Donkey Kong (universe)/Elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series

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The following content are media from the Donkey Kong universe that appeared throughout the Super Smash Bros. franchise. The latest game represented in this universe is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, released on February 13, 2014.

Games with elements appearing in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Donkey Kong[edit]

Main article: Donkey Kong (game)
  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. Mario and Donkey Kong, the characters who starred in this game, appear as playable fighters.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mario's down taunt is a reference to his dying animation in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Donkey Kong's red costume is a reference to his original sprite from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Mario's blue costume is based on his original sprite from this game up to Brawl.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wario's red and blue costume is based on Mario's original sprite from this game in Brawl onward.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Peach's red costume in Brawl onward is based on Pauline's dress from the cover.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Mario's cap appears as a headgear for all Mii Fighter types in Smash 4 and Ultimate.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The animation of Donkey Kong's foward throw when carrying a fighter was changed to resemble the way the original Donkey Kong grabbed Pauline in the opening of this game.
  • Stages:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl In Brawl, a stage known as 75m is based directly on the third level in the game. It returns in Smash for Wii U and Ultimate.
  • Stage elements:
  • Items:
    • Super Smash Bros. The Hammer from this game, as well as the tune that goes with it, appears as an item.
  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Artwork of Donkey Kong holding Pauline for this game appears as a sticker.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Donkey Kong holding Pauline (referred to as "Lady") appears as a spirit.
  • Music:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl "Donkey Kong": An arrangement of various songs and sound effects from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl "Opening - Donkey Kong": An arrangement of the title theme from this game, as well as the hammer theme and the riff when Donkey Kong appears from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U "Donkey Kong Country Returns": Another arrangement of the title theme from this game, sourced from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U "Donkey Kong Country Returns (Vocals)": A third arrangement of the title theme from this game, with a chorus of singing simians.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl "25m Theme": The original background music for 25m, sourced from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley": A medley containing songs from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. "Hammer Theme": The theme that plays when Mario gets the hammer item. In previous Smash games, it was a direct port of this tune from the NES version of this game, albiet slightly less muffled in 64 and Melee. As of Ultimate, it is from the arcade version instead.
  • Misc:
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee A section of Donkey Kong's Target Test in Melee resembles the first level of the game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The game also appears as a Masterpiece in Brawl and Smash for Wii U. It starts the player on the level 75m takes place on.

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

  • Item:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The spring appears as an item in Brawl and Smash 4.
  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Donkey Kong Jr. appears as two stickers, one depicting his artwork for this game.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a spirit.
  • Music:

Donkey Kong Jr. (Game & Watch)[edit]

Donkey Kong 3[edit]

  • Trophies:
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stanley appears as a spirit.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Donkey Kong's pink costume in Smash 4 and Ultimate is based on Junior (II).
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a spirit using his artwork for this game.

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. The current "Donkey Kong," officially confirmed to be the grandson of Cranky Kong, debuted in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Many references are made to Donkey Kong Country in the form of animations, attacks, and victory poses.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong, who made his first appearance in this game, is a playable character in Brawl onward.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 King K. Rool appears as a costume for the Mii Brawler.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool, who first appeared in this game, is a playable fighter in Ultimate.
  • Stages:
    • Super Smash Bros. The first area in the game, Kongo Jungle, is a stage in Smash 64, Melee, Smash for Wii U and Ultimate.
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee A stage named after (renamed to Kongo Falls in Ultimate) and loosely based on this game's first stage appears in Melee and Ultimate.
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee The stage Jungle Japes in Melee, Brawl, Smash for 3DS, and Ultimate is based on the jungle levels from this game, as well as featuring Cranky Kong's Hut.
  • Assist Trophy:
  • Items:
  • Enemies:
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS The Kremlings, specifically the Kritters, appear in the Nintendo 3DS version of 4 in Smash Run, attacking players with spinning attacks on occasion.
  • Trophies:
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee Klaptrap appears as a trophy.
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee King K. Rool appears as a trophy in Melee, Brawl, and Smash 4.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Funky Kong, Candy Kong, Cranky Kong, and Kritter appear as trophies in Brawl and Smash 4.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Rambi and Expresso appear as trophies in Brawl and Smash for 3DS.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Enguarde appears as a trophy in Brawl and Smash for Wii U.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 A DK Barrel appears as a trophy.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Squawks appears as a trophy.
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Winky and Zinger appear as trophies.
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and King K. Rool appear as stickers using their artwork for this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kritter appears as two stickers.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl A DK Barrel, a Banana Bunch, Cranky Kong, Enguarde, Klaptrap, Manky Kong, Rambi, and a Zinger appear as stickers.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cranky Kong, Rambi, Enguarde, Kritter, Zinger, Klaptrap, Candy Kong, Squawks, Expresso, Winky, and Funky Kong appear as spirits.
  • Music:
  • Misc:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl In Brawl, when pressing the random button and naming something, one of the names generated is "KROOL", referencing King K. Rool.

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool's neutral air is based on one of his attacks from this game.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. The second hit of Donkey Kong's jab is based on the uppercut that he delivers to Kaptain K. Rool at the end of the game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool's neutral special involves his attack method in this game, with him pulling out a Blunderbuss and shooting a cannonball; the blunderbuss can then vacuum up the cannonball or any opponents. He also dons his pirate hat when he does this attack.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate A Dixie Kong hat appears as a headgear for all Mii Fighter types.
  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl A Banana Coin appears as a sticker, which depicts its artwork for Donkey Kong 64.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wrinkly Kong and Dixie Kong appear as stickers.
  • Spirits:
  • Music:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl "Stickerbush Symphony": Known as "Bramble Blast" in Brawl, this is a remix of "Stickerbush Symphony" from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Snakey Chantey": This is a remix of "Snakey Chantey" from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Crocodile Cacophony": This is a remix of "Crocodile Cacophony" from this game.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong's neutral special move, the Peanut Popguns, are one of his main weapons in the game, and this becomes his projectile weapon in Brawl. The peanut ammunition used in the move therefore also originated from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong's Barrel Jet, which originated in this game, is used as his up special, Rocketbarrel Boost.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong's Final Smash, Rocketbarrel Barrage, also came from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Konga Beat is Donkey Kong's Final Smash, which is similar to if not the same as Donkey Kong's musical attack from Donkey Kong 64 (Bongo Blast).
    • Super Smash Bros. Donkey Kong's forward aerial originates from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool uses boxing gloves for his forward smash, one of his methods of attack in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate King K. Rool fires the Blast-O-Matic on DK Island for his Final Smash, mimicking this game's "Game Over" sequence.
  • Stages:
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee Jungle Japes is a stage in Melee, Brawl, Smash for 3DS, and Ultimate, which takes its name from this game's first level.
  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong and King K. Rool appear as stickers, depicting their artwork for this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Lanky Kong, Tiny Kong, and Chunky Kong appear as stickers.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Lanky Kong, Chunky Kong, Tiny Kong, and the Blast-o-Matic appear as spirits.
  • Music:
    • Super Smash Bros. Melee "DK Rap": A remix of the infamous "DK Rap" from the opening of this game.
  • Misc:
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Donkey Kong's crowd cheer is "DK! Donkey Kong!", referencing lyrics in the DK Rap.

Donkey Konga[edit]

  • Playable Characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The drums, or bongos, that first appeared in this game as the controllers are used in Donkey Kong's Final Smash, and the strength differs depending on whether the player hits the drums at the right time or not, similar to the scoring system in Donkey Konga.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Donkey Kong and Bongos appear as a spirit.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mini Mario, who first appeared in this game, appears as a sticker.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Donkey Kong holding a Barrel appears as a sticker, depicting his artwork for this game, though in western releases it is mislabeled as being from its sequel Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mini Mario appears as a spirit.

Donkey Konga 2[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Dixie Kong appears a sticker, depicting her artwork for this game.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat[edit]

  • Playable characters:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The Shockwaves released by Donkey Kong's Final Smash are based on the Shockwaves released from his Clap in the GameCube version of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate In Ultimate, Donkey Kong has a new Final Smash based on how he attacks in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
  • Stages:
  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Donkey Kong appears as a sticker, depicting his artwork for this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Gale Hawg, Hoofer, Karate Kong, and Party Monkey appear as stickers.
  • Spirits:
  • Music:

DK: King of Swing[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kritter, Wrinkly Kong, and Zinger appears as stickers, depicting their artwork for this game.

Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Funky Kong appears as a sticker in Brawl, depicting his artwork for this game.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast / Donkey Kong Jet Race[edit]

  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Kalypso appears as a sticker in Brawl.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The Banana Bunch item appears as a sticker, depicting its artwork for this game.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kip and Kalypso appear as spirits.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kritter appears as a spirit using its artwork for this game.
  • Music:

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis[edit]

  • Stickers:
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Mini Mario appears as a sticker in Brawl, depicting its artwork for this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Brawl The "DK with Barrel" sticker is labeled as coming from this game on the English version of Brawl, but this is a mistake, as it actually was from the first Mario vs. Donkey Kong game. This mistake is not present in the Japanese release.
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mini Mario & Hammers appears as a spirit.

DK: Jungle Climber / Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber[edit]

  • Trophies:
  • Stickers:
  • Spirits:
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Zinger, Candy Kong, Wrinkly Kong, and King K. Rool appear as spirits using their artwork for this game.
  • Music:

Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]