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Donkey Kong Jungle Beat artwork
Franchise Donkey Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Species origin Wasp
Armored Stinga

Stingas[1] are flying insect enemies from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They attack Donkey Kong by flying towards him if he gets too close, and if Donkey Kong comes in contact with them, he loses beats. Donkey Kong can defeat Stingas using the Sound Wave Attack, and he earns a beat for every Stinga that he defeats. In some levels, there are Stinga Combs[2] that, upon clapping near them, reveal several Stingas.

Stingas appear in several kingdoms. They also have an alternate variant, Armored Stinga, which appears in the Durian Kingdom; using the Sound Wave Attack turns them into normal Stingas, which can then be defeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スティンガ[3]
Corruption of English word "stinger"


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/Stinga.arc)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/StingaComb.arc)
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book, page 170.