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The Mario Sports series refers to any spinoff game that includes characters from the Mario franchise and involves a sport. Donkey Kong has starred in many of these games and recently some other DK characters have appeared in Mario Sports games as well. This article covers solely Donkey Kong information in regards to the games below.

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Mario Golf series[edit]

The Mario Golf series is a series of games involving Mario characters playing golf. Donkey Kong has appeared in several of these games.

Mario Golf (N64)[edit]

Box art for the first game

The first game in the series stars Donkey Kong as one of the unlockable characters in the game. He has a drive of 275 yards. Unlike the rest of the Mario cast, DK does not have any courses themed after his games.

Characters[edit]

Mario Golf (GBC)[edit]

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DK returns in the Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf, but is not playable.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong (non-playable)

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

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Donkey Kong appeared on the Nintendo GameCube iteration of the Mario Golf series as a default character, and Diddy Kong makes his first Mario Golf appearance. Donkey Kong also has a course, "Congo Canopy", themed after him.

Characters[edit]

Mario Golf: Advance Tour[edit]

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Donkey Kong also stars in this game.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong (GC link cameo, Mentioned in locker room)

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are playable in the Nintendo 3DS game, Mario Golf: World Tour.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong

Gallery[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

The Mario Kart series are racing games featuring Nintendo Characters. A Mario Kart game has appeared on almost every Nintendo system since the SNES. There are currently 7 main games in the series.

Super Mario Kart[edit]

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Super Mario Kart is the first game in the Mario Kart series, it was released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo. This game includes seven Mario characters and one Donkey Kong character. It includes 20 simple courses themed after Mario Games.

Racers[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel can be placed or thrown forward down the track. Karts spin when they touch Banana Peels.

Mario Kart 64[edit]

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Mario Kart 64 is the second Mario Kart game released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64.

Racers[edit]

  • Donkey Kong appears as a heavy-weight playable character.

Courses[edit]

  • D.K.'s Jungle Parkway is Donkey Kong's home track in the game. When racers go off-course, restless natives will throw stones at them, much like Minkeys do in DKC3. A cruise boat named Mario floats around the river in the jungle.

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Banana Bunches have 5 Banana Peels.

Mario Kart Super Circuit[edit]

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Mario Kart Super Circuit (also know as Mario Kart Advance in Japan) is the third Mario Kart game released in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance.

Racers[edit]

  • Donkey Kong

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

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Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the fourth Mario Kart game released in 2003 for the GameCube. The game features the ability for two players to ride on a kart, one to drive and one to use items. There are specific Special Items for each character.

Racers[edit]

  • Donkey Kong returns as a heavy-weight character.
  • Diddy Kong makes his debut in the series as a lightweight character.

Courses[edit]

  • DK Mountain, it takes place in a jungle around a active volcano. There is a giant Barrel Cannon in the jungle, that blasts the player to the volcano.

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Giant Banana is the Special Item for Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

Vehicles[edit]

  • DK Jumbo is a heavyweight kart made out of a huge barrel, has limbers for wheels.
  • Barrel Train is Diddy Kong's unlockable kart. As a lightweight kart, it has greater speed, but less acceleration.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

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Mario Kart DS is the fifth game created for the Mario Kart series, it was released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. It features Wi-Fi connection, a Mission Mode, and a map on the bottom screen.

Racers[edit]

  • Donkey Kong

Courses[edit]

  • DK Pass, takes place on a snowy mountain.

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Triple Bananas have 3 Banana Peels.

Vehicles[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

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Mario Kart Wii is the sixth installment of the Mario Kart series, released in 2008 for the Wii. A Wii Wheel is included in the package because Nintendo aimed that it would make it a more realistic steering experience. It is, however, compatible with other controllers as well. It features many classic Mario Kart characters as well as several new ones. It features Wi-Fi and a new type of vehicle, bikes.

Racers[edit]

  • Donkey Kong as a playable heavyweight character.
  • Diddy Kong as an unlockable middleweight character.
  • Funky Kong makes his debut on a Mario game as an unlockable racer in the heavyweight class. Funky is considered one of the best racers in the game for his slightly above average stats, including his high speed.

Courses[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Triple Bananas

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart 7 is the seventh Mario Kart game in the series. It was released in 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS. It received generally positive reviews and scored an aggregate score of 85/100 on Metacritic and an 84.96% on GameRankings. It was the first game in the series to introduce gliding and underwater elements.

Racers[edit]

Courses[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Triple Bananas

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Mario Kart 8 is the eighth Mario Kart game in the series. It was released in May 2014 for the Wii U. It is the first Mario Kart game in the series to have the anti-gravity gimmick.

Racers[edit]

Courses[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel
  • Triple Bananas


Gallery[edit]

Mario Baseball series[edit]

The Mario Baseball series is a series of Mario games which features Mario and his friends playing baseball. There are currently two games in the seires. Donkey Kong and Diddy are team captains in both entries in the series.

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

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Mario Superstar Baseball is the first game in the Mario Baseball series. It was developed by Namco and published by Nintendo in 2005 for Nintendo GameCube.

Characters[edit]

Team Captains[edit]
Team Players[edit]
Others[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

  • Donkey Kong Jungle. Klaptraps and Barrels appears in this stadium. Barrel Batter, a mini-game where the player must hit the ball into the row of Barrels, is located in this stadium.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

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Mario Super Sluggers (Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball in Japan) is a the second game in the Mario Baseball series. It was developed by Namco Bandai and published by Nintendo in 2008 for the Wii. This game makes use of the Wii's motion controls; it allows players to use the Wii-remote to simulate swinging a bat.

Characters[edit]

Team Captains[edit]
  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong
Team Players[edit]

Stadiums[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel, 3-6 bananas are shot out to slip the outfielders. If you shoot them inside the diamond, however, be warned- they can trip your base-runner as well.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario's Tennis[edit]

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Mario's Tennis was released in 1995 for Virtual Boy. It is the first game in the Mario Tennis series.

Characters[edit]

Mario Tennis 64[edit]

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Mario Tennis 64 (simply known as Mario Tennis outside Japan) was Mario's second tennis game. It was released in 2000 for Nintendo 64. This game has two Donkey Kong characters and fourteen Mario characters. Each player has a special strength that they use in gameplay.

Characters[edit]

Courts[edit]

  • Donkey Kong Court (Ball Speed:Fast Bounce:Strongest)

Items[edit]

Mario Tennis GB[edit]

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Mario Tennis GB (simply known as Mario Tennis outside Japan) was released in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. In this game, Donkey Kong is one of the few playable characters at the start. Strangely, Donkey Kong's hair color is purple in this game.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr. (N64 link cameo)

Courts[edit]

  • Jungle Court (same as Donkey Kong Court)

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

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'Mario Power Tennis (known as Mario Tennis GC in Japan) was the Mario Tennis game for the GameCube and was remade on the Wii. This game has sixteen Mario characters and two Donkey Kong characters. This is the first Tennis game and the second Mario sport game that Diddy Kong appeared in.

Characters[edit]

Courts[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel

Mario Tennis: Power Tour[edit]

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Mario Tennis: Power Tour (known as Mario Power Tennis outside North America) was developed by Camelot and published by Nintendo in 2005 for Game Boy Advance.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong

Courts[edit]

None

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

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Mario Tennis Open was developed by Camelot and published by Nintendo in 2012 for Nintendo 3DS.

Characters[edit]

  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong

Courts[edit]

  • DK Jungle

Gallery[edit]

Mario Football series[edit]

The Mario Football series, also known as the Mario Strikers series in North America and Japan, is a series of Mario football games developed by Next Level Games.

Super Mario Strikers[edit]

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Super Mario Strikers (known as Mario Smash Football in Europe) is the first game in the Mario Football series. It was released in 2005 for GameCube.

Characters[edit]

Fields[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

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Mario Strikers Charged (known as Mario Strikers Charged Football in Europe and Mario Power Soccer in South Korea) is the second game in the Mario Football series. It was released in 2007 for Wii.

Characters[edit]

Fields[edit]

  • Konga Coliseum

Items[edit]

  • Banana Peel

Gallery[edit]

Mario Basketball series[edit]

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

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Mario Hoops 3-on-3, known in Europe as Mario Slam Basketball and in Japan as Mario Basketball 3on3 (マリオバスケ 3on3 Mario Basuke 3on3) was a Mario sports game for the Nintendo DS released in 2006, and was the first basketball game in the Mario Sports Series. It was the first Mario sports game to be developed by Square Enix, and includes characters from Square Enix's Final Fantasy series of games.

Characters[edit]

Locations[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games was Donkey Kong's first Mario & Sonic appearance, as he was absent from the original. In the Wii version, Donkey Kong is a "power" type, having high speed and power and moderate acceleration and speed. In the DS version he is also a power type, but now specializes in power and stamina, has moderate speed and below average jumping and technique. Donkey Kong's main rival is Knuckles the Echidna. The player can also earn a Diddy Kong Costume when they purchase the Black Shopping Card.

Gallery[edit]

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

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Mario Sports Mix is a sports game released for the Wii. Like Mario Hoops 3-on-3, it was developed by Square Enix, and includes characters from the Final Fantasy series.

Characters[edit]

Locations[edit]

Items[edit]

Gallery[edit]