Conker the Squirrel
Conker the Squirrel is the protagonist of the Conker series of games made by Rare Ltd. He is a long-time friend of Diddy Kong, and he made his debut appearance in Diddy Kong Racing alongside Banjo. Just like Banjo, he would later appear in a series of his own games. While currently portrayed by Rare as a vulgar, adult-oriented figure (as seen in mature-rated games such as Conker's Bad Fur Day and its Xbox remake), Conker debuted as a cheery and playful character, as seen in his debut appearance, and his debut solo game, Conker's Pocket Tales.
In 2002, Rare was sold to Microsoft, causing Nintendo to lose the rights to the Conker franchise. As a result, when Diddy Kong Racing DS was released, Conker was replaced by Dixie Kong. While Conker is not in the game, his theme music is still incorporated into the selection screen theme song.
Diddy Kong Racing
In the storyline of Diddy Kong Racing, Diddy Kong, with help from Squawks the Parrot, manages to contact Conker, asking for help in defeating the evil Wizpig. Conker answers Diddy's plea and ventures to Timber's Island to help in the quest to drive Wizpig off the island.
Conker is a middleweight racer, but his vehicles have heavyweight attributes, featuring above average speed, and below average acceleration and turning. His top speed without bananas, shared with Bumper and Timber, is 56.5 mph.
Mario no Bōken Land
Conker makes a brief, unspeaking cameo in the Diddy Kong Racing segment of Mario no Bōken Land, titled "Go Go Diddy!". He is shown competing in a race, in fifth place.
4-koma Gag Battle
Conker appears throughout the 4-koma Gag Battle manga adaptation of Diddy Kong Racing.
Originally exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game, Conker and a few other Microsoft-exclusive characters (including Banjo) appear as playable skins in the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of Minecraft through an update on January 30, 2018. Technically, this marks Conker's first game appearance alongside Diddy Kong since Diddy Kong Racing.
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