The Crocodile Isle is an island where King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew live, and a location in the Donkey Kong universe. It is a very calm and friendly place for the Kremlings as well as it is their place of origin, but very dangerous for everyone else.

The Crocodile Isle is a dark and gloomy place (in contrast to the Donkey Kong Island or the Northern Kremisphere which are both beautiful paradisal locales). Almost all of the Crocodile Isle is shrouded in fog; a swampland is also found almost everywhere on the island.

The coast of Crocodile Isle is almost constantly battered with rough currents, which over the years have bashed several ships on the island's rocky coast or swamped them in the island's bogs.

Several parts of the island are volcanic, and the top of the island, where K. Rool's Keep is located, is frozen over.

In Donkey Kong 64, a newly constructed Crocodile Isle, also called "Crocodile Rock", appears, now equipped with powerful weapons to aid in the destruction of Donkey Kong Island.

Points of Interest

  • Gangplank Galleon: The first area of the island is a huge galleon that K. Rool and the Kremling Krew uses to sail to other islands (when he is bored enough to not use his Flying Krock). It is guarded by Krow, a big pirate crow who mounted a nest on the top of it.
  • Crocodile Cauldron: This area is composed of mines and lava ponds, which the kremlings use to make dinner and take a hot bath after a day of doing nasty things. It is guarded by Kleever, a huge and sharp sword who like to slice and dice.
  • Krem Quay: A poisonous marsh in the very bottom of the island, where grows thick vines. It serves as connection between the upper portion ant the lower portion of the island. It is guarded by Kudgel, a muscular-bound kremling who loves explosions.
  • Krazy Kremland: It is a big amusement park in the middle of the island, with a huge railcoaster. It is also infested with beehives all around it. It is guarded by King Zing, a gigantic wasp who rules the zingers.
  • Gloomy Gulch: A haunted forest, many ghosts of deceased kremlings dwell in this eerie place. It is guarded by Kreepy Krow, who is actually the ghost of Krow.
  • K. Rool's Keep: The castle of King K. Rool, from where he reigns over all the Crocodile Island. It has many chain rooms, torture chambers and ice caverns, which help to keep intruders outside. K. Rool himself guards it.
  • Klubba's Kiosk: A kiosk containing small Toll Bridge who connects all island areas and the Lost World. Klubba, Kudgel's brother, guards it, but will let you pass if you have some koins with you.
  • Lost World: The most secret area of the island, it is in the very core of the island. The Krocodile Kore is in it's center, which is a device that helps keeping the island in it's place. Destroying it will result on the entire island submerging.



  • Krocodile Isle

    Early drawings of Krocodile Isle (original name for Crocodile Isle).

    During the production of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, there were early art designs for "Krocodile Isle" (original name for Crocodile Isle) before they became scrapped.
  • It is sometimes referred to by some Donkey Kong fans as "Krem-Isle".
  • Crocodile Isle made a reappearance in Donkey Kong Land 2. The island's levels are now different, and a new world in the game arose: Krem Cauldron, likely a fusion of Crocodile Cauldron and Krem Quay. The Krocodile Kore also no longer pumps out the strange mystical energy from the second game. At the end of Donkey Kong Land 2, the doomed Crocodile Isle crumbles and sinks to the bottom of the sea.
  • Though the Crocodile Isle never directly appeared on the Donkey Kong Country animated series, several Kremling characters such as King K. Rool and Kaptain Skurvy would sometimes mention the "swamps back home".
  • In the obscure Donkey Kong comic book "Bumm-Badabumm im Urwald", the Crocodile Isle never made a direct appearance, though several locations ventured through in the comic, such as a Krochead-shaped cave opening and a crashed ship-filled swamp, along with the Lost Land", are obviously based off areas of Crocodile Isle.
  • In the videogame DK: Jungle Climber, there is a similar island called the "Ghost Island".

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