The Yeti King is a powerful adversary found in the Wet Fur cave in The Ice Caves, just below the floor containing the Yeti Queen. He is capable of causing a lot of destruction to the level and killing the Spelunker instantly using his mighty freezing roar.

Behavior

When idle, the Yeti King will pace back and forth aimlessly, walking off of ledges if given the opportunity.

When he spots the spelunker in front of him or they get too close to him on the horizontal level, he will let out an incredibly loud roar, shaking the screen and causing ice in front of him to fall down. Falling ice is capable of stunning the player, and he may repeatedly roar, causing more ice to fall onto the player. Note that ice will not fall from the ceiling directly above him or behind him.

While the Yeti King roars, he emits an incredibly cold freezing breath, capable of freezing anything, including other Yetis and the Yeti Queen, who are normally immune to being frozen.

If the player attempts to stomp the Yeti King, not only is he invincible to this without spike shoes, but he will also attempt to slam her fists together to hit the player above him if he is not already performing his roar. This punch deals two damage and falters the player into a position where he may freeze them with his breath.

When killed, the Yeti King will drop both a Compass and a rope pile. Uncommonly, he will drop a Freeze Ray as well.

The Yeti King is immune to freeze blasts from player ghists and freeze rays.

Strategy

Due to the Yeti King's ability to repeatedly damage and stun the player with his avalanches of ice as well as being able to instakill them with his freezing breath, he should always be dispatched using the Spike Shoes given by the Yeti Queen, while quickly positioning above him to not face the wrath of his roar.

The player can also blow him up by bringing a Mine into the cave or using a bomb. Bombing the ground under him will also leave him with nowhere to go but into the lower level containing the Spike pit.

Ranged weapons such as the Shotgun may prove useful against the King, although he will likely still be able to damage the player with the falling ice he creates with his roar.

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The Yeti King is a mini-boss found only in special Yeti Kingdom levels in the Ice Caves.
He is capable of causing a lot of destruction to the level and killing the Spelunker instantly using his mighty roar, blasting the Spelunker through the air and causing avalanches.

He is always found with a group of several Yeti that make him difficult to approach safely.

Because he is considered a mini-boss, killing him unlocks eight Deathmatch Arenas.

Behaviour

Unlike regular Yeti, the Yeti King is actively aggressive and will attack the Spelunker on sight, making him a much more dangerous enemy.

He will pursue the Spelunker if they try to run away, using his roar to cause ice blocks to fall from the ceiling as icicles that will crush anything they land on. Any character that is in front of the Yeti King as he roars will be knocked back and stunned, but won't take any direct damage. Beware though - his breath can still affect the player several blocks above him on either side, and will likely be stun locked to death or sent flying into something more deadly.


Yeti King Trading Card Artwork

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The Yeti King (aka. Giant Yeti) is a mini-boss found only in the Ice Caves on special Yeti Kingdom levels. He will spawn with several regular Yeti.

Strategy

The Yeti King can be relatively easy to deal with as he isn't actively hostile to The Spelunker, but there are two factors worth considering. First, he always spawns with a horde of smaller Yeti, and secondly, his roar can cause avalanches of ice blocks to fall, crushing anything they land on.

The best way to kill the Yeti King is by catching him in a bomb explosion, which will kill him instantly. If you're lucky enough to have a UFO spawn near him, you might be able to throw a projectile at it and have it crash down on him and explode. You can also use a Shotgun, should you be lucky enough to have one, but be warned that he'll take more than one blast to be killed. However, a well-timed shot can sometimes push him into his own avalanche, insta-crushing him. 

Additionally, bouncing on his head repeatedly is an excellent tactic as he moves quite slowly and has no way to shake you off, assuming you can move through the hordes of Yeti to get close enough to him.
As long as you can chain jump reliably, he should die with little trouble. Thrown objects are also effective, especially as they can cause a chain reaction with the hordes of Yeti around him. In fact, stunning a Yeti and using it as a projectile is also very effective. His width and slow movement means that most thrown objects tend to hit him multiple times as they move through his hitbox.

Sometimes when he roars, the ice that falls will crush the Yeti hordes around him. 

Gallery

Example of a 'Yeti Kingdom' Level. Note the large ice formation above the Yeti King.

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