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)
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.
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."
- "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."
Appearances in video games
|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|
|Donkey Kong characters|
|Major Kongs||Cranky Kong • Candy Kong • Chunky Kong • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. • Funky Kong • Kiddy Kong • Lanky Kong • Tiny Kong • Swanky Kong • Wrinkly Kong|
|Other Kongs||Bluster Kong • Leo Luster • Dread Kong • Eddie the Mean Old Yeti • Karate Kong • Kong Fu • Ninja Kong • Sumo Kong|
|Kremlings||King K. Rool • Kaptain Skurvy • Green Croc • Kalypso • Kass • Kerozene • Kip • K. Lumsy • Klubba • Kludge • Klump • Krusha • Kudgel • Kackle • Kritter • Klaptrap|