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Kludge, as seen in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Species Kremling
First appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (trophy cameo) (2008)
Latest portrayal Toshihide Tsuchiya (2007-present)

Kludge is a racer appearing exclusively in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, though has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He is a large, blue, muscular Kremling and a member of the Kremling Krew.

Kludge bears a resemblance to Krushas, Krunchas, Krumples, and Kasplats, although his relationship to any of these species is unknown. He 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. In the game, Kludge is the rival of Funky Kong. His bongos are chained and has a blue "X" on the sides and are also spiked on the top and bottom. He is extremely powerful, but lacking in all other departments. He is unlocked if the Diamond Cup is won with a Kremling.

If he is angered, he is rumored to give even King K. Rool trouble. His childlike manner has made him friends with Kip and Kass. He is also simple-minded and likes eating a lot. 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.



  • Boost and Agility are his weaknesses, so he must rely on his brute force and his excellent Top Speed.
  • Unlock method: Win the Diamond Cup with a Kremling.
  • Rival: Funky Kong
  • Boost: 1/5
  • Speed: 5/5
  • Agility: 1/5

Trophy information[edit]

Name Image Game NA Description PAL Description
Kludge BrawlTrophy333.png (NA) Wii Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast 2007
(PAL) Wii Donkey Kong: Jet Race 2007
A member of the Kremling Krew making his first appearance in Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast. His less-than-average acceleration and weak cornering are offset by an impressive top speed. Kludge's relation to the physically fit blue Krunchas and Krumples of the Kremling forces is still unknown. A massive, monstrous Kremling who, once riled up, is rumored to even give King K. Rool trouble. His child-like manner has made him firm friends with Kip and Kass. Unfortunately, Kludge is pretty simpleminded--thinking about too much at once tends to overheat his brain. His hobby is devouring anything and everything at the dinner table.