, it is defeated, breaking down and falling apart.

Turret Tusk received a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though it mistakenly shows one of the Double Tusks instead. However, since Turret Tusk and the Tusks as a whole have the same basic Japanese name, it may have been intended to represent Tusks in general and had been lost in translation.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Turret Tusk
Appears in:
GCN Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
How to unlock: Random
A boss enshrined upon a cliff in the Apple Kingdom. This creature gathers its breath and launches bombs from its nose. The trick is to throw pineapple-shaped bombs into its nose when it's inhaling to blow it up from the inside. For all its austerity, the Turret Tusk is actually quite stupid.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イウゾウ
Iu Zō
エレファントキャノン (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Erefanto Kyanon

From「言う」(iu, to say) and「象」(, elephant)

Elephant Cannon

French Barry Ton
Pun on "baritone" and "barrir" (to trumpet)
German Bombofant
Masculine form of "bombe" (bomb) + "elefant" (elephant)
Italian Robofante 3.0
Robo-(ele)phant 3.0
Spanish Bombofante
Masculine form of "bomba" (bomb) + "elefante" (elephant)