Funky's Flights, also called the Flight Barrel Service, is a travel service operated by Funky Kong in Donkey Kong Country and DK: Jungle Climber. Its main purpose to transport the Kongs to a previously-visited location.
Donkey Kong Country series
Donkey Kong Country
Funky operates a Funky's Flights in every world of Donkey Kong Country. It is Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's only alternative to accessing a previously-visited world and level without defeating a boss. When the Kongs enter Funky's Flights, Funky lends them his Jumbo Barrel, which transports them to the Donkey Kong Island map.
While Funky still hosts his flight service in the Game Boy Advance remake, he also hosts a new mini-game, Funky's Fishing. As a result, the location was renamed to "Funky's Fishing" on the world map. While the Kongs can visit Funky to use the Jumbo Barrel, this is not necessary because the player has another convenient option, by using the world map's new menu, and selecting the option "Call Funky".
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2
Funky's Flights has a successor location in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, named Funky's Flights II, although in Donkey Kong Land 2, the location shared the same name as its predecessor, Funky's Flights. Funky's Flights II has a similar role to its original counterpart, with the biggest difference being that Funky Kong charges Diddy and Dixie two Banana Bunch Coins the first time they use his location from a world.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country television series
In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, Funky's Flights was located near the beach and docks of Kongo Bongo Island and had a complex system built into that could raise the entire hut into the air and suspend it there. On the show, Funky's Flights, as well as offering plane rides to people, made deliveries for Bluster's Barrel Works as well. The inside of Funky's Flights was also shown on occasion on the show and was filled with surfer memorabilia along with common household objects such as a couch, refrigerator and paintings. In "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Bluster", Funky says he wants to transform Funky's Flights into a restaurant.
DK: Jungle Climber
Funky operates a similar flight service to Funky's Flights in DK: Jungle Climber, named Funky's Airplane. The player can visit him by pressing from the world map. Funky's Airplane has a slightly different role than Funky's previous two flight services, as its intention is to fly DK and Diddy to the small, outer island of the current world. However, the Kongs are required to have a minimum number of oil barrels, which varies per world, to fuel Funky's airplane.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Funky's Flights makes a cameo appearance in the DK Island subarea of the World of Light, which in itself is a recreation of the Kongo Jungle world map from Donkey Kong Country. Funky Kong's spirit is fought here and, after defeating it, unlocks Funky Kong's Shack, one of the shops in Spirits mode. Additionally, Funky's Flights' background music, "Funky's Fugue," appears as a song in the game, including in Funky Kong's Shack.
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