|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
Funky Kong is a part-time surfer who runs a small flight business based on Donkey Kong Island in Donkey Kong Country. He is a mountain gorilla, just like Donkey Kong, and can be found outside of his shop at one point in every world featured in the game. He offers his services for free, allowing you to fly to any point on Donkey Kong Island in his custom-built barrel jet. The only condition is that you can only travel to places that you've already been to. Funky then later switched his services from flight to boating in Donkey Kong Country 3, offering motorboat rentals for free to Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong.
Funky Kong made his first playable appearance as a racer in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast on the Nintendo Wii and then made a similar second appearance later on in Mario Kart Wii. Since this time he as also appeared as a playable character in the baseball title Mario Super Sluggers. Where his major strength is batting and fielding.