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Map The Flying Krock Map
The flying krock
Number of Levels 1
Boss(s) Kaptain K. Rool
Brothers Bear's House {{{brothers bear}}}
Banana Bird Cave {{{banana bird cave}}}
Greater location Crocodile Isle
Game(s) {{{games}}}
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Land 2 (1996)

The Flying Krock is Kaptain K. Rool's giant airship, which was first used as an air base for capturing Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. In the aforementioned games, it served as the final area/level of the games. As the name points out, it is a giant airship with the shape of a crocodile's face at the front of it. It has several propellers to keep the big ship airborne.

History

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Land 2

After beating Toxic Tower of K. Rool's Keep, first-timers will think the final showdown is just ahead, as the next level (presumably the boss level, as it is at the top of the castle) is called Stronghold Showdown. Instead, players are treated to finding Donkey Kong tied up at the top instead of a boss. The Kongs celebrate that they've finally located DK (and most fans are relieved to finally see the ape himself, since he's barely in the game at all).

Their victory is not long-lasting, as Donkey Kong is soon taken away from them via the Flying Krock. A long ladder drops from the sky, revealing part of the airship and K. Rool himself aboard it. However, unlike the previous game, where the boss battle is the only level in the last area of the game, players will have to face one final level called Screech's Sprint. This level takes place in a bramble maze, where the player transforms into Squawks to race Screech. After the considerably hard level, Funky's Flights II and a Kong Kollege will appear, as well as a way to get to the Flying Krock.

The final battle is held inside the ship's cockpit. When the player first board The Flying Kroc, the Kongs witnesses Kaptain K. Rool in the process of beating Donkey Kong. This battle is a considerably tough boss battle. In most cases, after several attempts and luck, K. Rool will fall. In battle, he has a blunderbuss gun that shoots barrels and spiked cannonballs. To beat him, Diddy and Dixie must avoid the spiky cannonballs and jump on the barrel mid-flight, and proceed to throw the round cannonball into K. Rool's gun to make his blunderbuss explode in front of him while he is trying to suck in the Kongs. Luckily, losing a Kong early will not mean doom, as K. Rool will do his infamous "playing dead" stunt after a few explosions, and Kongs can grab a Donkey Kong barrel while he's doing so. When K. Rool has taken enough hits, Donkey Kong will suddenly break free of the rope imprisoning him and will do an extremely powerful uppercut attack on the Kaptain, powerful enough to launch the Kaptain through the glass roof and leave him falling down Crocodile Isle to the murky waters of Krem Quay. The Kaptain, however, survives the fall and escapes to the Lost World, the apparent birthplace of the Kremlings.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, nothing has changed about the concept except for Stronghold Showdown, which has an actual boss now and is also very tough. Afterwards, the airship appears, which still has Screech's Sprint and the other respective locations of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version. K. Rool has an actual voice this time around, however, and more sound effects and other tweaks have been added in the boss level.

This world reappears in Donkey Kong Land 2 and hasn't been changed in any way.

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Trivia

  • In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest's Flying Krock, there are several Easter eggs in the background:
  • In the beta version the boss battle was held in Stronghold Showdown but was then changed
  • Oddly, the death tune does not play when Diddy or Dixie loses a life during the fight. Instead, the music keeps on playing.
  • A miniature version of this area called the King Kruiser II is ran by King K. Rool and it appears in Donkey Kong 64.
  • In the PAL version, the battle stage for the Flying Krock varies; there is a bashed open door, the buttons on the SNES controller has varied and the background has slightly changed.

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