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This article is about the species. For the character in the Donkey Kong Country television series, see Krusha (character).
Not to be confused with Kruncha or Kasplat.
Kremling DKC GBA world map icon.png Krusha Kremling DKC GBA world map icon.png
Donkey Kong Country artwork
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1993)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)
Portrayed by Chris Sutherland (1994-2004)[1]
Gender Male
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Variant of Kritter
Aliases Kruncha
Notable members
“It's the end of the line for you, Kong. I'm taking you to King K. Rool.”
Krusha, Donkey Kong Country: Rumble in the Jungle

Krushas are muscular, blue Kremlings and are among the first bodyguards of the Kremling Krew.[2] They make their first appearance in Donkey Kong Country. Like Klump, Krushas also have a titular character within their species, particularly within the Donkey Kong Country television show.

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, while Krushas do not make a direct reappearance, they are replaced by Krunchas, which are Krushas in pirate clothing.[3] They have a vastly different appearance than Krushas, giving them their own identity.


Krusha is a blue/gray/crimson muscular Kritter, light-toned belly and four yellow/red horns on his head. He wears a camouflage outfit, silver bracelets, and a black belt.

When he was a pirate, he wore yellow/black clothes, a red bandana with white polka dots, golden/silver bracelets, earrings and an anchor tattooed on his shoulder.


Donkey Kong Country

In Donkey Kong Country, Krusha along with the Kremling Krew commanded by Klump was assigned to steal the Banana Hoard and deliver it to K. Rool on the Gangplank Galleon. Krusha can be resistant to Diddy's attacks by making him laugh, but he can be easily defeated by DK (except for roll and hand slam attacks), throw a barrel at him, and be attacked by Rambi or Winky.

Donkey Kong Land

In Donkey Kong Land, Krusha returns as an enemy.

Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, Krusha is the selectable character in Monkey Smash if the player photograph 15 Banana Fairies in any of the three files in Adventure Mode. Krusha's abilities are somewhat similar to Chunky Kong's, but has a couple of different moves like: fast swipe attack and utilizes an orange grenade launcher in combat (unlike Chunky's Pineapple Bazooka). Krusha does not appear in the main Adventure mode, although a similar enemy, Kasplat, makes an appearance.

Appearances in other media

Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special

A Krusha in the "Diddy's Day" comic of Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special

A Krusha appears in the Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special comic "Diddy's Day". Part of a Kremling gang sent to get Donkey Kong, Krusha is summoned with the other Kremlings when the Rock Kroc leader of the group surprises Diddy Kong. The Krusha charges at Diddy in the ensuing brawl, but he is quickly taken out when Donkey Kong (who had been watching over Diddy from behind the bushes) throws a coconut at the back of his head.

Donkey Kong Country television series

Main article: Krusha (character)
“Any recollection of why I'm referred to as... Krusha?”
Krusha, Speed

In the Donkey Kong Country television series, there is a Krusha character that serves a similar role as the overall species. Krusha has a double personality when he gets a hard blow to the head, for example: first he's dimwitted & obedient and second he's smart & disobedient. His favorite show is The Sing Along with Uncle Swampy Show in which this show airs every week and is watched by 1 million viewers.


Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land

Profiles and statistics

Donkey Kong Country

“This muscle-bound Kremling will laugh off most attacks.”
Donkey Kong Country instruction booklet, page 28
“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.”
Donkey Kong Country SNES Player's Guide, page 12
“Krushas, with their bulging biceps and pecs, are the brawn of King K. Rool's army. Donkey Kong can take out the blue Krushas with one jump, buy the beefy Krocks are a bit too much for Diddy to tangle with. Avoid the silver Krushas by jumping over them, or destroy them with barrels-they're the touguest of all the Krocs.”
Donkey Kong Country GBA Player's Guide, page 14
Nintendo Power trading cards
AKA Buff Blue Baddie, Punk Kroc
Distinguishing Features A big, blue, muscle-bound Kremling. He has spiked hair and sports a camouflage jumpsuit
Location Spotted all over Donkey Kong Island.
Apprehension Only Donkey Kong should attempt to take out a Krusha. Jumping on his head is the only effective method of attack. Barrel are also helpful, Diddy must avoid him at all costs. Krusha gets a kick out of blowing off Diddy.
Past Convictors Assault & Battery.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

“Muscle-bound and muscle-headed, Kruncha is impervious to Diddy and Dixie's attacks. They only make him mad!”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, SNES instruction booklet, page 29
“And let's not leave out Krusha, who has a chest like a boulder and a brain to match.”
Nintendo Power vol. 76, page 26

Donkey Kong 64

“One Kremling can join in the Kongtest if you've managed to capture 15 Fairies on film. When Krusha is available to enter the fray, watch out for his shots above all else. Unlike the Kongs, the Kremling fires orange shots that explode just like grenade oranges. The over-sized lizar also uses a super slide move to attack unwary apes.”
Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide, page 118


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッシャ
Spanish Krusha -


  • His name is a pun of the word Crush.


  1. ^ David Wise on Twitter (retrieved on January 10, 2019)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. p. 116 - "PLATFORM PERILS: Krushas (the tough ones) are out in full force, especially toward the end of the stage."
  3. ^ WinkySteve (December 17, 2017). Twitter. Retrieved July 13, 2022.