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View of K3
Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Level(s) 5
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“I've been up here for weeks getting ready for my attempt to conquer K3.”
Blizzard, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

K3 is a snowy, frigid mountain and the fifth world of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.


Like any mountain in high altitude, K3 is covered in snow and ice and constantly wracked by blizzards and snowstorms. Because of the setting, most areas, including the boss level, take place in the snow. Due to the slippery surface, sledding is used as a means of traveling through K3: there is one level where the Kongs use a Toboggan and a later level featuring Lemguins, who move around by sliding on their bellies.

Aside from its snowy fields, K3 also features rocky cliffs and crevices, some of which the Kongs have to scale on. The area also has a large waterfall running through it, and appears to be flowing into the main world map, the Northern Kremisphere. Right next to the waterfall peak is a factory that the Kremlings have relocated to following KAOS's defeat in Mekanos.[1]

The Brother Bear of K3 is Blizzard, who resides in Blizzard's Basecamp; his purpose is requesting Dixie and Kiddy Kong to deliver a present to Blue. The secret cave of K3 is Glacial Grotto, which is located to the left of Blizzard's Basecamp.

The world's boss is an evil snowman named Bleak, who is fought at the northeast corner of the world map. From the world map, it appears to give off a sinister frowning face.


Level Description Enemies Animal Friends
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Krevice Kreepers
The first level of K3, which has a cliffside setting. Here, Dixie and Kiddy must climb up both vertical and horizontal ropes to reach the top. The main enemy of Krevice Kreepers are the large number of Klasps appearing throughout. Klasp
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Tearaway Toboggan
Tearaway Toboggan is the game's second snow-themed level, after Skidda's Row. As suggested by the level name, Dixie and Kiddy travel through the level in a Toboggan, similar to Demolition Drain-Pipe. The vehicle moves at fast speed, and the Kongs must prevent it from crashing into objects, including walls and cabins, and enemies, mainly Skiddas. Buzz
Booty Bird
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Barrel Drop Bounce
This is the final waterfall-themed level in the game. Despite being in K3, the level does not feature any snow or ice. The Kongs must reach the top of the level by jumping on tumbling barrels that are sliding down the waterfall. Krimp
Booty Bird
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Krack Shot Kroc
This level takes place in a factory, which is guarded by an off-screen enemy named Kroc. The Kongs are required to be Squitter for a majority of the level, and must avoid being blasted from the fireballs shot by Kroc, which is indicated from a cursor following him around in the level. Aside from Kroc, some small lava pits also appear in the area. Bristles
Lemguin Lunge
Lemguin Lunge
The final regular level of K3, Lemguin Lunge is a snow-themed level that, like Skidda's Row, requires Dixie and Kiddy to venture the level on the slippery, icy surface. As its name suggests, Lemguin Lunge features numerous Lemguins, who indefinitely spawn out of holes and then attempt sliding into the Kongs. Buzz
Bleak's House in the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Boss level: Bleak's House
Here, the Kongs fight the world boss, Bleak. This involves both the lead Kong and Bleak in a snowball fight. To attack Bleak, Dixie or Kiddy must throw at his glowing necklace, but but avoid snowballs thrown by him, including large ones that he blasted out from his hat. None None




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 雪山K3[2]
Yukiyama K3
Snow Mountain K3
French K3 -
German K3 -
Italian K3 -
Spanish K3 -


  • K3's name either comes from K2, the Earth's second highest mountain, or Broad Peak, the twelfth highest mountain formerly known as "K-3". Either way, such a namesake may have been chosen due to the fact that it includes the letter "K", a Kremling reference ubiquitous in Donkey Kong franchise names.


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Page 76. "KRACK-SHOT KROC After the Kaos debacle at Mekanos, a subsidiary of Kremling Industries relocated to K3. Security is tight at the factory. There’s even talk about a hired gun working there."
  2. ^ Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō「クレミスマップ」fold-out