A Mole Miner as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns|
|Home||Donkey Kong Island|
|Enemies|| Donkey Kong|
Mole Miners are enemies solely native to the Cave world of Donkey Kong Island and are encountered in a couple of the levels that are featured there. They make their first appearance in 4-4 Mole Patrol, where they must be actively avoided at all times rather than defeated. They make their second and final appearance in the boss level of this world, 4-B Mole Train, where they must be avoided in something of the same fashion as your first encounter with them, only this time you're given the opportunity to bash them on the heads at certain opportunities. Their attack pattern is rather light and consists of chucking pickaxes from far distances and hitting either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong from underneath after hiding within groups of banana-filled minecarts.
The Mole Miner takes on the traditional appearance of an upright, cartoon mole which sports a set of stereotypical mining gear that includes a bright yellow, light-fixed helmet and a set of related tools such as power drills and pickaxes.
Concept art of a Mole Miner from Donkey Kong Country Returns