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Artwork of Necky
Leader Formerly: Master Necky Snr.
Currently: Fire Necky
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Sub-Species Mini-Neckies
Notable Neckys Master Necky
Master Necky Snr.
Fire Necky
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Land
Super Smash Bros. (cameo)
Donkey Kong 64
Donkey Kong Racing (cancelled)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (cameo)
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
"Watch out for this high-flying foe!"
Donkey Kong Country manual, page 28[1]

Neckies are vulture enemies in the Donkey Kong series who reside on Donkey Kong Island. They have a more prominent sub-species: Mini-Necky. They are affiliated with the Kremling Krew. They look similar to the Turkey Vulture

Necky has three boss members, the most compared to every other Donkey Kong series enemy.

Appearances in the Donkey Kong series

Donkey Kong Country

A swarm of Neckies in Forest Frenzy.

Necky first appears in Donkey Kong Country as a common enemy. Necky enemies will do one of two things; They may be idle and tosses coconuts at Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, or they may flies straight forward at them. The latter is more common. Both varieties are defeated if the lead Kong jumps on one or throws a barrel at one. The coconut-tossing variety is exclusively defeated by being rolled in to. The coconut-tossing Neckies appear in Jungle Hijinxs, Millstone Mayhem, and Loopy Lights, while the flying Neckies appear in Winky's Walkway, Tree Top Town, Forest Frenzy, Temple Tempest, Snow Barrel Blast, Slipslide Ride, Ice Age Alley, Mine Cart Madness, Tanked Up Trouble and Platform Perils. Neckies most often appear at Vine Valley. It also has two boss members in this game: Master Necky and Master Necky Snr.

Both Necky varieties appear in Vulture Culture and Trick Track Trek (and Necky Nutmare in the Game Boy Color version).

Donkey Kong Land

Both the coconut-tossing and flying Neckies reappear in Donkey Kong Land. Necky appears much less often in this game, even more than Mini-Neckies; Necky are only encountered in the levels Congo Carnage and Pot Hole Panic.

Donkey Kong Country 2 / Donkey Kong Land 2

Neckies neither reappear in Donkey Kong Country 2 nor Donkey Kong Land 2. However, their sub-species, Mini-Neckies do. Both do not reappear in Donkey Kong Country 3, and Donkey Kong Land III, although the woodpecker enemy Swoopy swoops in a straight line, causing it to be remotely similar.

Donkey Kong 64

One of the Neckies in Donkey Kong 64.

Two Neckies appear in Angry Aztec of Donkey Kong 64.

One of the Neckies is in the temple where Tiny is imprisoned at. Inside, Lanky has to swim underwater and find a room with a pyramid-shaped structure. Lanky must Simian Slam a Lanky Pad atop the structure to release a Necky from the walls. It clutches on a Golden Banana with its talons; Lanky must fire grapes at the Necky five times for it to drop its Golden Banana, which Lanky can now collect.

The other Necky is a supporting character. It wears a pair of goggles and a flight helmet. The Necky is imprisoned behind bars in an alcove adjacent to Snide's HQ. Diddy frees it by using his Rocketbarrel Boost special move to fly three times through the sun ring on the area's statue.

Once it is freed, the Necky challenges Diddy to follow it and fly through its rings for a Golden Banana. Diddy has to use his Rocketbarrel Blast move for this challenge. Diddy also has an indefinite supply of Crystal Coconuts. If Diddy flies through every ring, a Golden Banana appears for him in the statue's ring. If Diddy fails to quickly head through every ring, he loses at the challenge.

Donkey Kong Racing

Necky makes a cameo appearance at in the E3 2001 trailer of Donkey Kong Racing. It appears in the scenery during the logo's presentation. One Necky was also stampeding among other Donkey Kong Country characters and Kiddy on Ellie at the end of the trailer.

DK: King of Swing

Necky does not reappear in DK: King of Swing, but its subspecies Mini-Necky does in this game and its sequel, similar to Donkey Kong Country 2. Necky does have a boss member: Fire Necky, the game's second boss.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Necky reappears as a race obstacle in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. It flies around Diamond Cup's final stage: Cranky's Temple. It attempts to clutch on a racer to slow him or her down. He or she can use a Wild Move to break free from it, though.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

Neckies appear in the far scenery of the Super Smash Bros. stage "Congo Jungle" and Super Smash Bros. Melee's "Jungle Japes". The Congo Jungle staged returned in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as did the Neckies' cameo in the background.




Flying Necky

Perched Necky


  1. Donkey Kong Country SNES manual