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Artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Species Mini-Necky
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)

Krow is a large, black-feathered Mini-Necky and King K. Rool's "eye in the sky."[1] He first appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Krow has beady black eyes and the tip of his beak is red. 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 has three yellow claws on each of his two talons. Krow's name is a word play on the animal "crow", despite Neckys more closely resembling vultures than crows.


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

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Krow is the first boss, and he is fought at Krow's Nest at the end of Gangplank Galleon. Krow attacks by picking up a large egg from his nest and throwing it at Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong. Later on, Krow's other tactic is ramming his head into his nest, causing a few eggs to fall out and for one to land on the ground. Krow can take damage from the Kongs using an egg that he threw against him. After four hits, Krow is defeated. Krow is later revealed to have died, when his ghostly form, Kreepy Krow, is fought as the boss of Gloomy Gulch. In the ending's Cast of Characters, Krow is classified under the Barnacled Bosses category with the other bosses. In the Game Boy Advance version, Krow's death is revealed prematurely, as his spirit can be seen leaving him and flying away.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Krow reappears in Donkey Kong Land 2, reprising his role as the boss of Gangplank Galleon and being fought at Krow's Nest, as well as later being fought in Gloomy Gulch as Kreepy Krow, whose sprites are now shared with Krow's. Krow is fought very similarly as before and is attacked using the same method as before. Krow starts by taking a large egg from his nest, swooping to the other side, and throwing it down at the Kongs. After a second hit, Krow's attack changes to moving left and right below his nest and causing eggs to fall down the stage individually; the fifth egg lands directly on the ground without spinning. After a fourth hit, Krow is defeated. In the ending's Cast of Characters, Krow is classified under "The Baddies" along with other enemies and bosses.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボス ゾッキー
Bosu Zokkī
Boss Zocky, based on Zocky
Italian Korvo Krow
Spanish Krow -


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