Wild Sting

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Wild Sting
Artwork of Wild Sting, a boss from Donkey Kong Land
Artwork of Wild Sting
Species Stingray
First appearance Donkey Kong Land (1995)

Wild Sting[citation needed], or Manta Ray,[1][2] is a flying stingray[3] and the first boss of Donkey Kong Land. He appears in Gangplank Galleon Ahoy! in the end boss level, Wild Sting Fling. His name is likely inspired by the phrase Wild Thing.

Wild Sting attacks by flying back-and-forth across the screen, occasionally swooping down at Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. During this, the Kong must jump onto Wild Sting to attack it. For each hit, Wild Sting moves around faster and in a less predictable pattern. It only turns around after going off-screen. Wild Sting gets defeated upon taking seven hits.

Wild Sting resembles the Flotsams from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワイルド・スティング[4]
Wairudo Sutingu
Wild Sting
Italian Wild Sting[5] -


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land, Nintendo Magazine System (UK) WORLD EXCLUSIVE Review booklet, page 11.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 31, page 64.
  3. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 74, page 20.
  4. ^ Super Donkey Kong GB Kōryaku Guide BookMedia:SuperDonkeyKongGB guide.jpg
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Land Italian booklet, pag. 16