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ExitIsNearSign.png Cranky's Dojo ExitSign.png
Greater location(s) Northern Kremisphere
Inhabitant(s) Cranky Kong, Bristles
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)

Cranky's Dojo is Cranky Kong's training place where Cranky Kong trains himself in the Game Boy Advance of Donkey Kong Country 3. Cranky's Dojo replaces every Save Cave in the Northern Kremisphere except for the lone Cave found near Funky's Rentals, though that was replaced with a Retreat.


Upon entering, Cranky will explain that he is in need of training for future game "Cranky Kong Country". For a small fee of two Bear Coins, the player actually controls Cranky for the first time in the whole series and must shield him from an onslaught of Bristles. Bristles come in as small, curled up balls on the left and right side of the screen and come in at different angles; up, down, or straight. Some Bristles can ricochet as well. As Cranky, the player must move his small shield and block the incoming enemies.

There are a total of thirty enemies and they come faster as more are reflected. The prizes include Bear Coins, Bananas, Extra Life Balloons, and for the first time beating it, a Banana Bird.

Music Themes

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Title Description Composer Game
Cranky's Dojo
Theme when entering Cranky's Dojo in Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA). David Wise[1] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (GBA)
Cranky's Dojo [2]
Theme when participating at the minigame at Cranky's Dojo in Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA). David Wise Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (GBA)