Diddy Kong DKC Classic Diddy Kong with Kart Diddy Kong in Tropical Freeze

Diddy Kong is a playable protagonist that debuted in Donkey Kong Country (1994) as the sidekick of Donkey Kong and returned in the sequel DKC2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (1995) as the main protagonist.

Diddy Kong got his own kart racer game with Diddy Kong Racing (1997) and made also many appearances in Super Mario crossover games including the Mario Kart series and Super Smash Bros. 

Diddy Kong was developed by Rare Ltd when they were still independent, but the Donkey Kong Country Copyrights always belonged to Nintendo.


Diddy Kong from the Donkey Kong Country Games: an Overview

Charactername: Diddy Kong   Developed /Created by Rare Ltd / Nintendo
Gameseries: Donkey Kong Country, Own Games, Mario Kart, Mario Sports Games   First seen on: SNES 
First Game: Donkey Kong Country   Year first seen in playable form: 1994 
Last Game: Super Smash Bros 4 3DS & Wii U (2014)    Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Protagonist, Racer, Fighter   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Donkey Kong, Dixie Kong   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Diddy Kong


Diddy Kong Smash Bros 4 Render Art

Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS & Wii U (2014)


Diddy Kong DKC Tropical Freeze Offical Render Art

DKC Tropical Freeze (2014)

Diddy Kong DKC Returns Official Art

Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)




Diddy Kong in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Diddy Kong is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Diddy Kong




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