Super Kong

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Super Kong
Super Kong
Super Kong's in-game model
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
“Super Kong? Bah, fiddlesticks. I could do a better job with my eyes tied behind my back! Now where did my cane get off to?”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country Returns manual

The Super Kongs are clones of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, and represent them during the Super Guide mode of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Much like the Super Guides in other Super Mario series installments, the Super Kongs assist the player with navigating levels, and feature slightly modified designs of their normal counterparts.[1]


Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country Returns, if the player loses eight lives in a level (or five in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D), the Tutorial Pig appears and offers to activate Super Guide. If the player activates Super Guide, Super Kong appears and completes the level for the player. Any items collected by Super Kong, such as bananas, Banana Coins, or Puzzle Pieces, are not kept by the Kongs themselves. Super Kong always goes on a predetermined path to the end goal, meaning he does not access hidden areas or any bonus rooms. The player can press the Plus Button button while Super Guide is activated to take control of Super Kong until the player reaches the goal or loses a life. In the sunset levels of the game, where characters are mainly silhouettes, the Super Kongs remain visually distinct, as they wear blue clothing instead of red.

While Super Kong can be activated during the final boss level, Tiki Tong Terror, the ending cutscene still shows the normal Kongs as opposed to the Super Kongs, who appear in most other cutscenes. This is likely because Tiki Tong's boss introduction is pre-rendered.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A white-furred variant of Donkey Kong appears as a playable skin throughout the Super Smash Bros. series. While this alternate color scheme predates Super Kong, it is used as an explicit reference to Super Kong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Professor Chops' spirit battle. Aside from alluding to the connection between Professor Chops and Super Kong in Donkey Kong Country Returns, the white-furred Donkey Kong in this spirit battle references Super Kong's invincibility by being able to escape from movement-disabling moves.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパードンキー
Sūpā Donkī
Super Donkey

Italian Super Kong


  1. ^ Newton, James (November 9, 2010). If Donkey Kong Country Returns is Too Hard, Use Super Guide. Nintendo Life. Retrieved March 13, 2020.