From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Level(s) 5
<< List of worlds >>
“Back for more clues, eh? Well, if you think I'm telling you the Lost World is in the compass rocks...”
Blunder, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Krematoa (also known as the Lost World) is a large, hidden area in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Krematoa's name is a pun of the volcanic island Krakatoa. Boomer is the Brothers Bear of Krematoa and resides in a bomb shelter near the world entrance. In the original Super Nintendo version, the world's theme is "Krematoa Koncerto", which is remixed from the game's main map theme, "Northern Kremisphere". Krematoa is the only world to not have a Swanky's Sideshow or a secret cave.

Krematoa takes place in a dormant volcano, and much of its terrain consists of cliffs and caverns. Contrarily, Krematoa also has both a jungle and a forest area, located at opposite ends of Krematoa. A large lake is in the center of the area.

Krematoa is somewhat similar to the Lost World from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Both worlds require the Kongs to pay an exclusive currency (Kremkoins or Bonus Coins) to access each of the levels, and both worlds have a lake in the center where the final boss battle takes place.


Krematoa, as seen from the world map

Krematoa was originally just a legend believed to exist by Blunder. As the Kongs progress through the game, Blunder slowly leaks clues as to how they can find Krematoa. He reveals the actual method when the player completes the game. Krematoa once stood to the east of Mekanos but at some point had sunk to the bottom of a lake. The only remains of Krematoa are four rocks, each pointing in a compass direction. With the Hover Craft or Turbo Ski, Dixie and Kiddy must circle around these rocks in a clockwise direction to make Krematoa rise out from the water.

Inside Krematoa, there are a group of large boulders each blocking the path to one of the levels. The Kongs must visit Boomer's Bomb Shelter and pay him Bonus Coins so that he sends explosives to destroy a set of boulders in the path. The Kongs can then access that level. The Kongs are rewarded a cog for completing a level. Boomer puts the cogs on a machine in his bomb shelter.

When all five cogs are on Boomer's machine, a tremor occurs in Krematoa, causing Baron K. Roolenstein's Knautilus to rise up in the central lake. The lake turns from blue to red, and the entire Krematoa glows a faint red, which also affects each of Krematoa's levels (although not in the Game Boy Advance remake). After the Knautilus rises, a bridge rises out of the lake and extends to the submarine. In the Game Boy Advance remake, the Kongs can swim across the water to reach the Knautilus.


Level Description Enemies Animal Friends
Ellie the Elephant jumps at the sight of three Sneeks in Stampede Sprint.
Stampede Sprint
This is the third and final jungle area. Ellie the Elephant and Parry the Parallel Bird are used for the majority of this level. Ellie will begin to run out of control after being scared off by three Sneeks and try to avoid dangerous obstacles or bash enemies until the end of the level. Sneek
Kuff 'n' Klout
Squitter (bonus game)
Squawks (bonus game)
Criss Kross Cliffs.png
Criss Kross Cliffs
This is the fourth cliffside level. The Kongs must climb to the top via shooting steel barrels from a Bazuka. The Kong also must switch barrels to eliminate red Buzzes with TNT Barrels that will block the Kongs' way. Bazuka
Kuff 'n' Klout
Knik-Knak (bonus game)
Tyrant Twin Tussle DKC3.png
Tyrant Twin Tussle
This is the fourth and final cave level. The level is filled with Kuff 'n' Klout duos that can be defeated by TNT Barrels or by Squitter the Spider's webs. Kuff 'n' Klout
Booty Bird
Swoopy Salvo.png
Swoopy Salvo
This is the fourth and final tree level. The level is infested with Swoopies. The Swoopies will make good platforms to climb to the top of the finish, but most will fly in a line as a force field to block the Kongs' way. Bristles
Booty Bird
Screenshot of Rocket Rush
Rocket Rush
This is the fifth and final cliffside level. The Kongs will begin to go in a rocket barrel to glide down and gather fuel. The level's only enemies are red Buzzes that are vulnerable to the fire from the rocket. This is considered the most difficult level of all because after getting halfway done, the Kongs must keep going up in order not to run out of fuel and not to bump into rock formations. In the Super Nintendo version, after completing the level, the Kongs can continue down a one-way path to Boomer's Bomb Shelter. Buzz
The Knautilus from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Boss: Knautilus
This second duel with Baron K. Roolenstein takes place in a submarine. The Kongs must toss steel barrels at Baron K. Roolenstein and avoid getting electrocuted from flying sparks. None None


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレマトア島
Kurematoa Tō
Krematoa Isle
French Krémata Krematoa
German Krematoa -
Italian Krematoa -
Spanish Mundo Perdido: Krematoa Lost World: Krematoa