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Krosshair
Krack Shot Kroc.jpg
Squitter the Spider evading Krosshair's cursor, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for SNES.
Alias(es) Kroc[1]



Species Kremling


Affiliation(s) Kremling Krew
Powers/Abilities Tracking down enemies constantly,
Shooting fireballs after targeting enemies at regular intervals (only in DKC 3),
Shooting at the enemies after the countdown timer reaches zero (only in DK 64)
Enemies Kong Family,
Animal Buddies
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong 64
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Krosshair (also known as Kroc[1]) is an unseen enemy who uses a cursor to track down and shoot at the Kongs. The enemy first appeared in the game Donkey Kong Country 3, and then later in Donkey Kong 64. In both games, Krosshair cannot be defeated, only evaded by the player.

History

Donkey Kong Country 3

Krosshair only appears in the stage Krack-Shot Kroc of the K3 world in Donkey Kong Country 3. In this stage, an aiming cursor will stalk Dixie and Kiddy Kong unrestlessly, after they are transformed into Squitter the Spider, and attempt to blast them. As soon as the heroes reach a sign depicting a cursor, similar cursor will aim and shoot large fireballs at regular intervals, staying stuck in place during the shot for a few seconds. That way, Krosshair can be fooled into shooting some enemies. There are also some blast shields on the foreground of the stage which the heroes can use as cover for the shots.

Inside the second Bonus Room of the stage, the player will take control of similar cursor in order to defeat all enemies in the room within a time limit and earn a Bonus Coin. In fact, the Bonus Coin can only be collected by the player shooting a fireball at it.

After going past a no cursor sign, almost at the end of the stage, Krosshair will cease of pursuing and shooting at the Kongs.

Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, Krosshair appears in the level Angry Aztec, in the area with the five-doored temple. Whenever a Kong has obtained a Golden Banana, a target will appear with a menacing voice that yells "Get Out!" and a countdown timer appears above the screen. Krosshair can not be defeated and instead, the Kongs need to evacuate the area within the amounted time. If a hero fails to exit the temple on time, Krosshair will blast the Kong and either lose health or get defeated.

In Crystal Caves and Creepy Castle, Krosshair reappears in certain areas, such as cabins, igloos, garden houses, but only if a primate fails at a timed mission or, in Chunky Kong's case, gets caught by searchlights to obtain the Golden Banana. Depending on the area, the Kong will "unfairly" have a second to exit the area or he/she gets blasted by Krosshair.

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Trivia

  • In Donkey Kong Country 3, the fireballs shoot by Krosshair are very similar to the ones shoot by Karbines, owl enemies from the same game. However, Karbines shoot fireballs from the background, and Krosshair shoots fireballs from the foreground, instead.
  • Even if Krosshair's true appearance is never seen in the games, taking its name in consideration, it can be assumed that the enemy is a Kremling.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 KRACK-SHOT KROC: "It's open season on spiders once you skitter past the warning sign in this level. Kroc's gun is locked on a target whenever the crosshairs turn red. If you find yourself in the Kroc's locked sights, you'll have less than a second to avoid the incoming fireball."
    Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, page 76 on Wayback Machine