Smokey the Dragon
|Smokey the Dragon|
|First appearance||Diddy Kong Racing (1997)|
|Latest appearance||Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)|
|Latest portrayal||Johnni Christensen (1997)|
Smokey the Dragon is the fourth boss in Diddy Kong Racing and its remake, Diddy Kong Racing DS. His body is colored orange with a yellow belly, face, and feet, and his eyes are green. The player races him at the end of Dragon Forest in his own stage, Smokey's Course. Smokey has a challenge level named after him named Smokey Castle.
Smokey was brainwashed by Wizpig and guards the fourth piece of the Wizpig Amulet. The player races Smokey after they complete every race in Dragon Forest. The boss race is aerial, as Smokey flies while the player rides in a Plane. Smokey attacks the player by leaving behind puffs of fire that slow them down. When the player completes the first match against Smokey, he challenges them to complete the four Silver Coin Challenges (or Balloon Touch Challenge in the DS remake).
The player can rematch Smokey after completing every Silver Coin or Balloon Touch Challenge. Like the previous bosses, Smokey's difficulty is increased for the rematch: he flies faster and produces twice the number of fireballs. After the player wins the race, Smokey is freed from Wizpig's control and gives players the final piece of the Wizpig Amulet. He is present in the game's ending where he celebrates with the other characters.
Like most characters, Smokey's voice is changed for Diddy Kong Racing DS. The boss race's difficulty was decreased, as he does not produce any fireballs on the first match and only a few on the second one.