Klasp

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Klasp
Klasp DKC3 artwork.jpg
Artwork of a Klasp for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
Variant of Knocka
Comparable
Kaboom
Kracka
“Exclusive rope baddy who shimmies towards the players. This tough member of the Klasp family who'll home in on you if you stay on the same rope for too long.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 18

Klasps are red Kremlings that hide in a TNT Barrel and climb across horizontal ropes. They appear as enemies in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. They are similar to Kuchukas and Knockas, both of whom are also Kremlings hiding in a barrel in the same game. Klasps are the successor to Kabooms from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Their name is a pun on "clasp", meaning to firmly hold on to something.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Klasps first appear in the Cotton-Top Cove level, Kreeping Klasps, as the main and titular enemy of the level. Although Kreeping Klasps is their debut level, Klasps most often appear in mountain levels like Krevice Kreepers and Criss Kross Cliffs.

In Kreeping Klasps, the Klasps always follow a set path, and some of them move faster than others. In later levels, starting with Krevice Kreepers, the Klasps hang motionlessly until Dixie and Kiddy pass them. Any Klasp within the Kongs' range begins to move after them, based on the direction that they move in. The Kongs must avoid Klasps because if they make contact with one, the Klasp explodes, injuring the lead Kong. Klasps cannot be defeated safely or in any other way.

In Dixie Kong's Photo Album, a Klasp is categorized under the Kremling Kreeps enemy class.

In the Game Boy Advance remake, Klasps have a land variant, Krackas. While they resemble Klasps and explode like them, Krackas act the same as Knockas.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Klasps act the same as in their first appearance, although they no longer chase directly after Dixie and Kiddy.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラスプ
Kurasupu
Klasp
German Klasp -
Italian Klasp -