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- "Don't rile Buroughs! When he's angry, he's apt to rip off his hard hat and throw it at you. This mad mole is likely to be a major pain."
- —Donkey Kong Land preview, Nintendo Power Issue 69
|Origin of Species||Mole
|Games||Donkey Kong Land|
Hard Hat, also known as Buroughs in the 69th issue of Nintendo Power, is the third boss of Donkey Kong Land.
He is fought in the boss level Mad Mole Holes, at the end of Monkey Mountains. Battling Hard Hat is similar to battling King K. Rool since both toss their headgear -- Hard Hat tosses his hat, while King K. Rool tosses his crown. He will pop out of a random hole and throw his hat in an attempt to injure either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. Since he doesn't have his hat on, Donkey or Diddy can pounce on him or run over him. He throws his hat faster as the fight progresses. Hard Hat is defeated when he is hit eight times.
- Mole Miner Max from Donkey Kong Country Returns may be based on Hard Hat since they are both moles who wear miner hats and that they are both bosses.
|Bosses in the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land series|
|Donkey Kong Country||Very Gnawty • Master Necky • Queen B. • Really Gnawty • Dumb Drum • Master Necky Snr. • King K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Land||Wild Sting • Colossal Clambo • Hard Hat • King K. Rool|
|Country 2 / Land 2||Krow • Kleever • Kudgel • King Zing • Kreepy Krow • Kerozene (DKC2 GBA) • Kaptain K. Rool|
|Country 3 / Land III||Belcha • Arich • Squirt • KAOS • Bleak • Kroctopus (DKC3 GBA) • Barbos • Baron K. Roolenstein|
|Returns||Mugly • Scurvy Crew • Stu • Mole Train • Mangoruby • Thugly • Stompybot 3000 • Tiki Tong|
|Tropical Freeze||Pompy • Skowl • Ba-Boom • Fugu • Bashmaster • Lord Fredrik|