(N64 / Nintendo 64)

Donkey Kong 64 (N64 / Nintendo 64)

Game Profile

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.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Conor McMahon

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User Comments (13)

Terra

#2

Terra said:

I loved DK64 when it came out, I even still sometimes go back to it. That makes it all the more surprising when I see how much some people hate. I Understand why but I still loved it

Mario-Xaveir

#4

Mario-Xaveir said:

It would be great if they had this made as a remake for 3DS but Nintendo does got a few issues with RareWare. But I do believe it could happen because diddy kong racing was made by Rare and that game got its remake for DS so why not Donkey Kong 64?

HolyBlade

#6

HolyBlade said:

Bringing more content does not always equals to being a better game. Case in point, Donkey Kong 64.

One of the most boring games I've ever played.

Lord-Ghirahim

#9

Lord-Ghirahim said:

If we ever actually get a #400 VC game for NA, (since the removed NA VC games don't count); I'd highly doubt DK64 would be it! And I'm not counting today's September 6, 2012 VC game Prince of Persia as the #400 game... I STILL THINK DK64 should've been released months & months ago! :(

Bass_X0

#11

Bass_X0 said:

In Cranky's Laboratory is the smartest Ape you've ever seen
but Diddy blows his experiments to smithereens!
There is doom and gloom
when things go boom
in Cranky's Lab!

RegalSin

#13

RegalSin said:

It was the worst $60 dollars I did not get for Christmas. Just this horrible game. If they cut out all the clown-goofy extras and reinstall the normal cast this game might have been worth something. But Rareware on purposely destroyed it and made "Banjo-Kazooie".

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