Donkey Kong 64, often abbreviated DK 64, is a 3D platformer video game developed by Rare Ltd. for the Nintendo 64. It was published by Nintendo and first released on November 22, 1999. It is the first and one of very few Nintendo 64 games requiring the use of the Expansion Pak to play. Original releases of Donkey Kong 64 included the Expansion Pak with the game for free. Donkey Kong 64 would later be re-released as a Player's Choice title, though no changes were done to the game itself. The game is a follow up to the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Donkey Kong 64 logotype.
Donkey Kong 64 logotype.
Donkey Kong 64 cover art.

The game's inclusion in the Donkey Kong Country series is not immediately clear. Though the game's codename was Donkey Kong Country 64 in PAL territories, the official title was not branded with this. The only connection to Donkey Kong Country are through the characters: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Cranky Kong. New characters were also added to this game, whose lore states that they are relatives of characters from previous Donkey Kong Country games (e.g. Chunky Kong is Kiddy Kong's older brother, and Tiny Kong is Dixie Kong's younger sister).

Donkey Kong 64 has a reputation among gamers as a "collectathon." With many different collectibles scattered through this huge game, this section focuses on the main ones, Golden Bananas. There are 201 of them in the game, and acquiring them varies in difficulty quite a lot, so let's find out how to track them down!

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General information
DK Isles
Jungle Japes

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