|Donkey Kong Island|
Donkey Kong Island as it appears in Donkey Kong Country.
|Location(s)||Near Crocodile Isle, north of the Northern Kremisphere|
|Inhabitant(s)|| Kong Family|
|Game(s)|| Donkey Kong Country|
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (cameo)
Donkey Kong 64
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country (1994) (SNES)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country (2003) (GBA)|
Donkey Kong Island is the home of the Kongs. The island is oddly shaped like Donkey Kong's head, complete with such features as ears and Donkey Kong's signature hair swirl. The island, despite not being extremely large, has drastically different climate in some areas, some areas being jungle, frozen wasteland and desert. Aside from Kremkroc Industries, Inc. and Big Ape City, Donkey Kong Island remains fairly un-modernized. There are several smaller islands near Donkey Kong Island, some of which include Timber's Island and Kremlantis. Also, there are several mysterious ruins (some of which have sunken into the ocean) on the island, it has been speculated that the Kremlings (whose own island was once nearby) may have built these temples, but it is unknown for sure.
Donkey Kong Island is first seen in the game Donkey Kong Country, which was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Donkey and Diddy, during their quest to re-obtain Donkey Kong's Golden Banana hoard from King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew, had to travel threw the islands many areas, which included jungles, caves, glaciers and a large factory.
Several other locations of the island, such as Monkey Mountains were visited in Donkey Kong Country's pseudo-sequel, Donkey Kong Land.
Donkey Kong Island made two cameo appearances in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, it can be seen in the background of the areas Gangplank Galleon and K. Rool's Keep. In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, these cameos were removed.
Donkey Kong Island was not seen in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble or Donkey Kong Land III, instead a new area called the Northern Kremisphere was featured.
Donkey Kong 64 featured a return of Donkey Kong Island, strangely the island was smaller in size here. Since the events of this game Donkey Kong Island has been lacking one of its ears (it had been blown off by K. Lumsy).
Locations on DK Island
- Kongo Jungle
- Monkey Mines
- Vine Valley
- Gorilla Glacier
- Kremkroc Industries, Inc.
- Chimp Caverns
- Gangplank Galleon Ahoy!
- Monkey Mountains and Chimpanzee Clouds
- Big Ape City
- DK's House
- Jungle Japes
- Angry Aztec
- Fungi Forest
- Crystal Caves