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How to Unlock Funky Kong in Mario Kart Wii

There’s no one cooler in the world of Donkey Kong than Funky Kong, the motorcycle-riding, bandana-wearing ally of the title character. Typically, Funky Kong is an NPC ally, but his popularity with fans has called for an increased playable presence in the series media.

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Therefore, it’s no surprise that he has been a playable character in the recent Mario Kart games. In fact, he’s one of the most sought-after in Mario Kart Wii, especially among competitive players. But before you can play as him, you will have to unlock him first.

All Of The Ways To Unlock Funky Kong

To unlock Funky Kong, you have a couple of options. If you’re good at online play, you can get him after you win at least 25 online matches.

Another one is to unlock at least four Expert Staff Ghosts. In these, you race by yourself against NPCs that are based on Nintendo staff members who played the game during its development. The ghosts you race against mimic their exact play style and you must beat them in order to unlock them. First, you’ll race against the Normal Staff Ghosts, which are tricky but not impossible. When you can defeat their time, you can then unlock the Expert Staff Ghosts for a stronger challenge. The more Staff Ghosts you beat, the more things you can unlock.

Another one is to play in at least 2250 races, which would be done by playing the game over a long period of time, so the first two options work best.

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Best Vehicles For Funky Kong

Funky Kong on a track.

Funky Kong is one of the fastest racers in the game, particularly when paired with the Flame Runner bike. However, the Flame Runner can be difficult to use for new players because it only works well when it is going super-fast. Therefore, if you are a first-time Funky Kong user, you might want to use one of his other vehicles for the time being. Some beginner vehicle suggestions include:

  • Standard Bike L
  • Wario Bike
  • Piranha Prowler
  • Flame Flyer

For those experienced, you’ll definitely want to pair Funky Kong with the Flame Runner. This vehicle has excellent speed, strong turbos, and drifting. Players agree it is one of the top vehicles in the game. Funky Kong takes some work to unlock, but he is absolutely worth it if you want to become an expert Mario Kart Wii player. Doing so is both a game changer and an accomplishment as a gamer.

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A graduate of Pace University, Erin O'Gorman is a freelance guide writer that has been making content for Touch Tap Play since 2021 and writing for the media years before. They specialize in content such as tier lists, how-to's, listicles, reviews, and best ofs. Erin is also an experienced self-taught proofreader and editor, a skill that they polished with years of experience. They aspire to make it far in the world of writing.

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