Very Gnawty's Lair
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As with all world boss fights in Donkey Kong Country, the fight takes place in an arena filled with bananas; and if the player enters with a single Kong, a DK Barrel is instantly broken to ensure they start the fight with both Donkey and Diddy.
Very Gnawty attacks by hopping across the arena, turning only if he reaches the edges or is attacked. To attack, the player must jump on his head, causing him to gasp and then laugh at the camera (during which he is invulnerable). After each hit, Very Gnawty becomes progressively faster, and his leaps get further and higher.
To defeat Very Gnawty, Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong must jump on him five times, at which point he gasps and collapses onto the ground, a Giant Banana falls and the lead Kong celebrates.
Game Boy Advance
In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, Very Gnawty is recolored brown and is larger than he was in the original game. When hit, he will jump to the other side of the arena before continuing his attack. He also turns bright red (to show that he is invulnerable) as he chuckles after taking a hit.
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