Diddy Kong riding Expresso.

Expresso the Ostrich is a fictional character in Nintendo's Donkey Kong franchise. He is an ostrich and one of Donkey Kong's allies.

Character history Edit

Expresso's first appeared in the game Donkey Kong Country as one of the game's four rideable Animal Buddies. Expresso can run at fast speeds and glide through the air by flapping his wings rapidly. Interestingly, Expresso has no offensive capabilities at all, meaning that he has no way to defend himself against threats; though some small enemies may pass under Expresso's legs, leaving Expresso unharmed.

Expresso reappears in Donkey Kong Country's semi-sequel Donkey Kong Land as one of the games two Animal Buddies (the other buddy being Rambi the Rhino). In this game Expresso's abilities remain relatively the same as before.


Expresso in the cancelled Donkey Kong Racing.

Aside from Donkey Kong Country's various remakes, Expresso has yet to reappear, though an identical ostrich, also known as Expresso (or Expresso II to some) appears in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Though Expresso, along with several other ostriches, appeared in the trailer for the apparently cancelled game Donkey Kong Racing, it is unknown if Expresso was going to be a rideable character or not.

In the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24", Diddy and Dixie Kong are briefly seen riding Expresso to an airport.

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