Donkey Kong 64 was a 3D platform game released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. The game required the Expansion Pak accessory in order to play it, which came bundled with the game cartridge at its launch.

The game borrows a lot of characteristics found on games like Super Mario 64, such as the ground pound and the backflip. However, the game goes even further by having 5 different playable characters with different abilities and weapons. Also, the game has an excess of different collectibles which was a characteristic of many Rare games at the time.

Donkey Kong 64 also featured a unique intro movie, which was actually a song called the "DK Rap". The intention of the song seems to be for introducing the characters of the game and their abilities - that said, it was met with much bemusement and mockery from the gaming public.

In addition, another aspect of the game that was scrutinized was the heavy emphasis on the sheer number of collectibles featured in the game; this was a common symptom of many of the Rare-developed game. Nevertheless, the game was warmly received as a quality platformer.

Playable characters

Non-playable characters


These are the 9 worlds of Donkey Kong 64:

  • DK Isles (The hub)
  • Jungle Japes (World 1)
  • Angry Aztec (World 2)
  • Frantic Factory (World 3)
  • Gloomy Galleon (World 4)
  • Fungi Forest (World 5)
  • Crystal Caves (World 6)
  • Creepy Castle (World 7)
  • Hideout Helm (World 8)


  • Late in the game, the player can unlock the arcade versions of the original Donkey Kong and Jetpac.



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