EXCLUSIVE: Thorn Thursday- The Great Lord Woo Fak Fak


He’s gargantuan, he’s covered in exposable boils and is hungry for bear and bird. He is none other than the great and mighty angler fish, Lord Woo Fak Fak. His residence is deep within the waters of Jolly Rogers’s Lagoon and he doesn’t take too kindly to visitors, something that Banjo and Kazooie discover the hard way in a brutal fight against him.

Lord Woo Fak Fak is unique amongst other bosses in Banjo-Tooie as he is the only boss that can be fought in two different ways. One being with the bear and bird duo, and the other being with Humba Wumba’s transformation, the Submarine. Despite how you decide to fight him, the battle remains the same. You must destroy the boils on both sides of his scaly body whilst avoiding his deadly blasts. Once that is finished, you discover that he was apparently fighting with his eyes closed the entire time (why? Who knows…)!

With his eyes open and the ability to now surmise exactly where Banjo is, Fak Fak’s accuracy is significantly increased for his blasting attack and he also will now utilize bubbles to entrap the duo. His newfound sight is also his downfall, however, as the exposable eyes become his new vulnerability. A few Grenade eggs later and he’s flipped upside down and a Jiggy yours. The battle is over!

Fak Fak can be quite a formidable foe. On my most recent playthrough of Banjo-Tooie (XBLA), he defeated three times. Seemed to be much more tougher than I recollected him being! Did you all have any difficulties in battling Lord Woo Fak Fak or was he just a push-over to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

P.S. Do not enter the fight with the Homing Eggs enabled as it will make the battle much more difficult. Food for thought!