He is portrayed as somewhat pompous with a stereotypical English dialect. However, in the series, she looked completely different from the pink-clad blonde seen in the games. Funky was also a regular on the Donkey Kong Country cartoon, where he was voiced by Damon D'Oliveira. King of Swing would mark the debut of their current muscular design. By DK64 he was so senile that he couldn't remember -, "I think we actually 'penciled him in' as a Spider Monkey because we wanted the tail to be his main tool when climbing around. She appeared again in Donkey Kong Land 2, and again in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Cranky's great-grandaunt, she was the one that wrote his spellbook. Her next playable appearance was in Donkey Konga 2 on the Nintendo GameCube, a bongo rhythm game. She was voiced by Joy Tanner. Before he was freed, he indicates that he does not like heights. The cool Kong opened up various airports, known as Funky’s Flights II, around Crocodile Isle, the Kremling home island. Chunky Kong is a big, strong ape that helps Donkey, Diddy, Tiny, and Lanky on their mission to defeat King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew. Skeletal and robotic variants of Kritters also appear in Donkey Kong 64. Cranky was a regular on the Donkey Kong Country animated series. In Donkey Kong Country 2, he wears a blue oversized jacket and had an afro hair style. Like the previous game, they cannot be defeated with regular attacks, and attempting to attack them will result in Kruncha becoming enraged. Several machines and ghosts seem to be included in the Kremling Krew as well. Perhaps an even bigger accomplishment is that Funky Kong is one of the few Kongs to crossover into the Mario series, as he became a playable character in Mario Kart Wii. His abilities included water skipping, being able to roll farther to make longer than average jumps, and throwing Dixie high out of normal jump reach, with Dixie being able to throw him and guide his fall to break platforms and unveil hidden secrets. The Tiki Tak Tribe use hypnosis-inducing music on the animals of Donkey Kong Island (namely elephants, giraffes, zebras, and squirrels) and steal Donkey Kong's bananas, forcing him to retrieve the hoard with the help of Diddy Kong. 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She was freed by Diddy Kong in the 'Angry Aztec' level in the building near Candy's Music Shop. He aided the Kongs by giving them blueprints to the Kremling devices. Candy was also a regular on the Donkey Kong Country animated series as well. He was slated to appear in Donkey Kong Racing before it was cancelled and so far has yet to make a playable appearance since then. "Hey, a note!" Unlike Diddy, all of DK's attacks can defeat them in a single hit. Ultimate, he appears as a Spirit, using his artwork from Donkey Kong 64. Her second appearance was in Donkey Kong 64; in this game, she provided instruments for DK and company to use against the Kremlings and gives the Kong family more watermelons which increase the player's life. In the TV series, a singular Krusha appears as one of King K. Rool's henchmen voiced by Len Carlson. Grouchy Kong - Is a character exclusively mentioned to the Donkey Kong Country animated TV series, based on the Super NES game of the same name. Donkey Kong first appears in the arcade game Donkey Kong. Kritters appear mostly unchanged in the game's sequel, DK: Jungle Climber. Funky Kong is one of the Kongs from the Donkey Kong series. She was unlocked by completing Sapphire Mode on a Rookie Setting as one of the Kongs. They are armed with a cannon that allows them shoot barrels and "Kannonballs" (forward or downward). It's only me, Wrinkly Kong," and then she gives the player advice on how to win a Golden Banana on the corresponding level. The two Kongs travel in the Jumbo Barrel, a special barrel designed by Funky himself. He returns in the 1994 Game Boy video game Donkey Kong, where he teams up with his father, who has kidnapped Pauline, against Mario. He was freed by Lanky in the level Frantic Factory. Ultimate. In Funky Mode, characters can play as Funky Kong, who has extra health and other perks such as double-jumping or standing on spikes without taking damage. Funky Kong is the coolest Kong on Donkey Kong Island and a big brother figure to Donkey Kong, being a role-model and someone for Donkey to strive to be more like showing that even if you are a hero, you still have room to grow. Chunky Kong appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Pauline was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers for the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. In Super Smash Bros. Chunky Kong is a Western lowland gorilla weighing 2000 lbs and is one of the playable Kongs in the game Donkey Kong 64. Their name is a combination of the words snow and nomad. Krusha appears as a secret playable multiplayer character in Donkey Kong 64. She can do a helicopter-spin, equivalent to Dixie's, to slow down her descent. Chunky Kong is a character from the Donkey Kong series. She also made a brief appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast in the mode Candy's Challenges and allowed the players to collect up to a total of 1,000 bananas and to win the tracks in first place. Also, on the show, she worked at the barrel factory run by Bluster Kong, her boss. They likely played a part in the theoretical Great Ape War, which is a whole other branch of crazy. [50] They would also appear as hazards and enemies in the certain Super Mario spin-offs, such as Mario Power Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Party 7. 1. He shares stats with his rival Lanky Kong. The series mainly consists of two genres: single-screen platform/action puzzle games featuring the gorilla Donkey Kong as the main antagonist, and … They also appear in the Donkey Kong Country TV series as King K. Rool's henchmen. He first appeared in the game Donkey Kong Country. The character Diddy Kong was going to be an updated version of Donkey Kong Junior. Funky is obviously not fond of adventuring or fighting the Kremlings, nor is he keen on doing very much work; he often tries to take the easier way out of a situation, or just leave it up to DK and Diddy. K. Rool also appeared in Mario Super Sluggers (his first appearance in a Mario game) as an unlockable character along with DK, Diddy, and Funky, as well as one of his Kritters. Chunky is the older brother of Kiddy Kong and cousin of Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong. [16] His first appearance was Donkey Kong Country. In Donkey Kong Country, enemy orangutans known as Manky Kong appeared, but it is unknown if they have any relation to Lanky. Aside from Ghastly King, all of the Evil Kings reappear in Donkey Kong Jungle Fever and Donkey Kong Banana Kingdom, the two medal games based on Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Tiny Kong[j] is a young, female chimpanzee from the Donkey Kong games who first appeared in Donkey Kong 64. He is also a playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, as well as in multiplayer modes of DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber. One difference is that the cartoon version of Funky had tan fur as opposed to the brown fur his video game counterpart had. Their mission was to solve a series of mysteries in the Northern Kremisphere and find their missing friends Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. In the game's storyline, Donkey Kong requested for him to protect their Banana Hoard overnight, while he takes a nap. In this game, Funky Kong provides the same service as he did in the previous adventure. When the player begins meeting her in Donkey Kong 64, she says, "Don't be afraid of me, young ones! In Donkey Kong 64, Funky opens up Funky's Armory, a shop that sells various weapons to the Kong family. His relationship to the Kong Family is currently unknown. Funky Kong: Friend of the Kongs and laid-back entrepreneur, direct relation unknown (speculated to be Donkey Kong's older brother and Diddy Kong's father). They also appeared as enemies in the 3DS exclusive Smash Run mode, with Green Kritters attacking by biting three times in a row, while Blue Kritters attack by spinning around furiously with their claws. Tiny was one of the confirmed characters in Donkey Kong Racing for the Nintendo GameCube with Donkey Kong, Diddy, Kiddy, and Taj the Genie, but the game was canceled as Microsoft purchased Rare in September 2002. In the game's introduction sequence, a Klump is ordered by King K. Rool to distract Donkey Kong by stealing the Golden Bananas and kidnapping the Kong Family so that K. Rool can repair his Blast-O-Matic weapon. While overweight, K. Rool has huge muscles in his arms and he has proven to have enormous brute strength that matches (perhaps surpasses) both Donkey Kong and Chunky Kong in power. His first appearance was in the Donkey Kong Country trilogy as a mechanical and pilot of Kongs, even helping when necessary. A save file cannot be changed out of Funky Mode once it has been started. Most of the Snowmads wear horned helmets on their heads. Tiki Goons, the most common members of the Tiki Tak Tribe, make a cameo appearance in Mario Kart 7 on the track DK Jungle where they attack players and make them drop coins. He was also given a Jamaican accent. In the first Donkey Kong Country, the Kremlings wore military attire, but with the sequel, they switched their gear to pirate-themed ones. Two specific Kritters are seen piloting K.Rool's Mechanical Island, chasing after one of the Kongs, and serving as referees during the final battle. Junior also appeared as a playable character in Super Mario Kart, but he was absent in later installments until he returned in the Super Mario Kart tour in Mario Kart Tour, he also appeared in the Virtual Boy game Mario's Tennis, and as a hidden character in the Nintendo 64 version of the similarly named Mario Tennis. In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, K. Rool appeared as a collectible trophy. He was freed by Donkey Kong in the 'Angry Aztec' level in the Llama's Temple. [37] She also appeared in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart Tour. Introduced in Donkey Kong Country, he has appeared in a number of Donkey Kong games, primarily as a reluctant adviser to Donkey Kong and his various simian pals (in game and in the instruction manuals), as well as running minigames and tutorials. Diddy Kong, also known as Diddy, is a young male monkey or spider monkey, the secondary main protagonist of the Donkey Kong franchise, Donkey Kong's sidekick and nephew. In Donkey Kong 64, Kritters are redesigned and appear sporting similar leather jackets to Krunch, as well as belt buckles with skulls on them. He was still as senile as in the games, but without his fourth wall-breaking comments. Funky Kong returns in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.He hosts another flight service, Funky's Flights II, in every world except the Lost World.Funky allows Diddy and Dixie to use the Biplane Barrel if they pay two Banana Coins, although every trip after the first one are free.In the original Super Nintendo version, Funky is shown to surf in midair with his hoverboard. She is the earliest example of a female with a speaking role in a video game, and is cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress in fiction.[38][39][40]. He has many roles in the Mario games, including basketball, kart racing and many more. He also had red sunglasses and an army cap with the same camouflaged … While he's not into adventuring as much as DK and Diddy are, he doesn't mind going on them every now and then to show off his swag. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, several members of the Snowmad army appear as collectible trophies. These two games are the only games where she is not a playable character. Provided voiceover by actress Louise Vallance. Funky Kong is a character in Donkey Kong Country. In Mario Super Sluggers, Kritters appear as playable characters and members of the DK Wilds team. She is Dixie Kong's younger sister and is a cousin to Chunky Kong and Kiddy Kong, as stated in the manual for Donkey Kong 64. A single Klump appears as a playable character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. He is served by a sea lion named Pompy the Presumptuous, a snowy owl named Skowl the Startling, a baboon named Ba-Boom the Boistourous, a blowfish named Fugu the Frightening, and a polar bear named Bashmaster the Unbreakable. Another — separate — set of cousins are Kiddy and Chunky. [18][19] However, in Donkey Kong 64, Cranky directly refers to the current Donkey Kong as his son in their first conversation. Cranky referred to her as "that girlfriend of his". Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! According to the manual for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, the Klumps appear as their pirate alter-ego Kannon. The Kong Family[2][3] (also known as the Kong Klan[4] and the DK Crew[5]) is a group led by Donkey Kong comprising his family and friends. His cabin was where the Crystal Coconut, the mystical bauble that made DK the future ruler of Kongo Bongo Island (as DK Island was called on the show), was kept. Funky Kong in Super Smash Bros. Blue Heat.. Funk-E Airlines. The tribe is led by Tiki Tong, a gigantic Tiki with a wooden crown, red eyes, demonic horns, a large mouth, and a carved nose. Kongs. She is one of the first eight playable characters. As his name implies, Cranky is perpetually bitter about many things and complains about them to anyone who gives him even the slightest acknowledgment. Funky also appears as an unlockable heavyweight character in Mario Kart Wii, his first appearance in a Mario game. She is currently voiced by Satsuki Tsuzumi.[22]. He uses his magical sceptre as a bat. Chunky Kong is a character who debuted in Donkey Kong 64 for the Nintendo 64.Chunky is the older brother of Kiddy Kong.Chunky Kong is a big, strong ape that helps Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Tiny Kong, and Lanky Kong on their mission to defeat K. Rool and his Kremling army. Ultimate. He took back on his "surfer" appearance in later games. However, the modern incarnation of the character introduced in Donkey Kong Country is revealed to be a new character, the grandson of the arcade original character.[9][10]. Cranky Kong's great-grandfather - Mentioned by Bazaar in DKC3 to have owned an antique mirror. Their Spirits are represented by Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Donkey Kong, respectively. DK must battle these Kongs by using conventional fighting methods, like punching and kicking. They have numerous non-Kong allies who appear throughout the series, and are commonly antagonized by the Kremling Krew, who steal their valuables (and sometimes kidnap members of the Kong Family) to further their nefarious goals. Ultimate - Karate Kong", "171. He was once King K. Rool's chief technician who had invented the Blast-O-Matic and other devices that the Kremlings have used. Donkey and Diddy can use this special barrel to travel to the earlier levels of the game and earn a lot of extra lives before attempting some of the more difficult levels ahead. He first appeared in Donkey Kong Country. Krunchas also appear unchanged in Donkey Kong Country 2's pseudo-sequel Donkey Kong Land 2. It is speculated that, due to their identical appearance, Funky Kong and Donkey Kong are likely brothers. In her spin-off debut, Diddy Kong Racing DS, she seems to have grown more mature, making her both taller and more physically developed than her older sister, Dixie. 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