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|title = ''Diddy Kong Racing''
 
|title = ''Diddy Kong Racing''
 
|image = [[Image:Diddykongracingn_boxart.jpg|230px]]
 
|image = [[Image:Diddykongracingn_boxart.jpg|230px]]
|developer = [[Rare]]
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|developer = [[Rareware]]
 
|publisher = [[Nintendo]]
 
|publisher = [[Nintendo]]
 
|released = [[Image:Japan.gif|15 px]] November 21, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:Europe.gif|15 px]] November 21, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:America.gif|15 px]] November 24, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:Australia.gif|15 px]] November 24, [[1997]]
 
|released = [[Image:Japan.gif|15 px]] November 21, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:Europe.gif|15 px]] November 21, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:America.gif|15 px]] November 24, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:Australia.gif|15 px]] November 24, [[1997]]
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|followed = ''[[Diddy Kong Racing DS]]''
 
|followed = ''[[Diddy Kong Racing DS]]''
 
}}
 
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'''''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's Bad Fur Day|Conker]].
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'''''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==
 
==Gameplay==
 
 
===Modes===
 
===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.
 
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===
 
===Playable Characters===
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There were at least nine playable characters in the Nintendo 64 version, and unlockable characters could also be unlocked via Password entry.
There were at least 9 playable characters in the Nintendo 64 version, and unlockable characters could also be unlocked via Password entry.
 
   
 
*[[Diddy Kong]]
 
*[[Diddy Kong]]
 
*[[Bumper (character)|Bumper the Badger]]
 
*[[Bumper (character)|Bumper the Badger]]
*[[Krunch|Krunch the Kremling]]
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*[[Krunch]]
*[[Banjo|Banjo the Bear]]
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*[[Banjo]]
*[[Pipsy|Pipsy the Mouse]]
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*[[Pipsy]]
*[[Drumstick|Drumstick the Rooster]]
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*[[Drumstick]]
*[[Tiptup|Tiptup the Turtle]]
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*[[Tiptup]]
*[[Conker|Conker the Squirrel]]
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*[[Conker the Squirrel]]
*[[Timber|Timber the Tiger]]
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*[[Timber]]
*[[T.T|T.T. the Timer]]
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*[[T.T]]
   
 
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.
 
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.
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==Virtual Console==
 
==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, which now is 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, the game could be released if the Rare characters were removed. Though because of the costs to adjust the game, a release still is unlikely.
 
''Diddy Kong Racing'' is one of the most popular N64 games not available on the Virtual Console, mostly due to issues with Rare, which now is 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, the game could be released if the Rare characters were removed. Though because of the costs to adjust the game, a release still is unlikely.
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{{Donkey Kong games}}
 
{{Donkey Kong games}}
 
[[Category:Donkey Kong games]]
 
[[Category:Donkey Kong games]]

Revision as of 22:01, February 3, 2011

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 nine 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, Conker 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, which now is 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, the game could be released if the Rare characters were removed. Though because of the costs to adjust the game, a release still is unlikely.

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