Krockhead

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Krockhead
Render of green Krockhead in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
A green Krockhead
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)
Variant of Kremling

Krockheads[1][2] (also formatted as KrocHeads,[3][4] Krocheads,[5] or Kroc Heads[6] and also known as Krocs[7]) are primitive Kremlings[5] who first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They are only seen by their head, hence their name, and emerge from either the swamp or lava. Krockheads usually appear in groups.

History[edit]

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

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Krockheads appear in two colors: green and brown (changed to bright red in the Game Boy Advance version). They appear in Hot-Head Hop, Barrel Bayou, and Mudhole Marsh, and are the main feature of a level named after them, Krockhead Klamber.

Despite sometimes being classified as an enemy, Krockheads do not harm the Kongs directly. Each color variation has distinctive traits. The green ones simply act as platforms for the Kongs to cross over the swamp or lava, while the brown Krockheads act as springboards by opening their mouth and sending Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong up into the air. Some brown Krockheads bounce them higher than others. In some swamp levels, Krockheads bob up and down the water, meaning the Kongs must time their jumps accordingly. Sometimes the Kongs must use a Krockhead Barrel to temporarily bring Krockheads up to the surface.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Krockheads make their second appearance in Donkey Kong Land 2. While both of the Krockhead color variations return, they can no longer be distinguished due to the monochromatic screen of the Game Boy. They also appear in the game's equivalent of Krockhead Klamber. Krockheads appear in the ending Cast of Characters, unlike with Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong Quest.

Profiles[edit]

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

  • Instruction booklet description: "The green heads make great stepping stones and the brown heads are excellent springboards for reaching those high places."

Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)[edit]

  • Instruction booklet description: "The green heads make great stepping stones, while the brown heads are handy springboards for reaching those high places."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロコヘッド
Kurokoheddo
ジャンピングクロコヘッド
Janpingu Kurokoheddo
Krockhead

Jumping Krockhead

Trivia[edit]

  • Krockheads somewhat bear a resemblance to the giant crocodile named sarcosuchus, due to the bulbous tip of the snout. They also resemble the gharial, but the Krockhead's snout is not as thin as the gharial's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find the only Krockhead stepping stone and you'll find your buddy Rambi. With only the dragonflies left, I'm sure you'll be alright." - Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Player's Guide, page 54.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 31.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 23.
  5. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Player's Guide, page 15.
  6. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 47, page 48.
  7. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (Australia) issue 47, page 46.