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|Funky Kong in DK: King of Swing.|
|Voiced by||Toshihide Tsuchiya (2008)|
|Debut||Donkey Kong Country|
Funky Kong was a good friend of Donkey Kong, originally depicted to resemble a surfer. He was more laidback than the adventurous Kongs and usually sat out on adventures. In most games he acts as a travel agent and/or mechanic for the Kongs, but on other occasions he ran fishing minigames or sold weapons.
Funky Kong first appeared in Donkey Kong Country, where he allowed DK and Diddy to play fishing minigames at his hut (in the original version he instead allowed them to ride his Barrelplane around Donkey Kong Island). Funky also accompanied the other Kongs to Crocodile Island in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, where he sent Diddy and Dixie on missions in his Gyrocopter (and in the original version he once more allowed them to use his Barrelplane to fly around the island, but for a fee).
In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble he ran a vehicle rentals shop. At first the only available vehicle was a motorboat, but Funky unveiled new vehicles as Dixie and Kiddy progressed through the game and brought him new items. By the end of the game Funky had repaired his Hovercraft, constructed a Turbo-Ski and brought out the Gyrocopter for the Kongs' adventuring needs. Once again Funky also assigned Dixie and Kiddy on a series of missions to complete with the vehicles in the GBA version, after which he rewarded them with a Banana Bird.
Funky Kong later opened his own armory in Donkey Kong 64. There he sold fruit guns to the Kongs and upgrades for each weapon. In the ending, Funky also sent K. Rool flying with a boot-gun.
Funky returned in Donkey Konga 3. Funky was later playable in the Jungle Jam mode of DK: King of Swing and the multiplayer mode of DK: Jungle Climber (with Dixie Kong as his partner). He also returned in his roots in Jungle Climber by running a Funky's Flights to take the Kongs across the various islands, but he needed to be given Oil Barrels to power his Barrel Plane.
Funky was also an unlockable playable racer in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast with his Kremling rival being Kudge. He has also made his first Mario sports appearance as an unlockable playable racer in Mario Kart Wii (unlocked by unlocking 4 Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials) and is also unlockable in Mario Super Sluggers. Within the Challenge Mode of Mario Super Sluggers he is found in the DK Jungle being accosted by a paranoid Fire Bro who thought he was trying to assemble the stone idol, but Funky was actually searching for treasure. After the Fire Bro was defeated, Funky decided to join the team to help them in their own search. He also acted as the areas's shopkeeper
- Funky is sometimes believed to be the father of Chunky and Kiddy, but this has not been proven.
- Funky appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- He is absent in Donkey Kong Country Returns, but he is jokingly alluded to when Cranky Kong denies knowing anyone with an airplane and noting how convenient that would be.
|Characters in Donkey Kong series|
|Diddy Kong · Dixie Kong · Donkey Kong · Chunky Kong · Kiddy Kong · Lanky Kong · Tiny Kong|
Candy Kong · Cranky Kong · Funky Kong · Swanky Kong · Wrinkly Kong
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