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Koindozer
Koindozer sprite.webp
Koindozer's sprite from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
Aliases Koindozer Klan[1]
Residence(s) KAOS Kore stage Koindozer Klamber
Species Kremlings


Affiliates Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Possessing an indestructible shield,
Moving left or right over horizontal platforms,
Pushing enemies towards the left or right direction,
Rising the shield to be used as a platform for the enemies
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Koindozers, also known as the Koindozer Klan[1], are pink relatives of the enemy Koin appearing as invincible enemies in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. They are only encountered once in the stage Koindozer Klamber in the world KAOS Kore.

History

Donkey Kong Country 3

Koindozers are more offensive, unlike of the their cousin and leader Koin, who only defends by moving his shield and staying on the same spot. Also, similar to Koin, they do not harm the Kongs upon contact. Instead, they charge at the primates and use their shield to push Dixie or Kiddy Kong into another enemy or into an abyss.

They pursue the heroes, but they can only move left or right over horizontal platforms. Koindozers are also completely invincible, hence the the primates have no choice but to avoid them. The Kongs can safely traverse Koindozer territory by landing on top of them, standing on their shields. In fact, at some points of the stage Koindozer Klamber, by the heroes stepping on their risen shields, it is the only way to reach high platforms in order to progress.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Koindozer's name is a portmanteau of the words "Koin" and "bulldozer".
  • In the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of Donkey Kong Country 3, unlike Koin, Koindozers do not have an picture in the Dixie's Photo Album during the regular ending cutscene of the game.
    • Similarly, Koindozers don't have official artwork, unlike most other enemies from the same game.
  • Oddly enough, Koindozers are not found in the game Donkey Kong Land III, unlike Koin.
  • The Koindozers in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3 move their legs much slower than the ones in the SNES version.
  • Through hacking, Koindozers are shown to have the same weakness as Koin: throwing a Steel Keg on their unprotected body parts in order to defeat them.[citation needed]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 KOINDOZER KLAMBER: "You've pushed Koin around one too many times! Now he's rounded up his cousins, the Koindozer Klan, to get even for all the DK Coins you've taken from him."
    —M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, page 100 on Wayback Machine