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Artwork of Kopter from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
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)
Variant of Kremling

Kopters are small, yellow Kremlings who appear as enemies in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. A Kopter reappears as a playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

In their first two games, Kopters carry a green helicopter blade in each hand and wear a green crash helmet. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, the playable Kopter wears a black pilot cap with a propeller on top, beige pants, and a pair of googles; both of its eye pupils are red.


Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Kopters appear in a few of the later levels: Buzzer Barrage, Kong-Fused Cliffs, and Pot Hole Panic.

With their helicopter blades, Kopters propel themselves into the air. They fly in various directions, usually up and down in a vertical path or circling around a platform. Kopters cannot be defeated and should be avoided by the Kongs. If the lead Kong is hit by a Kopter, the player loses that Kong. Kopters' helmet protect them from jump attacks, although the Kongs can jump on the helmet directly to bounce higher.

The level Kong-Fused Cliffs features many Kopters who attempt to hit Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong while descending. Later in the level, some Kopters move back and forth diagonally.

In Dixie Kong's Photo Album, a Kopter appears under the Kremling Kreeps category.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Kopters appear in six levels, twice as many as in the previous game: Footloose Falls, Rockface Chase, Clifftop Critters, Rickety Rapids, Stalagmite Frights, and Ghoulish Grotto. Unlike the previous game, Kopters can be defeated if Dixie or Kiddy jump on their head. Kopters also defeat themselves by landing on the ground but reappear when the Kongs are not on the same screen as them.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Kopter's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Kopter is an unlockable playable character and the rival of Wrinkly Kong. The player can unlock him by completing the Topaz Cup by playing as a Kremling. Kopter and Wrinkly are the only rivals that are not the same gender. Kopter has average boost and speed, and his agility is high:

  • Boost: 3/5
  • Speed: 3/5
  • Agility: 5/5




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コプター


A standing animation for Kopter.
  • 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.