Sumo Kong

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Sumo Kong
Sumo Kong.png
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Sumo Kong is a large gray Kong who appears as the penultimate boss in the game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, where he is a member of the Evil Kings. His name, as well as his appearance, are derived from the Japanese fighting style and sport, sumo wrestling. Sumo Kong is the ruler of the Star Fruit Kingdom, the sixteenth kingdom Donkey Kong ventures through. The battle with Sumo Kong takes place in space on an asteroid field with Earth in the background. After defeating him, Donkey Kong can face the Ghastly King, the final boss of the game.

Sumo Kong appears once more at the end of game ceremony, along with the other Evil Kings to honor Donkey Kong's victory over the Ghastly King.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒャッカンコング
Hyakkan kongu
"Hundred-Strong Kong", hyakkan meaning "as powerful as one hundred soldiers".
French Kongozuna
Italian Kong Magnum Referring to his tonnage

Trivia[edit]

  • Sumo Kong is the only one of the Evil Kings who has a quiff, rather than hair in a distinct style.
  • Sumo Kong's in-game files refer to him as "Akebono," referring to Akebono Tarō, a Japanese-American sumo wrestler turned professional wrestler who was popular at the time of the game's development.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://tcrf.net/Donkey_Kong_Jungle_Beat