Arich's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
|Game(s)||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! |
Donkey Kong Land III
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Latest Appearance||Donkey Kong Land III (1997)|
Arich (Japanese: アーリック Ārikku) is the second boss in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, and the third in Donkey Kong Land III. It is a giant red-colored tarantula that hangs by a web, capable of spitting green balls of venom.
In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, he is fought at the end of Kremwood Forest, in the level Arich's Ambush. He drops down from the screen and starts spitting green venom balls. His main attack pattern is bouncing from his web and spitting the venom, which ricochet and various angles. Kiddy or Dixie must attack him by throwing barrels at his face. After taking damage, Arich spits green balls at the two. After four hits, he is defeated. In the final blow, Arich blasts up, flips over, and becomes unconscious.
Arich made another appearance in Donkey Kong Land III as the boss of the third area, Blackforest Plateau. His level name is slightly changed, though, to Arich Attack. Arich is notably smaller, due to limitations. Despite that, the battle is similar to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!'s, because of the barrel usage. First, Arich releases three balls of venom. The Kongs must jump on his head, causing him to bounce around at a much faster rate to try and crush them. It takes four hits for him to be defeated.
- In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, a Banana Bird Cave named "Arich's Hoard" appears in Kremwood Forest.
- The game's official artwork depicts the battle against him taking place inside of a tree, yet in the game it is outside between two trees.
- Arich's name could have been derived off of the term Arachnid. Hinting his kind of species that belong in that category.
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 5 - KREMWOOD FOREST: A river runs through the middle of Kremwood Forest. Brash Bear is the champion swimmer of these parts, but most folks agree that potential challengers stay away because of all the scary tales about a giant spider lurking in the treetops.
|Donkey Kong Country/Donkey Kong Land Series Bosses|
|Donkey Kong Country||Very Gnawty • Master Necky • Queen B. • Really Gnawty • Dumb Drum • Master Necky Snr. • King K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Land||Wild Sting • Colossal Clambo • Hard Hat • King K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Country 2||Krow • Kleever • Kudgel • King Zing • Kreepy Krow • Kerozene (GBA only) • Kaptain K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Land 2||Krow • Kleever • King Zing • Kaptain K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Country 3||Belcha • Arich • Squirt • KAOS • Bleak • Kroctopus (GBA only) • Barbos • Baron K. Roolenstein|
|Donkey Kong Land III||Barbos • Bleak • Arich • KAOS • Baron K. Roolenstein|
|Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D)||Mugly (Krazy Kalimba) • Scurvy Crew (The Maraca Gang) • Stu (Gong-Oh) • Mole Miner Max (Banjo Bottom) • Mangoruby (Wacky Pipes) • Thugly (Xylobone) • Colonel Pluck (Cordian) • Tiki Tong|
|Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze||Pompy • Skowl • Ba-Boom • Fugu • Bashmaster • Lord Fredrik|