Kudgel's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Swinging his club
|Games||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest|
|First Apppearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest|
|Latest Appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA)|
Kudgel, (called グラッバ Glubba in Japan), is a large, muscular, club-wielding Kremling and a boss in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Kudgel greatly resembles Klubba and is, in fact, a color-swap of him. Despite this, he actually has a weakness and more attack and moving animations.
Kudgel is found at the end of Krem Quay, in the level "Kudgel's Kontest". He is defeated with TNT Barrels. Kudgel's main attack pattern is to jump, land (which causes an earthquake and will temporarily stun Diddy and Dixie if they're on the ground) and, after a couple of jumps, swing his large club. The club's massive size gives him excellent range and easily injures a Kong if they're stunned. With each TNT barrel hit, his jumps will be shorter, but his earthquakes will stay and stun longer. After a long bombardment of TNT, he will finally be defeated, flying into the swampy background.
He presumably perished, as he did not make a reappearance in the game's semi-sequel, Donkey Kong Land 2, due to the Game Boy's system limitations and how Crocodile Cauldron and Krem Quay were merged to Krem Cauldron and how Kleever was the boss instead.
- Kudgel's name is derived from "cudgel", meaning "club" or "to beat with a club".
- In the Game Boy Advance remake, Kudgel's pants change from yellow to red.
- Kudgel is the only boss from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest to not reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2.
- Kudgel acts similar to certain Koopa Kids from the Super Mario series.
|Donkey Kong Country/Land Series Bosses|
|Donkey Kong Country||Very Gnawty • Master Necky • Queen B. • Really Gnawty • Dumb Drum • Master Necky Snr. • King K. Rool|
|Donkey Kong Land||Wild Sting • Colossal Clambo • Hard Hat • King K. Rool|
|Country 2/Land 2||Krow • Kleever • Kudgel • King Zing • Kreepy Krow • Kerozene (GBA) • Kaptain K. Rool|
|Country 3/Land III||Belcha • Arich • Squirt • KAOS • Bleak • Kroctopus (GBA) • Barbos • Baron K. Roolenstein|
|DKC Returns||Mugly (Krazy Kalimba)• Scurvy Crew (The Maraca Gang) • Stu (Gong-Oh) • Mole Miner Max (Banjo Bottom) • Mangoruby (Wacky Pipes) • Thugly (Xylobone) • Colonel Pluck (Cordian) • Tiki Tong|
|DKC: Tropical Freeze||Pompy • Skowl • Ba-Boom • Fugu • Bashmaster • Lord Fredrik|
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