If you've read the What is the DKU? page, then maybe you're pissing and moaning about its scope. Mainly pissing. "Where's Sabre Wulf?" you cry, forlornly. Or, perhaps even, "HEY, how come you don't like Arcade DK?". Well quit your bellyaching and pissing, whippersnapper, because the Honourable Mentions category has you covered (not in piss, though, I'm sorry to say).

Back in my day our fictional universes weren't so structured. It was anything goes. But since we have the Rools, Honourable Mentions is a place for all those games that were almost DKU but then weren't. Here's what you’ll find here:

1. Foreign Games: Games featuring DKU characters that weren't released in North America (like Donkey Konga 3).

2. Precursors: Games in series that predate DKU incarnations (like DK Arcade).

3. Referenced in the DKU: Games that are referred to in DKU games but which aren't DKU themselves (like Sabre Wulf).

4. References to the DKU: Games that have (usually very minor) DKU cameos or references that don't constitute the full physical character appearance necessary for full DKU inclusion (like Chained Kong in Super Mario RPG).

It's as if the laws governing what games we primarily cover were relaxed slightly and taken outwards one or two steps. There's games here we wish we could fully recognise, and others that are just horrific embarrassments... so it's basically exactly the same as the real DKU but even more sprawling and unmanageable!

Have a click through the above sections for a bit more depth, or simply use the game list below to jump to the game you're interested in. Go on, give it a crack!


Foreign GamesPrecursorsReferenced in the DKUReferences to the DKU

  Mario Party Fushigi no Challenge World (Summer 2016)
Mario Party Kurukuru Carnival (2012)
Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher (Autumn 2009)
Itadaki Street DS (06/21/2007)
Donkey Kong: Banana Kingdom (11/16/2006)
Donkey Kong Jungle Fever (2005)
Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 (October 2005)
Yakuman DS (03/31/2005)
Donkey Konga 3: Tabehodai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku (03/17/2005)
Picross NP Vol. 8 (06/01/2000)
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong and Dixie Kong (01/28/2000)

  Ultimate NES Remix (12/05/2014)
NES Remix Pack (12/05/2014)
Bayonetta 2 (10/24/2014)
NES Remix (12/18/2013)
Nintendo Land: Donkey Kong's Crash Course (11/18/2012)
Star Fox 64 3D (09/09/2011)
Steel Diver: Sub Wars (03/27/2011)
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (03/29/2010)
Nintendo DSi Metronome (03/29/2010)
WarioWare: D.I.Y. (03/28/2010)
Game & Watch Collection (12/15/2008)
The Simpsons Game (11/09/2007)
The Simpsons Game (11/09/2007)
The Simpsons Game (11/09/2007)
The Simpsons Game (11/06/2007)
The Simpsons Game (10/30/2007)
The Simpsons Game (10/30/2007)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (01/15/2007)
Tetris DS (03/20/2006)
WarioWare: Twisted! (05/23/2005)
WarioWare: Touched! (02/14/2005)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (04/05/2004)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (05/26/2003)
Game & Watch Gallery 3 (12/01/1999)
Picross NP Vol. 4 (10/01/1999)
Game & Watch Gallery 2 (11/20/1998)
F-Zero X (10/28/1998)
Game Boy Camera (06/01/1998)
Star Fox 64 (July 1997)
Game & Watch Gallery (05/31/1997)
Star Fox 2 (Aborted 1995)
Mario's Tennis (08/21/1995)
Stunt Race FX (10/10/1994)
Donkey Kong (Nelsonic Game Watch) (1994)
Donkey Kong (07/22/1994)
Star Fox Game Watch (1993)
Star Fox (03/23/1993)
Mario is Missing! (1992)
Super Mario Kart (09/01/1992)
NES Open Tournament Golf (09/29/1991)
F-1 Race (03/02/1991)
Tetris (November 1989)
Return of Donkey Kong (Aborted 1988)
Donkey Kong 3 (June 1986)
Donkey Kong Jr. (June 1986)
Donkey Kong (06/15/1986)
Donkey Kong Jr. Math (10/18/1985)
Donkey Kong Hockey (11/13/1984)
Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushuu (October 1984)
Donkey Kong Circus (09/06/1984)
Donkey Kong 3 (08/20/1984)
Family BASIC (06/21/1984)
Punch-Out!! (February 1984)
Pinball (02/22/1984)
Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi (Aborted 1983)
Donkey Kong 3 (October 1983)
Donkey Kong Jr. (Tabletop/Panorama) (04/28/1983)
Donkey Kong II (03/07/1983)
Donkey Kong (Tabletop) (1982)
Greenhouse (12/06/1982)
Donkey Kong Jr. (New Wide Screen) (10/26/1982)
Donkey Kong Jr. (August 1982)
Donkey Kong (Multi-Screen) (06/03/1982)
Donkey Kong (07/09/1981)

  Jetpac Refuelled (03/28/2007)
Kameo: Elements of Power (11/22/2005)
Sabre Wulf (Q1 2005)
Sabre Wulf (06/09/2004)
Jet Force Gemini (10/11/1999)
GoldenEye 007 (08/23/1997)
Killer Instinct (06/28/1995)
Cobra Triangle (July 1989)
Pentagram (1986)
Mire Mare (Aborted 1985)
Star Luster (12/06/1985)
Clu Clu Land (10/18/1985)
Knight Lore (12/07/1984)
Underwurlde (August 1984)
Sabre Wulf (July 1984)
Jetpac (1983)
International Karate + (1983)
Xevious (January 1983)

  Killer Instinct: Season Three (03/29/2016)
Killer Instinct: Season Three (03/29/2016)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (03/24/2013)
Club Nintendo Picross (09/13/2012)
MacGuffin’s Curse (04/19/2012)
Picross DS (07/30/2007)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (11/17/2003)
Mickey's Racing Adventure (11/22/1999)
GoldenEye 007 (08/25/1997)
Blast Corps (02/28/1997)
Kirby Super Star (09/20/1996)
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Winning Jun (06/10/1996)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (05/13/1996)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (10/04/1995)
Earthworm Jim (03/15/1995)