Kosha

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Kosha
Kosha DK64.png
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Comparable
Kutlass
Notable members
Giant Viking Kremling

Koshas[1], referred to as Clubbies in the Prima Games guide[2] are small, olive-skin Kremlings which only appear in Donkey Kong 64. They wear a gray viking helmet and carry around a large, spiked club with them. Their name spin on the word "cosh", another name for club.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

A Kosha in Gloomy Galleon

In Donkey Kong 64, Koshas appear in four levels, Gloomy Galleon, Fungi Forest (at night), Crystal Caves, and Creepy Castle. They struggle to carry around their heavy club, which they try to smash the Kongs with. If the active Kong is hit by the club, they get squished and lose two melon slices of their health. If a Kosha swings its club overhead and misses the Kong, it struggles lifting its club for a few seconds; in this regard, they are similar to Kutlasses from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. If the active Kong gets squished by Kosha's club, they lose two melon slices of their health.

Koshas can withstand most attacks due to their helmet. The Kongs can only defeat them by either using their instrument move, their shockwave ability, by Chunky Kong hitting them while under the effect of Hunky Chunky, or if they throw an Orange at Kosha while it is off-guard. When a Kosha gets defeated, it yells as it falls, then its club hits its head.

Koshas drop two melon slices when they are defeated. They are the only enemy that both requires a special move to defeat and releases melon slices from being defeated. Other enemies that can only be defeated by special move (such as Klump) release three Oranges when defeated.

Koshas have an idle animation where they accidentally drop their club onto their head, slightly flattening them.

A gigantic Kosha is stationed near the top of Crystal Caves. It periodically smashes the ceiling of the cave, creating violent tremors that send stalactites raining down in the level. Tiny Kong must fight it to stop the stalactites from falling.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッバ[3]
Kurabba
Same as Klubba

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, p. 31 "... but I wouldn't stray into the path of the club-wielding Koshas if I were you, which happily I'm not."
  2. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 15.
  3. ^ Scan of 「ドンキーコング64パーフェクトプログラム」 (Donkey Kong 64 Perfect Program)