Karbines are small owl-like creatures that are encountered in the games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble and Donkey Kong Land III.

Karbines are the main obstacles in the Donkley Kong Country 3 level "Fire-Ball Frenzy", found in the area Mekanos; this is also the only level they are found in. Karbines carry large cannons, using them to shoot fireballs at Dixie and Kiddy Kong. Karbines can not be defeated in any way, they can only be avoided. However, they can be pests, as they follow the Kongs almost everywhere. The Game Boy Advance remake makes some of the Karbines harder to avoid (i.e. providing less escape time between their shots).


In Donkey Kong Land III, Karbine appears in "Karbine Kaos", "Bazuka Bombard", "Kuchuka Karnage", and "Barrel Boulevard". Also, in this game, Squitter will not be affected by Karbine's fireballs as long as he is on the ground, which can be seen in Karbine Kaos.


  • A carbine is a firearm similar to a rifle or musket.
  • Karbines wield cannons similar to that Bazukas have.
  • Karbines have a small resemblance to the Mario series owl-based enemies, Pidgits.

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