He is playable in all of the Mario Party games up until Mario Party 5. Here, he leaves and starts hosting his own space,the DK Space He is basically the opposite of Bowser, since when a character lands on his space, something good happens. His board is the third party board in Mario Party DS. Donkey Kong is turned to stone by a Dry Bones while he and Diddy run to Bowser's Castle in search of food. The player has to win the game and beat the Dry Bones to free Donkey Kong. The ape then runs away to the castle. At the end, he is seen with Diddy enjoying the meals Bowser had prepared as traps for the 8 "party characters". Additionally, the Mario Party 3 instruction booklet claims that Donkey Kong's favorite item is the Reverse Mushroom.