Diddy Kong Racing

NTSC Boxart

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Rare
Platform: Nintendo 64
Genre: Racing
Rated: ESRB: 15 px Kids to Adults
Release Date: File:Japan.gif Nov 21, 1997
File:America.gif Nov 24, 1997
File:Europe.gif Nov 27, 1997
Modes: Single player, Multiplayer

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.


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.

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