There are two franchises that, while they are not a part of the Donkey Kong franchise, are closely related to it due to their titular protagonist debuting in Diddy Kong Racing; the characters are Banjo from Banjo-Kazooie and Conker from the Conker franchise.
Mario and Super Smash Bros. are a bit more of a gray area. Donkey Kong is a part of the overall Mario franchise, and Donkey Kong appears in a majority of Mario spinoff titles (despite rarely appearing in the Super Mario series). Both Donkey Kong and Mario have distinct representation in the Super Smash Bros. series, in which Donkey Kong is a playable fighter in every title. The rules for both franchises are as follows:
- Video games and other media in which Donkey Kong-related subjects make a guest appearance can each receive their own article. This also applies to games outside the Mario and Super Smash Bros. series, e.g. the Wii game Punch-Out!!, which features Donkey Kong as an opponent. This rule also applies to the related Banjo-Kazooie and Conker franchises, e.g. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie and Project Spark.
- Donkey Kong-related subjects that are exclusive to the Mario franchise or the Super Smash Bros. series may receive their own articles. For example, in the Mario franchise, the Rambi Rider is a kart within the Mario Kart series, and the Super Smash Bros. series has Giant Donkey Kong, doubling as both a form and a distinct character.
- Subjects who have interacted with Donkey Kong characters may also have their own articles, such as Goombas, which are one of the enemies encountered by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary.
- Any Mario game with at least one playable Donkey Kong character may receive full coverage (e.g. Mario Kart DS and Mario Superstar Baseball) because the playable Donkey Kong characters are generally as involved within the game as the Mario characters.
- Similarly, any Mario game where at least one Donkey Kong character has a non-playable appearance may receive full coverage, as Donkey Kong tends to be well represented within these titles. For example, in Mario Party DS, he has his own board, DK's Stone Statue, and plays a role within the Story mode.
Bootleg and fanon content
DKpedia allows coverage for Donkey Kong-related bootleg games and fanon but only on the respective
Fanon: namespaces. As with the rest of the wiki, we do not allow explicit adult content such as pornography (see our censorship policy for more information). Donkey Kong-related fan games with violence can have articles, but images depicting gore, decapitation, and an abundance of blood are not allowed. 18+ fanon is not allowed at all. It is important to note that neither namespace may be used for experimental or joke edits, the former of which should be done in the sandbox instead.