Kleever's Kiln

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This article is about the boss level in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. For the similarly-named boss level from Donkey Kong Land 2, see Kleaver's Kiln.
Kleever's Kiln
Kleever's Kiln from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Kleever's Kiln
Level code 2 - BOSS
World Crocodile Cauldron
Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Boss Kleever
Music track Boss Bossanova
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Kleever's Kiln is the boss level of Crocodile Cauldron and the place where Kleever is fought in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Kleever's Kiln takes place in a volcanic area with a ledge on each side and a wide lava pit in the middle. Two Banana Coins are hidden at the top right of the area, and they can be reached by either jumping from hooks at the top right or from Dixie using her Helicopter Spin from the same position. In the Game Boy Advance version, a thunderstorm takes place in the background, complete with flashes of lightning.

The battle starts with Kleever rising from the lava, held by an arm made of fire. Kleever throws three individual fireballs at Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong. After this, the Kongs have to throw a kannonball at it. When Kleever is hit, a set of hooks fall from the sky, and as the Kongs cross to the rightmost part of the arena, Kleever follows them there while throwing more fireballs in their direction. After a third hit, Kleever retreats back into the lava before suddenly charging back out, now hovering in midair independently, without the fiery arm. Kleever moves around faster and starts by horizontally charging himself at Diddy and Dixie, who can dodge Kleever by jumping over him. Many rows of hooks drop above the pool of lava, allowing Diddy and Dixie to cross over to the right side. Kleever uses his charging attack again, and after having another kannonball thrown at it, Kleever begins to violently slash for a few seconds. After six hits, Kleever is defeated, his blade shattered into pieces as he spins around for a few seconds before falling into the lava. Diddy and Dixie are rewarded with a Kremkoin and can continue on to Krem Quay.

Concept drawings show that Squawks would originally fight Kleever, and his Animal Barrel would have been hidden in an area behind the starting point. This was changed to Squawks fighting another boss instead, King Zing, in the boss level King Zing Sting.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese げきとつ!ボス クリーバー
Gekitotsu! Bosu Kurībā
Clash! Boss Kleaver
French Fournil de Kleever Kleever's Bakery
German Kleevers Feuerschwert Kleever's Fire Sword
Italian La Fucina di Koltel The Forge of Kleever
Spanish El Horno de Kleever Kleever's Furnace