Who Will Be the Fourth Tropical Freeze Character?

One of the most notable additions to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the return of Dixie Kong, a third Kong joining Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong on their latest adventure. At the same time of the game’s announcement, a mention of a fourth character was made, yet we still have no indication as to who this character might be. Take a look at some our guesses below!

 

Kiddy Kong

Kiddy Kong was playable alongside Dixie Kong in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!, making him the only playable character from a past Donkey Kong Country title to not return in a future installment. Despite his age, Kiddy Kong is known for his incredible strength, giving him a special attribute that makes him a worthy option for the fourth character. Chunky Kong is a similar choice, but we’d place our bets on Kiddy Kong simply for his past involvement in the series.

 

Funky Kong

Funky Kong has yet to appear as a playable character in one of the main Donkey Kong titles, yet he has had a recurring role in most of the Donkey Kong games. Outside of being a fan favorite, Funky Kong has also appeared as a playable character in both Mario Kart Wii and Super Mario Sluggers, pushing him further in a chance to take the fourth spot in Tropical Freeze. What exactly can Funky Kong do? We don’t really know, but that surfboard of his could come into play somehow. Perhaps you could use Funky and his surfboard to ride across normally dangerous terrains, or use the surfboard as a shield?

 

Tiny Kong

The chances are low, but Tiny Kong is another female character that could work with the current trio in Tropical Freeze. The problem with Tiny is that her main ability is her gliding ponytails, essentially making her a copy of Dixie Kong. In Donkey Kong 64, Tiny was able to shrink in size, but this ability might not work as well in a 2D side-scroller, especially since Tiny would also have Donkey Kong to worry about. Since we are on the topic of female Kongs, it wouldn’t hurt to mention Candy Kong. Candy has yet to show off any kind of special ability, or any playable appearances, so her chances are not the highest. Although, this would be a great opportunity to give the girl some kind of meaning outside running shops and letting players save their game.

 

Lanky Kong

The greatest thing going for Lanky Kong are his long and lanky arms. They are able to reach farther, and in game like Donkey Kong 64, run much faster as well. Speed is definitely an ability that could easily come into play in Tropical Freeze, and you can also imagine that climbing would be improved with Lanky, right along with the new swimming ability that all Kongs will be capable of.

 

Cranky Kong

He’s old, but that it doesn’t mean he can’t fight! Cranky Kong has been around for almost as long as Donkey Kong, making him a fair character to add to the mix. We’re not exactly sure what Cranky would bring to the table, but perhaps that cane could prove useful. Maybe players use the cane to vault over large gaps, or perhaps it’s needed to activate or destroy certain obstacles. Either way, we’d love to see Cranky Kong playable! You also have the similar Wrinkly Kong that could take a stab at the fourth spot, or simply take Cranky’s spot in the shops!

 

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Sup
Sup
August 16, 2013 7:12 PM

Maybe King K. Rool:) He probably led the vikings but they betrayed him and King K. Rool goes to Donkey Kong and helps and he becomes the forth playable character. It’s my guess.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 16, 2013 7:13 PM

I would like Kiddy Kong or Tiny. Or maybe due to DK Island being taken over, King K. Rool could be forced to team up with DK.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 21, 2013 9:50 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

I LOVE the idea of getting K. Rool back and as a unlikely ally to boot. That’s just too crazy to actually happen though right? ;P

Sup
Sup
August 22, 2013 6:05 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

Well it’s you’re choice. If I posted ”no”, I’d have been banned from posting comments on MPL. I suggest King K. Rool SHOULD return because Nintendo still owns him.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 22, 2013 1:30 PM
Reply to  Sup

It really would be a great surprise.

Sup
Sup
August 23, 2013 6:47 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

If it happens, I’m getting it.

DryBonesLover and Fantic
August 16, 2013 7:41 PM

I hope it’s Tiny Kong or King K. Rool

Forge233
Forge233
August 16, 2013 9:37 PM

Kiddy, Tiny, Funky, Chunky or Lanky. I think its going to be at least one of them.

Darkness
Darkness
August 16, 2013 11:36 PM

I’m gonna take a leap of faith and guess that it’s going to be a whole new character.

Fellow Lurker
Fellow Lurker
August 18, 2013 1:47 PM
Reply to  Darkness

Pretty much.

SmashFan
SmashFan
August 17, 2013 1:26 AM

I think is Funky Kong or Kiddy Kong.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 17, 2013 3:10 AM

It’s likely Kiddy Kong, seeing how he was playable in DKC3. What date or time will we exactly hear of this (before the boxart confirmation atleast).

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 17, 2013 3:10 AM

The others are too big for DK’s back and to be carried along, so I’m sure it’ll be Kiddy.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 18, 2013 4:49 AM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

Plus I think Kiddy may have a new design, more older than before.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 20, 2013 8:28 AM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

Add me on your friend list im supamawiol0l

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 17, 2013 3:25 AM

Why would DK’s own father help? He’s too old to kick a Viking’s Ass.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 20, 2013 8:26 AM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

No way he’d beat em’ with his cane

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
August 17, 2013 4:18 AM

Not Cranky or Funky Kong because 1. There to big to ride on DK’s back xD and 2. Who is going to run Cranky’s Shop? (If there is one) But, the rest are a possibility.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 18, 2013 4:50 AM

As are Tiny and Lanky.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
August 17, 2013 7:34 AM

I thing it’s gonna be Funky kong because ten there’s two large characters and two small characters. Diddy Kong and DK are a team, and Dixie Kong and Funky Kong are team

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
August 17, 2013 11:59 AM

Honestly, I wanna see Tiny Kong come back, because of her new design. I mean she could come with different moves, but like they said, her chances are probably low. And also I think Funky or Kiddy should be the 4th character in the game.

Brandon Kaup
Brandon Kaup
August 17, 2013 1:47 PM

I personally hope that Funky Kong is the fourth character, mainly just because ever since I was a kid he was my favorite Kong. Yes, even over Donkey. (don’t ask me why)

koopa 27
koopa 27
August 17, 2013 2:57 PM

I was thinking about a kritter that diss likes King k rool will be in

Geoman
Geoman
August 18, 2013 5:17 AM

how about a come back of DK jr

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 18, 2013 8:48 PM
Reply to  Geoman

That would be awesome! DK Jr. deserves a comeback.

DK64fan
DK64fan
August 18, 2013 8:07 AM

I think Kiddy kong Should come back.Even though He isn’t my favorite DK character,He should be back.

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
August 18, 2013 8:08 AM

Most likley Kiddy Kong, I hope.

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 18, 2013 8:49 PM

He and DK Jr. would be awesome choices. (I hope Nintendo picks one of them.)

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
August 19, 2013 4:29 PM
Reply to  luigiguy567

Me too!

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
August 18, 2013 10:12 PM

DK Jr. would be my favorite playable character in the game.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 19, 2013 6:56 AM
Reply to  BlooperLover

DK Jr. IS the DK we know and love today.

koopa 27
koopa 27
August 19, 2013 1:19 PM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

No he is not

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
August 19, 2013 3:52 PM
Reply to  koopa 27

Acutally, I think he is.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 20, 2013 12:57 AM
Reply to  koopa 27

The Current DK is an adult version of DK Jr.. No game released past 1994 has ever had DK’s younger self.

koopa 27
koopa 27
August 20, 2013 5:11 PM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

ya super Mario kart

Geoman
Geoman
August 20, 2013 5:15 PM
Reply to  koopa 27

no he appeared in the super Mario all stars limited edition in 2010

BlooperLover
BlooperLover
August 20, 2013 6:13 PM
Reply to  Geoman

He appeared in Mario Super Sluggers

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 21, 2013 1:08 AM
Reply to  Geoman

A Port/Remake of Super Mario All Stars for the Wii.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 21, 2013 9:48 PM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

Actually his last appearance was in Mario Tennis 64 in 2000… but I assume you mean in the DK-verse. Some people also think DK. Jr may be Modern DK’s dad.

Diddy Kong was originally Rare’s updated version of DK Jr., but Nintendo thought it was too drastic of a change so they made him into a totally different character.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 22, 2013 1:15 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

Baby Mario (Mario’s younger self) appeared with Mario in various spin-off games.

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
August 22, 2013 1:25 PM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

Which just adds even more complexity to how DK & DK Jr. may be related. I’d say we’ll probably never get a clear answer about it, but then Miyamoto did recently clarify that the Koopalings weren’t actually Bowser’s children so who knows. :p

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 19, 2013 12:39 PM

Am I the only one who is reeeaaally wanting Cranky Kong?

luigiguy567
luigiguy567
August 19, 2013 6:12 PM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Although I would prefer Kiddy or DK Jr over Cranky, it would be funny to see Cranky beat Vikings with his cane.

Ewan Dewar
Ewan Dewar
August 20, 2013 12:58 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Cranky is bigger than his own son (can’t get onto his back), he’s too old to help and he already runs a shop.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 20, 2013 7:14 AM
Reply to  Ewan Dewar

What about 4 kongs on screen at once? Then Dixie could ride on Cranky Kong. I think Tink Kong could run the shop

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
August 20, 2013 7:15 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Tiny Kong

Gameguy1996
Gameguy1996
August 20, 2013 11:51 PM

I hope it’s Kiddy Kong since he has been left out of the Donkey Kong main games and spinoffs for years.
I can see the 4th character also being Funky Kong or Lanky Kong though.

nintendoFaN1
nintendoFaN1
August 21, 2013 1:57 PM

I want lanky kong to be the 4th character

NewerLuigiWiiU
NewerLuigiWiiU
August 21, 2013 5:38 PM

It’s gonna be Funky Kong, Funky Kong is the “not retro” type guy, and his latest appearance was Mario Super Slugger (i think) like Dixie Kong.

mpitwaiter
mpitwaiter
August 29, 2013 2:10 PM

if it was fk id be playing all day long

nintendofan2000
nintendofan2000
August 30, 2013 6:45 PM

I think it’s gonna either be Funky Kong or King K.Rool.I mean think about.Dr.Eggman and Sonic are teaming up to defeat the Deadly Six in Sonic Lost World and Mario and Luigi teamed up with Bowser in numerous occasions.The vikings flooded his hideout and he teams up with DK to defeat them.

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
September 6, 2013 7:46 AM

Tiny Kong Would be great. although she’s not as talked about as funky or kiddy