Donkey Kong 64 is a 1999 adventure platform game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It is the first Donkey Kong game to feature 3D gameplay.
Like most adventure/platform games for the N64, DK64 involves the tedious task of collecting items. This time around, you control one of 5 different Kongs (Donkey, Diddy, Tiny, Lanky, and Chunky) to obtain all 200+ bananas in the game. Your goal in the game is to collect those bananas, which have been taken from the Kongs by their arch-nemesis, King K.Rool. Do whatever it has to take, whether it be racing beetles, shooting watermelons into hungry crocodile’s mouths, and playing a long-forgotten ”mini” game. Amusing but nothing new.
And so begins the quest. You must collect golden bananas by completing puzzles, which allow you to access new worlds (which are protected by B.Locker, who won’t let you in until you have enough bananas), boss keys which you take to K.Lumsy- who will often open up a new level lobby where B. Locker and the entrance are ordinary bananas that you feed to a hippo who will let you get the boss and loads of other stuff like blueprints, coins, battle crowns, and faries.
You don’t just play as Donkey in this game, oh no. You can play as the chimp Diddy, the girl Monkey Tiny, the considerable ape Chunky, and the clown/orangutang hybrid Lanky. Each Kong has five golden bananas and 100 ordinary bananas (which are color-coded), which only they can collect on each of the eight levels. Each Kong has its unique skills, which are bought from Cranky’s lab as the game progresses. Lanky can walk on his hands. Diddy can Jet-pack, Tiny can shrink, Chunky can grow huge, and loads of other stuff. As well as buying moves, each Kong can buy its gun and instrument to kill bad guys and activate switches.
The game controls may be a little tricky at first, but Super Mario 64 should have no trouble with it. The game itself is amusing, and it is fun. Some of the mini-games may become very annoying, but you should still enjoy it. There are many moves to learn, including activities that all the Kongs can pull off, as movements that only an individual Kong can pull off. The game is a bit difficult for the ”untrained” players, but the game will become much much more comfortable as you get used to it.