Kaptain K. Rool and the Kremling Krew
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country (1994)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
|Leader||King K. Rool|
The Kremling Krew (also known as the Kremling army, Kremling Corps or the Kremling gang) is a powerful gang led by King K. Rool. Most Kremlings are a part of the Kremling Krew, as are a few other creatures. The Kremling Krew repeatedly attempts to steal Donkey Kong's banana hoard and conquer the DK Isles. They are the main foes of the Kong Family.
Donkey Kong Country
In Donkey Kong Country, the Kremling Krew, under the command of K. Rool, invaded Donkey Kong Island and stole Donkey Kong's hoard of bananas. Donkey Kong teamed up with Diddy Kong to reclaim his bananas and rid his island of the Kremling Krew.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
The Kremling Krew returned in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. This time, the gang was under the control of Kaptain K. Rool, King K. Rool's pirate alter-ego. The members of the Kremling Krew copied their master, dressing in pirate regalia and even wearing wooden pegs or hooks. The Kremling Krew kidnapped Donkey Kong and brought them to their capital base of operations, Crocodile Isle. Diddy Kong, teaming up with his girlfriend Dixie Kong, destroyed the island, seemingly ending the Kremling threat.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Months later in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, the Kremling Krew returned, supposedly under the leadership of a robot named KAOS. In fact, KAOS was actually under the control of Baron K. Roolenstein, the mad scientist persona of K. Rool. New members were recruited this time around, including Koins, Bazukas, Kopters and Kuchukas. Their bases of operations are located in Mekanos, Kaos Kore, and Krematoa.
Donkey Kong 64
King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew once more attempted to invade the DK Isles in Donkey Kong 64, this time arriving in a mechanized version of Crocodile Isle. The Kremlings intended to destroy the isles with a super-weapon known as the Blast-o-Matic, which was damaged on account of the incompetence of the artificial island's pilots, who accidentally crashed the mobile fortress into a small island. They also attempted to use the giant Kremling known as K. Lumsy to smash the Kongs, but when he refused, he was locked up in a cage, with the keys guarded by high-ranking members of the Kremling Krew.
In order to buy themselves time, K. Rool had his henchmen capture several members of the Kong Family, including Diddy Kong, Lanky Kong, Dixie's younger sister Tiny Kong, and Chunky Kong, the brother of Dixie's cousin Kiddy Kong and seized Donkey Kong's hoard of Golden Bananas. However, Donkey Kong was able to rescue his fellow Kongs, and with the help of K. Lumsy, was able to reclaim the Golden Bananas from the Kremlings and defeat King K. Rool once again.
DK: Jungle Climber
In DK: Jungle Climber, the gang had stolen the Crystal Bananas in order to conquer the universe. This time, only two members appear: Kritters and Klobbers. Their bases of operation are located in Ghost Island and Chill 'n' Char Island.
Donkey Kong Country animated series
The Kremling Krew is also featured in the Donkey Kong Country animated series as the show's main antagonist. Here, the Kremling Krew is composed mostly of Kritters and Klaptraps (who are used as ammunition for the Kritter's Klap-Blaster weapons). The group's "core team" consists of King K. Rool; Klump, who is the group's general; and Krusha, who serves as the muscle.
Donkey Kong Country
- “Donkey Kong's Island has been overrun by the Kremlings. Their lizard ancestors may have been slow and cold blooded, but Kremlings move fast. We’ve gathered some strategies to help get you past K. Rool’s mean green team.”
- —Nintendo Power vol. 65, page 20
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- “You're on enemy ground now, so you'll be facing craftier, crueler Kremlings than ever before. They don't wear that pirate regalia for nothing!”
- —Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 28
- “They're the same, but not the same. They're deranged, estranged, and subtly changed. K. Rool's Kremling crew show its true colors in DKC2. No longer are they merely repulsive reptiles.”
- —Nintendo Power vol. 76, page 26
- King K. Rool (goes by the alias of Kaptain K. Rool in Donkey Kong Country 2, and by the alias of Baron K. Roolenstein in Donkey Kong Country 3)
- KAOS (puppet leader during Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!)
- Krusha (leader briefly during the Donkey Kong Country TV series)
- Very Gnawty
- Master Necky
- Queen B.
- Really Gnawty
- Dumb Drum
- Master Necky Snr.
- Wild Sting
- Giant Clam
- Hard Hat
- Krow/Kreepy Krow
- King Zing
- Army Dillo
- Mad Jack
- King Kut Out
- K. Lumsy (traitorous; refused to follow King K. Rool's order of destroying Donkey Kong Island, and later helped the Kong Family)
- Snide (expulsed)
- Giant Viking Kremling
- B. Locker
- Bell Kritters
- Krunch (sent to spy on Diddy Kong and his friends at Timber's Island, but ended up helping them defeat Wizpig)
- Jr. Klap Trap
- Polly Roger (on and off again member)
- Kong Fu (actually a mercenary hired by K. Rool)
- Candy Clone
- Fire Necky
- Davy Bones
- Sassy Squatch
- Mega Amp (actually a robot)
- Various Kritters mutated by the Crystal Bananas
- Rock Kroc
- Tyrant Twins/Kuff 'n' Klout
Bases of operation
- Crocodile Isle
- Kremkroc Industries, Inc.
- K3 factory
- Kaos Kore
- Ghost Island
- Chill 'n' Char Island
- Crocodile Isle
- Gangplank Galleon
- The Flying Krock
- King Kruiser II
- K. Kruizer III
- King Kruiser IV
Kremling Krew's flag in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Emblem in Gangplank Galleon sailboat
Emblem in The Flying Krock tail and K. Rool's Keep flag
Emblem in Krocodile Kore on the rugs on the sides
Texture from the carpet in Gloomy Galleon
| K. Rool Returns - The title theme from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||File info|
| Klubba's Reveille - The theme that plays in Klubba's Kiosk in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest||File info|
| Crocodile Cacophony - An excerpt of the arrangement from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, featuring "K. Rool Returns"||File info|
Names in other languages
クレムリン軍 (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Banda Kremling (DK: Jungle Climber)
Banda de Kremling (DK: Jungle Climber)
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide. Page 12.
- DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 22.
- Trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet, page 4. "INTRODUCTION But that pair weren't the only ones in trouble. Deep within the gloomy bowels of his latest creation, a furious King K. Rool sat on his throne, glaring down at the quaking generals of his vast Kremling army."
- DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 22 - "KING K. ROOL: Boss of the Kremling Corps and sworn enemy of the Kongs."
- K. Rool's words: "The Kremling gang will take over the world with this thing!" - DK: Jungle Climber
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 4.
- "The Kremling's crowning industrial achievements are the huge factories they built in Donkey Kong Country." - Donkey Kong Country instruction booklet, page 20.
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Page 54. "FIRE-BALL FRENZY The Krem Company factory operates around the clock, and Karbine is there to ensure that the Kremlings keep their noses to the grindstone. A productive Kremling is a happy Kremling!"
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide. Page 76. "KRACK-SHOT KROC After the Kaos debacle at Mekanos, a subsidiary of Kremling Industries relocated to K3. Security is tight at the factory. There’s even talk about a hired gun working there."
|Characters||Congazuma • Draglinger • General Klump • Giant Viking Kremling • Green Kroc • Jr. Klap Trap • Junklomp • K. Lumsy • Kalypso • Kaptain Skurvy • Kass • Kerozene • King K. Rool • King Kut Out • Kip • Klubba • Kleever • Kludge • Krunch • Krusha • Kudgel • Kutlass • Mega Amp • Quint Skurvy • Resident demon|
|Species||Bazuka • Bones • Ghost • Kaboing • Kaboom • Kackle • Kannon • Kasplat • Klampon • Klank • Klaptrap • Klasp • Klinger • Kloak • Klobber • Klomp • Klump • Knocka • Kobble • Koin • Koindozer • Kop • Kopter • Kosha • Kracka • Krash • Krimp • Kritter • Kroc • Krockhead • Krook • Krumple • Kruncha • Krusha • Kuchuka • Kuff 'n' Klout • Kutlass • Re-Koil • Robokremling • Rock Kroc • Skidda • Shroom • Super Team goalie|