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Buzz
Buzz Artwork - Donkey Kong Country 3

A green Buzz's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
Leader KAOS
Homeland Northern Kremisphere


Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong Land III
Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build)

Buzzes are robotic replacements of Zingers in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. In these two games, Buzzes are often used as obstacles to Dixie and Kiddy. The Green Buzzes can be defeated by Barrels or a certain type of Animal Buddy. There are also red types of Buzzes which seemingly appear more powerful and can only be defeated by TNT Barrels or an Invincibility Barrel.

BuzzPilot

A Buzz about to attack Diddy in Diddy Kong Pilot.

Buzzes appear in Diddy Kong Pilot as usable items. This can be seen in a gameplay video on YouTube posted by Rare member, Transparentjinjo. Buzzes apparently act as missiles in this game, much like the rockets from Diddy Kong Racing; there is also a new blue version that acts as a homing missile.

Etymology

Their name is a play on words of the onomatopoeia 'buzz', the sound that bees make when they fly, and the buzz-saw in their abdomens. KAOS was probably running out of Zingers to the commonness of them in previous games and how many are usually defeated in one game. They might have had Buzzes instead because the final boss is a machine builder and the creators probably wanted the game to look that way. Despite this, their wings and bodies seem organic. Buzzes are usually more expendable and troublesome.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite their regular colors being green or red, official artwork shows them being pink in color.
  • Buzzes may have inspired the creation of Mecha-Zingers from Donkey Kong 64.

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