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Monkey Dudes are, as their name implies, based on monkeys, though they feature a heavy design. They have a metallic blue body, a thin silver tail, and arms made up of four segmented spheres, which are tipped with a clawed hand on each of them. They also have a black face with white black eyes and a yellow beak-like mouth. They do not appear to have legs, as they hang from trees with their hands and tails.
In Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, Monkey Dudes are enemies found in Angel Island Zone. In gameplay, they climb up and down palm trees from where they will fling a coconut at the player when spotting them. Monkey Dudes are either placed so that they look left or right, and can never turn around.
If the player runs past a Monkey Dude before it can throw its coconut, it will keep it in its hand since it cannot turn around to throw it the other way. The coconut itself has a medium spiral gap when it is thrown. Additionally, each Monkey Dude can only throw one coconut. Afterwards, they are left vulnerable to attacks, as they keep repeating their movement pattern and waving their arm. However, leaving the area and returning will cause them to gain another coconut. Monkey Dudes can be destroyed by attacking them with a Spin Jump. Doing so will release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points.
Powers and abilities
Monkey Dudes are capable climbers amongst tree tops and can throw coconuts as weapons. Their eyes can also turn into a camera to spy on enemies.