Funky Kong is Donkey Kong's cousin, although not Diddy's dad. In the Mario Kart series, he appears in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart Tour. Funky Kong is a member of the Kong family, along with Donkey and Diddy Kong. He is, despite his good attitude and flair for teamwork, one of the minor protagonists in Mario Kart Wii, having the Flame Flyer, the Bowser Bike, the Phantom, and other 'bad guy' vehicles. Most people would say that Funky Kong is the fastest heavy character in Mario Kart Wii, although some people would say different. In Mario Kart Wii, Funky Kong has a rating of +4 for Speed, and an Off road for a +3. His signature vehicles are the Jetsetter, the Spear, and the Flame Runner (the last two of which are used for several world records).
Funky Kong is an ape like DK who is rarely seen in the Mario series, but is a major role in the Donkey Kong series. In the Donkey Kong series, Funky Kong appears in 11 games and 3 remakes of a few of those games. He also appears in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Mario Super Sluggers.
Mario Kart Wii Trivia
- He is Donkey Kong's cousin.
- His signature vehicles are Spear and Flame Runner
- He has been used for more than 20 world records in Mario Kart Wii.
- Funky Kong and the Flame Runner is the most used combination on Mario Kart Wii.
Donkey Kong Country series
In Donkey Kong Country, Funky Kong is the owner of Funky's Flights. He will let Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong use his Funky Barrel. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest, he owns Funky's Flights 2. He will let Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong use his Biplane Barrel. In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, he runs Funky's Rentals. He also works on a project for the whole game. It turns out to be a Gyrocopter that Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong can use for every DK Coin in the game.
Donkey Kong Land series
Funky Kong did not appear in Donkey Kong Land. However, he did appear in Donkey Kong Land 2. In it, he lets Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong use his Biplane Barrel.
Donkey Kong 64
In Donkey Kong 64, Funky Kong runs Funky Kong's Store. He will sell items to the other Kongs, and give them free ammunition if he runs out of things to sell. He also delivers the final blow to King K. Rool after he is distracted by Candy Kong.
Mario Kart series
In Mario Kart Wii, Funky Kong is an unlockable playable heavyweight character. He can be unlocked by obtaining four Expert Staff Ghosts. He has his own battle arena, Funky Stadium. He is one of the best and fastest characters in the game. The Jetsetter and the Spear, his vehicles, are the fastest kart and bike in the game.
In Mario Kart Tour, he can be unlocked as an high-end character from a pipe. He is an exclusive character for the Jungle Tour. This marks his 2nd appearance in the Mario Kart series so far.