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Munchers DKCR
The Munchers as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Residence(s) Forest level Muncher Marathon
Family Unknown, could be Skittlers
Species Spider
Gender Male/Female

Powers/Abilities Attacking in large numbers at incredible speed
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Munchers are a swarm of small spiders that live on Donkey Kong Island, and appear in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They only appear in the Forest level Muncher Marathon. After the Kongs pound and break some logs close by their eggs, the Munchers will pursue the primates restlessly through the level.


Munchers are shown to be quite small and one alone would possibly not be a big threat. They have a great resemblance to spiders and have black as their main color. They are born from orange eggs with horizontal yellow stripes. The eggs are envolved by spiders webs, likely left by the parents. They are also quite bouncy. The eggs are also orange colored. Some munchers appear scarlet red as well. 

Powers and Abilities[]

The Munchers have no specific abilities but when many are together they form a hungry swarm which makes them stronger and very deadly (as they are able to defeat Donkey and Diddy Kong instantly). They can also climb up walls and appear from pits.



  • It is unknown whether or not the Munchers are directly linked to Skittlers but both are found in the Forest world.
  • It is presumable that the other enemies present in the same level are eaten when the swarm of Munchers hits them. The fact that they supposedly eat their spider brethren is slight cannibalism.
  • It is possible the Munchers have lived there for generations since the wooden pillars in the level have spider symbols carved on by some unknown civilization.