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Flotsam
Flotsam

Floatsam's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Leader Kaptain K. Rool
Homeland Crocodile Isle
Sub-Species Wild Sting
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family, Enguarde
Games Donkey Kong Land
(as Wild Sting)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2

Flotsam are stingray enemies that are usually found in the aquatic stages of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Flotsam mainly live in the waters of Crocodile Isle, particularly the "sunken ship" stages. The word "flotsam", means leftovers from a shipwreck. A boss named Wild Sting that looks like a Flotsam appears as the first boss in Donkey Kong Land, lives on DK Island.

History

Donkey Kong Land

Flotsam made its first appearance as the first boss of Donkey Kong Land, at the end of Gangplank Galleon Ahoy! (although under a different name, Wild Sting). Unlike the aquatic Flotsam, this one appears to be able to move and fight above water. He's defeated like any other boss too: jumping on top of it several times. It is not confirmed if this is directly a boss version of Flotsam or inspiration for the enemy in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/ Land 2

Flotsams came in two colors: blue and green. Blue Flotsam swim in one direction, while the green Flotsam can change their direction, usually when they reach a wall or a solid object. Flotsam were common water enemies, practically every water stage had them. Like most water enemies, they do not go directly after the Kongs, merely swim casually, but contact will injure a Kong or Enguarde. They bear the usual aquatic foe's weakness: Enguarde's ever reliable bill.

The Flotsam return, as with most aquatic enemies in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest's follow-up, Donkey Kong Land 2. Flotsam remain relatively unchanged, with no major differences in appearance or attack style.

Trivia

  • In the German version of DKC2, the name is "Floatsam".

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