Kritter's artwork from Mario Super Sluggers.
Full Name Kritter
Aliases Kremling[1]
Residence Formerly: Crocodile Isle
Now: A newly constructed Crocodile Island
Family N/A
Species Kremling
Gender Male (various members)
Female (Kass and Kalypso)
Affiliates Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Various
Enemies *Kremling Krew
Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong
Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[2]
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong 64
Diddy Kong Pilot (cancelled)
Super Mario Strikers
DK: King of Swing
Mario Strikers Charged
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
DK: Jungle Climber
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
First Apppearance Donkey Kong Country
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Kritter is the most recurring subspecies from the Kremling population in Crocodile Isle. Various Kritters in the Kremling Krew are K. Rool's troops and are very common in many stages.


The common Kritters have bipedal torso, vertical pupils, red eyes, yellow pectoral, arms, 4 fingers, 3 toes with sharp toenails and tail. They have various colors in their scams, as: green (most common), blue, brown, yellow, gray or red.

In Donkey Kong Country, Kritters from Kremling Krew wears a set of useless shouldpads. In Donkey Kong 64, all Kritters wear black leather vests with a human skull-and-crossbones emblem in back , but some varieties have different additional pieces. As of DK: King of Swing, DK: Jungle Climber, Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast and Mario Super Sluggers, Kritters havd spikes on their forearms, belts with a skull buckle and ocher pants.


Kritter 2

Kritter's early appearance

Donkey Kong series

Donkey Kong Country/Land

Kritters were introduced in the original Donkey Kong Country. Here they were very common enemies found in various colors in many stages. Kritters are often compared to Gnawty and Zinger in terms of commonness. Green Kritters, the most recognizable type, (oddly recolored purple in the GBA remake) simply walk forward somewhat like a Goomba, relying more on number than strength, though are easily cartwheeled or jumped on and defeated. Just like Zingers, their skin color affects the movement scheme:

  • Blue Kritters jump forward;
  • Brown Kritters jump in the same place;
  • Yellow Kritters jump back and forth;
  • Gray Kritters are just like the blue ones, but jump higher.

Kritters return nearly unchanged in the DKC Game Boy sequel Donkey Kong Land, though due to color limitations, they are all the same color.

Compared to Mario, Kritters and their replacements are the "Koopa Troopas" of the game. Just like Koopas, Kritters have different sub-species. However, they are as weak as the Goombas of the game, the Gnawties.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Land 2

Main articles: Klomp, Kaboing.

Kritters inevitably return in the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land sequels, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2 respectively, however under the new alias of "Klomp". Klomps are simply Kritters in a generic pirate getup per the game's pirate theme, complete with a peg leg and tattered sailor pants. They appear a little less common but are still found often. In addition, replacing the alternate colored Kritters that jump in DKC, there is an entirely new enemy called Kaboing, which is a Klomp with two peg legs.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!/ Land III

Main articles: Kobble, Re-Koil, Skidda.

Kritters make their third appearance in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III, under the new name "Kobble". Kobbles resemble regular Kritters more except their tails are larger, appear more bulk (though still just as weak as any other Kritter/Klomp), and have a ring pierced on their lips. Klomps however are very rare compared to the Kritters and Klomps of the two games that were hard to not find. In addition, Kobble has two sub-forms: a Skidda is a purple Kobble that skids on ice (per the name) and Re-Koil which is a yellow Kobble with a springy tail that replaces Kaboings. The latter two are more common than regular Kobbles.

Kobbles/Kritters also have a role as enemies in most of the Funky's Rentals mini-games from the DKC3 Game Boy Advance remake. Here they could steer their own motor boats to either race against or battle the Kongs.

Diddy Kong Racing

Main article: Krunch

In Diddy Kong Racing, Krunch is the lone Kritter of the game. Krunch is sent to Timber's Island to investigate why Diddy Kong went to the island, suspecting some plot against the Kremlings, but eventually Krunch ends up aiding Diddy and his pals in their adventure to defeat the evil Wizpig. Krunch appears to be the first Kritter to wear the new clothing design of Kritters of Donkey Kong 64.

Donkey Kong 64


Kritter in Donkey Kong 64.

See also: Mecha-Kritter, Shroom Kritter, Krossbones and Kritter-in-a-Sheet.

Donkey Kong 64 saw the Kritters back in action as somewhat-common enemies with brand new punching and biting attacks, leather jackets and skull-and-crossbones belts. In this game, all Kritters wear leather jackets with a skull-and-crossbones emblem on it. There are a few sub-forms of Kritter as well; the Mecha-Kritters, Shroom Kritters, and a Kritter-in-a-Sheet. There are also skeletal Kritters called Krossbones that are more rare appearing on only on the stages Crystal Caves and Creepy Castle. They are also called "Bone-Kritters".

Diddy Kong Pilot


Kritter and Funky flying together in Diddy Kong Pilot.

Kritter was possibly going to be an unlockable playable character as he can be raced against in Diddy Kong Pilot, but the game got cancelled, leaving the chances gone. He also had his own cup, the Kritter Cup, the second cup in the game and has him as a boss at the end of the cup.

DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber

Kritters in DK: King of Swing were called Kremlings, oddly. They were given a new look and the ability to swing from pegs. Kritters/Kremlings could also use rocks or bombs as weapons. The Kritter/Kremlings were also playable in Jungle Jam Mode. Kritters also appeared in DK: Jungle Climber where they were practically unchanged.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

See also: Kip, Kass

Kritters are playable racers in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where they took on their King of Swing design. Kritters have a rivalry with Donkey Kong.

Other appearances

Donkey Kong Country TV series


A Kritter as seen on the Donkey Kong Country animated series.

Kritters appear occasionally in the Donkey Kong Country animated series, and were voiced by Lawrence Bayne. The Kritters in the show were accurately based off the Donkey Kong Country game, but their tails were shorter and the eyes were spread more apart. A unique Kritter called Green Kroc, who was a minion of Kaptain Skurvy, was grayish in color, somewhat like Kaboing.

"Donkey Kong Country" (comic)

A blue Kritter attacked Diddy and Donkey Kong in a cave in the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong Country". He gets scared by Donkey's huge shadow, projected onto the wall by Squawks' torch. Donkey ultimately defeats him by throwing a Barrel at him. Like every character in the comic, the Kritter was able to speak.

Mario-related spin-offs


Mario Strikers Charged

Kritters have recently begun to appear in the Mario spin-off sports games; in Mario Power Tennis they appear in Donkey Kong's Court. In Super Mario Strikers, they are the game's goalies, the game also has a robotic Kritter as the goalie of the Super Team. They reappear as goalies in the game's sequel, Mario Strikers Charged. In this game, though, you can play as them to block Mega Strikes. Four different colored Kritters, along with King K. Rool, are playable in Mario Super Sluggers.

Mario Super Sluggers information:

Note all Kritters have the "Keeper Catch" ability, all bat left and catch right. He is a homerun hitter.
  • Green Kritter: "A brute whose glove hides his slow feet."
    • Pitch: 4/10
    • Bat: 7/10
    • Field: 7/10
    • Run: 3/10
  • Blue Kritter: "A true brute with a good arm!"
    • Pitch: 5/10
    • Bat: 6/10
    • Field: 7/10
    • Run: 3/10
  • Red Kritter: "A true brute who wields a big bat."
    • Pitch: 3/10
    • Bat: 8/10
    • Field: 7/10
    • Run: 3/10
  • Brown Kritter: "A true brute who can run a bit."
    • Pitch: 3/10
    • Bat: 7/10
    • Field: 7/10
    • Run: 4/10

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kritters cameo in the fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl as two collectible trophies. Their descriptions are as follows;

Kritter2 trophy
A member of the Kremlings. Led by King K. Rool, Kritters are the grunts of the army. They appear frequently in Donkey Kong Country in green, purple, blue, and other color variations--the blue ones 'will jump after Donkey Kong. Kritters also appear in Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast, pounding those barrels in pursuit of Donkey Kong.
Kritter (Goalie)
An underling of King K. Rool and the one and only goalie of Super Mario Strikers. In other words, it doesn't matter what team you play as--your goalie is going to be Kritter. Despite being at the very bottom of the Kremling ranks, he's responsible for what many might consider to be the toughest AND most important field position.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Wii U - Kritter

Kritters appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U  in Smash Run, exclusive for 3DS version.

Kritters have a collectible trophy too. Look at the picture that shows the rewards acquired in Classic Mode!

Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Kritter trophy

The first icon on the touch screen is the Kritter trophy.

Individuals Kritters




Kritters from Kremling Krew



  1. Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  2. Steve Mayles. December 17, 2017. Twitter. Retrieved December 17, 2017.