- Not to be confused with Sneek.
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)|
|Latest appearance||DK: Jungle Climber (2007)|
- “Named for the annoying little squeaking sounds they make, these bilge rats infest every corner of Crocodile Isle. Check out their cool rendered fur!”
- —Donkey Kong Country 2 manual, page 28
Neeks are large, gray rats and enemies that first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. In their appearances, Neeks are one of the weakest enemies and can be defeated from any attack. Behaviorally, Neeks act as the successor to Gnawtys from Donkey Kong Country. In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Neeks were succeeded by a different rat enemy, Sneek.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, a Neek makes a sound effect similarly to a mouse's squeak when encountered by Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, and it only moves back and forth. A Neek can be defeated from either having a barrel or other object thrown at it, being jumped on, or rolled into. Neeks first appear in the first level, Pirate Panic, where they are also the first enemy encountered, and appear in at least one level in every other world. Additionally, the Game Over screen shows a Neek at the bottom left, near Diddy's left leg.
In the Club Nintendo comic adaptation of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, several Neeks appear to menace Diddy and Dixie on the Gangplank Galleon. These Neeks are handily defeated by the Kongs, who simply jump on them. Later in the comic, a single Neek appears alongside various other monsters in K. Rool's Keep. In this comic, Neeks were portrayed as being capable of speaking, instead of simply making squeaking sounds.
A Neek makes a brief appearance in Volume 14 of Super Mario-Kun. The last part of the book has a series of comics based on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, including a 'find the differences' activity between several enemies, including Neek.
Donkey Kong Land 2
Neeks reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2, where they have the same role as in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Like their debut appearance, Neeks are first encountered in the first level, Pirate Panic. A Neek still appears in the Game Over screen, which was reused from Donkey Kong Country 2.
DK: King of Swing / DK: Jungle Climber
Neeks appear in both DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber. They move around on the Peg Boards, and if Donkey Kong comes in contact with a Neek, he loses a heart of his health. In both games, Donkey Kong can defeat a Neek by charging into it.
Names in other languages
- In early footage of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, particularly the E3 1996 promotional trailer, Kiddy Kong is shown fighting Neeks rather than Sneeks in the levels Doorstop Dash, Kreeping Klasps, and Squeals on Wheels.
|DK: Jungle Climber|
|Characters||Playable||Donkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Funky Kong|
|Non-playable||Candy Kong • Cranky Kong • Wrinkly Kong • Xananab|
|Enemies and obstacles||Bramble • Click-Clack • Flipflap • Flitter • Ghost • Klobber • Kritter • Lockjaw • Mini-Necky • Neek • Puftup • Shuri • Spike • Zinger|
|Bosses||Banana Ship • Junklomp • Mega Amp • Draglinger • King K. Rool|
|Items||Banana • Banana Bunch • Banana Coin • Crystal Banana • Crystal Star • DK Coin • Gem • Hammer • KONG Panels • Oil barrel • Torch • Wings|
|Objects||Booster Barrel • Cannon Barrel • DK Barrel • Giant flower • Handle Peg • Iron Barrel • Jack Peg • Mine • Peg • Peg Board • Question Barrel • Rock • Spike • Spirowarp • Spinner Barrel • Spinning Peg • Switch Peg • TNT Barrel|
|Worlds||Sun Sun Island • Lost Island • Ghost Island • Chill 'n' Char Island • High-High Island • Wormhole • Extra Stages|
|Minigames||Rolling Panic • Banana Grab • Speed Climb • Throw 'n' Crush • Orange Picker • Booster Battle • Banana Bonanza|