|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Occupation(s)||Game show host|
- “There are some truly great prizes to be won - or my name's not Swanky!”
- —Swanky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
He always wants his participants to win the prizes from his shows, he does not like the audience to help his participants, amicably he always considers them winners even if they lose and never leaves anyone empty-handed with consolation prizes.
Swanky Kong is a pale-skinned gorilla with brown fur, afro hairstyle, golden teeth from above and wears 3 golden rings on each hand.
His normal outfit is just a blue plaid coat with black buttons. In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, he wears a black bowler hat, white shirt, yellow plaid vest, black pants, black & white shoes and carries a cane.
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Swanky was host from his Bonus Bonanza on Crocodile Isle where he expected his participants to win the prizes inside the 3 barrels and Diddy Kong & Dixie Kong were those participants. He had a trio of questions if the participant chooses one of the barrels for the winner to give 3 of them and win an Extra Life Balloon. Before he asked the questions, he needed an amount of Banana Coins to do this.
In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Swanky built his sideshow in one of Northern Kremisphere islands and Cranky Kong is his main participant in which he wastes money on his games. He meets with Dixie & Kiddy saying that he offers more prizes if they choose the following 3 challenges as: Head to Head, Race to 25 and Endurance. Only he needs 2 Bear Coins to allow anyone to participate. If the participant wins, Swanky will give 4 Banana Bunches and 4 Coins. If the participant loses, Swanky will give 2 banana bunches & 1 coin. If give a dawn, Swanky will give 2 bunches & 2 coins.
- Main article: List of Swanky Kong quotes
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- “Step right up! You're the next contestant on Swanky's Bonus Bonanza! Play this game to win valuable bonus items! It's a gamble, since you have to pay Banana Coins to play.”
- —Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, page 26
- “Swanky Kong is the king of TV game shows and he's got not one, not two, but three different quiz games for you to play in each area! Sure, he's funny and so are his clothes, but what can you win? If you answer every question in a quiz correctly, you'll ein one or more extra lives! How about that, folks! You must pay to play the advanced games, but the rewards are even greater!”
- —Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, page 6
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
- “His show’s on the road now. Play the throwing game to win top quality prizes.”
- —Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Instruction Booklet, page 16
- “Swanky Kong is taking his flashy games on the road. Cough up two Bear coins and take a chance on your choice of three different games. If you're playing in two-player mode, you can compete against your teammate. But watch out if you're playing in one-player mode: there's a grumpy old ape running around hustling players for Bear Coins.”
- —Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, page 6
- "Swanky Kong: No help from the audience, please." - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- "Swanky Kong: Everyone is a winner here!" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
- "Swanky Kong: Nobody goes empty handed on this show. Here, take some bananas with my compliments" - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!