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Kremling Krew
Group artwork of some members from the Kremling Krew.
Leader(s) King K. Rool/Kaptain K. Rool/Baron K. Roolenstein/King Krusha K. Rool
Other Members Klump
Kuff 'n' Klout
Base of Operations Crocodile Isle
Kremkroc Industries, Inc.
K. Rool's Mobile Island Fortress
Ghost Island
Chill 'n' Char Island
Member Species Kremlings
Enemies Kong Family
Music Theme(s) K. Rool Returns

Klubba's Reveille

Crocodile Cacophony
Game(s) Various games (except Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)

The Kremling Krew (also known as the Kremling Gang[1]) are the main antagonist group of the Donkey Kong Series and the first three Donkey Kong Country games led by K. Rool. They are an organization of Kremlings and other creatures who rival the Kong Family, causing them conflicts prior to Donkey Kong Country and constantly stealing their Banana Hoard.


The emblem of the organization is a Kritter jolly roger. This is shown on the Gangplank Galleon sail rig, flags, pirate hats, carpet, bedspreads from K. Rool's bed and behind from The Flying Krock.

The organization composed for a leadership in which K. Rool is the main, but his minions as Klump, Kasplat and Kalypso are part from leadership too.[2][3][4] With the intimidating help of heavily-bodied Kremlings as: Krusha, Kudgel and Klubba, this organization has every protection against those who are opposites.[5][6][7] The reinforcement of the organization is composed of Kritters and Klaptraps who act as grunts.

The organization also employed the services of the other species as: Gnawties, Neckies, Armies and Zingers. But on Crocodile Isle that is the capital base, several creatures were used by the organization.


It is unknown why this rivalry between the Kongs and Kremlings exists, but is mentioned by Wrinkly Kong that Cranky Kong explored Crocodile Isle, and the Kremlings being on Donkey Kong Island caused trouble as well, Wrinkly Kong confirmed that at Kong Kollege the only thing the Kremlings wanted to learn was how to defeat the Kongs and even caught one sharpening his sword in class.

They have repeatedly tried to steal Donkey and Diddy's Banana Hoard for reasons that aren't fully understood but involve starving the primates to death and occupying DK's Treehouse (effectively making K. Rool the king of Donkey Kong Island). To reach his goal, he has even gone as far as kidnapping Kong Family members such as DK and Diddy. He's likely been terrorizing the Kongs prior to the game Donkey Kong Country.

The Kremling Krew begins its fall when is expelled from Donkey Kong Island by DK and Diddy, but the biggest ruin of the organization is the Crocodile Isle destruction marking the end of K. Rool's rule.

Months later, Kremlings remnants were forced to withdraw to the Northern Kremisphere where had industrial bases in Mekanos and K3. Kuff 'n' Klout for example are the K. Rool's secret minions in which they were not among the remnants.



Official Commanders

Close Protection Officers










  1. K. Rool's words: "The Kremling gang will take over the world with this thing!" - DK: Jungle Climber
  2. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 13
  3. Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1999, p. 5
  4. About Kalypso: A cool beauty with chic make-up and groovy hair. A strong leader figure, she has full trust of all the Kremling Krew. She boasts excellent reflexes, and is very accomplished in sports and dancing. The clubhouse she owns is regarded as something of an oasis for Kremlings. - Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kalypso's PAL Description
  5. Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet, page 28 on Nintendo Japan - KRUSHA: This muscle-bound Kremling will laugh off most attacks.
  6. M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 12 - KRUSHA: Check out the big guns on this crazy Kremling! Krusha is the big, blue, buff dude. He's also the big, silver, buffer dude! Donkey Kong can take out the Blue Krushas by jumping on them or rolling through them. Unfortunately, Diddy can not do the same. They make a really funny groaning noise when they bite the dust. When it comes to the Silver Krushas, just leave them alone. They're too tough to take out. Jump over them when the coast is clear or toss a barrel at them if you have one handy.
  7. M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 116 - PLATAFORMS PERILS: Might as well save the hardest stage for last! There are a few extremely hard and extremely frustrating sections in this stage. Certain jumps have to be timed perfectly if you're going to make them and survive. Krushas (the tough ones) are out in full force, especially toward the end of the stage. Hang on to any barrel you find because only a barrel will take them out. If you can, let Donkey Kong throw them.
  8. Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 14.