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Artwork of a Kopter from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
Parent species Kremling

Kopters are small yellow Kremlings that are encountered in a few of the later levels in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. According to the game's credits, Kopters belong to the "Kremling Kreeps" enemy class. Kopters carry helicopter blades in each hand and can attain flight by spinning them rapidly. If either Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong get too close, they can end up being hit by the blades. Kopters also wear crash helmets meaning jump attacks are useless, but if the Kongs can land directly on the helmet they bounce thus attaining greater heights. Kopters are very uncommon enemies in the game since they only appear in the levels Buzzer Barrage, Kong-Fused Cliffs, and Pot Hole Panic. In Donkey Kong Land III, Kopters are found in Footloose Falls, Rockface Chase, Clifftop Critters, Rickety Rapids, Stalagmite Frights, and Ghoulish Grotto.

In Donkey Kong Country 3, Kopters cannot be beaten in any way and can only be avoided. However, in Donkey Kong Land III, they can be defeated by simply jumping on their heads; they also manage to defeat themselves by landing on the ground but respawn when the Kongs aren't on the same screen as them. A Kopter (wearing slightly different armor) appears in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast as an unlockable playable character and is the rival of Wrinkly Kong. In this game, he has greener skin and is unlocked by winning the Topaz Cup as a Kremling character.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コプター


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  • Through hacking, it is revealed that Kopters were initially programmed with a standing sprite and a defeated sprite in Donkey Kong Country 3. The defeated sprite, however, was seen in Donkey Kong Land III. The standing sprite also bears resemblance to that of Kutlass from the previous game.
  • He and Wrinkly are the only character rivals in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast who aren't the same gender.