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Ukki is an enemy in Contra: Hard Corps. They are ape-like mutants that attack in great numbers.

Description[]

A tribe of primitive-looking mutant primates that actually possess a high level of intelligence. Ukkis are the first opposing force encountered in the Jungle stage. They attack by pouncing forward in a beast-like manner and in very large numbers, performing a nonstop charge altogether. Some individuals will hang on from vines above and wait until the player comes close, at which point they'll also pounce forward, trying to make the player get off balance and be consumed by the horde. A rare few (or the hanging Ukkis that land on the ground) will crawl without pouncing and may stop to toss a short-moving primitive hatchet. This is easily unnoticed as the player will tend to disperse with as much of the deadly swarm as quickly as possible.

As such, it's recommended to traverse this section slowly and patiently, preferably using a piercing weapon that can kill all oncoming individuals without leaving any openings until the onslaught stops. Each Ukki possess a measly 2 HP.

These creatures later reappear during the Monster Genesis Machine stage, where they are used as part of the mad Doctor Geo Mandrake's experiments.

Trivia[]

  • It is possible that they, along with the other strange mutants encountered in the Jungle, were either artificially created or were originally local wildlife that had been captured and transmuted by Doctor Geo Mandrake himself, only to serve as test subjects after having been exposed to his potential experiments on the Mother Alien Cell.
  • These creatures bear a slight resemblance to the Morlocks from H. G. Wells' novel, The Time Machine.
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