Crocodile Isle

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Crocodile Isle
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Located DK Isles
Capital K. Rool's Keep
Ruler K. Rool
Inhabitants Kremlings
Music theme(s) Welcome to Crocodile Isle
This article is about the Kremling homeland. For Kremling Krew's watercraft, see K. Rool's Mobile Island Fortress.
“Well done, Diddy, m'boy! Who'd have known you'd be able to rescue that lazy grandson of mine and dump K. Rool in his own filthy island?”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)

Crocodile Isle (also known as Kremling Island and Krem Island)[1][2][3] was a completely disposable island where was K. Rool's reign, Kremling Krew's capital base of operations and homeland of the Kremling species. The location made its first appearance in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

The island was seemingly in close proximity to Kong Island to the southeast, where was the enemy territory from this neighboring island.[4]


The island visibly was a highest rock peak with double cliffs with grass and a crocodile skull carved below. The geography consists of natural settings such as swamps, underground volcanos, brambles, pines and a very high glacier. Under Kremling Krew in power, a castle was established at the top with K. Rool's head carvings below, an amusement park in the middle and hives were build.[5]

Completely opposite of the tropical and preserved Kong Island, Crocodile Isle's places become a real horror during the K. Rool's dictatorship.[6] The cause was the pollution and waste that involved a lot of garbage, mining and toxic waste. As a result, all flora became dead caused by sterility.


Background information

This island contains a very large historic. Here has been the birthplace of the Kremling species since ancient times where society was a tribe at the time.[7] The only place that all history was kept was the Lost World where it was kept secret for a long time.[8]

Over the years, the island has become a pirate lair by Kremling Kuthroats where a town was established upon the second cliff, a quay and hidden caves stored all the valuables that were stolen.[7][9][10][11] At the end of the pirate era, the waters of the island were filled with two shipwrecks.

After K. Rool's accession to power, the island undergoes several changes where a castle was established at the top to be the seat of government and a funfair in middle for the Kremling Krew to have fun.[7][12] [13] The landscapes of island also had a completely horrible change because of pollution & waste, where all flora died and town was dilapidated leaving only Kackle's house.[6][9]

Donkey Kong franchise

The only one who has more knowledge about Crocodile Isle is Cranky Kong for knowing the places, Lost World and all Kremlings before the games.[14][15][16]

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Donkey Kong Land 2, Crocodile Isle was all explored by Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong in mission to rescue Donkey Kong which was kidnapped by the Kremling Krew.[17] After Diddy and Dixie battle with K. Rool in second time, the entire island collapses after he falls into the power source. As a result, the island is swallowed by the sea where marks the Kremling Krew's biggest fall.

In Gloomy Galleon from Donkey Kong 64, Crocodile Isle became a cove where shows the Gangplank Galleon remains on sea bottom.[18][19][20] During that time, what was left of the island became a Kremling galleon graveyard.[21][22]





Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

  • SNES instruction booklet (page 20): As the home port of Kaptain K. Rool's cutthroat pirates. Crocodile Isle is teeming with all types of Kremlings. There's even more variety of terrain on this than there was in Donkey Kong Country. And K. Rool definitely has the home turf advantage here.
  • Nintendo Power vol. 76 (page 26): The home island of K. Rool holds creatures that bite and sting and crush and claw - rats on the shipwrecks, bees in the hives, porcupines in the woods, pufferfish in the sea.
  • Nintendo Power vol. 79 (page 15): King K. Rool now fancies himself a pirate, taking on the title of "Kaptain" and ordering his Kremlings to dress up as peg-legged buccaneers. In the best (worst?) pirate tradition, they've kidnaped Donkey Kong and are holding him for ransom in their lair on Crocodile Isle. Now it's Diddy and Dixie's turn to play hero, swinging, jumping and bopping their way across six massive worlds (each with multiple stages) in search of their hapless comrade!
  • United Kingdom Nintendo Magazine System vol. 34 (page 20): K. Rool's island is host to all mannr of biting things, stinging things and crawling things!
  • GBA instruction booklet (page 26): As the hideout of Kaptain K. Rool's cutthroat pirates, Crocodile isle is teeming with Kremlings of al kinds, and there's an even greater variety of terrain on this island than in Donkey Kong Country. Going sightseeing? Here's what to look for!




Music themes

Welcome to Crocodile Isle - The main map from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
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Boss Bossanova - Boss battle theme in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest which is an arrangement of Welcome to Crocodile Isle
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Crocodile Cacophony - K. Rool's battle theme in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest which is an arrangement of Welcome to Crocodile Isle
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Names in other languages

Crocodile Isle
Language Name Meaning
French Île Croco Croco Isle
German Krokodilinsel Crocodile Isle
Italian Isola Krodilla Crocodile Isle
Spanish Isla Cocodrilo Crocodile Isle
Kremling island
Language Name Meaning
Japanese クレムリン島
Kremling Island
French Île Kremling Kremling island
German Kremlinginsel Kremling island
Italian Isola dei Kremling Kremling's island
Spanish Isla Kremling Kremling island


  • According to artworks, in the game Donkey Kong Land 2 and the the GBA version of Donkey Kong Country 2, the island's overworld map is reversed in position.
  • This island never appeared in Donkey Kong Country television series, but Kremlings as K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy mention only the swamp as their home.[23][24]


  1. ^ "Swanky Kong: On the Kremling island map, how many small wasps hover around the wasp hives?" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  2. ^ "Swanky Kong: What is the name of the Kremling island that you are on?" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  3. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 76, September, 1995, page 23 - "CAPTURED: Dixie and Diddy won't go it alone when they reach Krem Island on their search for Donkey Kong."
  4. ^ "Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 28 - KAPTAIN K. ROOL'S PIRATE CREW! KREMLINGS AHOY!: You're on enemy ground now, so you'll be facing craftier, crueler Kremlings than ever before.
  5. ^ " Cranky Kong: Where does K. Rool keep getting these giant Zingers from? - Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)
  6. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 46 - "JUNGLE HINX: It looks like K. Rool hasn’t heard about preserving the rain forests."
  7. ^ a b c Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on May, 4, 2018)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (5, 24, 2018).png
  8. ^ Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on January, 2, 2019)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (1, 2, 2019).png
  9. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 20 - "GLOOMY GULCH: Don't count on meeting another living soul in this dilapidated ghost town, where even the ropes fade in and out of existence like phantoms."
  10. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 79, December, 1995, page 26 - "GLOOMY GULCH: The last stretch of road leading to K. Rool's Keep passes though the ghost town of Gloomy Gulch, and you'll be up to your hips in ghosties, beasties and bogles."
  11. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 21 - "KREM QUAY: Once the port of Crocodile Isle (as if anyone would really want to visit), the place is now a swamp, crawling with rats and other vile vermin."
  12. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 20 - "K. ROOL'S KEEP: The Kaptain's home is on the highest peak Crocodile Isle."
  13. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 21 - "KRAZY KREMLAND: What do the Kremlings do for fun when they aren't making the Kong Family's life miserable? They go to Krazy Kremland, the island amusement park!"
  14. ^ "Wrinkly Kong: Have you been to see my husband Cranky? He complains a little, but he does know everything about this island." - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  15. ^ "Cranky Kong: I reckon I'd found all the Kremkoins and completed the so called 'Lost World'. Oh well, can't expect everything from our first game, can we?" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  16. ^ "Cranky Kong: Surely K. Rool can come up with better than that, maybe a bucket or perphaps a really nasty fridge!" - Donkey Kong Country
  17. ^ Donkey Kong Land 2 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1996, p. 2 - "INTRODUCTION: King K. Rool and his band of Kremlings apenapped Donkey Kong. They're demanding the Kongs to hand over the banana hoard for Donkey's safe return. Donkey Kong would have a fit if they lost the banana hoard again. So it's up to Diddy and Dixie Kong to save him. Help the two monkeys make their way through all the Kremlings and all the traps to find Donkey Kong."
  18. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1999, p. 20 - "GLOOMY GALLEON: Prepare to get your flea-ridden fur wet as you dive down into the murkydepths of the reptilian lagoons. You won't be the only thing down there though, as the gloomy, rotting remains of the King's once proud armada lie waiting to be explored - truly an enlightening experience." (Cranky Kong)
  19. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1999, p. 16 - GLOOMY GALLEON: Deep in a forgotten cove, a darkened lighthouse presides over still waters."
  20. ^ Nintendo Official Magazine Vol. 86, November 1999 p. 14 - "GLOOMY GALLEON: You've gotta fight your way through King K. Rool's fleet of wrecked ships."
  21. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1999, p. 62 - "DONKEY KONG: Not only will he save a captive seal in Gloomy Galleon, he'll also turn the lights back on in the lighthouse, which may well prevent more ship from suffering the fate of every boat in the area."
  22. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 128, Jaunary, 2000, p. 2045 - "GLOOMY GALLEON: Unfortunately, instead of lazily paddling around an idyllic inlet with coconut smoothies in their hairy hands, the Kongs will instead have to become amateur salvage divers in an eerie underwater graveyard of sunken pirate ships."
  23. ^ K. Rool: "Oh, my favourite part is going back to the swamplands to play gator-games with all my slithering siblings." — The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights, Donkey Kong Country
  24. ^ Kaptain Skurvy: "That's 'cause as a young 'un, ye played with 'em, and set the swamps on fire, burnin' us outta house and home." — The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights, Donkey Kong Country