Artwork of a Kremkoin from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
|A type of coin with the picture of Kaptain K. Rool.|
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)|
|Effect||Unlocks levels when given to Klubba.|
A Kremkoin, also spelled Krem Coin, is a large golden coin that is rewarded for completing a Bonus Area in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. Kremkoins are required collectibles in both games, and are currency that Diddy and Dixie Kong use to bribe Klubba into accessing the Lost World. Kremkoins were replaced with Bonus Coins in the respective games' sequel, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III.
There are usually two or three Kremkoins to collect in every level, depending on the number of Bonus Areas in that level. A Kremkoin is also rewarded for defeating a world boss the first time. When a Kremkoin is obtained, its counter briefly appears on screen and increments by a number, to indicate that it has been obtained. If Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong redo a Bonus Area that has already been completed, the Kremkoin has a white check mark on it and does not add to the total; if they redo a previously defeated boss, no Kremkoin will appear.
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, there are 75 Kremkoins in total. The Kongs must pay 15 of them to Klubba at each of his kiosks for him to allow them to enter a specific Lost World level from within that world. Every Lost World level has one Bonus Area, and they reward a DK Coin at the end rather than a Kremkoin. Likewise, the Kongs are rewarded a DK Coin for completing Krocodile Kore. There is also a cheat in Pirate Panic that allows the Kongs to collect all 75 Kremkoins at once.
In Donkey Kong Land 2, there are fewer Kremkoins to obtain, with there being 47 in total. Instead of paying for access to individual levels, the Kongs must make a one-time payment of all 47 Kremkoins at Klubba's Kiosk to enter the Lost World in its entirety.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "If you collect these coins hidden in each bonus level, you can use them to cross the toll bridge to the Lost World."
Names in other languages
Krem-coin; portmanteau of "Kremling" and "moneta" (coin)
- Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #36, page 24.
- Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #46, pages 46-49.
- Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #51, pages 50-53 and 61.
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, GIG's Italian manual
- Donkey Kong Land 2 Italian manual, pag. 14
- Donkey Kong Land 2 Italian manual, pag. 7
- Donkey Kong Land 2 e-manual, pag. 12