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Swanky Kong

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Swanky Kong's Donkey Kong Country 3 artwork

Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Kong Family
Species Kong
Affiliates The Kong family

Games Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Mario Superstar Baseball (cameo)

Swanky Kong (スワンキーコング, Suwankī Kongu) is the rich member of the Kong Family who enjoys hosting games and wearing flashy suits. He looks very similar to Donkey Kong. He often hosts game-shows and other types of money making competitions.


The Quiz Presenter

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Swanky was found in every area in Swanky's Bonus Bonanza, and would give the player three quizzes about the game. The first quiz for each area costs a single Banana Coin and if you succeeded you were rewarded with a red balloon (one life). The second game is slightly harder and more expensive, costing two Banana Coins, and the prize was a green balloon, which gives the player an extra two lives. The third and final quiz is the hardest and most expensive, but also gives out the best prize, a blue balloon (three lives), and requires three Banana Coins to enter. Candy Kong appears alongside Swanky hosting the show in the Game Boy Advance remake.

A Sideshow Presenter

Swanky returns in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, though his role depends on which version of the game. In the original Super Nintendo version, he ran Swanky's Sideshow, a circus-themed attraction where Dixie and Kiddy Kong could throw balls at targets for points, competing against Cranky Kong at the cost of Bear Coins. He had a new outfit (pictured) though did most of the prize giving from inside a barrel (pictured in Dixie's Photo Album).

In the Game Boy Advance re-release of the game, Swanky instead ran Swanky's Dash, retaining his outfit from DKC2. Swanky ran a "virtual reality" game where only Dixie could play (Kiddy Kong is too young at the time). In this mode, Dixie could collect golden stars by running down a pipe.