Funky Kong
Funky Kong Artwork - Mario Kart Wii

Funky, in his most recent appearance.
Series Donkey Kong series
First game Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Created by Rare, Ltd.
Voiced by Damon D'Oliveira (cartoon)
Toshihide Tsuchiya (games)
Quotes • Gallery

Funky Kong is a character from the Donkey Kong series. He first made his appearance in the Donkey Kong Country series and has been in the series since then. He is usually recognized by wearing a bandanna and sunglasses on his head.


Donkey Kong Country/Land series

In the first Donkey Kong Country, he held a Boom Box and offered a plane barrel ride to any location you had completed or were currently working on. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, he rode a flying surfboard, and offered the same service. Finally, in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, he owned a workshop that has a jet ski, a hovercraft, a motorboat, and a Gyrocopter that can be unlocked by collecting all of the DK Coins.

Donkey Kong 64

Also, he did make an appearance in Donkey Kong 64, where he looked more like a drill sergeant than a "funky" guy. He sold weapons to the playable Kong members in this game, such as walnuts, peanuts, coconuts, oranges, and pineapples. He still kept the shades, although he did sport army fatigues this time.

Other games

It should also be noted that Funky Kong is a playable character in DK: King of Swing, Donkey Konga 3, DK: Jungle Climber, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Super Sluggers where he uses a surfboard as a bat. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as a trophy.

Funky Kong made his first appearance in a Mario video game with Mario Kart Wii for the Wii, where he was one of three playable Donkey Kong characters, the others being Diddy Kong and, obviously, Donkey Kong. In the game, he, like Donkey Kong, is a heavy weight.

Super Smash Bros. series


"A sunglassed surfer and friend of the Kongs. Funky Kong is indeed funky, from his looks to his lingo. Funky provides different services to the Kongs throughout the different games, be it a barrel-transport system or ammunition expertise. He may have tired of business dealings, as he's been a barrel-race participant more recently."
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Wii U

"Has he remodeled his personal jet into a shop? Maybe he thinks it will encourage his items to "fly off shelves." He claims he ran an airport once.. Maybe that's true. Much like his style of conversation, I'm sure it was a pretty funky experience."
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country - 11/1994
Nintendo 64 - Donkey Kong 64 - 11/1999

Appearances in video games

Year Videogame Console Notes Playable
1994 Donkey Kong Country SNES First Appearance No
1995 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES Second appearance in the Donkey Kong Country games. No
1996 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! SNES Third appearance in the Donkey Kong Country games. No
1996 Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy Only appearance on the Game Boy. No
1999 Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo 64 Only appearance on N64 No
2005 DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance First playable appearance Yes
2007 DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Only appearance on DS Yes
2007 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Wii First appearance on Wii Yes
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Trophy and Sticker No
2008 Mario Kart Wii Wii First Mario spin-off Yes
2008 Mario Super Sluggers Wii Second Mario spin-off Yes
2014 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Shop Keeper No
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U Trophy No


Main article: Funky Kong/quotes

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