Cranky Kong's Shop

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Cranky Kong's Shop
Donkey Kong's white bearded, grouchy grandfather Cranky Kong has set up shop in each world to help Donkey Kong in his quest. Cranky Kong can ramble on about anything, but don't ignore anything he has to say, as his ramblings provide useful information to those who pay careful attention.”
Donkey Kong Country Returns instruction manual

Cranky Kong's Shop is Cranky Kong's business and possible residence in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It appears to be the successor to Cranky's Cabin from Donkey Kong Country.

There is a shop in each of the game's eight worlds, although they all carry the same selection of goods at the same prices. Many useful items can be purchased at these shops in exchange for Banana Coins. Although most of what Cranky sells isn't mandatory, he does sell a key in each world, which will open up an alternate path on the map, allowing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to access an additional level or two. This is required for one-hundred percent completion.

As with previous games, Cranky will sometimes complain about his situation (Ex.: Needing Banana Coins, being stuck in a shack), or how the game is "too hard" for Donkey and Diddy. He'll also make (often snide) remarks about items the Kongs' purchases.

On a side note, Cranky will not sell the Kongs Extra Life Balloons if they have 99 lives. Likewise, if a key is bought, it can't be purchased again.


Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D extra items[edit]


  • In the Image Gallery, a concept artwork of Cranky's Shop shows he had only one balloon for each amount of lives, and in different colors.
  • If the player doesn't select an item from the shop for a while, Cranky will get tired and fall asleep.
  • Only in the Nintendo 3DS remake, if the player is playing New Mode and waits on the Portable DK Barrel long enough, Cranky will make a The Legend of Zelda reference saying, "It's dangerous to go alone! Buy this!", substituting "Take this!" with "Buy this!".