Northern Kremisphere

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Northern Kremisphere
Map rip of the Northern Kremisphere, from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Land III (1997)
Inhabitants Brothers Bear, Banana Birds
“Dear Dixie
Gone exploring the islands with DK, Back tomorrow!
--Diddy
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 5

The Northern Kremisphere (also referred to as Donkey Kong Country[1] or Kong Country[2]) is the main setting and the overworld of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong travel to this area in both games. The name "Northern Kremisphere" is a pun on the Northern Hemisphere, the top half of the Earth, and the setting is inspired by Canada and northern European countries.

Description[edit]

As evidenced by its landscape, the Northern Kremisphere is a broad region with a temperate to frigid climate. The Northern Kremisphere is different from the main overworld from each of the two previous Donkey Kong Country games because the Kongs have more freedom to explore the Northern Kremisphere map by swimming in its lakes, rather than just follow a set path between the worlds. They can also explore the map to find some secret caves. Dixie and Kiddy can rent watercraft from Funky's Rentals, as it is more effective for traveling on the water between the islands. There are many redwood and fir trees around the mountains, plateaus and plains alike. The Kremlings have polluted and industrialized some areas, such as Mekanos.

The Northern Kremisphere, despite its name, is located to the south of Donkey Kong Island, as the nearest mainland in that direction.[3] Kocos are said to patrol the waters of Donkey Kong Island,[4] despite only appearing in the region explicitly labeled the Northern Kremisphere.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Months after Crocodile Isle disappears from the map,[5] the mainland is invaded by Kremling remnants where they build their industrial bases.[6][7] When Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong go missing for two days, the entire mainland is dominated by the Kremling Krew where their robotic leader, KAOS, is created.[citation needed]

During the events of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Dixie and Kiddy travel to the Northern Kremisphere in search of DK and Diddy. They travel through many worlds and eventually discover Krematoa, a secret island revealed from the depths of Northern Kremisphere's waters. Eventually, Dixie and Kiddy reach Kaos Kore, where they defeat KAOS and its creator, Baron K. Roolenstein, and rescue Donkey Kong and Diddy. After defeating Baron K. Roolenstein a second time, Dixie and Kiddy can rescue the Banana Queen, who then flies around the Northern Kremisphere map after Baron K. Roolenstein, who is riding a Hover Craft, and drops an egg on him.

The Game Boy Advance remake features an exclusive world, Pacifica, from the Northern Kremisphere overworld.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Dixie and Kiddy return to the Northern Kremisphere to search for the fabled Lost World. In their journey, they explore several new areas, such as Cape Codswallop and Primate Plains.[8]

Locations[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

South[edit]

Center[edit]

North[edit]

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレミス島
Kuremisu-tō
Kremis Island

Media[edit]

Audio.svg Northern Kremisphere - The main map theme from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
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Audio.svg Krematoa Koncerto - Secret world theme in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, which is an arrangement of "Northern Kremisphere".
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Audio.svg Sub-Map Shuffle - The theme that plays in each area of the Northern Kremisphere in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
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Audio.svg Northern Kremisphere - The main map theme from Donkey Kong Land III
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Trivia[edit]

  • According to the game's official Player's Guide, a supposed, in-universe rumor claims that Cranky Kong covered all of the levels in the Northern Kremisphere and found everything by five hours and fifteen minutes.[9] This is supported by the ranking seen in-game upon completing the game 103%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 90, page 26. "Kremwood Forest demonstrates more of the diversity of the islands of Donkey Kong Country."
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 91, page 61. "Somewhere in the Kaos Kore lurks the most menacing mechanical monster in the history of Kong Country."
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 5.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 19.
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 4.
  6. ^ 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!"
  7. ^ 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."
  8. ^ Donkey Kong Land III instruction booklet, page 2.
  9. ^ M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Page 4. "NORTHERN KREMISPHERE There are eight areas to explore in the Northern Kremisphere. Not counting Bear cabins, Secret Caves or major baddie hangouts, that means you have over forty levels to conquer before finishing the game. Rumor has it — and it might just be simian senility — that Cranky Kong covered all the levels and found everything in five hours and fifteen minutes!"