Krow

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Krow
Krow.png
Krow, about to drop one of his eggs
Species Mini-Necky
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA remake) (2004)

Krow is a large Mini-Necky boss and King K. Rool's "eye in the sky"[1] encountered in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. He is fought in the levels Krow's Nest of Gangplank Galleon and again in Kreepy Krow of Gloomy Gulch. The name of the "Krow's Nest" boss level is a pun on the observation point of a ship, the crow's nest.

History[edit]

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

Diddy and Dixie Kong battling Krow

After Diddy and Dixie Kong venture through the Gangplank Galleon, they reach the ship's crow's nest, where they encounter Krow. Krow's most commonly used tactic is to pick up one of his eggs and hurl it at Diddy and Dixie. He will also bang into his nest to make eggs fall from his nest.

Krow's ghost leaving his body

The Kongs can grab one of the eggs that Krow throws once it stops bouncing and throw it back at him to attack. After being hit multiple times, Krow will become disoriented and begin to bash into his nest, flinging eggs everywhere. Diddy and Dixie must avoid these falling eggs and grab the ones that hit the ground and stop bouncing and hurl them at Krow, who becomes even more erratic. After being hit by a few more eggs, Krow will collapse, surrender the Kremkoin he was guarding, and die. In the Game Boy Advance remake, the Kongs can see a short cutscene of his spirit after they defeat him and the Kongs will then later fight him in Gloomy Gulch.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Diddy fighting Krow in Donkey Kong Land 2

Krow reappears in Donkey Kong Land 2, reprising his role as the boss of Gangplank Galleon, but with a few differences in his battle style. At the start of the fight, he flies up to his nest and grabs an egg and swoops down at the Kongs, then releases the egg he is holding. Like in Donkey Kong Country 2, Diddy and Dixie can pick up the egg and throw it at Krow to attack him. After Krow's first hit, Krow attempts to fly up to his nest and repeats the step where he flies up to his nest, grabs an egg, swoops at the Kongs, then tries to attack the Kongs with the egg. The Kongs must once again throw the egg at Krow to damage him. Then, Krow follows the Kongs where they walk from up above to release eggs from his nest at the Kongs. The spinning eggs do not fall on the ground properly, but ones that fall straight down hit the ground so that the Kongs can use the egg as a weapon against Krow. When the Kongs hit Krow after he repeats this step again, Krow loses the battle and leaves behind a Kremkoin. The Kongs can then move on to Krem Cauldron.

Like in Donkey Kong Country 2, Krow returns in Gloomy Gulch as Kreepy Krow. In this game, Kreepy Krow's appearance is identical to that of his mortal self.

Physical appearance[edit]

Krow is a black Mini-Necky. He has a red beak with beady black eyes. Like most pirates, Krow has a black tricorn hat with a skull on it. He also has a brown belt with a gold buckle around his body. Krow also appears with three yellow claws on each of his talons. Despite Krow's name being a word play on the animal "crow", Krow seems to be more related to vultures rather than actual crows.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Krow[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゾッキー
Zokkī
Zocky, based on Necky.

Krow's Nest[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいせん!ボス ゾッキー
Taisen! Bosu Zokkī
Battle starts! Boss Zocky

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 16