Swanky Kong is a fictional character in Nintendo's Donkey Kong series. He is a member of the Kong Family. He is notable for being a flashy entrepreneur; he wears a fancy suit and has an afro hair style.
In Donkey Kong Country 2, he hosts a game show called Swanky's Bonus Bonanza. Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong would pay Swanky, the game show’s host, some money and attempt to answer trivia questions about the game. If they answered correctly, they would be rewarded with extra lives. In the Game Boy Advance version, Swanky's role remains relatively the same, except now he has Candy Kong as his assistant on the show.
After Crocodile Isle was destroyed, Swanky decided to seek a new venture. In Donkey Kong Country 3, Swanky hosts an on-the-road throwing contest in a circus tent called Swanky's Sideshow. Travelers can pay Swanky a certain number of Bear Coins to compete in a variety of throwing contests against a skilled competitor - Cranky Kong. If a contestant can best the elderly Kong, Swanky will reward them with Bananas and Bear Coins. In the Game Boy Advance version, Swanky opens up a virtual reality dome where Dixie Kong (and only Dixie Kong - Kiddy Kong cannot participate for some reason) can compete in a gold star collecting mini-game.
- Swanky’s tent from the Super Nintendo version Donkey Kong Country 3 makes a cameo appearance in Donkey Kong's field in Mario Superstar Baseball. Swanky himself can be seen on a wooden billboard in the game as well.
- In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3 Swanky wears the same blue coat as he does in Donkey Kong Country 2. In the original version of Donkey Kong Country 3, Swanky wears a yellow vest with a diamond-topped cane.
- Swanky and Candy are the only Kongs who have yet to be playable.