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Karbine
Karbine.jpg
Karbine's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
Homeland Northern Kremisphere
Origin of Species Owl


Powers/Abilities Shooting fireballs from the background at regular intervals
Leader(s) KAOS,
Baron K. Roolenstein
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family,
Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III
First Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)


Latest Game Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Karbines are uncommon owl-like enemies encountered in the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. They appear as background enemies that shoot fireballs at regular intervals.

Overview

Donkey Kong Country 3

Karbines are usually present in the background of factory stages, using cannons to shoot fireballs downwards at the same plane of the Kongs, stopping their progress. They only appear in the Mekanos stage Fire-Ball Frenzy. They cannot be defeated or even attacked by the primates. By watching each Karbine's shooting patterns, the player must use good timing to avoid the projectiles after they bounce on the ground in order to move forward safely.

Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Karbines behave not different as they did in Donkey Kong Country 3 by shooting fireballs from the background and staying out of reach from the heroes. However, they are featured in more stages, and even have their own stage called Karbine Kaos.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite Karbine's official artwork showing that it wears glasses with crosshairs, this is not the case when the enemy is seen in both games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III.
  • According to Mark Stevenson, one of the lead artists of the game Donkey Kong Country 3, Karbine's initial design was a flying robot (see Gallery section above).[1]
  • The fireballs shoot by Karbines are very similar to the ones shoot by the enemy Kroc, also from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.

References

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