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Mr. Ripovski

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“Ah, hello sucker! So you've cleaned all those worthless Blue Shells off the beach, eh? Well, I'll tell you what, you can have this genuine one-piece jigsaw puzzle as a reward!”
Mr. Ripovski, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge

Mr. Ripovski is a brown mouse and a businessperson that first appeared in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge. His name is a pun on "rip off."


Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Mr. Ripovski appears in every level except Cliff Farm. For each encounter, Banjo and Kazooie must meet a certain objective to be rewarded a Jiggy.

Mr. Ripovski is first encountered in Breegull Beach. If Banjo gives him five Blue Shells, he is rewarded with a Jiggy.

In Bad Magic Bayou, Mr. Ripovski hosts Magic Angler, a mini-game in which Banjo must reel in 12 red fish within 45 seconds while avoiding the Snippets to win a Jiggy.

In Spiller's Harbor, Mr. Ripovski is a sideshow host. If Banjo has five silver coins, he must go to the N. Kreditz Arcade and give it to Mr. Ripovski to enter the Slide o' Fear, where the two race down a slide for a Jiggy. During the mini-game, Mr. Ripovski floats down while holding an umbrella.

In the Freezing Furnace, in the mini-game Snowy Sleds, Mr. Ripovski and two other mice try to catch the Snowies. Mr. Ripovski wears a purple hat instead of a red one, and the other two mice wear a blue and a green hat respectively. If Banjo wins the minigame, he wins a Jiggy. In the same world, Mr. Ripovski hosts another fishing minigame, Fishy Fingers, which takes place inside of an igloo. The objective is for Banjo to catch 12 red fish, this time only identifiable from their shadow, within 40 seconds to receive another Jiggy.


In Banjo-Pilot, Mr. Ripovski makes a cameo appearance at the cerimony that happens when completing a Grand Prix alongside other characters, mostly from Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Mr. Ripovski is a brown mouse with a large round nose and ears. He wears a blue coat and shorts, a belt and a red hat (although he wears a purple one when trying to catch Snowies in Freezing Furnace).


Mr. Ripovski is often shown to be a swindler such as in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge where, in Breegull Beach, he refers to his Jiggy a "genuine one-piece jigsaw puzzle" to draw attention and calls Banjo a "sucker" (meaning easily deceived, conned, or tricked). He is also shown to be quite cruel in Freezing Furnace during the mini-game where he and two other mice try to kidnap Snowies.