So can anyone clear this up for me? Because for the last 20+ years I have always been under the impression that the guy who throws barrels at Jumpman in the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong is the guy who calls himself Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country. The guy calling himself Donkey Kong in that same game is the guy calling himself Donkey Kong Jr. in Super Mario Kart as well as the arcade game Donkey Kong Junior.

Do I have this right? I always made this assumption based on the opening of DKC where Cranky is on the steel beams. Why would he be chillin up there if he hadnt been there 14 years ago?