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Artwork of Kludge from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
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)
Portrayed by Toshihide Tsuchiya

Kludge is a playable racer in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is a large, blue, and muscular Kremling with 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. Kludge is the rival of Funky Kong. Kludge appears in two cutscenes: In the Cranky's Flight School cutscene, Kludge is seen training along Diddy Kong, Tiny Kong, and Kip, while in the Records cutscene, he is seen looking at a scoreboard with Tiny Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, and Kip. Kludge is an unlockable character, and the player can unlock him by completing the Diamond Cup as a Kremling. Kludge has low boost and agility, which is compensated for his top speed.

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. The trophy for Kludge was completely rewritten for the NTSC release, focusing on the character's performance in Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast rather than details about the character himself, like in the PAL, Korean, and Japanese releases.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Kludge's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Rival Funky Kong Boost 1/5
Speed 5/5 Agility 1/5
How to unlock: Win the Diamond Cup with a Kremling.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Appears in:
Wii Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast (American English) / Wii Donkey Kong: Jet Race (British English)
How to unlock: Random
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. (American English)
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. (British English)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッジ

German Kludge
Italian Kludge