Cranky Kong is a member of the Kong family and is the grandfather of Donkey Kong. He is the original Donkey Kong in the game Donkey Kong. He made his playable appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Cranky Kong returns in Donkey Kong Country Returns. In this game, he runs his own shop known as Cranky Kong's Shop in each world. He often makes sarcastic remarks about what Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong buy. He sells a lot of helpful and valuable things. Other than Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, he is the only Kong from the original trilogy to make a return appearance.
Due to old age, his appearance is wrinkled and he has a beard. He also carries a short walking stick.