Neckies are vulture enemies found in the Donkey Kong series. They reside on Donkey Kong Island and are constantly harassing its citizens.

Donkey Kong Country/Land series

Their first appearance was in Donkey Kong Country where they were common enemies who attack Donkey and Diddy by swooping at them, they can be defeated by jumping on them or throwing a barrel at them. They also appear in Donkey Kong Land . Their sub-species, Mini-Neckies, are actually considered more threatening due to the fact that they spit coconut projectiles instead of simply flying along a set path

They do not make an appearance in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest or Donkey Kong Land 2, but their instead, their sub-species, Mini-Neckies appear and a Mini-Necky boss called Krow makes an appearance. Neckies do not make any appearances at all in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III, only Swoopy being remotely similar to it, as they fly in straight patterns.

Donkey Kong 64

Neckies also make an appearance in Donkey Kong 64 in Angry Aztec. Two vultures can be seen in the Angry Aztec stage, one of them is carrying a Golden Banana. The third Necky, however is the only one in the whole series who is not an enemy and is capable of speech.


Neckies appear occasionally in the background of the Super Smash Bros. stage "Kongo Jungle". Neckies also appear in the game DK: King of Swing as enemies, this time it appears that Neckies and Mini-Neckies are one in the same. The game also has a Necky boss called Fire Necky. Neckies reappeared in DK: King of Swing's sequel, DK: Jungle Climber. They also appear as obstacles in the racing game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Neckies were also going to make an appearance in Donkey Kong Racing, but was cancelled, due to Rare's move to Microsoft in 2002.

Notable Neckies

Donkey Kong Villains

Arcade Series
Donkey Kong | Mario
Donkey Kong Country Series
King K. Rool | Klump | Krusha | Necky | Army Dillo
Spinoff Villains
Krunch | Wizpig
Animated Series
Kaptain Skurvy