King K. Rool, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Donkey Kong series, a popular franchise developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. King K. Rool is the primary antagonist in the Donkey Kong series, first appearing in “Donkey Kong Country” for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994.
Appearance: King K. Rool is a large, anthropomorphic crocodile with a distinct crown, cape, and a golden belly plate. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his design is faithful to his appearance in the Donkey Kong series, featuring his imposing and regal look.
Abilities and Fighting Style: King K. Rool is a heavyweight fighter with a unique blend of powerful attacks and armor. His fighting style emphasizes using his size and strength to dominate opponents. He has a variety of moves inspired by his appearances in the Donkey Kong games, including belly attacks, cannonballs, and helicopter spins.
- Neutral Special – Blunderbuss: King K. Rool fires his blunderbuss, which can suck in opponents and projectiles.
- Side Special – Crownerang: King K. Rool throws his crown, which acts as a boomerang.
- Up Special – Propellerpack: King K. Rool uses a helicopter backpack for vertical recovery.
- Down Special – Gut Check: King K. Rool flexes his belly, which acts as a counter against melee attacks.
Final Smash – Blast-O-Matic: King K. Rool’s Final Smash involves trapping caught opponents in a cinematic sequence where he activates the Blast-O-Matic, a powerful weapon from the Donkey Kong series.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, King K. Rool is an unlockable character. Players can unlock him through various means, such as completing specific in-game challenges or meeting certain criteria.
Trophies and Spirits: King K. Rool has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about King K. Rool’s role as a villain in the Donkey Kong series and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: King K. Rool’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to engage in battles featuring the iconic Donkey Kong villain against characters from different Nintendo franchises and beyond. King K. Rool’s unique moveset and imposing presence add a formidable heavyweight option to the diverse roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.