Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong 64

1999

System
Nintendo 64
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Rare

8.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 74

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
4
Genre
Adventure, Platformer
Release Date

Nintendo 64

  • 24th Nov 1999 (USA)
  • 6th Dec 1999 (UK/EU)
  • 10th Dec 1999 (JPN)

Wii U eShop

  • 2nd Apr 2015, £8.99 (UK/EU)
  • 16th Apr 2015, $9.99 (USA)
Series
Donkey Kong

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Reviews

  • 117

    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Donkey Kong 64

    He's finally back, but does he still kick some tail?

    At the mere mention of Nintendo's first 64-bit console, many of us find it difficult not to get swept up by a wave of nostalgia. We drift through countless memories of flickering TV screens and eye-popping graphics, washing up on the shores of 3D gaming's first bold steps onto a Nintendo platform...

About The Game

Donkey Kong 64 is similar to Rareware's other Nintendo 64 platformer series, Banjo Kazooie, but starring Donkey Kong and his friends from the Donkey Kong Country games. Several new features have been added to the game, like being able to change between different characters with different weapons and abilities.

As with many platformer games players will run around the various levels, jumping, swimming, and climbing where needed. Each level has multiple objectives, such as collecting DK's stolen golden bananas, collecting bananas color coded to each of the five characters, and miscellaneous other objects that need to be found to eventually complete 100% of the game. The player starts only being able to choose Donkey Kong, and must rescue the other four characters from the early levels before they can be used. By visiting Cranky Kong in each level more moves can be learned for each character, allowing them to complete challenges and reach sections in levels that were previously inaccessible.