Today I thought I’d talk about something a little random, something that most people probably haven’t thought about in a while.
Donkey Kong is obviously a great character and a favorite of mine, but I kept him off this list because he’s such an obvious choice for this list.
5. Funky Kong
According to the logic of little-kid-Rachel, Funky Kong was cool because one, his name was Funky. Two, he talked cool and had a surfboard with a plane.
4. Tiny Kong
I have to admit that Tiny Kong is a bit hard for me to remember. I didn’t play Donkey Kong 64 all that much but, like Dixie, I enjoyed being able to play as a girl. And, for some reason, I always felt close to her because she could shrink. And I’m short. That was, again, little-kid-Rachel logic way back when.
3. Cranky Kong
How can you not love him? I think my favorite part of Cranky Kong is the beginning of Donkey Kong Country before the game even starts when he throws a bomb at Donkey Kong for dancing. It’s one of my favorite opening sequences of all time.
2. Diddy Kong
I have to admit, I was surprised I didn’t put Diddy in the number one spot. He’s near and dear to my heart. Diddy is a wonderful character whether he’s by Donkey Kong’s side, starring in his own game, or beating people up in Smash Brothers. Still, there’s one thing that he can not do.
1. Dixie Kong
Yes, Diddy has his jetpack, but Dixie can fly. With her hair. Dixie was always a favorite of mine. I was pleased to see a playable girl in Diddy’s Kong Quest. She was a great addition and… well, her hair. She has nice hair.
Who are your favorite Donkey Kong family members? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!