Kludge is a large, blue, and muscular Kremling and one of the racers from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is an unlockable character and the rival of Funky Kong. The player can unlock him by clearing the Diamond Cup as a Kremling.
Kludge has an "X" across his stomach, three white stripes on both arms, chains around his wrists, red eyes, and yellow shorts with a skull belt. His bongos are chained, are spiked on the top and bottom, and have a blue "X" on the sides.
In the Cranky's Flight School cutscene, he is seen training along Diddy Kong, Tiny Kong, and Kip. In the Records cutscene, he is seen with Tiny Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, and Kip looking at a scoreboard.
Kludge has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In European versions of the game, Kludge's trophy reveals some of his characteristics. When Kludge is angry, he is rumored to cause trouble even for King K. Rool. He is described as simpleminded and has a hobby for eating. Due to his childlike manner, Kludge has become friends with Kip and Kass.