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Kasplats, sometimes known as Krushas, are enemies who exclusively appear in Donkey Kong 64. They are large, muscular Kremlings, similar to Krushas (of whom they sometimes share a name with) from Donkey Kong Country. They are King K. Rool's bodyguards, of whom he entrusted to guard the blueprints from Snide and the Kongs. All Kasplats wear a leather jacket, sunglasses, and have a tuft of hair on their head.
Kasplats attack by slamming on the ground, unleashing a shockwave in the process. They can also punch the active Kong if they approach them. The Kongs are required to defeat Kasplats, as each one drops a blueprint upon being defeated (this does not occur if Chunky Kong flattens a Kasplat while in Hunky Chunky mode). Every Kasplat has a different hair color, which is linked to a certain Kong. It also determines the color of both their blueprints and their produced shockwaves. If the appropriate Kong obtains the Kasplat's blueprint and later revisits the revived Kasplat, its hair color turns white. However, its shockwaves retain the color that it previously had.
Kasplats often take numerous hits to defeat. After hitting a Kasplat a few times, it falls down and gets back up. After taking a few more hits, the Kasplat is defeated. The Kongs can also defeat a Kasplat by throwing five Oranges at it, and can defeat it in a single hit by using their shockwave attack or musical instrument move.
In the "Castle Intro" (a cutscene that plays just before the Kongs enter Creepy Castle), a purple-haired Kasplat is shown attempting to flee out of Crocodile Isle, hoping that K. Rool (whom he calls "fatso") does not discover him losing many of the blueprints. Through a surveillance system, K. Rool hears Kasplat, and as Kasplat is running through the hallway, he runs into a large, red Klaptrap (presumably sent out by K. Rool), who munches his jaws, possibly eating the Kasplat afterward.
Kasplats appear in some of the Battle Arenas except for those in Jungle Japes, Angry Aztec, and Gloomy Galleon, as well as in the minigames Mad Maze Maul and Stash Snatch. They are also an enemy in multiplayer, where their attack can occasionally be used by a Kong if they collect a question mark or an Orange.
Every level features five Kasplat except for Hideout Helm, which does not feature any Kasplats.
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