Cranky Kong

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Cranky Kong
DeveloperGregg Mayles, Tim Stamper
PublisherNintendo
SystemsAs noted below
ReleasedVideo games: 1994-present
Television: 1983-2000
Added to
museum
As noted below

Cranky Kong is character by Nintendo. He is part of a multimedia franchise consisting of video games, television shows, and music.

The character of Cranky Kong was created by the Rare team of Gregg Mayles and Tim Stamper as the aged version of the original Donkey Kong.

Cranky Kong appeared in the Donkey Kong Country series and the Donkey Konga series.

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Cranky Kong character biography

In his youth as Donkey Kong, he was Mario's pet gorilla.

However, after he captured Mario's girlfriend Pauline, Mario caught him and imprisoned him. His son, Donkey Kong Jr. rescued him.

By the time of Donkey Kong Country, he had taken the name Cranky Kong and relinquished the Donkey Kong name.

His grandson, Donkey Kong Jr.'s son, is the current Donkey Kong.

Video games featuring Cranky Kong

For games where he was known as Donkey Kong, see Donkey Kong.

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Donkey Kong Country Rare SNES 1994 Super Famicom Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic Edition: March 16, 2018
Re-released on SNES Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini.
Donkey Kong Land Rare Game Boy 1995 Not yet
Donkey Kong 64 Rare Nintendo 64 1997 January 20, 2018
Donkey Konga Namco GameCube 2003 Bongos: December 25, 2004
Game: July 7, 2020
Donkey Konga 2 Namco GameCube 2004 Not yet
DK: King of Swing Paon GBA 2005 Not yet
Donkey Konga 3 Namco GameCube 2005 Not yet
Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Paon Wii 2007 Not yet
DK: Jungle Climber Paon DS 2007 Not yet
Donkey Kong Country Returns Retro Studios 3DS 2013 March 17, 2014
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Retro Studios Wii U 2014 Not yet