Donkey Kong 64 Cheats N64

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K. Rool has ape-napped the Kongs! Now, only Donkey Kong is left to rescue and stop K. Rool's evil plan. You must rescue the Kongs and take back your famous collection of Golden Bananas from the evil clutches of K. Rool! Play your way through the single player adventure or duke it out in Battle mode against your friends. As you play through DONKEY KONG 64 you'll learn new special moves for each Kong and gain new and devastating weapons.

Donkey Kong 64 is a Traditional/Miscellaneous Game video game for Nintendo64 developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo on November 23, 1999. It's rated Everyone by the ESRB and 97 of our users have voted it 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Our newest cheats for Donkey Kong 64 were added January 16, 2010.

 
 
 

Hints, Secrets, Glitches & Easter Eggs

 

Shoot Through Creepy Castle Mirror

Go to creepy castle. Go to the room that chunky needs to open. When your walking you should see two mirrors. Take out your gun and put it through the mirror (it doesn't matter which one you put it in) holz so you don't move (if you want) and fire away. Do it rite the pineapple goes through do it wrong pineapple explodes on the mirror.

Use Guns

when you pick Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong, they both have their own guns. (Donkey: ''Shotgun'', Diddy: 2 Pistols) Now, how to do this? Press the Z button underneath the Controller Pad, then press C-Left. Note: Try using it in levels higher than the first level. If you want to aim with your gun(s), press C-Up. If you have the scope on and you want to hide your gun for now, press Z, and C-Left, and C-Down. If you do not have the scope on and hide the gun, just press C- Down, or any other button else except for button A, or C-Up.

King Cruel Platform

When you go to the place where you save diddy there will be a platform with king cruel on it. Beat all the beavers and when you get out of it the platform will dissapear.

Teleport

When you see a number platform (like 1 or 5) get on it and press trigger.

Turn It On First!

Under cover of night, Diddy climbs up to the top of the barn in Fungi Forest and slams a switch on the roof, opening a door. You walk in, and charge the up switch. If it doesn't work, that's because you have to turn it on first! Way up on the top there is a big switch that says "ON" look up, and shoot it with a peanut, then you can charge the switch and lift up the banana cage. Play the guitar on the pad that appears to get the banana.

Ice Maze Banana

In the Crystal Caves igloo, go through the Bongo Blast door with DK. There is an ice maze that revolves around, and if you touch the edges you'll lose an entire melon. Impossible, right? Well, as soon as you walk in play the drums again, and the maze won't move at all, making it very easy to get the banana.

Robot Crocodiles

If you have trouble beating the robots in frantic fractory, then all you have to do is wait for them to wind up, then hit then with an orange.

Go Inside DK Isle

IMPORTANT: USE CHUNKY KONG! Use the number 2 portal to go in front of the temple entrance. Run to your right and pick up a boulder. Walk over to the orange brick steps ear the bee. DROP (using Z) the boulder on the edge of the top step so that the boulder intersects with the first step and is on the second step. You have to do this next part quickly or the boulder wil blow up. Get on the second step and pick up the boulder while running towards the top step. Keep running while you pick up the boulder. You wil now only see part of Chunky's head because his body is in the ground! Go forward until the wall of the mountain has a big dent in it on your right. Run through the dent. You are now inside DK Isle! if you go to the right spot you will fall into the water. You can now also go inside some other other smaller islands!

Jetpac Levels

The first level has asteroids. The second level has bouncing furballs. The third level has bubbles. The fourth level is where it starts to get hard theres jets that shoot out at you. The fifth level is VERY hard theres UFOs that will chase you and do not explode when hitting a wall. The sixth level is really easy compared to level 5 theres crosses that bounce of the walls.

Confused Toys

Go to frantic factory then go to the number 3 and press Z (the alligator toys must be chasing you). Make sure that you have both 3's or this will not work.

K. Rool Doors

There are some doors that have pictures of items in the last level to get to K. Rool, .To past them, you need those items. The first door has a picture of four Battle Crowns and the next door has a picture of the Rareware and Nintendo coins. You cannot ignore the Donkey Kong and Jetpac games. They must be completed to get the coins to open that door.

Secret Area In Multi Player Mode

Go into multi-player mode in monkey smash, choose the area with the big tree in the middle. Go to the moat and swim against the side till your head is the wall. Keep swimming until you go through the wall, then press C up. You should be swimming underneath the ground.

Hidden Passages

If you go to the two player mode and choose monkey smash, (the one with the giant tree in the middle) go up to all the walls and you should find that you can go through walls at jungle japes and frantic factory. It's a great way to beat your friends while playing because they won't ever know where you are.

"Frantic Factory Boss" Arena

Start playing the "Frantic Factory Boss" and you will end up on a platform, while on it back up until the tip of it and run until you are really close to the other side then press Z+B. When you reach the bottom of the arena you can walk every where you want. If you want back up just walk near the towers and there will be a platform. It may take a couple of tryes to get the timing.

Instant Stop While Swimming

While you are swimming above or below the press C-up.

Fall Without Getting Hurt

When you are about to fall of a high object press C-Up.

Accurate Orange Throw

Take out your Kong's weapon and activate the aiming feature. Line up the intended target and throw the orange as normal.

Take Small Tiny Anywhere In Frantic Factory

Make your kong Tiny and have unlimited crystal coconuts. Go into the room with the DK Arcade and go into the Tiny barrel to become small and go to the top of the boxes on top of the desk. You should be in front of the tunnel. Jump to the desk in the middle of the area. There is a 5 banana port pad on top of the desk. Use the 5 banana port pad to go to Funky's area. There are 4 tricks you can do:


1. Go to the DK Arcade room and go through the small tunnel and the gate will 
open at the other side. Jump out and change back to normal Tiny then do a high 
jump. You will be inside the tunnel! Then take your feather bow out and shoot into 
the tunnel (not in first person view). Your feathers will go into the pipe (only a 
short distance)!

2. Do the same thing as number 1 but stand at the edge of the tunnel (the exit). 
Now get your feather bow out and if you got sniper mode from Funky at Spooky 
Castle, look closer at the window and shoot. Your shots will disappear! The 
window is black instead of see-through!

3. Go into Chunky's area and go to the bouncing watermelon box. Go under the 
watermelon box and you will be inside it! Do a high jump when it is off the ground 
and you will do a very high jump!

4. Go to any pole and climb it. You will be climbing super fast! At the top of the 
highest one jump down (but don't hang on to the pole). You will be falling a very 
long time (try doing a simian slam at the top)!

Get To Other Levels Without Required Bananas

NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE LANKEY FOR THIS TIP! Go to any level you dont have enough bananas for. Ignore the gaurds rambling nonsense and go to the side of him. Look at the blue potal thing then punch his hand. He will hit it and you will enter the level. This may take a few tries but it works.

Get The Cheat Menu

Find and photograph all twenty fairies with the camera to unlock the Cheat Mode option at the "Mystery Menu". This allows unlimited items during a game.

Barrel On The Isle

Go to the Fungi Forest Level entry and get Diddy jetpac. Then fly to the top of the DK moutain and you will see a barrel. Go inside of it.

Defeating K. Rool

After collecting the Rare Ware coin, Nintendo coin, and 100 golden bananas; 
freeing K. Lumsy; and completed Hideout Helm, you will get access to the final 
battle with K. Rool. You have to fight in a boxing ring and hit K. Rool four 
times with each Kong, with round times of three minutes. If you lose any of these 
rounds, you have to start over at Donkey. 

Donkey

With Donkey, K. Rool will jump up and slam the ground, causing shock waves, like 
Kasplat. Four barrels will appear. Jump into one of them and fire at K. Rool when 
he lifts his arm and yells "Thank You" to the audience. Do this four times. 

Diddy

With Diddy, K. Rool will throw his boxing glove. This is hard to avoid on the 
ground, but easy once you have got into the Rocket Barrel. Once in the Rocket 
Barrel, fire peanuts at the targets on the four lights at the top of the ring. Hit him 
with all four lights. 

Lanky

With Lanky, K. Rool will have a light fixture stuck on his head. All he can do is run 
around the ring. Four numbered switches will appear outside the ring. Run to 
where you can get a clear shot, then press B to push in the number. A barrel will 
appear next to Lanky outside the ring. Press B to pick it up, then throw it into the 
middle of the ring. A giant banana peel will appear out of the barrel. Four trombone 
pads will appear on the ground in the ring. Stand on a trombone, then wait until K. 
Rool is a straight line away from you. Play the trombone, then K. Rool will run at 
you from where he is standing. If your timing is good, he will trip on the banana 
peel. Do this four times. 

Tiny

With Tiny, K. Rool will pound the ground as he did with Donkey. Wait until he 
pounds the ground a few times, then he will start yelling in pain. A barrel will 
appear. Turn small, then run into the hole in his left shoe. Inside, you will have 
your feather bow. His toes will attack in patterns. Watch them and when one 
wiggles, it is going to attack. When a toe rises, fire the crossbow at it. Once you 
hit it enough times, it will turn red. Get into his shoe and make all four toes red. 

Chunky

This is the last battle and is a little more complicated than the rest. K. Rool will 
turn invisible and bounce from rope to rope, but you will still see his shadow. Hit 
the switch and four Chunky pads will appear. Press Z on one to become invisible, 
then jump into the barrel to become big Chunky. You have to have very good 
timing to do this. The first two times K. Rool will just run at you. Primate Punch 
him (hold Z and press B) just as he approaches, and you will hit him. The third 
time, he will be invisible. Primate Punch him again. The fourth time, he will be 
invisible and swerve back and forth. If you hit him, you win. 

Quick Level Strategies

Jungle Japes

First, swing on the vines and pound the gate switch. Collect the Banana Coins 
around the DK Pad. Buy DK's Coconut Shooter. Do not forget to talk to Diddy. 
Shoot three Coconut Switches. Get the Blueprint and give it to Snide. Buy the 
Baboon Blast from Cranky. Use Rambi to smash the huts and the painting of 
Rambi. Pound the DK Switch. Finally, use the DK Pad to reach the Barrel Blast.

Angry Aztec

First, get the Bongo Blast from Candy. Open the Guitar Gazump Door with Diddy. 
Get the Strong Kong from Cranky. Get the blueprint and give it to Snide. Free the 
llama. Free Lanky in the llama temple. Navigate the sand tunnel. Feed the  
Revolving Tower with Diddy. Enter the Temple. 

Rools Frantic Factory

First, pound the switch to open the hatch. Learn the Gorilla Grab from Cranky. 
Barrel Boost to cue the arcade lever. Clear Level 4 of the DK arcade game. Pound 
the floor switch to open the gate, then pound the numbers. Gorilla-Grab the R&D 
lever and fight through the Battle Arena. Enter the High Voltage Building to turn 
on the machine. Enter the machine. Finally, find and return Snide's Blueprint.

Gloomu Galleon

First, open the Main Areas. Win the Rareware Coin from Cranky Light the 
Lighthouse. Be a hero and free the Seal. Race the Seal. Explore the Sunken Ship. 
Find and return Snide's Blueprint.

Fungi Forest

First, get the Super Simian Slam from Cranky. Shoot the switches with all Kongs. 
Get to the top of the mushroom. Go to the Kong Pad and play the Bonus Game. 
Find and return Snide's Blueprint. Go to the Bonus Barrel in the house and pull the 
three levers. Finally, visit Funky's Store. 

Crystal Caves

First, get the Ammo Belt from Funky. Get the upgrade from Candy. Blast to the 
Bonus Game. Cue the Music Pads with Diddy. Negotiate the revolving maze. 
Bomb the bees. Match the Kong faces. Open Snide's Hideout with Chunky. Do not 
forget to find and return Snide's Blueprint.

Creepy Castle

First, get the Sniper Scope from Funky. Get the upgrade from Candy. Get 
Cranky's Super Duper Simian Slam. Open the tree and get the Blueprint. Shoot all 
the targets. Pull the levers for a mine cart ride. Put together the face puzzle. 
Finally, explore the library. 

Hideout Helm

First, assemble all necessary items. Climb the hill with Lanky. Blast the 
Pineapple Switch with Chunky. Shrink Tiny to enter the machine room. Pull the 
lever with DK Rocket. Diddy through the DK Stars. Punch the gates with Chunky. 

Rainbow Coins

Locate the dirt mounds marked with "DK" scattered throughout the game. Stand on top of a mound, then hold B to attack and send a shockwave to destroy the mound. A large Rainbow Coin will appear that results in five Banana Bunch Coins for each Kong.

201st Banana

Collect all 200 known Bananas so that Donkey Kong gets his hoard back. After collecting all 20 Banana Fairies, a message requesting you to visit the Head Fairy will appear. Visit her with Tiny and she will show you the way to the 201st Banana.

Swim Faster

When swimming above water, hold B to swim faster.

Restore Watermelon Meter

When low on health, get next to a "Tag Barrel", jump into the barrel and exit to replenish your watermelon meter.

Alternate Ending Sequence

Successfully complete the game after collecting all bananas to view the normal ending, with an extra sequence with K. Lumsy taking the Kongs for a ride. Successfully complete the game after getting all the collectibles to view the normal ending, K. Lumsy sequence, and an extra sequence featuring Cranky.

Alternate Costumes In Multi-player Mode

Select a character, then press Analog-stick Up or Down.

Multi-player Mode

Go to the first level in adventure mode, where you find Diddy. Locate the big pad with King K. Rool's face in front of Funky's Place. Stand on the pad and press Z. You will be transported to a "battle arena", where you must defeat a group of small enemies. Once the timer runs out, you will receive a crown and have ability to play two multi-player games (a third-person death match-like game, and a multi- player version of the Battle Arena).

Kasplut Colors

Look at the hair color of a Kasplut when one is encountered. The color will reveal what color Blueprint he is holding. Green hair indicates a green Blueprint. If the Kasplut has white hair, then he does not have anything.

Bonus Levels

Find and collect forty Blueprints and bring them to Snide to unlock eight bonus levels (Batty Barrel Bash, Beaver Bother, Big Bug Bash, Krazy Kong Klamor, Kremling Kosh, Peril Path Panic, Searchlight Seek, and Teetering Turtle Trouble).

Cheat Mode

Find and photograph all twenty fairies with the camera to unlock the Cheat Mode option at the "Mystery Menu". This allows unlimited items during a game.

Krusha In Multi-Player

Find and photograph fifteen fairies with the camera to unlock the Krusha In Multi- Player option at the "Mystery Menu".

Boss Battle

Find and photograph ten fairies with the camera to unlock the Boss Battle option at the "Mystery Menu". This allows any Boss that already has been defeated to be fought again.

Jetpac

Collect at least fifteen Banana Medals, then visit Cranky to play the Jetpac game. Get 5,000 points in the game to collect the Rareware Coin. Then, find and photograph six fairies with the camera to unlock the Jetpac option at the "Mystery Menu".

Original Donkey Kong

Use a Gorilla-Grab to operate the lever in the Frantic Factory area, then play the original Donkey Kong game. Successfully complete all four stages, then play once more and complete the game to collect the Nintendo Coin. Then, find and photograph six fairies with the camera to unlock the original Donkey Kong option at the "Mystery Menu".

DK Bonus Stages

Find and photograph six fairies with the camera, then locate Rambi the rhino, and Enguarde the swordfish to unlock their bonus stages.

DK Theater

Find and photograph two fairies with the camera to unlock the DK Theater option at the "Mystery Menu". This option allows all the animation sequences to be viewed.

Camera

Use Tiny and shrink to enter the fairy-shaped stone building in the main hub. Collect the camera to start photographing the fairies hidden in the game and unlock the "Mystery Menu" options.

Prevent Getting Hurt From Falls

If you happen to fall from a high ledge or place, before your character starts screaming press B to make your character do a move giving time for the character to start screaming preventing you from gettint hurt. Note: doesn't work on all falls!

 
 

FAQs, Guides, and Walkthroughs

 

Strategy Guide

Last updated: August 17, 2001 by limp

D.K.Intro

Last updated: April 17, 2006 by Scorpion Kidd

FAQ/Walkthrough

Last updated: September 11, 2001 by Coffee

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough

Last updated: January 12, 2001 by marshmallow

 
 
 

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