After the Kongs deactivated the Blast-O-Matic in Hideout Helm, K. Rool was able to escape in the King Kruiser II as a getaway vehicle. However, after takeoff, it was almost shortly after knocked down onto the ground by K. Lumsy, who had been playfully chasing it around DK Island. The Kongs then went into what is left of the King Kruiser II for a final showdown with King K. Rool, which takes place inside a large boxing ring.
- The Flying Krock from the game Donkey Kong Country 2 can be considered a predecessor airship to the King Kruiser II, even if both airships do not share the same name.
- Both later iterations of the King Kruiser II, K. Kruizer III (from the game DK: King of Swing) and King Kruizer IV (from the game DK: Jungle Climber) are spelled with a "Z" instead of a "S".