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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 Kremling enemies in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. They carry a green helicopter blade in each hand and wear a green crash helmet. A Kopter appears in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, instead wearing a black pilot cap with a propeller on top, beige pants, and a pair of goggles; its eye pupils are also red.


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

Quawks flies to a Kopter in Buzzer Barrage
A Kopter in the Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! level, Buzzer Barrage

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Kopters appear only in three levels of Razor Ridge: Buzzer Barrage, Kong-Fused Cliffs, and Pot Hole Panic. With their helicopter blades, Kopters propel themselves into the air. Kopters fly in various directions, usually up and down in a vertical path or circling around a platform, or even back and forth diagonally in a later part of Kong-Fused Cliffs. If a Kong is hit by Kopter's blades, they take damage, but Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can harmlessly bounce on a Kopter's helmet for a boost in height. In Dixie Kong's Photo Album, a Kopter is categorized as part of the Kremling Kreeps.

A standing animation for Kopter.
Unused standing animation

Kopters were initially programmed to have a standing sprite, vaguely reminiscent of Kutlasses from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and a defeated sprite.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Kopters appear in six levels: Footloose Falls, Rockface Chase, Clifftop Critters, Rickety Rapids, Stalagmite Frights, and Ghoulish Grotto. Unlike before, a Kopters can now be defeated from being jumped on; however, Kopters can defeat themselves by landing on the ground, though they respawn when the Kongs are not on the same screen as them.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

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 as a Kremling. Kopter has an average boost and speed rating and a high agility rating.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Kopter's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Rival Wrinkly Kong Boost 3/5
Speed 3/5 Agility 5/5
How to unlock: Win the Topaz Cup with a Kremling




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コプター

Italian Kopter