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Finleys are fish enemies from the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They come in a variety of colors, blue, red and green.

Overview

Blue Finley

A blue Finley as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Blue Finleys are the most common variants, being first found in the very first level of the game, Mangrove Cove of the world Lost Mangroves. They usually swim around the same underwater spot, patrolling constantly. Blue Finleys do not pursue the Kongs, but they harm the primates upon contact. A single spin attack or Cranky Kong's cane swing is capable of defeat them.

Blue Finleys are also present in the level Rocket Rails of the world Secret Seclusion. Here, they display the ability of swimming in the air. At the short section of the Mine Cart, the heroes must usually avoid collide against the blue Finleys. However, it is required to bounce on one of them in order to collect a Puzzle Piece. Later, at the final section of the same level, the primates must bounce on multiple blue Finleys, using them as stepping platforms, to be able to traverse over large pits.

Red Finley

Two red Finleys as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Red Finleys are more rare variants of the blue ones. They are first encountered at the final section of the level Twilight Terror of the world Bright Savannah. They also appear later in the aquatic levels of the world Sea Breeze Cove. Despite red Finleys being faster than their blue counterparts, they display the same behavior of patrolling around the same area. Red Finleys can also be defeated by a single spin attack or Cranky Kong's cane swing.

Green Finley

Green Finleys are even more rare counterparts, being rounder and bouncier when compared to the other Finley types. They appear first in the boss level Big Top Bop of the world Lost Mangroves. During the first phase of the boss battle, and after Pompy, The Presumptuous is hit once by the heroes, the sealion will fall into the water and throw some enemies at the Kongs, including green Finleys. They will bounce constantly on the ground, harming the primates upon contact. A single jump attack or roll attack is enough in order to defeat them. However, it is also possible for the player to avoid them until the green Finleys eventually fall back into the water.

Some green Finleys are also found in the level Twilight Terror of the world Bright Savannah. While the Kongs are traversing the level by riding on a Rocket Barrel, these enemies will jump out of the water, lifting a big bubble, usually containing an item inside, and fall back in afterwards. If the Rocket Barrel collides against the green Finleys, the vehicle will defeat them, but it will sustain damage in the process. Here, it is advisable for the player just to avoid them.

A single green Finley also appears in the level Cannon Canyon of the world Bright Savannah. At some point of the second half of the level, the enemy will jump out of the water lifting the "N" of the K-O-N-G Letters. After a few instants, the letter will fall back over the water, and the green Finley will jump and lift it again, repeating this process multiple times. The player must use good timing to shoot the Kongs from a Barrel Cannon in order to collect the letter "N".

Trivia

  • Gordos, large fish enemies also from the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, are bigger and stronger counterparts to Finleys.
  • Finleys are similar to Bitesizes, fish enemies from the game Donkey Kong Country. However, Bitesizes usually swim at straight lines, leaving the screen.
  • Finleys also possess similar movement patterns to red Kocos, fish enemies from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
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