A Necky in Donkey Kong Country.
Affiliation(s) Kremling Krew, Fire Necky
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Notable Members
Master Necky
Master Necky Snr.
Fire Necky

“Watch out for this high-flying foe!”
Donkey Kong Country Manual, Page 29

Neckies are large brown vultures that prowl the skies of Donkey Kong Island. They seem to be affiliated with the Kremling Krew.


DK Country and DK Land titlesEdit


The first appearance of Neckies was in the game Donkey Kong Country; they were common enemies and reprized that role in the Game Boy sequel, Donkey Kong Land. Neckies will try to attack Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong by flying into them, or by hitting them with coconuts. Neckies can be defeated by being jumping upon or hit by a barrel. Donkey Kong Country also features two Necky bosses named Master Necky and Master Necky Snr.

There is also a smaller subspecies of Neckies called Mini-Neckies. In Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land, they fire nuts at the player; in Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 they lose this ability and instead launch themselves at the player. Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 also has a Mini-Necky boss named Krow. Normal Neckies don't appear in Donkey Kong Country 2 or Donkey Kong Land 2 and neither species appear in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble or Donkey Kong Land III.

Donkey Kong 64Edit

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In Donkey Kong 64, two vultures that are presumably Neckies appear in the area Angry Aztec. One of these vultures is located in the Temple where Tiny Kong is found, and must be blasted several times with Lanky's Grape Shooter in order to cause it to drop its Golden Banana. The other Necky is actually benevolent and capable of speech. After Diddy Kong frees the vulture from the cage it is trapped in near Snide's HQ, it will challenge Diddy to a game; if Diddy can fly through all the rings the Necky drops he will obtain a Golden Banana.

Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit

In the game Super Smash Bros., Neckies can sometimes be seen flying in the background of the Congo Jungle stage. In Super Smash Bros.'s sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Neckies can be seen in the background of the arena Jungle Japes.

Recent AppearancesEdit

Neckies appear in DK: King of Swing and its sequel DK Jungle Climber as enemies; the boss Fire Necky appears in DK: King of Swing. Neckies are also obstacles in the racing game Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast.


Notable NeckysEdit