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Squitter the Spider
Squitter.jpg
Squitter the Spider's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 2.
Gender Male
Species Spider
Homeland Crocodile Isle
Powers/Abilities Web shooting, acts as projectiles or platforms
Allies Kong Family,
Diddy Kong,
Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong
Enemies Kremling Krew,
Kaptain K. Rool,
Baron K. Roolenstein
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2,
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III,
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (cameo),
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (cameo),
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (cameo)
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SFC/SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Squitter the Spider is a large, friendly spider appearing as an Animal Buddy in the games Donkey Kong Country 2, Donkey Kong Land 2, Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III. Squitter, as his name suggests, possesses the ability to fire webbing from his mouth, that will either act as a projectile that can hurt enemies or become floating platforms that can be used to reach high areas or cross gaps.

History

Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2

Squitter first appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2 as an inhabitant of Crocodile Isle, first encountered Crocodile Cauldron's first stage, Hot-Head Hop, and later in many other locations, such as Krazy Kremland. Squitter even has Web Woods, an entire stage dedicated to just him, which makes frequent use of his ability to spawn web platforms.

He makes a return appearance in Donkey Kong Land 2 with the same moves.

Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Country 3, Squitter appears in several of the stages in the Northern Kremisphere to aid Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong, commonly in stages taking place in a factory setting. Like in Donkey Kong Country 2, Squitter had a stage centered around him in this game, Krack-Shot Kroc.

After his appearance in this game, Squitter returned in Donkey Kong Land III. Squitter gains the ability to jump on enemies, but he still could not stomp on spiked enemies such as the Buzzes.

Super Smash Bros. series

In the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Squitter cameos as a collectible trophy.

  • Trophy description: "A spider friend of the Kongs. Squitter features a patchy pattern and a fancy sneaker on each foot. With Diddy on board, Squitter will assist by spewing out webs that serve as projectile weapons or temporary platforms. These platforms can be used to access otherwise unreachable areas."

Squitter also appears as a trophy in the game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

  • Trophy descriptions:
    • North American version: "Squitter is one of Donkey Kong's animal friends. It must take him hours to lace up the four pairs of shoes he wears... The spiderwebs he shoots from his mouth can damage enemies, and they also can make platforms to walk on. But can he use them to make shoe racks?"
    • European version: "One of Donkey Kong's animal friends. Shoe-shopping must be expensive when you have eight legs! Anyway, Squitter helps you out by shooting webbing at enemies and making platforms appear in the air! And then, when that's all said and done, he can put his many, MANY feet up and relax."

In the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Squitter is also featured as a spirit.

Abilities

Squitter possesses a very unique ability to shoot webbing from its mouth, with two variations. Both are an extremely useful projectile in two ways.

Web projectiles

Assuming the classic SFC/SNES control scheme, the "Y" button will shoot a web projectile, with the ability to defeat strong enemies such as Zingers, Krunchas and Buzzes. The Kongs can move to follow the projectile, making it very effective as an unlimited ranged weapon; it can kill nearly every regular foe (including ones that can only defeated with Barrels or two Kongs) in one hit. Tilting up or down while shooting the projectile affects the direction it is shot to.

Web platforms

Pressing "A", "L", or "R" will shoot a drastically slower web, though pressing any of those buttons again will make the web stop in mid-air and spread out into a platform large enough for Squitter to land on. Squitter can jump and do this, which can be very useful in avoiding enemies or getting across otherwise impossibly long areas. In fact, Squitter could literally make a web stair-like path to the very top of the screen, or just continue making a web-walkway above all the below enemies. The direction the web shoots out can be controlled by tilting either up or down while the projectile is shot.

Stages

Donkey Kong Country 2

Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Country 3

Donkey Kong Land III

Gallery

Sprites

Trivia

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