Kreepy Krow

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This article is about the character. For the boss stages he appears in, see Kreepy Krow (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest level) and Kreepy Krow (Donkey Kong Land 2 level).
Kreepy Krow
Artwork of Kreepy Krow for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Artwork of Kreepy Krow from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Species Mini-Necky
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)
“Jump on the different colored Mini-Neckys to gain the necessary objects to fight the ghost of Krow.”
Wrinkly Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Kreepy Krow is the undead ghost form of Krow after his death in Krow's Nest. Kreepy Krow is the boss of Gloomy Gulch in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, where he appears in his eponymous boss stage.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Diddy and Dixie Kong in a boss fight against Kreepy Krow in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Boss battle against Kreepy Krow

After Diddy and Dixie defeat Krow in Gangplank Galleon, his spirit leaves his body and flies off (which is only shown in the Game Boy Advance version). Later on their journey, the Kongs find Kreepy Krow on another crow's nest in Gloomy Gulch. The battle takes place on three different floors. On the first floor, Kreepy Krow sends three ghost Mini-Neckys and a regular one to charge at the Kongs. Beating the normal one spawns a Barrel. When this happens, Kreepy Krow flaps in a set pattern, attempting to injure the Kongs. They must quickly throw the Barrel to attack Kreepy Krow, and he then flies upward.

While the Kongs climb to the next floor, Kreepy Krow drops large eggs at them. They must avoid the eggs to find Kreepy Krow on the next floor. Unlike last time, Kreepy Krow summons five ghost Mini-Neckys and a normal one, all of whom swoop faster. The Kongs must defeat the live Mini-Necky again and toss the spawned Barrel at Kreepy Krow. He flaps upward again, and then drops eggs while the Kongs climb on the rope but at a faster rate.

On the third floor, Kreepy Krow sends seven ghost Mini-Neckys and another regular one. They all swoop even quicker than the ones on the previous two floors. The Kongs must again beat the normal Mini-Necky and throw the Barrel that spawns at Kreepy Krow to defeat him and earn his Kremkoin.

In the Super NES version, Kreepy Krow does not appear as a member of the "Barnacled Bosses" group; dialogue and the Player's Guide treat him simply as Krow (with "Kreepy Krow" just being the level title), so his exclusion is probably for the same reason. However, a few magazine publications do refer to him as "Kreepy Krow" and in the Game Boy Advance version, he does have a separate appearance in the cast roll.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

The Kreepy Krow boss battle in Donkey Kong Land 2
Diddy in a boss battle against Kreepy Krow in Donkey Kong Land 2

Kreepy Krow resumes his role as Gloomy Gulch's boss in Donkey Kong Land 2. Unlike Donkey Kong Country 2, it is not evident that Kreepy Krow is undead because him and Krow share the same sprites. This is most likely because the Game Boy's palette is limited to a few colors. Additionally, he once again is not listed separately in the cast, though Nintendo Power treats him separately.

At the start of the boss battle, Kreepy Krow sends four Mini-Neckys (it is unknown where they are alive or undead). Unlike the previous game, Diddy and Dixie are not required to defeat any of the Mini-Neckys because an egg, instead of a Barrel, falls on the stage after each one is dodged. The active Kong must throw it at Kreepy Krow. The pattern repeats a second time. After being hit again, Kreepy Krow flies upward, and drops eggs at the active Kong while they climb up.

On the second floor, Kreepy Krow sends four more Mini-Neckys to attack the active Kong. Unlike last time, the egg briefly bounces after falling down. The Kongs must throw the egg at Kreepy Krow. Like on the lower floor, this cycle repeats again. After the fourth hit, Kreepy Krow is defeated, and the Kongs earn his relinquished Kremkoin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おばけボス・ゾッキー
Obake Bosu Zokkī
Ghost Boss Zocky
Italian Spettrokorvo Specterkrow
Spanish Kreepy Krow -