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{{Infobox CVG
 
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| name = Diddy Kong Racing
 
| name = Diddy Kong Racing
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| developer = [[Rare]]
 
| developer = [[Rare]]
 
| publisher = [[Nintendo]]
 
| publisher = [[Nintendo]]
| released = [[Image:Japan.gif|15px]] November 21, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:America.gif|15px]] November 24, [[1997]]<br>[[Image:Europe.gif|15px]] November 21, [[1997]]
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| released = '''JP:''' November 21, [[1997]]<br>'''NA:''' November 24, [[1997]]<br>'''EU:''' November 21, [[1997]]
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| platforms = [[Nintendo 64]]
 
| genre = Racing
 
| genre = Racing
| ratings = [[Entertainment Software Rating Board|ESRB]]: Kids to Adults<br>[[Pan European Game Information|PEGI]]: 3+}}'''Diddy Kong Racing''' was a racing game for the [[Nintendo 64]]. Featuring [[Diddy Kong]] from the popular [[Donkey Kong (series)|Donkey Kong series]], it was also the first game [[Banjo]] and [[Conker]] starred in.
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| ratings = '''[[Entertainment Software Rating Board|ESRB]]:''' {{ESRB_K-A}}<br>'''[[Pan European Game Information|PEGI]]:''' {{PEGI_3}}
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'''Diddy Kong Racing''' was a racing game for the [[Nintendo 64]]. Featuring [[Diddy Kong]] from the popular [[Donkey Kong (series)|Donkey Kong series]], it was also the first game [[Banjo]] and [[Conker]] starred in.
   
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
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There are three vehicles available: cars, hovercrafts, and airplanes. 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 vehicles available: cars, hovercrafts, and airplanes. 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 ===
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===Playable Characters===
 
 
Eight characters are available at the start of the game. Two additional characters can be unlocked by completing certain objectives in adventure mode.
 
Eight characters are available at the start of the game. Two additional characters can be unlocked by completing certain objectives in adventure mode.
   
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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.
   
=== Bosses ===
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===Bosses===
 
 
* [[Tricky the Triceratops]]
 
* [[Tricky the Triceratops]]
 
* [[Bluey the Walrus]]
 
* [[Bluey the Walrus]]
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* [[Wizpig]]
 
* [[Wizpig]]
   
=== Tracks ===
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===Tracks===
 
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!style="width:20%"|Dino Domain
 
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[[Category:1997 video games]]
 
[[Category:1997 video games]]
 
[[Category:Rare games]]
 
[[Category:Rare games]]
[[Category:Nintendo games]]
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[[Category:Games published by Nintendo]]
 
[[Category:Donkey Kong games]]
 
[[Category:Donkey Kong games]]

Revision as of 13:41, July 16, 2011

Diddy Kong Racing was a racing game for the Nintendo 64. Featuring Diddy Kong from the popular Donkey Kong series, it was also the first game Banjo and Conker starred in.

Gameplay

Modes

There are three vehicles available: cars, hovercrafts, and airplanes. 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

Eight characters are available at the start of the game. Two additional characters can be unlocked by completing certain objectives in adventure mode.

Character Acceleration Weight Handling Top Speed
DKR Banjo Banjo DKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Bumper Bumper DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Conker Conker DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Diddy Diddy DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Krunch Krunch DKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Pipsy Pipsy DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Timber Timber DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
DKR Tiptup Tiptup DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon DKRgoldballoonDKRgoldballoon
Unlockable Characters
DKR Drumstick Drumstick ??? ???? ??? ???
DKR TT 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.

Bosses

Tracks

Dino Domain Snowflake Mountain Sherbert Island Dragon Forest Future Fun Land
Ancient Lake Everfrost Peak Whale Bay Windmill Plains Spacedust Alley
Fossil Canyon Walrus Cove Crescent Island Greenwood Village Darkmoon Caverns
Jungle Falls Snowball Valley Pirate Lagoon Boulder Canyon Spaceport Alpha
Hot Top Volcano Frosty Village Treasure Caves Haunted Woods Star City

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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