Wrinkly Kong

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DKCoinIconLeft.png Wrinkly Kong DKCoinIconLeft.png
Wrinkly Kong - DK Jungle Climber.png

Wrinkly's DK: Jungle Climber artwork
Aliases Mrs. Kong
Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Cranky Kong (husband),
Donkey Kong Jr. (son),
Donkey Kong III (grandson),
Diddy Kong (great-grandson),
Kong Family
Species Kong
Ghost
Affiliates Kong family
Powers/Abilities Ghostly powers,
Helpful hints
Enemies King K. Rool
Kremling Krew
Games Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III
Donkey Kong 64
DK: King of Swing
DK: Jungle Climber
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (cameo)

Wrinkly Kong is the deceased wife of Cranky Kong and grandmother of Donkey Kong. She has, since her debut, served as the Kong family's prime informative, often providing level hints in her appearances. Wrinkly, in spite of being deceased, still has her spirit participate in some of the newer Donkey Kong games.

Appearances in video games[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest[edit]

Wrinkly Kong debuts in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and she runs a school named Kong Kollege, where she offered Diddy and Dixie to save their progress for two Banana Coins (one Banana Coin in the Japanese release), acting as a replacement to Candy Kong's Save Point. Like her husband Cranky Kong, she provides information to the Kongs about a world's levels and the "Area Guardian", or boss.

In the game, Wrinkly alludes to educating the Kremlings, including Kaptain K. Rool, the game's final boss—"When you see Kaptain K.Rool, can you ask him if he has done his homework?".

In the game's Game Boy Advance remake, Wrinkly also offers Diddy and Dixie "homework". If they request it, Wrinkly assigns the duo to fill up a Scrapbook with pictures of characters and enemies. For each page filled the Kongs are rewarded with a DK Coin. She also does not offer the Kongs to save their game, in lieu of the new START menu.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Wrinkly reappears in the Game Boy video game Donkey Kong Land 2, where still resides in her Kong Kollege. She no longer offers Diddy and Dixie with hints, but she still offers them to save their progress for two Banana Coins.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Wrinkly Kong returns in Donkey Kong Country 2's sequel, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Between the two games, Wrinkly has retired as a teacher and instead lives secluded in her Save Cave. Like Donkey Kong Land 2, she no longer gives level hints, but she still provides Dixie and Kiddy the option to save their game progress, this time free of charge. She does various activities in her cave, including sleeping, dancing, sitting on her chair, or playing her Nintendo 64. She also cares for the Banana Birds that Dixie and Kiddy rescue from Banana Bird Caves.

In the Game Boy Advance re-release, Wrinkly only resides in her one Retreat, on the Northern Kremisphere hub, while the rest of her Save Caves are superseded by Cranky's Dojo franchises. At her Retreat she no longer offers Dixie and Kiddy to save their game progress, likewise Donkey Kong Country 2's Game Boy Advance release, and she only cares for the Banana Birds.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Wrinkly resides in her Refuge, where she, for a fourth time, allows the Kongs to save their progress, free of charge. She no longer aids the Banana Birds, because they do not reprise in this game.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Donkey Kong 64 marked her first appearance in the series as a ghost. It reveals that she died after the events of Donkey Kong Country 3, which contradicts her Donkey Kong Land III appearance, whose events occur after that of Donkey Kong Country 3's. She resides at each area's entrance in the game, hiding inside five different Wrinkly Doors, all color-coded by Kong: yellow (DK), red (Diddy), blue (Lanky), purple (Tiny), and green (Chunky). Depending on which door is accessed, Wrinkly provides hints on how to retrieve a world's Golden Banana pertaining to that Kong.

If Diddy, Lanky, Tiny, or Chunky have not been unlocked, Wrinkly does not give advice relevant to them, which means that their door has a question mark and is inaccessible.

DK: King of Swing[edit]

In DK: King of Swing, Wrinkly aids Donkey Kong, still as a spirit, and demonstrates to him basic moves, such as scaling peg boards and various attacks during Cranky's Lectures. She is also unlocked as a playable character in the "Jungle Jam" mode if every Crystal Coconut is collected by DK in the Adventure mode. Her partner is oddly a Kritter. She has a high jumping ability and an intermediate attack power.

Stats:

  • Jump: 4
  • Attack: 3

DK: Jungle Climber[edit]

During the events of DK: Jungle Climber she and the Kong family went on a vacation to Sun Sun Island. She only makes a cameo in the intro carrying a white umbrella and enjoying the scenery. Despite only having a single cameo in this game, official artwork of her was released.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Her second playable appearance is in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, again as an unlockable character. She is unlocked if a level four difficult challenge, Candy's Challenge #26, "Let Wrinkly Kong Win!", is completed. By completing this challenge, she becomes playable. Her rival is Klump. Wrinkly has moderate boost and speed and high agility.

Stats:

  • Boost: ☆☆☆
  • Speed: ☆☆☆
  • Agility: ☆☆☆☆☆

Other appearances[edit]

"Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24"[edit]

"Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24" marks Wrinkly's first and only appearance in an official Nintendo comic. She is briefly seen at the comic's end quarreling with Cranky, because tried to kiss a random girl after the Kongs had saved the Earth.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Wrinkly Kong's trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Wrinkly's latest video game appearance; she makes a cameo as a trophy and sticker. Her trophy artwork is recycled from DK: Jungle Climber, and her sticker artwork is from DK: King of Swing. When Wrinkly's sticker is equipped, DK or Diddy's attack power are increased by 4. Wrinkly's trophy incorrectly mentions her latest game appearance as Donkey Kong 64, rather than Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

Trophy Description

Wrinkly Kong
The wife of Cranky Kong. Wrinkly first appeared as director of Kong Kollege, where she provided game hints. Did you know King K. Rool was also a student of hers? After her passing, she appeared in Donkey Kong 64 as a ghost, where again... she provided hints.
  • SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Quest
  • N64 Donkey Kong 64

Gallery[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Sprites[edit]

DKCoinIconLeft.pngKongsDKCoinIconLeft.png
Main Chunky KongCranky KongDonkey Kong (Jr. - Baby) • Diddy KongDixie KongKiddy KongLanky KongTiny Kong
Supporting Candy KongFunky KongSuper KongSwanky KongWrinkly Kong
Enemies BinkCactus KingCapture KongChained KongCircus KongDark KongDread KongGhastly KingGiant Donkey KongGuerillaKarate KongManky KongNinja KongSumo Kong
Other

Baby KongBluster KongCandy CloneEddieKong FuRedneck Kong

Characters in Donkey Kong 64
Kongs Donkey KongDiddy KongLanky KongTiny KongChunky KongCranky KongFunky KongCandy KongWrinkly Kong
Allies K. LumsyTroffScoffBanana FairyBanana Fairy PrincessEnguardeRambiLightfishSquawksSnideKrusha (multiplayer)
Minor characters B. LockerBeanstalkBeetleIce CreatureLlamaMermaidMicrobufferMini CarNeckyOwlRabbitSealWorm
Enemies BatBonesBookFireballGhostGnawtyKaboomKasplatKlap TrapKlobberKlumpKoshaKrashKritterKrocMechanical ZingerMr. DiceOysterPuftupPurple KlaptrapResident DemonRulerScubiShroomShuriSir DominoSmall SpiderSuper BlockTomatoToy KritterZinger
Mini-bosses Giant KoshaGiant SpiderToy Monster
Bosses Army DilloDogadonMad JackPuftossKing Kut OutKing Krusha K. Rool (King K. Rool)
Characters in DK: King of Swing
Playable Donkey KongDiddy KongDixie KongFunky KongWrinkly KongKritterKing K. RoolBubbles
Non-playable Candy KongCranky Kong
Characters in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Kongs Candy Kong (unplayable) • Donkey KongDiddy KongDixie KongLanky KongTiny KongFunky KongWrinkly Kong
Kremlings KritterKipKassKlumpKalypsoKludgeKopterKing K. Rool
Helpers Rambi the RhinocerosEnguarde the Swordfish
Enemies Big FrogChompsCyber KongElectric FishFlip-FlapHurleyNeckyZinger
Characters in DK Jungle Climber
Playable Donkey KongDiddy KongDixie KongFunky Kong
Non-playable Candy KongCranky KongWrinkly KongKing K. RoolXananab