Ladies and gentlemen, this may very well be the best character in a shooter ever. This pinstripe-suited simian has amazing sustainability, able to fight at the front lines for extended periods without much assistance. His Tommy Gun does ridiculous damage at close range, and the alternate fire, a banana peel, will briefly stun enemies if they slip on it. If you manage to close the distance, or a Commando is getting up in your grill, smashing them in the face with The Family Jewel should put a stop to their shenanigans.
Just like Donkey Kong, Cheston can hurl Exploding Barrels, which do area-of-effect damage on impact - use these to decimate bot waves, or punish enemy Pros who are bunched up together. Roar is what gives him such amazing survivability - you’ll be healing yourself and nearby teammates every few seconds once the ability reaches level four. You’ll have to use Rampage cautiously: it does amazing damage if you’re pushing Pros into a wall, but if you’re not careful, you may find yourself surrounded and continuously grappled to death. Use Rampage to get in and out of fights quickly, but don’t rely on it for getting kills.