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Map Krematoa Map
Boss(es) Baron K. Roolenstein
Brothers Bear's House Boomer's Bomb Shelter
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)

Krematoa, also known as Lost World,[1][2] is a secret hidden world found in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It's a sunken volcano found by using the Turbo Ski to circle the four rocks lying around east of Mekanos.

The bear Boomer lives here, who is necessary to access each level. However, he only accepts Bonus Coins as a payment to unlock said levels. At the end of each level, the Kongs will find a Cog. When Boomer receives all five Cogs, the area will heat up, K. Rool's Knautilus will rise from the sea, and will be fought. The name Krematoa derives from a volcano called Krakatoa.

Adjacent world[]

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Stampede Sprint[]

This is the third and final jungle area. Ellie takes the majority of this level along with Parry. Ellie will begin to run out of control after being scared off by three Sneeks and try to avoid dangerous obstacles or bash enemies until the end of the level.

Criss Kross Cliffs[]

This is the fourth cliffside level. The Kongs must climb to the top via shooting steel barrels from a Bazuka. The Kong also must switch barrels to eliminate red Buzzes with TNT Barrels that will block the Kongs' way.

Tyrant Twin Tussle[]

This is the fourth and final cave level. The level is infested with the deadly Kremling duo, Kuff 'n' Klout. They will do anything to hurt the Kongs by running or doing leap-frog. They are vulnerable to TNT barrels or Squitter's web attack.

Swoopy Salvo[]

This is the fourth and final tree level. The level is infested with Swoopies. This is their second appearance as one appeared in Springin' Spiders. The swoopys will make good platforms to climb to the top of the finish, but most will fly in a line as a force field to block the Kongs' way.

Rocket Rush[]

This is the fifth and final cliffside level. The Kongs will begin to go in a rocket barrel to glide down and gather fuel. The level's only enemies are red Buzzes that are vulnerable to the fire from the rocket. This is considered the most difficult level of all because after getting halfway done, the Kongs must keep going up in order not to run out of fuel and not to bump into rock formations.


This second duel with Baron K. Roolenstein takes place in a submarine. The name also derives from the submarine Nautilus from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", used in "The Iron Giant". During the battle, the Kongs must toss steel barrels at Baron K. Roolenstein and avoid getting electrocuted from flying sparks at all costs.

Supporting locations[]

Brothers Bear residence[]

  • Boomer's Bomb Shelter



Music Theme[]

Title Description Composer Game
Krematoa Koncerto
Theme playing on the map of Krematoa. Eveline Fischer[3] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!


  • Krematoa is the only world in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! that doesn't feature a Banana Bird Cave or Swanky's Sideshow, and is the only world to feature a unique music theme.
  • Krematoa is a reference to the famous Indonesian volcano Krakatoa that had one of the deadliest eruptions in 1883.
  • When first played, all of Krematoa's levels appear to have a green color palette, but once all of the Cogs have been collected, the levels have an orange color palette due to the island's volcanic activity.
  • The tune from Gangplank Galleon is briefly played when Krematoa is discovered for the first time in the world map.


  1. "So you've gotten this far, have you? Big deal, you haven't even found the Lost World yet. And that's on the main map!"
    Blunder in the game Donkey Kong Country 3
  2. "What's that? You want to see the Lost World? Can't help you, sorry."
    Wrinkly Kong in the game Donkey Kong Country 3
  3. Eveline Fischer on Wikipedia