Diddy Kong Racing
After a while of adventuring and after gaining four gold trophies and thirty-nine Gold Balloons, Diddy Kong and his friends come upon a frog, who oddly has a red rooster's comb on its head. Running over this frog the heroes are surprised to discover that the frog is actually Drumstick. It seems instead of racing Drumstick, Wizpig had simply transformed him into a frog. After the heroes free Drumstick from his frog form he joins the heroes in their quest. Another way to unlock Drumstick is to plug in four controllers into each slot of the Nintendo 64. Drumstick's instrument theme is a fiddle/violin.
Drumstick is a heavyweight racer, like Banjo and Krunch, and as a result, has a good top speed, and poor acceleration. However, his turning is at an average level, making it a bit easier for players to control him.
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Drumstick is also in the Nintendo DS remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. In this game, the players do not need to have four gold trophies and thirty-nine gold balloons to unlock him. Instead, they must flick a frog onto the cliff with a frog face on top of it using the DS's Touch Screen. Once that is done, the frog will come down with a rooster's comb, and the players must then run over it to unlock Drumstick.
In the remake, Drumstick's vehicles are slower, but their acceleration has been greatly boosted from being one of the worst to being one of the best. The handling is slightly worse than in the original game however.