Donkey Kong Jr.

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This article is about the character. For other uses of the name, see Donkey Kong Jr. (disambiguation). For Donkey Kong as a baby, see Baby Donkey Kong.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Artwork of Donkey Kong Jr. from Mario Tennis
Artwork from Mario Tennis
Full name Donkey Kong Junior
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)
Portrayed by Frank Welker (Saturday Supercade)
“Monkey Muscle!”
Donkey Kong Jr., Saturday Supercade

Donkey Kong Jr. (sometimes referred to as DK Jr., DKJr., or just Junior) is a Kong character that debuted in Donkey Kong Jr. as the titular hero. In the events of the game, he has to rescue his father, Donkey Kong, from Mario. For a time, he sporadically appeared in spinoff Super Mario games as a playable character, though he was effectively replaced with Diddy Kong in this regard starting with Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, coinciding with the latter becoming fully acquired from Rare Ltd. by Nintendo.

While he is occasionally identified as a younger version of the modern Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. is currently considered his father, and the son of Cranky Kong.[1]

History[edit]

Donkey Kong series[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. holding a key
A sprite of Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. as he appears in various different versions of Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.'s premier appearance is in the eponymous Donkey Kong Jr. He is the star of the game and the only playable character. Following the events of the original Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr.'s father, Donkey Kong, has been locked up by Mario. Donkey Kong Jr. must travel through four stages by climbing up vines and navigating other obstacles, as well as avoiding the enemies Mario sends at him to impede his progress, such as Snapjaws and Nitpickers. However, if he drops fruit on the enemies, they are defeated. Once Donkey Kong Jr. reaches the top of each stage, he attempts to insert a key into his father's cage, but appears confused as Mario hauls his father away to the next stage. In the NES version, all characters simply remain idle at the end of each stage before the next one begins.

When Donkey Kong Jr. defeats Mario at last by inserting all of the keys into their keyholes in the Chain Scene, Donkey Kong and Mario both fall, but Donkey Kong Jr. catches his father and then walks off-screen with him as Mario chases them. In the NES version, this scene only has Donkey Kong Jr. catch his father, with the rest of the scene being omitted.

In the original arcade game, he also appears during the transition scene between the Jump Board Scene and Mario's Hideout, where he pursues Mario's chopper by floating with a parasol.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. makes another playable appearance in the game Donkey Kong Jr. Math. In Calculate A and B, His father stands at the top of the stage, holding a sign with a random number placed on it. Donkey Kong Jr. must climb among multiple vines to gather the correct numbers and mathematical signs to create the number on his father's sign. In +-×÷ Exercise, Donkey Kong Jr. has to solve equations by climbing multiple chains to input the digits of the answer. In the instruction booklet, he is dubbed Junior (I).[2]

Junior (II)

This game also features a pink-colored palette swap of Donkey Kong Jr. named Junior (II),[2] who is playable in a Calculate A and B. He and Donkey Kong Jr. compete to calculate Donkey Kong's number until one of them does so five times.

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. pulling a switch, Donkey Kong (Game Boy) official artwork
Donkey Kong Jr. pushing a switch

In Donkey Kong on the Game Boy, Donkey Kong Jr. teams up with his father to kidnap Pauline, and Mario must defeat both of them before rescuing her. For most of the game, Donkey Kong Jr. usually stays in areas inaccessible by Mario, activating and deactivating switches in ways that can either help or harm Mario. Sometimes, Donkey Kong Jr. appears out in the open and throws Poison Mushrooms. It is shown in Stage 4-11 and Stage 8-9 that Donkey Kong Jr. can cause Mario to lose a life if Mario touches him. In Stage 9-4, Donkey Kong Jr. gets locked him in a cage by Mario in a fashion similar to the Vine Scene of the original Donkey Kong Jr. In the ending, Donkey Kong Jr. manages to free himself and lays in wait as Pauline gives Mario a Super Mushroom to catch Donkey Kong, and acts as soon as his father calls for help. In the end, the group take a photo together.

Game & Watch series[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

In the Game & Watch version of Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong Jr. appears as the playable character. He must dodge birds and Snapjaws and grab a key swinging from a tree to unlock his father's cage.

Donkey Kong II[edit]

In Donkey Kong II, Donkey Kong Jr. appears in the same capacity as the previous Game & Watch title. In this game, he must dodge Snapjaw, Sparks, and birds and use keys to open the locks on his father's restraints.

Saturday Supercade[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. in Saturday Supercade
Bones in the Donkey Kong Junior segment of the Saturday Supercade
Donkey Kong Jr. and Bones in Saturday Supercade

Donkey Kong Jr., voiced by Frank Welker, is featured as the main protagonist of the cartoon short Donkey Kong Junior from the animated series Saturday Supercade. Here, Donkey Kong Jr., after discovering his father is missing from the circus, decides to track him down with the help of a clumsy biker named Bones.

Punch-Out!! series[edit]

Punch-Out!![edit]

Marioaudience.gif

In the first game in the Punch-Out!! series, Donkey Kong Jr. can be found watching the fight in the audience along with Mario, Luigi, and Donkey Kong.

Super Punch-Out!![edit]

In the second arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. can be found in the audience again, along with Mario, Luigi, and Donkey Kong, this time with a different color scheme.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. makes an appearance in the sixth Nintendo Adventure Book, Doors to Doom; in the book, Mario and Luigi find themselves in Donkey Kong Jr.'s jungle after entering one of the doorways created by Dr. Sporis von Fungenstein. Upon seeing Mario and Luigi, Donkey Kong Jr. attacks them, forcing the two to flee. Eventually, after a vine-climbing chase, the Mario Bros. escape Donkey Kong Jr.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Super Mario Kart[edit]

Artwork of Donkey Kong Jr. (formatted Donkey Kong JR. in the manual) for Super Mario Kart
Donkey Kong Jr. in Super Mario Kart

Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a playable character in Super Mario Kart. He is classified as a heavyweight character alongside Bowser. His preferred item is the Banana, with which he litters the racecourses as a CPU. His kart has maximum top speeds; however, if he drifts away from the main course, its speed decreases greatly.

Official artwork of Super Mario Kart shows a red "J" on Donkey Kong Jr.'s shirt, but his sprite during his victory animation shows a yellow "V" on his shirt instead. This was likely an intentional design choice to make Donkey Kong Jr.'s sprite entirely symmetrical. This means only half of the sprite is required to be stored in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System's limited graphics memory as tiles of 8x8 pixels each, with the same tiles being flipped to display the other half of the sprite. During gameplay, the letter on Donkey Kong Jr.'s shirt is obscured by his kart's steering wheel.

In the next title of the series, Mario Kart 64 onward, Donkey Kong Jr. was replaced by the modern Donkey Kong since Donkey Kong Country.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

The audience in Waluigi Stadium in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
DK Jr. in a crowd with other characters in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Donkey Kong Jr. makes a cameo in the background audience of Waluigi Stadium in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Interestingly, as the image for the audience is repeated, multiple, countless versions of him can be seen at one time. In this game, his head is redesigned to be more reminiscent of the modern Donkey Kong.

He was planned to appear in the game as a playable character, but was ultimately replaced with Diddy Kong.[3]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) tricking in the DK Maximum in Mario Kart Tour
Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) in Mario Kart Tour

A 2D sprite variant of Donkey Kong Jr. debuts in Mario Kart Tour as a playable character in his 16-bit Super Mario Kart appearance under the name Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), debuting in the Super Mario Kart Tour. His special item is the Triple Bananas. This is the first game since Super Mario Kart to feature Donkey Kong Jr. as a playable character in the Mario Kart series. As the game treats Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) as a variant in his name, this also makes him the only character in the game without a base driver.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a participating racer and an opponent to Mario in the Super Mario Kart adaption in one of the volumes of Super Mario-kun.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario All-Stars[edit]

King of Big Island as Donkey Kong Jr. in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

In the Super Mario Bros. 3 remake in Super Mario All-Stars, the king of Big Island is transformed into Donkey Kong Jr. This change is retained in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. costume

In Super Mario Maker, Donkey Kong Jr. appears as one of the costumes that Costume Mario can wear.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. makes a cameo in Mario's Time Machine, appearing on several paintings in the background of Bowser's Museum.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario's Tennis[edit]

In Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy, Donkey Kong Jr. is a playable character. He is the largest character in the game. This is also the only game where he wears shoes and socks.

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Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. in Mario Tennis, seen on Donkey Kong's court

Donkey Kong Jr. returns as a playable character in the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Tennis. He is classified as a Power Character, who can be unlocked by winning the Star Cup in Doubles. He is one of two unlockable characters in the game, with the other being Shy Guy. If he is unlocked, he is Donkey Kong's double partner; otherwise, Yoshi takes his place. This game marks Donkey Kong Jr.'s final playable appearance until Super Mario Maker as a costume, not counting later ports of his game of the same name.

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)[edit]

In Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color, Donkey Kong Jr. cameos as an N64 status icon.

Mario Clash[edit]

In Mario Clash, Donkey Kong Jr. appears alongside Donkey Kong and the two congratulate the player for scoring over 800,000 points.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. appeared many times in the Game & Watch Gallery installments. He appears with the role as a "damsel in distress" in several of the minigames.

Game & Watch Gallery [edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery, Donkey Kong Jr. appears in the Modern versions of three games.

In Manhole, Donkey Kong Jr. is one of the pedestrians that Yoshi must keep from falling into the water.

In Fire, Donkey Kong Jr. is one of the characters that the Mario Bros. must rescue from a fire at Princess Peach's Castle. If the Mario Bros. do not catch Donkey Kong Jr., he runs away with a sore bottom, earning the player a miss.

In Oil Panic, Donkey Kong Jr. fiddles with a stick while sitting on the ground on the left side of the castle from the top of which Bowser dumps oil. If any oil is spilled on Donkey Kong Jr., he gets mad, earning the player a miss.

Game & Watch Gallery 2[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 2, Donkey Kong Jr. is one of the characters that Mario must catch in Parachute. Donkey Kong Jr. opens his parachute at the last minute.

Game & Watch Gallery 3[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 3, Donkey Kong Jr. is the star of his own minigame, which is a small remake of the original Donkey Kong Jr. Game & Watch game. He is also the star of another minigame: Donkey Kong II.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

In Game & Watch Gallery 4, Donkey Kong Jr. reprises his roles in Fire and Donkey Kong Jr. He also appears as one of the characters that Mario must protect from Bowser's water balloons in Rain Shower, hanging from the rope beside the swing on the lower left. If a water balloon hits Donkey Kong Jr., he releases the rope and get mad, giving Mario a miss.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.
DK Jr's Melee trophy

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. also has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, though he does not make a playable appearance.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Donkey Kong Jr. did not return as a collectible trophy, though data extracted from the disc shows that he was going to appear but was scrapped. Instead, he has a Sticker. The sticker shows Donkey Kong Jr. with a key over his head; the sticker is only referred to as Junior. It raises launch resistance by twenty-one in the Subspace Emissary adventure mode of the game. His other sticker shows him holding a tennis racket from Mario Tennis. Additionally, one of the names that appears when the player presses the "Random Name" button when naming their custom stage is DKJR.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit.

WarioWare series[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. appears as the playable character in the Donkey Kong Jr. microgame in WarioWare: Twisted! and WarioWare Gold and the Donkey Kong Jr. microgame in WarioWare: Move It!

Tetris DS[edit]

In Tetris DS, Donkey Kong Jr. appears on the title screen. He distracts Mario long enough for him to get hit by a Tetrimino block thrown by Donkey Kong.

NES Remix series[edit]

In NES Remix and Ultimate NES Remix, Donkey Kong Jr. appears in the stages derived from the Donkey Kong Jr. game.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

3D render of the Donkey Kong statue found in Aqueduct Assault, a level in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Notice Donkey Kong Jr. inside the Wii U GamePad above DK's head.
An 8-bit-looking Donkey Kong Jr., inside the Wii U GamePad held by DK

Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a cameo at the end of the Aqueduct Assault level in the background in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze inside a Wii U GamePad held high by the original Donkey Kong.

Other appearances[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. from the KC Deluxe Mario manga. Page 21 from the first volume of the Donkey Kong (Game Boy version) arc.
Donkey Kong Jr. in Kodansha's Super Mario manga

Unused sprites of Donkey Kong Jr. can be found in the code of Donkey Kong 3, but he does not appear in the final game.[4]

In the Family Computer Disk System port of Konami's Ping Pong, Smash Ping Pong, Donkey Kong Jr. appears in the audience and replaces Pentarou from Antarctic Adventure, another Konami game.

Donkey Kong Jr. has made some appearances in Kodansha's Super Mario manga.

Donkey Kong Jr. was featured in Fleetway Publication's pitch for a Nintendo comic, looking much bigger and monstrous than his usual depictions.

Donkey Kong Jr. appears in an e-Reader commercial, where he is on an assembly line and undergoes a personal hygiene makeover, only to be compressed into an e-Reader card.

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. bears a resemblance to his father, the original Donkey Kong. He has brown fur and wears a leotard with the letter J on it. His size varies between games, but is usually smaller or about the same size as the current Donkey Kong.

Personality[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. is portrayed as the hero of his own game and a villain of Mario in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. He always sides with Donkey Kong, and is shown to be athletic and mischievous.

Profiles[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ドンキーコングJR.ジュニア
出身しゅっしん サーカス
性格せいかく いたずらっこ
登場とうじょうゲーム JR.ジュニアGBゲームボーイドンキー、 カート
おやじおもいの考行者こうこうもの
「ウッキー。うちのとおちゃんが、サーカスだんのマリオにさらわれだんだ。かわいそうなとおちゃん。いまたすけにくからね。ウッホホ。」
レバーをえるイタズうもの
GB版ゲームボーイばんのドンキーコングでは、かべけをり、みちをつくるレバーを JRジュニア勝手かってえてしまう。本当ほんとうにイタズラきだ。[5]

Donkey Kong Jr.
Place of origin: Circus
Disposition: Rascal
Game appearances: Jr., GB Donkey, Kart
Father-minded thinker
"Ukki. My papa was kidnapped by Mario, the circus master. My poor papa. I'm coming to the rescue. Uhoho."
Mischief-maker who changes levers
In the GB version of Donkey Kong, Jr. changes the levers that open walls and creates paths on his own. He really is a prankster.

Mario's Tennis[edit]

  • Instruction Booklet Bio: He is slower than all the other players, and also has a smaller racquet contact area. He is, however, understandably the most powerful of all the players. His strong groundstrokes allow him to win many points from the baseline.[6]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)[edit]

Special skill Triple Banana from Mario Kart Tour. Triple Bananas
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
N64 Choco Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain
N64 Choco Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R
RMX Rainbow Road 1T from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 1T
N64 Royal Raceway R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway R
Los Angeles Laps R from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps R
Los Angeles Laps T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps T
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 1T
Tokyo Blur R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R
SNES Choco Island 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1R
Tokyo Blur T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur T
DS Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball
DS Waluigi Pinball T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball T
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Frappe Snowland R/T
SNES Mario Circuit 3 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3
Berlin Byways 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Berlin Byways 2R/T
Wii DK Summit from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit
Wii DK Summit R from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit R
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island
Los Angeles Laps 3 from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 3
Tokyo Blur 3R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 3R
Tokyo Blur 3R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 3R/T
RMX Ghost Valley 1 from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1
RMX Ghost Valley 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Ghost Valley 1R
New York Minute 4R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4R
New York Minute 4R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4R/T
New York Minute 4T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4T
Wii Maple Treeway R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Maple Treeway R/T
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Kalimari Desert 2R/T
Vancouver Velocity 2T from Mario Kart Tour
Vancouver Velocity 2T
3DS Bowser's Castle T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Bowser's Castle T
Singapore Speedway R from Mario Kart Tour
Singapore Speedway R
Los Angeles Laps 2T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 2T
Wii Mushroom Gorge from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Mushroom Gorge
N64 Yoshi Valley from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley
Amsterdam Drift from Mario Kart Tour
Amsterdam Drift
GBA Bowser's Castle 3R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 3R
GBA Battle Course 1 from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Battle Course 1
GCN DK Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
GCN DK Mountain
GCN DK Mountain R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN DK Mountain R/T
GCN DK Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN DK Mountain R
DS Mario Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Mario Circuit R/T
DS Shroom Ridge T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Shroom Ridge T
GCN Waluigi Stadium R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Waluigi Stadium R/T
Piranha Plant Pipeline R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Piranha Plant Pipeline R/T
Squeaky Clean Sprint R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Squeaky Clean Sprint R/T
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
N64 Choco Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain T
RMX Rainbow Road 1R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Rainbow Road 1R**
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar T
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
SNES Donut Plains 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1*
SNES Donut Plains 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1R*
Los Angeles Laps R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps R/T
Tokyo Blur R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R/T
SNES Choco Island 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 1T
New York Minute 3 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3
New York Minute 3R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3R/T
New York Minute 3T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3T
SNES Rainbow Road T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road T
DS Waluigi Pinball R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R**
3DS Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rainbow Road R/T
SNES Rainbow Road R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Rainbow Road R/T***
SNES Mario Circuit 3R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3R
Wii DK Summit T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii DK Summit T
Tokyo Blur 4R from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4R
Tokyo Blur 4T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4T
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island T
Los Angeles Laps 3T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 3T
New York Minute 4 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 4
Vancouver Velocity 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Vancouver Velocity 2
N64 Yoshi Valley R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Yoshi Valley R
Sky-High Sundae T from Mario Kart Tour
Sky-High Sundae T
GBA Bowser's Castle 3T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 3T
Piranha Plant Cove from Mario Kart Tour
Piranha Plant Cove
Piranha Plant Cove T from Mario Kart Tour
Piranha Plant Cove T
DS Mario Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Mario Circuit R
DS Shroom Ridge R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Shroom Ridge R/T
Wii Daisy Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Daisy Circuit T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Part two of the tour features Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)! He's here to battle for first place on the new DK Maximum kart!"[7]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Donkey Kong Junior Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Junior
Arcade 1982
Donkey Kong Jr. came to the rescue when Mario imprisoned his father. DK Jr.'s challenge was to collect the keys to Donkey Kong's cage, all the while dropping fruit on his enemies from high above. He was able to climb faster by using two ivy vines at once. This ape is also quite skilled at kart racing, tennis, and mathematics.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl stickers[edit]

Image Game Effect
A sticker of Donkey Kong Jr. Mario Tennis [Arm] - Attack +14
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong Jr. sticker in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Donkey Kong Jr. Launch Resistance +21

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr. spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Donkey Kong Series Primary (1) Ace Grab
Throw Power ↑
World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Tiny Donkey Kong, Giant Donkey Kong
  • Defeat the main fighter to win
  • The enemy's throws have increased power
  • Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Kongo Jungle Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley

List of appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Donkey Kong Jr. Playable character 1982 Arcade
Donkey Kong Jr. Playable character 1982 Game & Watch
Donkey Kong II Playable character 1983 Game & Watch
Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Sansū Lesson Playable character 1983 Family Computer
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Playable character 1983 Nintendo Entertainment System
Punch-Out!! Cameo as member of crowd 1984 Arcade
Super Punch-Out!! Cameo as member of crowd 1984 Arcade
Donkey Kong Classics Playable character in port of Donkey Kong Jr. 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario Kart Playable character 1992 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario All-Stars Cameo as the transformation of the World 4 King 1993 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Enemy in certain stages 1994 Game Boy
Mario's Time Machine Cameo as a picture hanging in Bowser's Museum 1994 Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World Cameo as the transformation of the World 4 King 1994 Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Mario's Tennis Playable character 1995 Virtual Boy
Mario Clash Cameo at 800,000 points 1995 Virtual Boy
Game & Watch Gallery NPC in Modern versions of Manhole, Fire, and Oil Panic 1997 Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery 2 NPC in Modern version of Parachute 1997 Game Boy
Game & Watch Gallery 3 Playable character in Modern and Classic versions of Donkey Kong Jr. and in a port of Donkey Kong II 1999 Game Boy Color
Mario Tennis Unlockable playable character 2000 Nintendo 64
Mario Tennis Cameo as N64 Status's Icon (after N64 Link) 2001 Game Boy Color
Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophy 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Doubutsu no Mori Playable Character in emulation of Donkey Kong Jr. Math 2001 Nintendo 64
Animal Crossing Playable Character in emulation of Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong Jr. Math 2001 Nintendo GameCube
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Playable character in Modern and Classic versions of Donkey Kong Jr. and NPC in Modern versions of Rain Shower and Fire. He also appears on the title screen. 2002 Game Boy Advance
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Cameo as the transformation of the World 4 King 2003 Game Boy Advance
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Cameo as similar-looking Kong audience members in Waluigi Stadium. 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr./Mario Bros. Playable character in Donkey Kong Jr. 2004 Arcade
WarioWare: Twisted! Cameo in microgame 2004 Game Boy Advance
Tetris DS Cameo in the title screen 2006 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as Sticker 2008 Wii
Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Cameo as the transformation of the World 4 King 2010 Wii
NES Remix Playable character on the Donkey Kong Jr. stages 2013 Wii U
NES Remix Pack Playable character on the Donkey Kong Jr. stages 2014 Wii U
Ultimate NES Remix Playable character on the Donkey Kong Jr. stages 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Cameo in the background at the end of the Aqueduct Assault level 2014 Wii U
Super Mario Maker Costume Mario outfit 2015 Wii U
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Cameo in the background at the end of the Aqueduct Assault level 2018 Nintendo Switch
WarioWare Gold Cameo in microgame 2018 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as Spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Tour Unlockable playable character 2020 (Super Mario Kart Tour) iOS, Android
WarioWare: Move It! Cameo in microgame 2023 Nintendo Switch

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Donkey Kong Jr.

Names in other languages[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジュニア
Junia
ドンキーコングJr.ジュニア[8]
Donkī Kongu Junia
ドンキーJr. (Mario Tennis)
Donkī Junia
Junior

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Jr.
Chinese (Simplified) 森乐刚 (Donkey Kong Jr. (Game & Watch))
Sēnlègāng
森喜刚Jr. (since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Sēnxǐ Gāng Jr.
Reference to Donkey Kong's Chinese name "森喜刚" (Sēnxǐgāng), while "乐" (, happy) is have same meaning as "喜".

Donkey Kong Jr.

Chinese (Traditional) 森喜剛Jr.
Sēnxǐ Gāng Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr.
French Donkey Kong Jr. -
German Donkey Kong Jr. -
Italian Donkey Kong Jr. -
Korean 동키콩주니어
Dongki Kong Junieo
Donkey Kong Junior
Portuguese Donkey Kong Jr. -
Russian Донки Конг — младший
Donki Kong - Mladshiy
Donkey Kong Jr.
Spanish Donkey Kong Jr. -

Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンキーコングJr. (SFC)
Donkī Kongu Junia (SFC)
Donkey Kong Jr. (SFC)
Chinese (Simplified) 森喜刚Jr. (SFC)
Sēnxǐ Gāng Jr. (SFC)
Donkey Kong Jr. (SFC)
Chinese (Traditional) 森喜剛Jr. (SFC)
Sēnxǐ Gāng Jr. (SFC)
Donkey Kong Jr. (SFC)
French (NOE) Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) -
German Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) -
Italian Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) -
Korean 동키콩주니어(SFC)
Dongki Kong Junieo (SFC)
Donkey Kong Jr. (SFC)
Portuguese (NOA) Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) -
Spanish Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES) -

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Mario Kart is the only Mario Kart game to feature Donkey Kong Jr. Due to the success of Donkey Kong Country, all future Mario Kart entries featured Donkey Kong, who is actually Donkey Kong Jr.’s son, with Cranky Kong, aka Donkey Kong Sr., canonically being the character featured in the original Donkey Kong game. Makes sense, right?" - Playing With Super Power: Nintendo Super NES Classics eGuide, Super Mario Kart 16 Bits Tab.
  2. ^ a b Donkey Kong Jr. Math instruction booklet, page 5.
  3. ^ The Cutting Room Floor
  4. ^ https://tcrf.net/Donkey_Kong_3_(Arcade)
  5. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, page 29.
  6. ^ Mario's Tennis English instruction booklet, page 22.
  7. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 16, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Super Mario Kart Japanese instruction booklet, page 22.
  9. ^ As revealed in Retro Gamer magazine.