In Diddy Kong Racing, Drumstick was on Timber's Island when the evil Wizpig attacked and took over. Being the oldest, bravest, and best driver of the bunch, he challenged Wizpig to a race. Unfortunately, he lost, and was transformed into a frog. However, the transformation was not complete, because even in frog form, he still has a beak and other rooster-like features. He can be turned back into his normal form, and at that point he is unlocked as a playable character.