- “Since moving to this place, I've become a real grease monkey!”
- —Funky Kong
The interior of Funky's Rentals.
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Greater location||Northern Kremisphere|
- This article is about Funky's location in Donkey Kong Country 3. For a series of minigames in the game's remake, see Funky's Rentals (minigame).
Funky's Rentals, also called the Rental Shop, is a rental garage owned by Funky Kong on the Northern Kremisphere world map in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It is where he builds his own watercraft, and leases them to Dixie and Kiddy Kong free of charge. It serves as the successor to Funky's Flights and Funky's Flights II from the previous two installments.
Located in the southern end of the Northern Kremisphere, Funky's Rentals is the first stop that Dixie makes on her journey, as she needs a way to reach Lake Orangatanga. When Dixie first stops in at Funky's Rentals, Funky agrees to let her borrow his Motor Boat, and gives her Kiddy Kong to babysit.
Funky's Rentals has a dropdown menu on a paper scroll at around the top-left corner of the screen. It gives the player either the option to select a vehicle to use on the Northern Kremisphere world map or exiting from the left without renting one. By default, the Motor Boat is the only vehicle available from the menu, but few more can added after the Kongs obtain an essential item for each vehicle from completing some of the worlds.
Funky can only build his second vehicle, the Hover Craft, after the Kongs acquire the patch. His third vehicle, the Turbo Ski, can only be constructed after Dixie and Kiddy obtain both skis. Lastly, if the Kongs manage to collect every DK Coin, Funky will construct his final vehicle, the Gyrocopter.
In the Game Boy Advance remake, Funky also houses a caged Banana Bird. In order for the Kongs to earn it, they must complete Funky's four new minigame challenges, in order: "Destroy", "Disarm", "Protect", and "Race". The first challenge is available by default, but the other three become available for each new vehicle that Funky constructs. The location interior was redesigned to look less cluttered, and the menu no longer appears from a paper scroll. The vehicle list was condensed into the "Hire boat" option, in which the player can move the Kongs to select from the available docked boats.
Artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Names in other languages
Fankī no Bōto-goya
|Italian||Il negozio di Funky
Noleggio da Funky (GBA)
|The Funky's shop|
- M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide. Page 8. "Funky is in business with his own Rental Shop!"
- Super Donkey Kong 3: Nazo no Kremis-tō instruction booklet, page 22.
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Spanish-Italian booklet, pagg. 44 and 49