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The characters Banjo the Bear and Conker the Squirrel both made their debut in this video game. Banjo would become the star of the family friendly Nintendo 64 adventures ''[[Banjo-Kazooie]]'' and ''[[Banjo-Tooie]]'', both published by Nintendo. Meanwhile, Connker would appear in the [[Game Boy Color]] game ''[[Conker's Pocket Tales]]'', and subsequently in the mature rated ''[[Conker's Bad Fur Day]]''. ''Diddy Kong Racing'' would later be remade for the Nintendo DS under the name ''[[Diddy Kong Racing DS]]''.
 
The characters Banjo the Bear and Conker the Squirrel both made their debut in this video game. Banjo would become the star of the family friendly Nintendo 64 adventures ''[[Banjo-Kazooie]]'' and ''[[Banjo-Tooie]]'', both published by Nintendo. Meanwhile, Connker would appear in the [[Game Boy Color]] game ''[[Conker's Pocket Tales]]'', and subsequently in the mature rated ''[[Conker's Bad Fur Day]]''. ''Diddy Kong Racing'' would later be remade for the Nintendo DS under the name ''[[Diddy Kong Racing DS]]''.
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Diddy Kong Racing is one of the most popular N64 games not available on the Virtual Console, mostly due to issues with Rare (now owned by Microsoft). It is because of this that Banjo and Conker were replaced by Tiny and Dixie in the remake. However, because Nintendo holds exclusive rights to the Donkey Kong franchise, a compromise could be made somehow.
 
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[[Category: Nintendo 64 games]]

Revision as of 19:50, August 3, 2010

Diddy Kong Racing was a popular racing game for the Nintendo 64. It involved various characters from the Donkey Kong series such as Diddy Kong and Krunch, as well as Rare mascots Banjo and Conker.

Gameplay

Modes

There are three ways to race: airplane, car, and hovercraft. Each track requires a different vehicle. Tracks can only be accessed through the acquisition of golden balloons by winning races or completing tasks. Once each race in an area is completed, a bonus challenge will be accessed, such as racing a triceratops. To access each world and its tracks, you must drive, fly, or sail to the desired area.

Playable Characters

There were at least 9 playable characters in the Nintendo 64 version, and unlockable characters could also be unlocked via Password entry.

Rare characters could not be transferred to the DS port, Diddy Kong Racing DS, because Microsoft had bought rights to Rare before the game was made.

Legacy

The characters Banjo the Bear and Conker the Squirrel both made their debut in this video game. Banjo would become the star of the family friendly Nintendo 64 adventures Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, both published by Nintendo. Meanwhile, Connker would appear in the Game Boy Color game Conker's Pocket Tales, and subsequently in the mature rated Conker's Bad Fur Day. Diddy Kong Racing would later be remade for the Nintendo DS under the name Diddy Kong Racing DS.

Virtual Console

Diddy Kong Racing is one of the most popular N64 games not available on the Virtual Console, mostly due to issues with Rare (now owned by Microsoft). It is because of this that Banjo and Conker were replaced by Tiny and Dixie in the remake. However, because Nintendo holds exclusive rights to the Donkey Kong franchise, a compromise could be made somehow.

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