Wrinkly's Save Cave

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Wrinkly's Save Cave
Wrinkly greeting Dixie.
Wrinkly greeting Dixie Kong.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (2000)
Greater location Northern Kremisphere
Inhabitants Wrinkly Kong, Banana Birds

Wrinkly's Save Cave (misspelled as Crinkly's Save Cave in a Nintendo Magazine System (UK) issue[1]) is a grotto where Wrinkly Kong resides in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! It is also where Dixie and Kiddy Kong visit to save their game progress.


Wrinkly's Save Cave is the successor to the Kong Kollege from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Candy's Save Point from Donkey Kong Country. After the events of Donkey Kong Country 2, Wrinkly retired from being a teacher and moved to the Northern Kremisphere, where she resided in several caves. Unlike Kong Kollege, Wrinkly does not provide any level hints to the Kongs.

A Wrinkly's Save Cave appears in every world of Northern Kremisphere, including the main overworld itself, where it appears between Bazaar's General Store and Funky's Rentals. Wrinkly's Save Cave can be identified on the world map from a flashing white light.

Each time Dixie and Kiddy enter Wrinkly's Save Cave, she is doing a specific activity, which is either exercising, playing a Nintendo 64, sitting on her couch, or sleeping. Even if Wrinkly is asleep, the Kongs still opt to save their game themselves. Wrinkly also looks after the Banana Birds rescued by the Kongs; after rescuing every Banana Bird, they return to the Banana Queen.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Wrinkly's Save Cave is reduced to a single Wrinkly's Retreat on the main Northern Kremisphere map, as saving can be done from the overworld Start Button menu. The other Save Cave locations were replaced with Cranky's Dojo. At Wrinkly's Retreat, Wrinkly simply waits for the Kongs to rescue the missing Banana Birds.

Wrinkly Refuge[edit]

Wrinkly Refuge in Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Wrinkly's Save Cave is changed to Wrinkly Refuge, although it is still where the Kongs must go in order to save their game. The interior layout is similar to the one in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Wrinkly no longer performs various activities, as she is always sitting on her couch.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リンクリーのほら[2]
Rinkurī no Horaana
Wrinkly's Cave



  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) issue 51, page 15 (snippetMedia:NMS UK 51 page 15 snippet.jpg).
  2. ^ Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō instruction booklet, page 22.