“These Kong reject orangutans sure know how to roll out the barrel!”
Manky Kongs are Kong reject orangutans found in the game Donkey Kong Country. Their names derive from the British slang term "manky", meaning "dirty" while also playing on the word's similarity to "monkey".
Manky Kongs are semi-common enemies found mostly in the later levels of the game. Manky Kongs attack Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong by hurling barrels at them in continuous pattern. Donkey and Diddy must avoid these barrels and jump on a Manky Kong's head to defeat it (it can also be defeated by hitting it with a Steel Keg).
Manky Kongs first appear in the level Orang-utan Gang. There, they attack the Kongs from their spots located on the treetops of the jungle. In later levels, they appear in high places for throwing the barrels, acting as obstacles.
Aside from the various remakes of Donkey Kong Country and a cameo as a collectible sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Manky Kongs have not appeared again, though another orangutan named Lanky Kong first appeared in the game Donkey Kong 64. Their sticker boosts the strength of arm attacks by ten and is only usable by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
Donkey Kong Country
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